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‘’ 1 day ago  
Will work cover your bills? Will work result in an improved standard of living for you and your family? Will work provide benefits enough to cover illness?

The answer to those questions for many is "no" and once you've bottomed out there, does it really matter what degree of poor you are? Why bother? Why even try? Believe me, that's how many on the bottom rung feel.

That covers working people. What about those that have retired? The people who've arrived at a point in there lives that money and healthcare are covered?

How much additional money would it take to lure them back? Given their money situation is already set, what non-monetary aspects of a job would keep someone working? What would it take to make it worth surrendering control of your schedule and taking on the stress?

I'm in the retired camp although I did go back to work as an airline pilot this past Fall. It was a lot of work getting to that point, getting requalified, and getting a medical clearance again, and the airline training itself was long and difficult. It's a CSB for another time but hey, how many deaf airline pilots do you know? I'm one.

But I went back, choosing a new company, starting at the bottom and aware of what that meant for pay and schedules. I watched as the company shed seven pilots every day, moving on to better jobs. The COVID callouts were starting up. And winter was back. I decided it wasn't worth it, I didn't need the money, and I was spending all my time working. I only had two years availability anyway thanks to mandatory retirement age looming. So I'm part of that "Quit" crowd. I didn't need the job.

These days, the job creators believe if you could be working you should be working. For those at lower paying work, the part about "you should be happy you have a job" is still spouted; and the part about "$12 per hour is a good wage" is still spewed; and the part about "we don't have any full time hours/benefits positions available right now" is still claimed. Bottom line: people are tired of working and still being poor.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

edmo: Will work cover your bills? Will work result in an improved standard of living for you and your family? Will work provide benefits enough to cover illness?

The answer to those questions for many is "no" and once you've bottomed out there, does it really matter what degree of poor you are? Why bother? Why even try? Believe me, that's how many on the bottom rung feel.

That covers working people. What about those that have retired? The people who've arrived at a point in there lives that money and healthcare are covered?

How much additional money would it take to lure them back? Given their money situation is already set, what non-monetary aspects of a job would keep someone working? What would it take to make it worth surrendering control of your schedule and taking on the stress?

I'm in the retired camp although I did go back to work as an airline pilot this past Fall. It was a lot of work getting to that point, getting requalified, and getting a medical clearance again, and the airline training itself was long and difficult. It's a CSB for another time but hey, how many deaf airline pilots do you know? I'm one.

But I went back, choosing a new company, starting at the bottom and aware of what that meant for pay and schedules. I watched as the company shed seven pilots every day, moving on to better jobs. The COVID callouts were starting up. And winter was back. I decided it wasn't worth it, I didn't need the money, and I was spending all my time working. I only had two years availability anyway thanks to mandatory retirement age looming. So I'm part of that "Quit" crowd. I didn't need the job.

These days, the job creators believe if you could be working you should be working. For those at lower paying work, the part about "you should be happy you have a job" is still spouted; and the part about "$12 per hour is a good wage" is still spewed; and the part about "we don't have any full time hours/benefits positions available right now" is still claimed. Bottom line: people are tired of working and still being poor.


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‘’ 1 day ago  
*Grabs hat*
*leaves*
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
TLDR: Rising inflation due to an intransigent Fed, Conservatives not wanting to increase the social safety net because it creates "lazy people", companies & businesses not wanting to pay a living wage, the huge risk of healthy to the food service and hospitality industries, and an inability to unionize without interference via legislators or businesses hiring union busters.

It's such a horrible situation and workers are right to be fed up about it.  Considering this is also after pulling out of Afghanistan, history shows this also fitting a pattern after both world wars.  Politicians crying that inflation is being caused by raising wages instead of the Fed raising interest rates to curtail corporations spending like a poet on payday.  If only workers didn't buy into the anti-union propaganda.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

harleyquinnical: If only workers didn't buy into the anti-union propaganda.


How Left Is The American Left...And Why Didn't Socialism Catch On Here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbtH​G​t2Zco

Why are Americans so afraid of Socialism? The Red Scare analyzed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqc9​x​ZV1nE&t=346s

We have a lot of educating to do.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

vudukungfu: *Grabs hat*
*leaves*


You're not QUITTING, are you?  Wait, I'll go too.

/quits job
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
You hear the one about the owner-operator truck driver who won the lottery?  He's just going to keep driving until the money runs out.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Yknow... if I had a stake in the US economy, i might be concerned about its utter collapse... but decades of stagnating wages & skyrocketing costs have left me with very little (if any) skin in the game.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.


More like 70s "stagflation", and we all know how that played out.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
/r/antiwork
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Wow.  Ref is shoving players back from each other after that foul.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

tricycleracer: You hear the one about the owner-operator truck driver who won the lottery?  He's just going to keep driving until the money runs out.


And when he gets in that truck to drive, he's going to wonder " what the f**k am I doing?"
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

harleyquinnical: Wow.  Ref is shoving players back from each other after that foul.


wrong thread -_-
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Its almost as if 20 years (1999 - 2019) of employers telling workers that its either "work or starve" was so stressful that after actually being able to get away from it for six months, and realizing it isn't true, drove people away from.

Who knew?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

harleyquinnical: harleyquinnical: Wow.  Ref is shoving players back from each other after that foul.

wrong thread -_-


It kind of works...
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

harleyquinnical: harleyquinnical: Wow.  Ref is shoving players back from each other after that foul.

wrong thread -_-


You could have left it and I don't think anyone would have noticed.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.


Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Erek the Red: Its almost as if 20 years (1999 - 2019) of employers telling workers that its either "work or starve" was so stressful that after actually being able to get away from it for six months, and realizing it isn't true, drove people away from.

Who knew?


I worked full time during the whole pandemic. For a good chunk of that time I would have earned more on unemployment. Not great for morale. I'm only sticking around long enough for insurance to cover some expensive procedures I fought for insurance to cover.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

BigKaboom: tricycleracer: You hear the one about the owner-operator truck driver who won the lottery?  He's just going to keep driving until the money runs out.

And when he gets in that truck to drive, he's going to wonder " what the f**k am I doing?"



"I'm so high right now..."
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mouser: Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.

More like 70s "stagflation", and we all know how that played out.


"Morning in America" feel good conservatives sending illegal arms to everyone?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.


Fortunately the 30s are a time of peace and prosperity, right?

Recht?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Erek the Red: Its almost as if 20 years (1999 - 2019) of employers telling workers that its either "work or starve" was so stressful that after actually being able to get away from it for six months, and realizing it isn't true, drove people away from.

Who knew?


Without a minimum wage that was tied to inflation, "work or starve" eventually became "work and starve." So workers just said, "I guess I'll just starve then."
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
the last 18mths have completely changed my attitude to work.  long story short... I care less about everything so I'm less risk averse, 2x utterly bullshiat work situations and I swore to myself never again, I turned out to have rare, valuable skills, and the peek that I got behind the exec curtain reassured me if that idiot can fail upwards that far I can definitely succeed sideways.

remarkably freeing.

I'd much rather the last 2yrs hadn't happened, but they did, and at least I've learned a lot.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.


Any clue as to what we're going to be smuggling? I need to know which border I have to live near.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

nquadroa: harleyquinnical: harleyquinnical: Wow.  Ref is shoving players back from each other after that foul.

wrong thread -_-

It kind of works...


That's how it always works.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Folks, you own one thing one thing on this planet - your time. How you spend it is up to you. I did  40 plus years in my industry, saved and invested 15% of everything I ever earned plus OT and side jobs, lived frugally, only did Total FARK one year to keep my costs down and retired at 59 in Feb 2020 about half an hour before the world ended. My spouse dropped out of teaching a year later (online from home with elementary kids was a nightmare). We owe our bank a mortgage worth one quarter of our home's value and nobody else nothing.
So you can count me amongst the "big quit" but I was ready and prepared. I do not feel bad for my employer as they replaced me within 8 seconds. Now I volunteer and do for others.
I hope others do well, but I know no one gives two shiats about me and mine, so I can only say take care of yourself and of what's important to you first.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

I want that sauce Morty!: Erek the Red: Its almost as if 20 years (1999 - 2019) of employers telling workers that its either "work or starve" was so stressful that after actually being able to get away from it for six months, and realizing it isn't true, drove people away from.

Who knew?

Without a minimum wage that was tied to inflation, "work or starve" eventually became "work and starve." So workers just said, "I guess I'll just starve then."


I've always wondered why prisoners would dig their own grave.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mukster: Folks, you own one thing one thing on this planet - your time. How you spend it is up to you. I did  40 plus years in my industry, saved and invested 15% of everything I ever earned plus OT and side jobs, lived frugally, only did Total FARK one year to keep my costs down and retired at 59 in Feb 2020 about half an hour before the world ended. My spouse dropped out of teaching a year later (online from home with elementary kids was a nightmare). We owe our bank a mortgage worth one quarter of our home's value and nobody else nothing.
So you can count me amongst the "big quit" but I was ready and prepared. I do not feel bad for my employer as they replaced me within 8 seconds. Now I volunteer and do for others.
I hope others do well, but I know no one gives two shiats about me and mine, so I can only say take care of yourself and of what's important to you first.


aye.

this isn't a dress rehearsal.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

James Bond Blimp: Mouser: Rattlesnake Rattles Me: Enjoy the Roaring 20s, folks.

More like 70s "stagflation", and we all know how that played out.

"Morning in America" feel good conservatives sending illegal arms to everyone?


And MTV that didn't suck.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
TL, DR, Some people just decided they wanted to stay home
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

edmo: Will work cover your bills? Will work result in an improved standard of living for you and your family? Will work provide benefits enough to cover illness?


The answer to those questions for many is "no" and once you've bottomed out there, does it really matter what degree of poor you are? Why bother? Why even try? Believe me, that's how many on the bottom rung feel.

That covers working people. What about those that have retired? The people who've arrived at a point in there lives that money and healthcare are covered?

How much additional money would it take to lure them back? Given their money situation is already set, what non-monetary aspects of a job would keep someone working? What would it take to make it worth surrendering control of your schedule and taking on the stress?

I'm in the retired camp although I did go back to work as an airline pilot this past Fall. It was a lot of work getting to that point, getting requalified, and getting a medical clearance again, and the airline training itself was long and difficult. It's a CSB for another time but hey, how many deaf airline pilots do you know? I'm one.

But I went back, choosing a new company, starting at the bottom and aware of what that meant for pay and schedules. I watched as the company shed seven pilots every day, moving on to better jobs. The COVID callouts were starting up. And winter was back. I decided it wasn't worth it, I didn't need the money, and I was spending all my time working. I only had two years availability anyway thanks to mandatory retirement age looming. So I'm part of that "Quit" crowd. I didn't need the job.

These days, the job creators believe if you could be working you should be working. For those at lower paying work, the part about "you should be happy you have a job" is still spouted; and the part about "$12 per hour is a good wage" is still spewed; and the part about "we don't have any full time hours/benefits positions available right now" is still claimed. Bottom lin ...

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harleyquinnical: If only workers didn't buy into the anti-union propaganda.


Union Busting: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Youtube Gk8dUXRpoy8


Worth reading:

"If the Democratic Party wasn't bleeding support from white working-class voters in its old labor strongholds, it would dominate our national politics. Understandably, Democratic partisans often blame their powerlessness on such voters - and the regressive racial views that led them out of Team Blue's tent. But as unions have declined across the Midwest, Democrats haven't just been losing white, working-class voters to revanchist Republicans - they've also been losing them to quiet evenings at home. The NBER study cited by McElwee found that right-to-work laws reduce voter turnout in presidential elections by 2 to 3 percent.

Further, the notion that grassroots organizing cannot make a non-woke white man prioritize his class interests over his racial resentments - and thus, that the Democratic Party's refusal to bolster union organizing was irrelevant to its failure to fend off Trump - is unsupportable. In 2008, labor invested a quarter-billion dollars into Barack Obama's election, allocating the bulk of those funds into burnishing the candidate's support among union voters in the Midwest. That year, unionized white men backed Obama by an 18 percent margin; while nonunionized ones went for John McCain by 16."

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/​0​1/democrats-paid-a-huge-price-for-lett​ing-unions-die.html
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.


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‘’ 1 day ago  
HERE'S WHY EVERYTHING IS DEMOCRATS' FAULT
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
If you work 40+ hours a week and are still poor, why the hell would anyone want to work?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Erek the Red: Its almost as if 20 years (1999 - 2019) of employers telling workers that its either "work or starve" was so stressful that after actually being able to get away from it for six months, and realizing it isn't true, drove people away from.


Who knew?

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‘’ 1 day ago  

bluejeansonfire: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

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I don't know what that means.

You do not represent progress, but destruction.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.


America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presiden​c​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presidenc​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden


If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I've seen multiple news outlets with headlines like "why on earth are people leaving their jobs??" As if the incentives to leave a job paying $8.50/hour while rent has gone up 30%, working conditions are horrific and unhealthy, and there are no benefits or legitimate hope of advancement aren't obvious.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.


America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presiden​c​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presidenc​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".


If you agree with those dishonest posts, your credibility sucks.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I'm likely to get a job offer in another state soon. It sounds good. I'll finally be home close to my family I've become closer to during covid. It's not my ideal job but my priorities changed. So long as the offer is good I'll be leaving my current job. My priority now is to spend more time with my family. I was super career oriented in the past, willing to move around the US until I reached a peak position and salary.  Now I want the time with family because I understand how precious it is.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.


America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presiden​c​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".

If you agree with those dishonest posts, your credibility sucks.

"Credibility can be whatever I want." -- Whidbey
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presidenc​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".

If you agree with those dishonest posts, your credibility sucks.

"Credibility can be whatever I want." -- Whidbey

Another disingenuous bullshiat answer.I'm glad I gave you a 2nd chance so you can show who you really are here.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.


America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presiden​c​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".

If you agree with those dishonest posts, your credibility sucks.

"Credibility can be whatever I want." -- Whidbey
Another disingenuous bullshiat answer.I'm glad I gave you a 2nd chance so you can show who you really are here.

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Let's say this twinkie represents the normal amount of lack-of-self-awareness in Whidbey. According to this morning's sample, it'd be a twinkie... 35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds.
 
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Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: whidbey: bluejeansonfire: Capitalism = wage slavery. Period.

America is addicted to the gains from the last 50 years of enslaving entire generations and the entire working class.

It won't give that up easily.

You should have been an anti-capitalist before the pandemic. You should DEFINITELY be an anti-capitalist now, after seeing what this country prioritizes during a pandemic.

Whatever you think we should be, it wouldn't be good enough for you unless we agreed to burn everything down like you want.

You are no spokesperson for progress.

OK, ostrich.

"The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. Every message in a pay envelope, even if it is the truth, is a command to vote according to the will of the employer. But this propaganda is worse - it is deceit." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (October 31, 1936)

https://millercenter.org/the-presidenc​y/presidential-speeches/october-31-193​6-speech-madison-square-garden

If you agree with the accelerationist bullshiat that's coming out of those posts, you have no credibiilty.

Wanting Democrats to actually legislate as the progressive/left-wing party they like to say they are isn't "accelerationism".

If you agree with those dishonest posts, your credibility sucks.

"Credibility can be whatever I want." -- Whidbey
Another disingenuous bullshiat answer.I'm glad I gave you a 2nd chance so you can show who you really are here.

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God the derp.

It burns.  Your posts are useless.
 
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bluejeansonfire: If you work 40+ hours a week and are still poor, why the hell would anyone want to work?


I spent the past year taking advantage of the labour disarray by jumping from job to job looking for a better opportunity, which is common in my field and doesn't look as bad on a resume as other careers would.

Every time I ran into the same lies. The companies would act like they were paying attention to the great resignation and offer better deals just to get you in the door and then reveal the same low pay, insane hours, and inhuman conditions.

I finally got fed up. Went back to one of my earlier attempts simply because it offered a 4 on/4 off schedule. It pays garbage, offers no advancement of any kind, and the benefits are so expensive and worthless as to be a waste of money to even sign up for. And I have to cram 56 hours into four days. But I figure that if no matter what I do I'm still going to have to work like a dog, live off of vienna sausages and ramen as staple foods, and always be behind on bills, at least I can have a four day weekend to watch TV with my cat.

Some mornings I wake up and just cry.
 
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whidbey: God the derp.


It burns. Your posts are useless.

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