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2022-01-23 4:03:02 PM  
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2022-01-23 4:06:13 PM  
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2022-01-23 4:13:00 PM  
This is both incredibly tone deaf and elitist.

All I can say is

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2022-01-23 4:18:21 PM  
I just spent some time with a trumper.  Thinks we are in the worst economy since the great depression, because the corporation can't hire anyone to work and is working what few people are there like dogs.

Told em to retire, as this person is well over 62.  Sadly, this individual thinks that Kamala Harris is creating a list of white retirees to eliminate and use the proceeds of their wealth to improve immigration.  Absolutely believes that companies are going broke left and right because no one will work except boomers.

I'm beginning to despair over this one.
 
2022-01-23 4:44:23 PM  

cherryl taggart: Sadly, this individual thinks that Kamala Harris is creating a list of white retirees to eliminate and use the proceeds of their wealth to improve immigration.


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2022-01-23 4:44:43 PM  

cherryl taggart: I just spent some time with a trumper.  Thinks we are in the worst economy since the great depression, because the corporation can't hire anyone to work and is working what few people are there like dogs.

Told em to retire, as this person is well over 62.  Sadly, this individual thinks that Kamala Harris is creating a list of white retirees to eliminate and use the proceeds of their wealth to improve immigration.  Absolutely believes that companies are going broke left and right because no one will work except boomers.

I'm beginning to despair over this one.


I do some work with the unhoused and the fact a large number of them are very trumpy and complain how government is nothing but evil while sitting indoors, given meals and a place to sleep that couldn't exist without federal funding is something that takes getting used to. I do remember karma is real and
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2022-01-23 4:52:41 PM  
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2022-01-23 4:55:26 PM  
A grown adult wrote that, while other grown adults moved it up the chain.

I use adults in the broadest terms because I don't know any TBH who'd think that was funny, much less clever. Maybe some MAGAts. They cheer for the worst farking things already.
 
2022-01-23 5:00:44 PM  
I read it as sarcasm.

I hope that's how it was intended.
 
2022-01-23 5:44:43 PM  
Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"
 
2022-01-23 5:47:48 PM  

cherryl taggart: I just spent some time with a trumper.  Thinks we are in the worst economy since the great depression, because the corporation can't hire anyone to work and is working what few people are there like dogs.

Told em to retire, as this person is well over 62.  Sadly, this individual thinks that Kamala Harris is creating a list of white retirees to eliminate and use the proceeds of their wealth to improve immigration.  Absolutely believes that companies are going broke left and right because no one will work except boomers.

I'm beginning to despair over this one.


The late 80's and early 90's saw more businesses fail than the Great Depression.
But Bush I was President so it doesn't get much attention.
2008 may have been worse.
The Great Depression wasn't the worst though.
 
2022-01-23 5:59:11 PM  
It is just shy of 13 years since I took my ball and went home, though technically I'd been working from home for the last 5 of the 17 years I gave that company. I find it amusing that so many people today are figuring out what I figured out back then; They don't deserve us, fark em!
 
2022-01-23 6:32:49 PM  
This pairs nicely with their recent article worshipping at the feet of the 1/6 insurrectionists
 
2022-01-23 6:38:20 PM  
It turns out that people are a valuable commodity.  Who knew they weren't disposable?  I was never taught that at business school.
 
2022-01-23 6:55:32 PM  
Employers have had it so good for so long, they truly don't understand the concept.
 
2022-01-23 6:57:36 PM  
Guess what, it turns out that the workers hold some cards and have some leverage too. Maybe I'll live long enough to see the great reawakening of the working classes if this keeps up.
 
2022-01-23 7:11:02 PM  
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2022-01-23 7:21:23 PM  

eurotrader: cherryl taggart: I just spent some time with a trumper.  Thinks we are in the worst economy since the great depression, because the corporation can't hire anyone to work and is working what few people are there like dogs.

Told em to retire, as this person is well over 62.  Sadly, this individual thinks that Kamala Harris is creating a list of white retirees to eliminate and use the proceeds of their wealth to improve immigration.  Absolutely believes that companies are going broke left and right because no one will work except boomers.

I'm beginning to despair over this one.

I do some work with the unhoused and the fact a large number of them are very trumpy and complain how government is nothing but evil while sitting indoors, given meals and a place to sleep that couldn't exist without federal funding is something that takes getting used to. I do remember karma is real and
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2022-01-23 7:25:48 PM  

TwoHead: It is just shy of 13 years since I took my ball and went home, though technically I'd been working from home for the last 5 of the 17 years I gave that company. I find it amusing that so many people today are figuring out what I figured out back then; They don't deserve us, fark em!


Nearly ten years ago I gave up my fairly successful career and took a job making barely more than minimum wage. Not quite McDonalds, but not that much more. But my mortgage is paid off, I walk to work instead of two hours commuting every day, there's zero stress, the jobs easy, the hours are way better etc etc. I couldn't do it if I was just starting out and had to buy my house, but where I am now I'm way happier.
 
2022-01-23 7:56:21 PM  

cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"


Lol they're not quitting and just sitting around; they're going to better jobs that give a marginal shiat about them.

Hence why there's a "labor shortage" in the fark-over-the-worker industries.
 
2022-01-23 9:03:02 PM  

koder: cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"

Lol they're not quitting and just sitting around; they're going to better jobs that give a marginal shiat about them.

Hence why there's a "labor shortage" in the fark-over-the-worker industries.


And health insurance is actually affordable now.  That's the difference.
 
2022-01-23 9:21:23 PM  
The right (and 'the middle') has said for years and years, "If you don't want to flip burgers, get some skills, and get a better job"

THEN THEY DID. And now there's not enough people to flip burgers.

The End.
 
2022-01-23 9:21:57 PM  
Link a 24 hour a week job with health insurance and even the otherwise incomed will do a few shifts. Instead of doom-scrolling social media, stack some shelves, muck out the toilets, push a broom. Just let them listen to podcasts on BT headphones and not deal with customers.
 
2022-01-23 9:22:48 PM  

cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"


username fits
 
2022-01-23 9:24:45 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: I read it as sarcasm.

I hope that's how it was intended.


Those of us who have subscriptions and actually RTFA noticed that none of it is insulting at all. This is just the first paragraph and appears to be intended as a hook to get you to read the rest of the thing.
 
2022-01-23 9:25:21 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: koder: cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"

Lol they're not quitting and just sitting around; they're going to better jobs that give a marginal shiat about them.

Hence why there's a "labor shortage" in the fark-over-the-worker industries.

And health insurance is actually affordable now.  That's the difference.


Yeah, thanks Obama!
 
2022-01-23 9:28:07 PM  
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2022-01-23 9:29:12 PM  

cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"


If people work 40 hours a week and still be dirt-poor, what good is working?

If you're going to be poor and miserable either way, at least sleep late and have a proper meal and read a book.
 
2022-01-23 9:31:41 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

nytimes: Something infectious is spreading through the work force. Its symptoms present in a spate of two-week notices. Its transmission is visible in real time. And few bosses seem to know how to inoculate their staff against this quitagion. https://t.co/VE4GLDVUe0


Ideas can indeed be a virus: they're contagious and can lead to the death of the host. See: "anti-vax" movements aka pro-Covid.
 
2022-01-23 9:32:35 PM  
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2022-01-23 9:33:30 PM  
I see subtle humour is lost on you, subby.

As long as their wage-slaves continued to turn up for work against their better judgement, all too many American employers could continue to pretend COVID had been blown out of proportion by people who had it in for "job creators" and Donald Trump.

It took a "plague" of resignations to get their attention in earnest.
 
2022-01-23 9:34:11 PM  
Hey, just get the CEOs to do the job of the employees. They're paid 351 times more than the average worker so they obviously work 351 times harder.
 
2022-01-23 9:34:14 PM  
Nurgle wants you to quit, quitter.
 
2022-01-23 9:35:01 PM  
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2022-01-23 9:35:12 PM  
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Capitalism is wage slavery.

Capitalism is wage slavery..

Internalize it. Capitalism is wage slavery.

Corporations have grown so fat and greedy that they will gladly run your ass ragged at your job until you die at your post, just so they can add the loose pocket change in your corpse's pockets to their CEO's bonus.

This system is evil and depraved. It cannot continue.
 
2022-01-23 9:38:43 PM  
It's not exactly the right metaphor to be using during a pandemic (or any time really, given the topic) but the article is just about the idea that seeing someone else successfully do something you're thinking about doing is a big motivator for pushing you over the line into action. A quick scan doesn't seem like the author is pronouncing judgement on the idea.

But go ahead and judge the whole thing on a Twitter-friendly headline.
 
2022-01-23 9:38:55 PM  
News media owned by businesses and corporations well give the viewpoint of businesses and corporations.
 
2022-01-23 9:40:13 PM  
Fonaibung:

Ideas can indeed be a virus: they're contagious and can lead to the death of the host. See: "anti-vax" movements aka pro-Covid.

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2022-01-23 9:40:47 PM  

bluejeansonfire: It cannot continue.


People keep saying that and it never comes true.
 
2022-01-23 9:43:00 PM  

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And it's not like we're engaged in a war. We haven't been asked to sacrifice to defeat fascism or to keep people safe. We've been told to sacrifice because capitalism demands it.
 
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2022-01-23 9:44:25 PM  

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Capitalism is wage slavery.

Capitalism is wage slavery..

Internalize it. Capitalism is wage slavery.

Corporations have grown so fat and greedy that they will gladly run your ass ragged at your job until you die at your post, just so they can add the loose pocket change in your corpse's pockets to their CEO's bonus.

This system is evil and depraved. It cannot continue.


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2022-01-23 9:44:48 PM  

wxboy: It's not exactly the right metaphor to be using during a pandemic (or any time really, given the topic) but the article is just about the idea that seeing someone else successfully do something you're thinking about doing is a big motivator for pushing you over the line into action. A quick scan doesn't seem like the author is pronouncing judgement on the idea.

But go ahead and judge the whole thing on a Twitter-friendly headline.


Someone wrote that, and it was horrible, and they deserve to be criticized for it.
 
2022-01-23 9:46:10 PM  
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2022-01-23 9:46:22 PM  
Did anyone read the actual article?  Here. Let me quote you the relevant passages:

When workers weigh whether to jump jobs, they don't just assess their own pay, benefits and career development. They look around and take note of how friends feel about the team culture. When one employee leaves, the departure signals to others that it might be time to take stock of their options, what researchers call "turnover contagion."

So quitting begets more quitting, a challenge that employers can't always solve with raises or perks. Even a single resignation notice can breed a "hot spot," said Will Felps, who teaches management at the University of New South Wales and was an author of a study of turnover contagion.


In other words, this really isn't about "better pay and benefits". It's that when one person decides that they need more work-life balance, other people start reevaluating their own career as well:

Back in March 2020, Erika Cruz, 31, was working at a Silicon Valley start-up, where she had grown disgruntled with the hallmarks of work life: "meetings that could have been an email" and lack of control over her schedule. She got the motivation she needed to leave that summer when she watched a friend she had met on Instagram ditch a cushy tech job to open a coaching firm.

So it's not "wage slavery" and "recognize their value" that's the issue here. Or at least not everywhere.

In fact, there's no problem at all. Being able to "fire your boss" is one of the benefits of private capitalist enterprise. It's something you don't get in a job like being in the military.

Subby is getting too hung up on a word.
 
2022-01-23 9:46:27 PM  

koder: cretinbob: Four weeks later: "How the fark do I pay my bills?"

Lol they're not quitting and just sitting around; they're going to better jobs that give a marginal shiat about them.

Hence why there's a "labor shortage" in the fark-over-the-worker industries.


Then they aren't exactly escaping wage slavery if they are still earning wages, are they?
 
2022-01-23 9:46:52 PM  
It's Sunday night. Why aren't you slobs at work?
 
2022-01-23 9:47:09 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: TwoHead: It is just shy of 13 years since I took my ball and went home, though technically I'd been working from home for the last 5 of the 17 years I gave that company. I find it amusing that so many people today are figuring out what I figured out back then; They don't deserve us, fark em!

Nearly ten years ago I gave up my fairly successful career and took a job making barely more than minimum wage. Not quite McDonalds, but not that much more. But my mortgage is paid off, I walk to work instead of two hours commuting every day, there's zero stress, the jobs easy, the hours are way better etc etc. I couldn't do it if I was just starting out and had to buy my house, but where I am now I'm way happier.


Username does not check out.
 
2022-01-23 9:50:57 PM  

ansius: Hey, just get the CEOs to do the job of the employees. They're paid 351 times more than the average worker so they obviously work 351 times harder.


But the CEO is already doing the work of 351 workers. Do you want them to do the work of 352?  They'll get burned out and quit like the other employees. Then what will we all do without them?
 
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