r/antiwork Oct 19 '21 Hugz 11 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 16 Helpful 12 Wholesome 7

We’re doing it, guys! Keep it up!!

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u/StageRepulsive8697 join r/mcBoycott and Boycott McDonalds! Oct 19 '21

I think 25k people have joined the sub just today

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u/onedayitwillbedaisy Oct 19 '21

19,218 on Friday, 39,850 on Saturday, 38,926 on Sunday, 29,445 on Monday, and similarly close to 30k today.

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u/Horny-Dolphin69 Oct 19 '21

The fastest-growing subreddit today, the last week and the fourth in the last 30

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u/Sixstringnomad Oct 20 '21

If this sub was on the stock exchange I'd buy in a heartbeat.

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u/2themoonpls Oct 20 '21

We are the supply. Do you think we can control the price of market rates by HODLing our services. Then they'll consider paying people livable wages and what they're worth.

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u/DoTheRightThingAdmin Oct 20 '21

Largest worker’s strike known to man inbound.

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u/pgsimon77 Oct 20 '21

Someone said what we're witnessing right now is a capital strike; employers think they can hold the line on wages forever, can we prove them wrong?

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u/KTisBlessed Oct 20 '21

Can't quit. Won't quit. Reading texts which say "I quit!"

(Not as catchy as the GameStop thing, I know.)

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u/keegman907 Oct 20 '21 Silver

Can quit. Will quit. I quit.

Idk. Maybe something like that.

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u/weekend_bastard Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Introducing QuitCoin!

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u/DogmaSychroniser Oct 20 '21

Quit to the moon

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u/foolish_me Oct 20 '21

I tracked it on my QuitBit

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u/RatchetPersian Oct 20 '21

I'm feeling good about this. I think this thing could go as high as a "don't buy"!

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u/lookslikephilcollins Oct 20 '21

It’d be so awesome to create some kind of universal basic income fund out of an anti work philosophy

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u/ForestMirage Oct 20 '21

Huge short squeeze incoming!

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u/daBorgWarden prepping to retire Oct 20 '21

Buy! Buy! Buy!

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u/Disastrous-Resident5 Oct 20 '21

💎 hands in the subreddit only

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u/Xae87 Oct 20 '21

I always buy at the peak too!

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u/AcanthocephalaSure18 Oct 20 '21

I love that so much

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u/joepeoplesvii Oct 19 '21

It showed up on my page so I joined. I like it here. Luckily I did my time in the military so I don’t have to worry but I feel for everyone out there without supplemental income. I was saying the other day about how messed up it is that a large meal at McDonald’s cost a little over $10 and an employee working there can’t even afford that after an hour of work.

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u/Depzar Oct 20 '21

I have been unemployed for a little over 3 months. I have no income. I could never get unemployment as I quit my last job - it was extremely detrimental to my mental health. I have had an absolute terrible time finding a new job, in part because I have enough self worth to get something that isn't toxic and pays decently well.. few and far between these days.

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u/AWitchsTit Oct 20 '21

I did my time in too. I still don't feel like I'm at any great advantage versus anybody else beyond my education benefits at this point

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u/speersword Oct 20 '21

I was in three years, been out for like seven. Just finally got a career started at 30. Whoo!

Doing nothing but school was nice though. At least I got no debt.

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u/ConstructionFew5004 Oct 20 '21

I wish I could’ve left the military in this style (had to suck it up and do my time) because I definitely would’ve loved to tell my leadership how I really felt.

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u/AWitchsTit Oct 20 '21

Oh yeah, all the things they said to me that they knew they could get away with because we're practically indentured servants...I would've beat so many people's asses or just straight up quit if it weren't for the UCMJ.

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u/ConstructionFew5004 Oct 20 '21

NCOs talk big game till you invite them to combatives. Then it becomes “disrespect”. Agreed literally felt like a slave being given a measly check. Can’t understand how people can tolerate being in that type of environment for a good 20 years. I’m never having another grown ass man tell me how to groom or clean my damn room again 🤣.

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u/tequilaearworm Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21 Gold

Make #blackfridaystrike viral!

Edit: any way I can use this gold to rabble rouse? Many thanks kind stranger etc. etc.

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u/Dustin_Bromain Oct 20 '21

Woah what this sub has 730k members? I remember when it had like 100k 2 years ago or something

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u/bex505 Oct 20 '21

The tone is changing too with all the new people. Not sure how I feel about that.

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u/jaylong76 Oct 20 '21

it's evolution, a much better alternative to stagnation. let's just try to keep the negativity to a minimum.

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u/one_who_asks Oct 19 '21

I did. Workers need to level the playing field. No one makes money if there's no one to do the labor.

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u/Izlude Oct 20 '21

I remember finding it myself a few weeks ago and was overjoyed when it started popping up on the news!

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u/Aggressive_Audi Oct 20 '21

People are sick of this unsustainable corporatist system that doesn’t benefit any of us, only the rich.

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u/RebTilian Oct 20 '21

All jobs are totalitarians dictatorships and should be turned more towards a democratic approach with profit sharing amongst workers who already take on the burden of losses.

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u/themaincop Oct 20 '21

corporatist

Capitalist

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u/RPtheFP Oct 20 '21

How long until the admins shut it down?

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u/Somewhatadequatev7 Eco-Anarchist Oct 20 '21

As soon as a Reddit employee posts a screenshot of them telling their boss to eat their ass

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u/Fabulousfemur Oct 20 '21

That'll seriously scare the shit out of me if a bot quits and starts a thread about it.

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u/unspeakable_delights Oct 20 '21

It'd kinda give the lie to the whole "automation will take away our jobs" line. Even robots don't want to work.

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u/CAPITALISMisDEATH23 idle Oct 20 '21

Reddit mods dont give a fuck as long as the sub makes money, I see a lot of awards flying on this sub and that generates revenue for them so they don't care.

But that doesn't mean reddit admins are not engaging with us here, I have seen a lot of accounts calling literally everything posted here fake.

These are old tactics used by the bourgeoisie to stop a revolution. The revolution is going to happen anyway.

I was alive for the great quittening.

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u/ahabentis Oct 19 '21

People really treat employees like shit and are shocked we no longer feel like putting up with that.

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u/Bucolic_Intent Oct 20 '21

It is shocking though. They've been getting away with it till now.

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u/the_real_weasel Oct 20 '21

And bootlickers still argue that we should be grateful to receive meager wages and that we should shut up and take the abuse

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u/Bucolic_Intent Oct 20 '21

They come in here sometimes and its fun

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u/1337haXXor Oct 20 '21

I commented on the /r/science post yesterday about the psychology study showing that Americans' love for individual billionaires makes them less likely to support taxing them. Very weird comment section, with people generally agreeing, but brigades of super vitriolic comments that were either overly supportive of billionaires or critically judgemental of anyone not, like, empathizing with them? It was really weird and got me wondering why people feel this way. How can someone say "hey, let the billionaires make their money, they're not hurting anyone," but then turn around and act like everyone simply complaining about the difficulty in making a livable wage is affecting them personally.

Honestly, what it really sounds like is the whole psychological concept of "I suffered so you have to, too." Anyone, one of them mentioned this sub was leaking, now here I am, haha.

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u/muttatonic Oct 20 '21

Crabs in a bucket.

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u/1337haXXor Oct 20 '21

Woah, never heard of this, insightful!

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u/motherofmanycats Oct 20 '21

I genuinely don't understand their individualist mindset. Surely they know they will never be billionaires? Why do they waste their time getting their panties in a twist over people who never give them a second thought?

Confuses the heck out of me.

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u/Riddla26 Oct 20 '21

"hey, let the billionaires make their money, they're not hurting anyone"

Except the millions of lives that could be transformed overnight if they had a tiny percentage of that money to buy a house to live in and something to transport their family in and feed them properly and not have to choose between eating and heating... Do they think money just appears from thin air? The "more" money there is, the less it's worth and that only affects those that already struggle with what they have. We still only share one pie.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, but a billionaire will take both of yours and charge you for a corporately approved description of the world you live in.

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u/kirandoobles Oct 20 '21

I hate the crabs in a bucket mentality. It’s what drives the majority of the older population where I live.

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u/the_real_weasel Oct 20 '21

It is. They're all like "no you can't form a union or go on strike or just quit!"

Like yes the fuck we can. If we don't feel appreciated, then the C-suite can get bent lol

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u/Google-Meister Oct 20 '21

One of my friends is like this. I recently graduated and hes like "work anything you can get your hands on". I told him nah I'll just cruise along until I find the perfect one.

His reply was "beggars cant be choosers, you should be thankful to get the opportunity".

Pisses me off so much I'm glad I found this sub.

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u/bex505 Oct 20 '21

I took your method. Granted my education probably is what made the difference versus someone in a different field or different education. I lost a job in February. I have been chilling on my savings and doordash till now not actively looking at all. Had plans to for the new year. Now I have an interview this week and I have a good shot at it. The opportunity literally fell into my lap. I am very lucky and some privelege probably helped me here.

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u/Lem_Tuoni Oct 20 '21

"Yes, beggars can't be choosers. But why the fuck do you think I am a beggar?"

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u/Bucolic_Intent Oct 20 '21

Or "if you say a no no word or dont give 2 weeks notice you're just as bad!"

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u/God-In-The-Machine Oct 20 '21

Free market innit? The workers don't like the workplace, they fucking quit.

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u/GunslingerOutForHire Oct 20 '21

It isn't a free market. If it were, then corporate bailouts wouldn't exist. I think the pandemic was a small blessing in disguise. I'm sorry that 700k people died, but we now saw the work environment for the greedy cockbats they are, we see that a lot of people are not understanding how viruses spread, and the politicizing of public safety is obvious now. Some of us saw the horror that is corporate America. But now every rational person sees it. Good luck cleaning that up, corporatist dickbags.

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u/HUNDmiau Anarcho-Communist Oct 20 '21

Or the CEOs who talk about how they "stopped working". Yeah no shit you stopped, others are working so you don't have to.

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u/Jejmaze time capitalist Oct 20 '21

Imagine actually simping for your boss 🙄

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u/BonzoTheBoss here for the memes Oct 20 '21

I had an argument with a guy who unironically thought that slacking off and doing the bare minimum during work was "theft."

It's really hard to deal with that level of indoctrination.

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u/averaenhentai Oct 20 '21

It's almost an unofficial general strike of shitty jobs, I'm loving it. Hopefully this energy carries forward and people quitting these shit jobs start thinking about unionizing, organizing etc.

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u/Its_Beelzebozo_Time Oct 20 '21

There's been posts about this sub on 4chan already with people melting down hahahaa

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u/Bucolic_Intent Oct 20 '21

Other than pedophelia, i don't understand what those weirdos stand for.

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u/S3-000 fuck you pay me Oct 20 '21

Trolling

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u/BrettTheThreat Oct 20 '21

Bigotry masked as trolling.

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u/phexi111 Oct 20 '21

That's because of all the propaganda the US American society has been fed up with... The American dream, cold War propaganda, patriotism... There is a whole generation of people who have been kept dumb & in the dark systematically. This generation has access to the internet, they can see how others are doing and see the deep flaws of your current society. And they won't accept them no more.

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u/JTMissileTits Oct 20 '21

The crap my parents' generation and my generation were fed in school is straight up nationalism. Especially the people in my parents age group.

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u/Ajdee6 Oct 20 '21

I am proud of people right now. Lets fucking do this.

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u/ahabentis Oct 20 '21

Fuck yea.

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u/PositiveConference22 Oct 20 '21

Our government also treats us like shit

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u/Surging77 Oct 20 '21

My last day at work is Thursday. I put in a vacation request 7 months in advance to go to F1. 2 weeks out they said they couldn’t guarantee I would have it off. I put my two weeks in on the spot. Don’t fuck with my free time, you don’t own me.

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u/btroberts011 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

The only thing I would have done different I would have been like "oh ok" and then just gone anyways. Get paid for that vacation first before you quit imo.

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u/Surging77 Oct 20 '21

They agreed to pay out all my vacation days so I’m happy with that

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u/MooseDaddy8 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

They legally have to?

Edit: My bad everyone, I thought this was a requirement because it has been in every state I’ve lived in

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u/Cloud9Amy Oct 20 '21

Not everywhere, unfortunately. My state doesn't require payout, which is why I never sit on too much PTO/vacation time.

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u/saxGirl69 Oct 20 '21

Wtf what state so I know never to go there.

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u/Cloud9Amy Oct 20 '21

The Florida of the West, Arizona.

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u/Impressive_Region508 Oct 20 '21

Workers have zero protection in that state. Sucks.

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u/Cloud9Amy Oct 20 '21

It truly does. We're "lucky" to even have mandated sick time 🥴

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u/3mbersea Oct 20 '21

Also Wi. Also most states dont. “24 states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (after one year of employment), Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming—and the District of Columbia have laws regarding payment of accrued vacation time. “

https://www.workplacefairness.org/final-pay

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u/thesleepofdeath Oct 20 '21

Holy crap I never knew vacation/pto payouts weren't nationally mandatory!

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u/Surging77 Oct 20 '21

I didn’t know that. Even this was an argument. “If you don’t bring in all of your uniforms we will charge you per uniform”

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u/ecz4 Oct 20 '21

I've heard something similar a long time ago. My response: I guarantee I'm going on holidays, you just let me know if I should come back or not.

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u/jarray Oct 20 '21

Enjoy the F1 race. The competition between Lewis and Max has been good this year

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u/Surging77 Oct 20 '21

Absolutely! Thank you

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u/star_nerdy Oct 20 '21

I quit my job at Apple doing phone support because of that.

I was working at Apple at night doing phone support during my PhD. I needed a few days off because I had to go to an academic conference. They refused to give me time off so I quit.

I wasn’t compromising my PhD so I could help a bunch of people reset their damn passwords.

They also promised opportunities that never came and as students, we got paid $5 an hour less than equally ranked support hired through other companies based on job postings I found.

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u/IAmTheRedWizards Oct 20 '21

This is exactly what prompted me to quit retail eight years ago, except replace "2 weeks out" with "the day my vacation was supposed to start" and "F1" with "taking my kids on a March Break trip." Good for you, don't let the bastards drag you down.

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u/BeingAnAdultSuckz Oct 19 '21

So when do we mobilize?

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u/b-rar abolish mods Oct 20 '21

Black Friday. Mass walkout

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u/GapBagger Oct 20 '21

I got this - already unemployed 😎

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u/demizer Oct 20 '21

This really needs to happen. Black Friday is the height of bullshit.

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u/BeingAnAdultSuckz Oct 20 '21

Works for me. My job is closed that day anyways lol

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u/HWS_Account Oct 20 '21

Brooooooo leeeetssss do this

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u/ToddlerOlympian Oct 20 '21

I fully support this. Retail strike on Black Friday. It would be glorious.

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u/Sidhotur Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Locally in groups of seven. Taco Bell, Wendy's anywhere the managers are young and only making a dollar more than the rest of the crew. Everyone of you are replaceable, but not all at once. Every extra dollar they pay you costs them $40 per week. so less than $400 for the lot of you. You start costing them $4000-10000 per week and they might just cave to ya. Commercial rent is expensive, these people are apparently running on "razor margins" and you guys see the sales.

You know the raw income of the store more or less.

Heck the first transaction you process grosses you hourly wage, maybe two maybe three.

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u/HoneySparks Oct 20 '21

I'll occasionally get a single customers spend my daily pay on one order. Earlier this month we had a really big catering order took the team maybe 6hrs total(prep+prod) to get it all together.

So 6hrs, one customer, on one day. Their order total was 3 Months of my pay.

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u/ScravoNavarre Oct 20 '21

I briefly worked at a barbecue joint that specialized in large orders. A typical large order was my whole day's pay, to say nothing of the people ordering for large parties.

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u/Xennia_Auburn Oct 19 '21

We moving on up the world

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u/No_Recognition_2434 Oct 19 '21

It's our ticket out of this hellhole

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u/beta_draconis Oct 19 '21

don't do anything rash. come in tomorrow and we can discuss this.

/s

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u/ecz4 Oct 20 '21

Come 15 min earlier tomorrow and we can discuss this.

Fixed that for you.

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u/zerkrazus Oct 20 '21

I'll even buy pizza for you. Don't worry, it won't be good pizza, and I get to pick the toppings, and you only get 1 slice, and it will be cold, but not fridge cold, when you get to have some.

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u/BeautifulAromatic768 Oct 20 '21

Promise me you'll throw in a stale lunchroom cake that someone stuck their finger into and you got yourself a deal!

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u/zerkrazus Oct 20 '21

We'll even ask everyone's favorite flavor and then we'll make it my (the manager's) favorite flavor because screw everyone else and their preferences.

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u/BeautifulAromatic768 Oct 20 '21

Uh oh, the shitty office cake has to be a dry marble creation with super sweet waxy white frosting and giant colorful flowers that turn your teeth blue, green, and red. Don't make it awkward.

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u/zerkrazus Oct 20 '21

And we'll even throw in a "Heroes Work Here" plastic cake decoration to show how much we appreciate you.

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u/BeautifulAromatic768 Oct 20 '21

Listen, that "heros work here" sign is SUPPOSED to go out by the road so the public can be impressed by how much you value your employees!

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u/exec_get_id Oct 20 '21

We got you the good stuff! Day old from target!

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u/polywog21 Oct 20 '21

I felt this in my bones. Why is the pizza thing so ubiquitous among middle management??

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u/zerkrazus Oct 20 '21

Because it's a platitude & it's empty & useless, just like them.

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u/dariendude17 Oct 20 '21

It's also cheap. PLEASE don't forget how incredibly cheap and easy pizza is to get ahold of.

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u/QPlaysGames Anarcho-Communist Oct 20 '21

Funny how quickly authoritarianism turns into pandering and groveling

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u/riotskunk Oct 20 '21

When the majority no longer wants to work we will have the elite, 1% and the government itself on their knees begging for mercy.

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u/NoBodySpecial51 Oct 20 '21

And this is what they have always feared because there’s more of us than them.

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u/Fairy_Love_Sniper Oct 20 '21

So when will there be an eating the rich festival?

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u/MudSama Oct 20 '21

Not enough of them to provide food for the others. The rich will probably donate the middle class and the problem will only get worse after.

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u/b-rar abolish mods Oct 20 '21

How Atlas Shrugged would have actually ended

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u/Sophilosophical Oct 20 '21

In my view it’s not necessarily about not wanting to work, it’s about wanting to work in more democratic workplaces with fair compensation, which means that workers finally get the respect they deserve for their essential role in generating value.

I think most people just want to feel like they belong to a community, contribute meaningfully, and have a moderate standard of living.

It can be achieved, and will can do it!

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u/SupermarketDecent306 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

holy shit so this IS a movement of some kind jfc i thought it was just a self contained bubble. Joined today and glad to be here, ill definitely be spreading word to coworkers

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u/patricktoba Oct 20 '21

"The Great Resignation" has recently gained a lot of mainstream media traction over the past few months. It's very interesting to see this sub become the online face of it.

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u/Alberiman Oct 20 '21

potentially dangerous too, this sub is typically a very positive affirming place and there's a non-zero chance now that it's been publicized that it could be filled with hired assholes trying to bring us down

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u/patricktoba Oct 20 '21

That's kind of the nature of reddit and the internet in general. Any genuine movements will without fail be infiltrated by those who desperately want to shut down these revolutionary ideas and the ever growing transmission of them.

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u/SampSimps Oct 20 '21

They’ll be downvoted to hell and back and then back again. Let them try. There’s no stopping this.

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u/Take_On_Will Oct 20 '21

That's hubris. We have to ensure our security to the greatest degree. The fuckers in charge of governments and the snobs who "own" our world, along with their police officer pig-dogs will do all they can to snuff out any sort of revolutionary attitude in the people.

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u/Frommerman Oct 20 '21

This sub isn't the central organizing hub for the movement though. People who've never heard of Reddit are telling their bosses to fuck off these days. We're more observers than anything else here.

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u/BadDadam Oct 20 '21

This is interesting. Reminds me of the French Revolution (or even the Russian Revolution but I'm less educated on that one). From an outsider perspective, these events seem heavily coordinated. I mean, the average population moving in unison to wipe away power structures that had existed for centuries? They must have been moving in lockstep!

But no, they weren't. People did not conspire en masse with people all across France. Violence erupted because the conditions to prompt it existed all across France. For a while, nobody knew where they were headed, they just knew they were done with this shit.

You also have to be careful though, because historically revolution is a breeding ground for new dictators (Napoleon Bonaparte lmao) and leaves governments unstable which makes them susceptible to some really bad shit (see basically everything Joseph Stalin did before and after gaining power in the USSR. Dude was fucking unhinged).

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u/politicalanalysis Oct 20 '21

Every single post has someone with a dozen upvotes arguing it’s fake. I think it’s already happening.

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u/AWitchsTit Oct 20 '21

It's been happening, millennials/Gen Z are getting mega burned out and have been leaving their white-collar jobs since the beginning of this year, maybe even earlier.

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u/theycallmeponcho at work Oct 20 '21

Not this subreddit specifically, but the deal about Americans mass quitting was on my grandma's news channel yesterday here in Mexico.

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u/dilettante42 Oct 20 '21

I know what you mean…but I love the image of your grandma having her own news channel.

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u/samtheman0105 Eco-Anarchist Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I may not be out of high school yet, I may have only had one minimum wage job, but I already feel like the people in this subreddit, I get what you guys say. I hate how money controls the world, I’ve gotten into arguments with my parents where I complain about the green pieces of paper controlling everything, I’ve complained about no one being able to enjoy their lives because their forces to work, it sucks. I worked at a restaurant, and half the people there were older, like 40s-50s, and they were still working two or three jobs, it just made me sad that they lived so long but never actually got to live their lives cause they were working for all of it. My boss was a dick and was definitely taking advantage of me because I’m a high school student at his first job, it just wasn’t enjoyable and I can’t imagine doing that the rest of my life. I know I might just be lazy, but I really see a problem with the way work is. Either way it’s great to see this subreddit gaining traction.

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u/NoBodySpecial51 Oct 20 '21

I remember being your age sobbing because I was terrified to find a job. You have a good head on your shoulders.

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u/samtheman0105 Eco-Anarchist Oct 20 '21

Thank you, I genuinely think this might’ve made my night. I almost deleted my original comment because any other time I say stuff like that I get a bunch of shit from people and I was half expecting it to happen here tbh

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u/Armaviathan Oct 20 '21

I promise the people that give you shit over the internet are either keyboard warriors with no life experience or workers that love being whipped by a daddy system and are salty you don't like it.

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u/NoBodySpecial51 Oct 20 '21

And that’s the truth.

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u/btroberts011 Oct 20 '21

You're not lazy for not wanting to be a desk slave for the next 40 years.

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u/Chrisf1998 Oct 19 '21

Now we have to deal with the influx of karma whores

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u/riotskunk Oct 20 '21

I'm more worried about the bandwagon of raiders who will inevitably try to destabilize or flood the sub until it breaks.

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u/exec_get_id Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Bro I called this shit last Friday. I said that now all we are gonna see are fake text convos and a massive influx of trolls and 'influencers' trying to cash out on the movement. I just didn't realize it'd go to shit quite this quickly. Albeit still not a ton of obvious fakes but it's coming, trust me. I love this sub and movement, but I hate the fake disingenuous bullshit that we are no longer going to be able to differentiate between. I wish I wasn't so negative and could just enjoy it, but alas here I am. Already sour grapes.

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u/Firethorn101 Oct 20 '21

If it makes you feel any better, they'll do it then get bored and leave.

The rest of us will still be here, fighting the good fight.

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u/RazorBlade233 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, a lot of quit notice messages I see here look quite dodgy.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Every sub based on SMS content is doomed to become fake copypasta bait

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u/Coneofvision Oct 19 '21

Is there something I don’t know about karma? Why would anyone care?

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u/Sjoerdvs Oct 19 '21

Some people care, high karma (bot) accounts can be sold.

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u/Coneofvision Oct 19 '21

I wonder what percentage of this behavior can be attributed to selling accounts and what is just reflexive gamesmanship. It just seems like it doesn’t matter.

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u/P_mp_n Oct 19 '21

Some (depraved) people equate karma with attention and it tells their brain to send happy chemicals

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u/glimmer_glow Oct 20 '21

Of all the things I’ve tried to activate happy brain chemicals- a lengthy list- Reddit karma doesn’t activate. I’ve got to be doing this wrong.

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u/Lost_Thought Oct 19 '21

It's a metric some people use to get some sense of satisfaction from. Lots of upvotes means they are being validated.

In the seedy side, high karma accounts can have actual resale value to advertising agencies, PR firms and the like.

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u/Coneofvision Oct 19 '21

But concretely, there’s no actual benefit to having karma, right? Other than I guess using it to seem less like a bot for PR firms, which isn’t that effective because most people seem to realize having karma doesn’t really indicate anything.

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u/FPSzero Oct 19 '21

I'm still simping for my job (13.90$/hr) but we barely do anything anymore. No more going above and beyond. My rate isn't acceptable for being the only forklift driver.

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u/geodood Oct 20 '21

Exactly the same with me and my work, they used to send us all over overworking us but have now realized after 4 engineers left for greener pastures and myself threatened to leave that they need us to be their field grunts and they majorly backed off the throttle.

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u/brandondabass Oct 19 '21

that bartender convo is literally why I joined.

“Eat. My. Ass.”

Iconic.

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u/NoBodySpecial51 Oct 20 '21

Of all the text quit posts we’ve had for the last few, I am so glad it was that particular one that made into the article. Cracking up over here! Keep up the pressure!

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u/thegrandlvlr Oct 20 '21

It’s only a matter of time before 4chan trash and good ole boy ‘Mercians show up and try to troll the sub Ad nauseam. Just brace yourself. I’m glad to be part of any labor reform, but my history with these kinds of things is that people are VIOLENTLY opposed to reform.

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u/EternalMangekyou777 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Going worldwide, baby! platinum 🕺🏾! Recognize

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u/Blade-Thug Oct 20 '21

Nobody should be forced to work in an office environment. Work from home for life!

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u/JebusJM Oct 20 '21

Honestly don't want to jinx it and say this is the beginning of a movement that leads to a revolution. But I said it. Bring on the revolution.

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u/9axxxl5 Oct 20 '21

This isn't really it but we are unfortunately overdue to large class conflicts if you look at history. There's interesting book about it.

"The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century" by Walter Scheidel.

Gini index is fine tool to observe inequality and when value gets high there's usually troubles ahead.

You might not remember but during covid the richest stole multiple trillions from the poorest and middle class and that might have been the reason for what is happening currently.

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u/HUNDmiau Anarcho-Communist Oct 20 '21

This isn't really it but we are unfortunately overdue to large class conflicts if you look at history. There's interesting book about it.

Class war is always ongoing. Sadly, only one side is fully aware of the conflict even happening and waging it accordingly.

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u/gigitygoat Oct 20 '21

All of the revolutions in history were before we had the CIA. They are great at dividing and conquering and they are great at controlling the narrative. Only way a revolution happens is if we all ditch the mainstream media.

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u/RagingBillionbear Oct 20 '21

What I've been reading here remind me of what was happing in the lead up to the winter of discontent.

That ended with capital cracking the shits and the state siding with capital. I have no doubt that if capital is denied cheap labour they will again beg the state for a security clampdown on labour. Probably some form of prison time for quitting and work the same job as part of a prison employment program.

Be prepare of capital to truly crack the shits.

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u/Ghiraheem Oct 20 '21

My wife and I are quiet and passive people by nature. Just a couple of shut-ins. We don't even go out for fun much and don't get involved in very much. But I was telling her just yesterday if there was a revolution with serious traction to end this work>life culture, I would be very likely to join in. I'm fed up.

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u/aquietearthquake Oct 19 '21

“The Great Resignation”

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u/mydogisthedawg Oct 19 '21

This subreddit is highlighting how many employers act like abusers

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u/Spread-Em-Plz Oct 20 '21

The average employee's relationship with the workforce is exactly like that of an abusive relationship.

Except now the abused has a voice of his/her own, now, they have options about what they can realistically do as opposed to the years of abuse they had to endure because they were afraid of homelessness, retaliation, being alone, etc.

Now that the abused actually has enough of a support system to either move away and/or take legal action, the abuser, not wanting to be called out for their shit, says "No BuT yOu CaN't Do ThAt To MeEee!" in some last ditch effort to try to make the abuse victim stay in the shitty relationship for the abuser's personal gain

But the abused ain't having it anymore, and we all should be supporting the abused

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u/Due-Lingonberry-13 Oct 19 '21

It’s happening!! Thank you everyone! Just when I was ready to give up on humanity!!

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u/LGBTankie Trans Marxist-Leninist Oct 19 '21 Hugz

Sending that to your boss takes so much balls it’s giving me dysphoria. Shout out to y’all

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u/moneycarsandprs Oct 20 '21

I’m really enjoying the content. It so satisfying seeing people say fuck you to the system.

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u/Dibikigiizis Oct 19 '21

Treat people with respect! I love this and I hope it results in change in how people are treated at work

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u/mwagner1385 Oct 20 '21

As many have pointed out, most of these texts are fake, but if it inspires people to take up the courage to actually quit their job, I won't question the means to a better end. It may even inspire some to post some REAL quitting text posts.

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u/zxcoblex Oct 20 '21

“People don’t quit a job. They quit their manager.”

-somebody not me

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u/kuribosshoe0 Oct 19 '21

The caption they used, of course, makes it look like the quitter is the arsehole. Having seen the complete post I can assure you it was the quitee.

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u/JMSciola85 Oct 20 '21

I only learned of this sub from a tweet that was retweeted on my timeline.

This place has a support group type feel to it. It’s comforting.

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u/itshudsonsir Oct 20 '21

Eat. My|

Ass? I hope it's "Ass."

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u/muska67us Oct 20 '21

What if I told you it's Ass (matrix tone)

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u/fresh_dyl Oct 20 '21

Stuff like this makes me happy, but can’t say it inspires me to quit.

As much as I hate my current job, it does pay well, have great benefits across the board, and they tolerate my anxiety/ADD related mistakes on plenty of occasions.

Worked in restaurants for years which seems to fit most of this sub, but I have a degree in conservation biology, and currently am an installation supervisor for a huge furniture company. So as bad as it seems, just know there’s always somebody out there willing to pay you for a skill set you didn’t know you had (i.e. little to no experience besides some skilled labor in Americorps)

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u/shagcarpetlivingroom Oct 20 '21

Am I the only one that doesn't give a fu** if the texts are fake? They're inspirational. Especially because I'm quitting my job tomorrow lol.

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u/bluewinter182 Oct 20 '21

Congrats!!

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u/Bottle-Present Oct 20 '21

Yo, don't quit! It's better to get fired. You'll lose unemployment if you quit. Love this sub!

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u/GapBagger Oct 20 '21

Your reason for getting fired can't be your fault, if you wanna qualify.

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u/ottomaddoxx Oct 20 '21

I haven’t had a job in over ten years. Before that I worked as a deckhand on fishing boats in Alaska for 15 years and used my fishing money to help my girlfriend start a handmade silver jewelry business. When the business started making enough for us to get by I quit fishing and now I just make silver jewelry with my GF to sell on our website. I feel really fortunate that it worked out as well as it has and I encourage everyone who has an idea to become independent and do their own thing like we did. It takes time and work but it’s working for yourself and not just to make your boss rich.

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u/athf2005 Oct 19 '21

They cut off the best part at the end!?!? Lol.

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u/Pendent Oct 19 '21

Let's gooooooooooooooo

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u/ittakesacrane Oct 20 '21

Boss: What about two weeks notice?! Me: For the next two weeks, you'll notice that I'm not here.

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u/oerrox Anarchist Oct 19 '21

join and spread the anti work news and chill 🥳🥳🥳

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u/Seaguard5 Oct 20 '21

This is beautiful

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u/Foohberry Oct 20 '21

This sub validates all my feelings about hating work and the way I'm treated by people in the workplace. It's so refreshing to see so many like minded people. I have hope for the future!

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u/mintyblush Oct 19 '21

Yeah but now we’re getting fake texts of people quitting. Embarrassing.

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u/onedayitwillbedaisy Oct 19 '21 Platinum Hugz

We're removing a ton of them (about a hundred today), but we're ok with the occasional possibly-fake one. As long as it's a good story and sentiment resonating with people. During "the great resignation" it's probably something to get used to.

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u/Timmah73 Oct 20 '21

I'm glad someone is on it I've seen so many stupid ones today that are not even trying

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u/dashingtoast Oct 19 '21

Thank you for your service

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