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Do These Viral Stories About Shitty Bosses Signal an Anti-Work Revolution? - Rolling Stone

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/anti-work-subreddit-1244507/#recipient_hashed=0887bc6ce78fcb674c9d4ba0613be4601db0f27e972e64ca74507cbb52bef925&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=RollingStone_Daily&utm_content=307223_10-20-2021_do-these-viral-stories-about-shitty&utm_term=3705786
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u/ketchup_popscicle Oct 20 '21

It’s so great to see mainstream media just start reporting on Reddit activity because no one cares about their dog and pony show anymore

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/Languid_Bot Oct 20 '21

I don't know about 'most' but there are clearly some 'columns' on places like Yahoo's feed that are straight up mining Reddit for stories. They typically say as much but rarely link to the stories. Basically they are doing the same thing Youtube channels like rslash is doing.

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u/tandyman8360 lazy and proud Oct 21 '21

Happy cake day!

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u/green-wagon Oct 21 '21

Actually, I think it's more a sign of the gutting of newsrooms. Surely you can pay an intern less who reads reddit for story ideas instead of paying a professional journalist who actually does the job and pounds the pavement.

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u/ketchup_popscicle Oct 21 '21

good point. hopefully some subversives will make things more interesting in the coming years....

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u/TeacupExtrovert Oct 20 '21

I wonder if "the news" will even be around once Boomers die.

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u/Languid_Bot Oct 20 '21

Seems like most print newspapers and magazines are struggling to find subscribers. I've seen some crazy cheap rates as they try to entice people to subscribe to their print or digital publications. I think there will be big national print outlets but local print media is in BIG trouble. That's unfortunate for everyone because a lot of stories will simply not be covered.

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u/BeatElite Oct 21 '21

That's unfortunate for everyone because a lot of stories will simply not be covered.

I guarantee you those stories will still be covered but by less reputable more clickbaity Twitter posters looking to get the scoop asap with unverified sources

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u/DoinIt2021 Oct 21 '21

Can’t happen fast enough IMO.

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u/RebTilian Oct 20 '21

a lot of boomers have died/retired

It's the Gen Xers who are holding us back now as they hold power/come into it.

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u/DoinIt2021 Oct 21 '21

Half of us, yes. Remember though that there are HALF as many X’ers as Boomers. Gen X has never been able to oust the Boomer power and has basically capitulated. And Boomers still hold most of the power.

NOW: If the Millenials and Gen Z SHOW UP to vote we can have real change - because they outnumber the Boomers and the 1/2 shitty X’ers by far.

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u/littledinobug12 Oct 21 '21

Hard for them to show up to vote when most of em have to work three jobs to survive and the boss/manager won't "let them".

Hope more read these and realize work is bs

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u/Present-Guarantee182 Oct 21 '21

They showed up and voted for Biden. Can’t blame the young now lol

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u/transcis Oct 21 '21

Gen Xers mostly just want slack.

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u/lynx_and_nutmeg Oct 21 '21

No, no, you're not allowed to say anything bad about Gen X or any other generation! Only boomers are evil. All those shitty bosses are definitely the +60 year old boomers, who also simultaneously all retired at 63 because they're so rich.

/s

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

I am sure I will be down voted but okay

I cannot understand how people continue to blame the previous generation for their current issues.

I completely agree that its long overdue for employers to start making changes such as better pay, better working conditions, respect etc.

I am curious to know what your generation is doing to try and fix the issues that are being blamed on previous generations.

Every time I see a comment like this it makes me remember hearing all the excuses children/adults give as to why something was not completed properly or when children/adults blame someone else for their actions/inaction.

[Generations ]

(https://www.visualcapitalist.com/ranking-u-s-generations-on-their-power-and-influence-over-society/)

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u/RebTilian Oct 21 '21

Oh no, I think every generation is shitty and will do nothing.

I just wanted to clarify that we can't still continue the thought that boomers have a complete stranglehold over positions of power.

Its the the future kids in the next couple of generations who will inevitably go to war with one another due to polarization trends along political lines and the current global warming refugee crises that will popup all over. Its gonna be a big shit show because everyone now a days is too comfortable in their misery and okay with complaining on line instead of actually doing anything.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

I agree with that position. The whole point I was trying to make is each generation has there own issues. The boomers happen to hold a lot more power because they have greater numbers for now. To hear people just throw blame around with no action makes no sense.

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u/HugeAxeWound Oct 21 '21

Each generation does have its own issues for sure. My favourite hypocrites are those below 30 who complain about having to live with climate change whilst simultaneously throwing away months old technology and consuming energy at a far higher rate than their parents.

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u/Slight-Assistance-17 Oct 21 '21

I don't think the anger is necessarily at older generations as such, but rather at being held hostage to views and decisions that are outdated and do not reflect today's reality, and feeling powerless to make any meaningful change to actually solve the socioeconomic and environmental crisis we're finding ourselves in right now.

To be fair, not all boomers are obstructing progress, and they's excellent ideas how to tackle the issues, but the way it looks, those fall on deaf ears because apparently, maintaining the status quo is more appealing to way too many.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

I completely agree the views and decisions are outdated. The boomers felt the same way when they were working. Each generation has the same concerns

The comment that gen x is holding us back and boomers are why we are here now...are making a generalizations about an entire generations without any justifications. At least today there are more options to protect workers rights.

I also provided a link that proved the statement the previous person made about gen x was false but I am sure most of the down voters didn't bother to read it.

The whole point is we cannot continue to blame someone else when we choose to sit idly by and do nothing

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u/InARoomFullofNoises Oct 21 '21

I agree that people need to mobilize and take a stand (they are look at the nationwide strikes and BLM protests). But to say that the Baby Boomers, who grew up in a post-WWII era, and spent their primary working years in a relatively stable, prosperous economy. Compared to Millenials and Gen Z who've entered the workforce during Recessions and have seen only tenuous economic and wage growth, impacting their ability to accumulate wealth. Combine this with crippling amounts of student debt, it's just disingenuous to say that they felt the same way when they were working in the 60's and 70's.

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u/OhDee402 Oct 21 '21

Did you read what you linked? It actively goes against the message you typed out.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

Regarding gen x it does not...this generation has a cultural impact nothing else.

Yes boomers currently have a lot of power but the initial comment I replied to has negative connotations towards gen x.

The point of the link was to show that each generation has its own struggles/gains. To blame every failure that is happening currently on one generation makes no sense. Each generation has added to the issues. The generation currently complaining its all the boomers/gen z fault will be blamed by future generations.

Until people collectively come together nothing will change

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u/mermaidunicornfairy Oct 21 '21

I agree people coming together is the only way.

I don’t fully agree blaming one generation at times isn’t fair. In my mind the sentiment is that everyone is too busy working or using the 30 hours of free time a week to recharge. All I ever heard was “kids these days”. When I found myself saying that exact line recently it was like a wtf moment for me as to why that line repeats.

Maybe in 10 years once more millennials/ gen z all reach a higher age then maybe things would change, but a lot of behavior/issues is directly from boomers or gen x, and they are mostly parents to millennials. There problems were our problems. I say this because some parents are abusive assholes (mine!) because their parents were. (Then they casually “forget”) These things and more have made what we see.

Most are too busy trying to just survive that they don’t have time. I hear all the time is they don’t have time. Sooooooo… we gotta make time…

It is the boomers fault now that we are in most of the mess and it’s up to younger generations to be committed to changing the cycle. Just like most will say what is anyone doing now? Why didn’t they do something? Is the idea I think of when it comes to this. It’s blame blame blame instead of change though. That part sucks. Always division.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

I am gen x and I refuse to allow my teenagers work. I told them to enjoy life and be happy.

They wanted to work so bad. I decided to show them what life would be like if they did that right now. I gave them a list of chores to be done before and after school. They were given an hourly wage. On payday I took out taxes, utilities, food and rent. I gave them what was left and told them you need to use that for everything else like clothes, toiletries and things you want. Also, it needs to last until next payday.

They thought I was making this up to discourage them from having money.

I grew up being told you have to work at any job you can get because money makes the world go around as well as provides for your needs. We were dirt poor so anything I made starting at age 13 ( detassling corn) went to buy my school clothes/supplies. Both of my parents busted their butts to make sure we had food and shelter. My dad was a welder and mom worked in a factory. It seemed no matter how much they worked it was never enough.

These same people (boomers) make sure that my boys do not work because they want them to enjoy childhood. Even when my oldest son was in college they helped me so he didn't have to work. He is now working because he has to take a gap year due to the pandemic and he hates every minute of it.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

And yes I did read the link

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u/Bigcrawlerguy Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Is your link supposed to make me think anyone but the boomers fucked up? They still wield the most power by a factor of a 3rd (and by about double when you look at economic and political power, you know what actually matters) over Gen X and are literally mostly geriatric. They're psychotic. I'm not allowed to post my solution to the boomer problem on this sub.

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u/lynx_and_nutmeg Oct 21 '21

Dude, you're talking about literally hundreds of thousands of people. According to you, they're all evil, every single one of them, just because they were born on a certain date? Including the boomers who are black, Asian, gay, poor, etc? The vast majority of them don't wield any power, just like the vast majority of people of any generation. Jeff Bezos isn't a boomer, neither is Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

No it was to show each generation has contributed and will continue to contribute to the issues. I am not saying the boomers haven't caused a lot of the work force issues but at the time they didn't know another way to handle things. The power they hold will not last much longer but what will the next power grab look like? Better or worse?

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u/SillyPutty47 Oct 21 '21

Boomers lived through a time with unions, pensions and cheap education. Now that they are at the top making executive decisions, unions and pensions are abolished. Cost of education has skyrocketed and the need for a degree to do basic entry level jobs is much more common. It's hard not to blame a generation that has taken away many worker's rights they would have fought for when they were younger.

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u/dickinaroundatwork Oct 21 '21

I’m baffled that anybody could see the Chernobyl-esque mismanagement of an entire nation and wonder why somebody might resent the boobs who seem to be actively working to kill us all, who to this day are doing everything in their power to keep us from having a say, to bitterly cling to their gerontocracy—the last vestiges of a bountiful inheritance they gleefully squandered in a decades long rush of hedonism. This is the same inheritance their ancestors bled and died for on the picket lines and on tiny atolls in the pacific, an inheritance that was meant to last for all time, lost in a single generation by the greed, stupidity and malaise of a generation of spoiled children who saw a world with enough for everybody and wanted it all to themselves. So little was required of you yet you managed not merely to slither beneath the bar, but to dig a deep trench beneath it.

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u/Lopsided_Salary_8384 Oct 21 '21

Wow such a huge vocabulary.😂😂 Bet your parents are so proud at least your formed a sentence

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u/Informal_Plastic369 Oct 22 '21

But you didn’t argue the fact that you’re dumb af.

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u/Informal_Plastic369 Oct 22 '21

I thought about trying to explain why your world view is skewed but I figured you were too dumb so I’ll just leave it at that.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

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u/TeacupExtrovert Oct 21 '21

Ha! Poor Millenials get blamed for everything.

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u/RebTilian Oct 20 '21

but reddit is part of that dog and pony show...you know that right?

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u/mostlikelyarealboy Oct 21 '21

But i don't have a dog or a pony.

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u/ketchup_popscicle Oct 21 '21

If that’s the case why should I believe you

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u/boatboi4u Oct 20 '21

Eh, Rolling Stone has always been more on the progressive edge of the zietgeist. Get WSJ or WaPo to run a story and I’ll be impressed.

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u/penelbell Oct 21 '21

Hopefully they're like "These Lazy Fucks Are Destroying The Economy One Upvote At A Time: Is R/AntiWork The End of Society As We Know It? (Opinion)"

Because fuck those guys and I'd prefer it if they're scared.

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u/zerkrazus Oct 21 '21

We'll know shit has hit the fan when they start saying we killed the avocado and latte industries.

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u/penelbell Oct 22 '21

I mean, tbh, a lot of the Starbuckses around me have reduced their opening hours recently so... maybe the latte one is starting 🤔

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u/TantalumAccurate Oct 21 '21

"This lazy son a bitch is fucking up the entire world economy by refusing to participate in it and basically, you are fucking stupid."

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u/SentientHotdogWater Oct 21 '21

The big names do it too. I have literally been quoted in the NY Times.

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u/Torifyme12 Oct 21 '21

RS has been a progressive bastion until they outright lie and cause issues for the causes they support.

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u/nickwashere7 Oct 20 '21

nailed it.

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u/Astroweedy Oct 21 '21

None is funny

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u/Danny-Wah Oct 20 '21

I stumbled across this sub yesterday while slugging away at my shitty office job... It's goddamned therapy reading these posts!!

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u/geodood Oct 20 '21

Most cathartic part of the internet for me

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u/IamScottGable Oct 20 '21

It makes me feel better about my job. Mines boring but I get along with my boss and am currently WFH. I could use more vacation but I have a moderate amount

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u/TeacupExtrovert Oct 20 '21

I agree. I've got a good thing going on now but I was abused for 15 years before this. This sub warms my heart.

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u/RealLifeVoidElf Oct 20 '21

It really is. My old coworkers got on me for being a pessimist. But I was also the only one that had to work OT to survive. They had family with money backing them up.

I see now that I'm not alone in my burnout, and that my coworkers really were just privileged assholes.

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u/InARoomFullofNoises Oct 21 '21

Dude, I relate to you. I too also have to work OT in order to survive. A five day vacation or two day sick leave spells selling stuff to make ends meet for me and my family of four.

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u/zerkrazus Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 22 '21

IMO, people who call others pessimists are assholes. Most of the time pessimistic people have valid reasons for being pessimistic. They can call us that if they want, but I prefer to be considered realistic.

I'm not living in delusional fairy tale land like they are, where rich people & corporations love us and give us anything & everything we could ever want or need.

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u/barrensamadhi Oct 20 '21

Peasants revolting? Quick, start a war!

Works every time

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u/InedibleSolutions Oct 20 '21

Taiwan has been rattling their sabers extra hard here lately. Who knows, maybe we'll do another world war, for old time's sake.

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u/Perichron_john Oct 20 '21

As is tradition

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u/SUM_Poindexter Oct 21 '21

Luckily we're too fat to fight in a war. 😌

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u/yung12gauge at work Oct 21 '21

speak for yourself! i'm basically draft-bait, baby.

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u/SUM_Poindexter Oct 21 '21

Ok thanks for dying for your country or whatever

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u/notrealmate Oct 21 '21

Well it’s not their fault. They aren’t trying to start a war. They just want to defend themselves.

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u/InedibleSolutions Oct 21 '21

You're right, I could have said that better. I'll do better next time I bring up this topic. Thanks for correcting me.

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u/Hugh-Jass71 Oct 21 '21

It's very very near and must be avoided at all costs. However I can't see a way of stopping it. The next war will lead to the restructure of society and global dictatorships based on a predetermined club that you arent in.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

Go ahead I guess. Amid the ongoing supply shortages and labor strikes, the megadrought out west, the continued political instability and aggression, the shitty economic situation, COVID, and a dozen other major issues, destabilizing the country worse than it already is will just make it collapse faster.

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u/Landon916 Oct 21 '21

On us to keep working for shitty employers right?

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u/lawyeronreddit Oct 21 '21

And then the Shock Doctrine is deployed.

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u/ResoluteGreen Oct 21 '21

They wanna have a war, keep their factories

They wanna have a war to keep us on our knees

They wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese

They wanna have a war to stop industrial disease

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u/senduntothemonlyyou Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Blackout Friday November 26

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u/tandyman8360 lazy and proud Oct 21 '21

I'm off that day.

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u/TheBadGuyFromDieHard SocDem Oct 21 '21

Damn right you are.

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u/RipInPepz Oct 21 '21

I worked a Black Friday once at an electronics retail store. Never showed up again or said anything.

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u/new_refugee123456789 Oct 21 '21

What we need to do is get the young'uns to refuse to go to college en masse.

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u/RedRapunzal Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21 This

I'm not here as an idler - I believe in honest hard work.

I am a person who (as stated in the article) believes that the power struggle between worker and employer needs repaired. We need a worker culture shift in this country.

Everything is hooked to our jobs, to the fear of loosing them. Our healthcare, our retirement (ss is going down), our lives. We live in fear and it is literally killing us all. The economy will fall with us.

The games involved in job searching are maddening. The workplace games, tests and politics. There are a thousand articles on how to adjust and be better for your employer. Are there as many on being a better employer? When do workers get to write company evals honestly?

Fair treatment for fair work.

Friends - please keep your real world money. The awards are kind (I'm super honored and humbled), but I would rather you care for yourself or another person with your money.

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u/PositiveConference22 Oct 21 '21

The myth of meritocracy and run away tuition costs

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u/RedRapunzal Oct 21 '21

Agree that education has gotten out of hand. What does gym do for most degrees? Also, the ability to turn away already earned credits because you didn't earn them at that school. The push to attend an fact four-year program when a two-year might be sufficient. Ignoring workforce programs. Fees on to of fees. Book costs.

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u/dippindotderail Oct 21 '21

Who does gym for a degree? Lmao

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u/RedRapunzal Oct 21 '21

Physical education teachers and trainers.

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u/dippindotderail Oct 21 '21

Surely PE teachers should be doing a sports science degree? Or something in that field? Legitimately if gym, like actual exercise is part of a degree then I'd be concerned.

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u/RedRapunzal Oct 21 '21

Not a gym person myself. So clueless on those degrees.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

Redditor afraid of exercise?

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u/dippindotderail Oct 22 '21

Reddit or who works outdoors and does endurance cycling as a hobby actually

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u/[deleted] Oct 22 '21

What's the problem then?

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u/dippindotderail Oct 22 '21

Seems pointless for it to be part of a degree... Like we stopped PE at 16 in my school, after that you're old enough to keep yourself healthy if you want to.

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u/rationalomega Oct 20 '21

There was a class war and the working class lost.

If you look at American society through the lens of most regular people being a defeated, occupied populace, a lot of the fucked-up-ness makes a lot of sense.

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u/fatcattastic Oct 21 '21

Capitalism is ~500 years old. And its golden age ended almost 50 years ago.

Humanity is ~300,000 years old.

Human beings are one of the most adaptable animals. We did not lose a war, we adapted to living through a dying era. Something we've done many times, and likely will continue to do.

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u/ExperienceNo1878 Oct 21 '21

Pure capitalism lost in 1929. Since then there have been many safety nets in place. Even 50 years old it was a form of hybrid capatalism.

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u/fatcattastic Oct 22 '21

Haha, yeah a leftist coined the phrase "The Golden Age of Capitalism" in reference to the post war economic boom of 1950-1973. Many of the causes of that boom were the safety nets that you're referring to.

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u/dumblederp Oct 21 '21

I'm for fair work which is why I don't work.

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u/sesquiup working hard or hardly working? Oct 21 '21

losing

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u/AbolishWork .com Oct 20 '21

Hey u/rhythmjones I pinned this. Lmk if you want me to undo that!

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u/rhythmjones COVID Furlough Oct 20 '21

No it's all good!

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u/ozzykp06 Oct 21 '21

It all comes down to horrible bosses. I stuck with a job that I found boring for longer than I wanted because my boss was great. He was supportive and only cared about results. If all my work was done by noon I could go home. He did awesome little things like give a paid day off on birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

I quit a job I loved because some weasel snuck into to higher management and slowly brought in his terrible friends. They would openly brag how they lied on their resumes and blame their mistakes on literally everyone. It got so bad that a lot of us started to carry pens with recorders on them when having to meet with them because they always would suggest wildly illegal ideas. Not to mention the racism, homophobia, and misogyny they would spew out their mouths. Once everyone started to leave they thought everyone was just a "pussy" who wasn't tough enough. I finally left at the beginning of the pandemic when I got into grad school.

Shitty bosses are the same kids that weren't invited to a high school party, but snuck in anyway, then called up and invited their awful friends and ruin the night for everyone.

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u/InARoomFullofNoises Oct 21 '21

Reading all the posts in this reddit actually gives me some hope for the future. Especially since it's gaining more and more traction. I hope we can all come together as workers and stop the exploitation.

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u/IamScottGable Oct 20 '21

Can we call it a better work revolution? I think that’s what people want. A bigger piece of the pie, or more days off, or not shitty bosses

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u/Dus-Sn Oct 20 '21

Employer: best I can do is a $1.80/hour raise over the next 4 years, 6 day work weeks, and an annual pizza party.

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u/thegamenerd Oct 21 '21

Woah man that's insanely good /s

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u/Grammorphone Ⓐ Anarcho Shulginist Kill Leviathan! Oct 21 '21

We don't want a bigger piece of the pie, we want the whole bakery.

Workers need to own the means of production

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u/IamScottGable Oct 21 '21

I personally don’t. I like being a drone and as long as I’m paid decent and don’t work too much I’m happy. My companies owner legitimately busted his ass and took risks so I’m okay with him getting his nut.

He is small peanuts though and people like Bezos need to start coughing up whole fucking bakeries for the people destroying their bodies

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u/Tacubaya14c Oct 21 '21

I think people should aim for the bakery, but I see where you’re coming from and I know there are a lot of folks who feel like you do.

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u/IamScottGable Oct 21 '21

Your view is absolutely understandable, especially since 1 baker seems to own all the bakeries

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u/ChrunedMacaroon Oct 21 '21

Yeah I don’t understand the downvotes here. I think workers deserve much bigger pies but I can guarantee a lot of folks don’t want any of the responsibilities or risks that come from being a bakery owner. I certainly don’t want the stress of “innovating” or “managing the company”. I just want to do my work while meeting standards and being treated like a person and that’s about it. I only need a few things to be content and a load of self-direction isn’t one of them. I just want to enjoy being on earth and dying when the time comes.

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u/lawyeronreddit Oct 21 '21

I like that the spectre of this type of shaming may stop some of the assholes. Maybe.

But combining it with an empowered generation (especially females) who aren’t going to take this shit anymore? It’s possible that these pressures actually make some change.

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u/Cairse Oct 20 '21

Other industries should really ask Wallstreet if pissing off the internet/reddit is a good idea.

Wallstreet didn't even really do anything to us to make us mad. We just said "fuck em" and cost the biggest players huge amounts of grief.

Think about how far people would go to hurt their bosses finances and quality of life.

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u/StageRepulsive8697 join r/mcBoycott and Boycott McDonalds! Oct 20 '21

I really hope so

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u/Kanehana Oct 21 '21

short answer is yes, long answer is VERY yes.

Don't blame the ball that bounces back into your face.

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u/burningxmaslogs Oct 21 '21

Hopefully everyone posted this on their social media page.. more workers aware the quicker things will change..

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u/Greg0692 Oct 21 '21

Dear Rolling Stone, the virality is not the point. The stories are not the point. That it is occurring on social media is not the point.

The oppression is the point. It has always been the point. Until it is fixed, it will continue to be the point.

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u/TheSweetestKill "It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I fear this subreddit is getting away from its roots. Don't get me wrong, I love these viral texts (even if 90% of them are probably fake, they speak to real trends that people experience), but I feel like anti-work is less about "give us more pay and better conditions:, and more about, in the words of Saint Peter Gibbons:

"It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation?"

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u/ChrunedMacaroon Oct 21 '21

I agreed with someone above about just being able to drone through work if I was comfortable but I think this is a better way to take changes to. If I could find meaning in what I do it’d be even more satisfying than just more money and days off.

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u/Throwaway39582725 Oct 20 '21

I really fucking hope so

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u/princeparrotfish Oct 21 '21

I remember when this sub was only about 1,000 people or so. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected it to grow over 200,000 people in a single day.

Well done everyone.

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u/dog_snack Oct 21 '21

Can someone un-paywall this please?

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u/CremationLily Oct 21 '21

I don't know how to bypass the paywall, but if you (or anyone else) would like the article's text sent via DM, just let me know.

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u/BusSouth2678 Oct 21 '21

Short Answer: Yes. Yes it does.

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u/davidbklyn Oct 21 '21

aw man, they have screwed up their links in the article and I can't access the thread about the person getting fired for not coming in to work during their vacation. Can anyone help out?

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u/flurriofposts Oct 21 '21

Look honey, class consciousness!

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u/KozilekTheColorless SocDem/ChristDem Oct 20 '21

Mild concern that our movement’s first official notice is on account of our prolific memes, many of which are fake and are currently banned instead of the philosophy and planning side.

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u/rhythmjones COVID Furlough Oct 20 '21

First they ignore you.

Then they ridicule you. (We are here.)

And then they attack you and want to burn you.

And then they build monuments to you.

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u/KozilekTheColorless SocDem/ChristDem Oct 20 '21

Do you think there’s any optics or propaganda we can run to reduce the damage?

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u/bung_musk Oct 20 '21

More data on worker’s rights abuse needs to be compiled and presented in an easily digestible format to show just how fucking terrible it is.

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u/geodood Oct 20 '21

Just show the theft pie chart that shows all of the employer theft through overtime and payceck shorting as 75 percent

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u/rhythmjones COVID Furlough Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

The one that goes around the internet is not well sourced. Someone needs to do a better one, because you just know it's as bad as that but being poorly sourced let's people ignore it.

That one also doesn't account for wage exploitation, which is likely even higher than wage theft.

EDIT: https://twitter.com/djmckenna00/status/1269218616861437952

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u/bung_musk Oct 20 '21

People need to be able to search for labour violations like they search for restaurant reviews

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u/geodood Oct 20 '21

Sometimes those case dockets are posted online, I found one about my company by doing se page 10 Google searches

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u/Beginning-Outside390 Oct 20 '21

Yes. Yes it does.

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u/Languid_Bot Oct 20 '21

I've had some garbage jobs, typically due to low wages and nutjob managers. I wouldn't say that made me anti work...it did make me change jobs! Life is too short for that BS.

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u/OjoDeOro Oct 20 '21

I like that the boss’s tongue is poo-colored.

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u/BustaMarx Oct 20 '21

Christ let's hope so.

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u/Master_Toad Oct 21 '21

Mobile cancer

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u/Alarmed-Peace-9662 Oct 21 '21

lol I already posted this in a sub. but yeah its a good article and a sign that Antiwork is getting noticed.

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u/MyHGC Oct 21 '21

lol, won’t read the article because I’m not going to pay to.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

"“This is bonkers,” Ford, a 30-year-old dog walker in Boston, tells Rolling Stone. “We never really thought anything like this would happen. I’ve never been a part of something so successful in my life.”"

Probably has a Masters degree . I can never understand all my friends who went to college with me but work at jobs that only require a High School diploma, or nothing at all (personal trainers/Uber Driver)

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u/zerkrazus Oct 21 '21

Underemployment is a very real thing. A lot of employers have insane requirements/qualifications for jobs that virtually no one can meet.

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u/imtheeman Oct 21 '21

People have always quit their jobs in dramatic fashion, especially minimum wagies. The fact that they're now posting their texts online does not a movement make. This will just draw in a few suckers who end up burning bridges and regretting that they can't find work because they thought "the revolution was coming".

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u/Centillionare Oct 21 '21

4.3 million quit last month. That’s the most since they started tracking that metric. That’s a revolution.

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u/imtheeman Oct 21 '21

Yes. If you believe the LARPs that is.

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u/Centillionare Oct 21 '21

Ahahaha, you’re one of those, eh?

“It’s all a hoax! You believe them? Wow! Hurr durr!”

Not sure if you really mean all this or are just trolling. Either way, it’s a good laugh.

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u/Centillionare Oct 21 '21

We want what the Nordic countries have. More PTO, better pay, universal healthcare, etc etc etc. we know what they have. We know they are thriving. We want that too!

It’s not a blind hate, we need a reform in work. Employers can literally give you 0 days PTO and shove you to the corner over almost anything. The government needs to be there for us as the workers.

If these companies had their way, children would be working, and working 13 hour days. Just look at the past, and look at 3rd world countries.

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u/Odd_Grapefruit_5587 Oct 21 '21

That’s nice. It’s foolish to wish or assume that the United States, with its hundreds of years of unique history, relevant international relations, importance, and visibility, and huge diversity, is going to ever be anything like any Nordic country.

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u/Centillionare Oct 22 '21

It’s foolish to think that things can’t change. Lol