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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:37 PM

The republicans that think people don't want to work because of unemployment checks should read this

A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September, accounting for 3 percent of the workforce. That’s the highest quit rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started keeping track in 2000 and the latest sign that the “Great Resignation” is not slowing down.

The past two years have pushed many people to re-evaluate how they spend their days, especially in a U.S. work culture long marked by its long hours, sparse vacation days, and stingy benefits compared with what workers enjoy in other developed countries. Even those lucky enough to work from home are burning out. It’s no wonder then that people telling their bosses to “take this job and shove it” have become aspirational heroes, as evidenced by the sudden ubiquity of the viral resignation text.

The main source of these messages is the r/antiwork forum on Reddit, a magnet for the overworked and underappreciated employees of America. Screenshots of people quitting their jobs over text have taken over the internet in recent weeks, with pieces in the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere lauding the subreddit’s ethos of rejecting drudgery. All this sudden attention has come as a surprise to the moderators, who insist the community is not just about hating your boss but also working toward a future without bosses, period.


Since the start of the pandemic, the r/antiwork community on Reddit has grown from about 100,000 subscribers to more than 1 million, largely based on the popularity of these screenshots. There’s the worker quitting telling a boss “go fuck yourself” after being pressured to pick up a shift while mourning a parent’s death. Another person gets berated for sitting down at work, despite having a doctor’s note, and decides to quit instead. Another texts his resignation rather than miss Thanksgiving with his family.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/technology/2021/11/reddit-antiwork-sub-viral-job-resignations.amp

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Reply The republicans that think people don't want to work because of unemployment checks should read this (Original post)
tulipsandroses Nov 25 OP
underpants Nov 25 #1
ProfessorGAC Nov 25 #2
calimary Nov 25 #3
LiberalFighter Nov 25 #4
Demobrat Nov 25 #7
LiberalFighter Nov 25 #8
monkeyman1 Nov 25 #5
lambchopp59 Nov 25 #6
oldsoftie Nov 25 #9
Wounded Bear Nov 25 #10
Tommymac Nov 25 #11
Wounded Bear Nov 25 #12
FakeNoose Nov 25 #13
LizBeth Nov 26 #14

Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:45 PM

1. ✊

Very interesting. Thanks.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:47 PM

2. That Is Already Clearly Debunked In The Data

I know the radical right doesn't care about facts, but states that quit providing extended unemployment benefits had a slower decline in unemployment than did states the continued them.
Taking away those benefits not only did not have the intended effect, but was actually the opposite.
The existence or lack of those benefits have had minimal leverage on the refilling of jobs.
There are simply too many crummy jobs for rotten compensation.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:48 PM

3. K&R

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:03 PM

4. I wonder if any of the bosses need to be replaced that have a better understanding?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:03 PM

7. It seems like so many people who make it into lower

management positions become petty tyrants overnight. They want the money and the perks, but have no ability or interest in learning to develop, motivate, or manage people. It’s all just I’m the boss FU.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:07 PM

8. That is my thought too. I didn't have much of a problem with most bosses.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:54 PM

5. most !

most all bosses are lazy & on a damn power trip ! most company's have too many chief 's and not enough Indians ! ( no offense to Indians) !

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:56 PM

6. Corporate culture certainly needs to rethink, retool

The entire reprehensible construct of lavishing seven digit bonuses atop exorbitant salary of CEO's while giving out ten cent slap in the face "raises" to starvation wage employees.
That's gotten way out of hand.
Tends to come hand in hand with rampant favoritism/nepotism. I can name half a dozen organizations that need to clean sweep out the top heavy structure, but they'll topple and bankrupt themselves first.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:41 PM

9. I was one of the lucky ones; no direct supervision since I was 27

Since then, all my bosses were at least 2 hrs away from me.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:25 PM

10. The American people are getting in touch with how much it costs to hold down a job...

from daycare, to gas and mileage on a vehicle, to cost of lunch. The list goes on.

During covid, with all the shutdowns, I think a lot of people found out that they could possibly make it without that second job in the family. You add up all the costs involved and the actual 'profit' for having a job is seriously curtailed.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:40 PM

11. Great point. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:45 PM

12. Having been a single parent for a few years, I got in touch with a lot of those costs...

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:45 PM

13. I have a feeling that Republicans are leaving their jobs too

Maybe not the CEOs and high-income entrepreneurs, but let's face it most Americans don't fit that bracket anyway. Most Americans are struggling week to week, and it's not just people who vote D.

Let's hope that the light dawns on those who watch Faux Noise and listen to hate radio. The Reddit platform has a lot of them on there too, so maybe they're reading these articles and getting the message. We have way more solutions for struggling Americans in the Democratic Party, compared to what the Repukes have done or will do in the future.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:11 AM

14. I was in a job 3 weeks and started applying elsewhere. Bad management,

bad environment, constant demands and never ending oversight and management didn't have my back. No way I was going to do it for years so got out as soon as I can. Night and day with this new job.

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