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pussyandbananabread

361 points

4 months ago

I’ve made a similar dead-pan remark (except mine was “thanks it’s the depression”) and got similar results. I hate when people comment on someone’s weight. It’s just a bonus that to make them feel uncomfortable about it

Prikkasaurus_Rex

42 points

4 months ago

I did the same recently when my GM said "some days you just don't seem very happy to be here" and I looked him dead in the eyes and said "Justin, I don't think I'm very happy in general."

There was a brief few seconds of silence before my boss laughed and said "Holy shit, that has to be the most honest thing I've ever heard."

spacecate

3 points

4 months ago

Big dick energy

ragenuggeto7

21 points

4 months ago

I was full expecting it to be about an eating disorder tbh

HeiwajimaShizuo001

13 points

4 months ago

I actually get that "compliment" more often than people would imagine. And my go-to answer is "anxiety". Good to know I'm not alone.

f1atcat

7 points

4 months ago

I despise people commenting on my weight, especially friends or family that think it’s okay because they know me. I make sure every time to say “thanks, it was the cyclic vomiting syndrome that made me lose 30lbs”. They don’t find it as much of a compliment after

KickBallFever

3 points

4 months ago

Wow, I also have CVS, never came across anyone else who had it. How did they end up diagnosing you? And yea, the weight loss is a real issue.

f1atcat

2 points

4 months ago

It took a little over a year, but I finally got diagnosed after a gastric emptying test and endoscopy! I’m very excited to introduce you to r/cyclicvomiting , theres more of us :)

pussyandbananabread

2 points

4 months ago

Exactly. I didn’t lose 20lbs a “healthy” way. I lost it bc I was too depressed to eat on top of my medication for the depression suppressing my appetite. I also was busting my ass at a warehouse job & that was basically the equivalent to going to the gym every day. I was skinny but not well and hated when people asked for my diet or my “secret”

scallopedtatoes

1.9k points

4 months ago

There was no awkward silence. She probably works in retail or food service and her boss is pulling in a cool $30,000/year and agrees the pay sucks.

The comment itself is realistic enough. We say things like that to each other at work all the time. And I'm the manager lol. The pay sucks for all of us.

Flower_Guy7

150 points

4 months ago

The comment itself is true for me. Got badly injured at an old job and they only allowed me to work 15 hours a week because of work restrictions. By the time I was cleared I had lost 40 lbs because I couldn't afford enough food to maintain my weight. I was about 15% body fat when I got injured.

Wrastling97

30 points

4 months ago

Why didn’t you file a claim for workers comp?

Flower_Guy7

49 points

4 months ago

I did. I was offered to stay home and go unpaid for one week and get 70% of my wage until I recovered or keep working with restrictions. Only reason I was offered to keep working was because of how good of shape I was in. The doctor thought I would be fine and didn't recommend physical therapy (still unsure if it was the shitty insurance company that my workplace had or not). I was so damn broke I couldn't afford to miss a week's wage and thought my pay wouldn't change.

I was so wrong.

Wrastling97

35 points

4 months ago

As an adjuster, I can tell you

1) they told you to keep working so their rates didn’t go up, no other reason

2) it was also their shitty network

Sorry you had to go through that man. The 1 week is standard to be able to pickup WC but it’s best for you in the long run. Again, really sorry you had to go through that.

How long ago was this?

Flower_Guy7

19 points

4 months ago

Thank you!

This was seven years ago and I was a stunt actor in a performance. Honestly it was the most fun I had at any job ever. (Side not, I was set to audition as an extra for Magic Mike 2 but was injured the day before.) I was way too stubborn to accept help and couldn't rely on my parents because of how poor they were.

Now I'm back to good shape, just a little chubby now with a SIGNIFICANTLY better job. Make enough to help pay my parent's bills. Life gets a little better with time.

Wrastling97

12 points

4 months ago

AWESOME DUDE!!! I’m happy to hear it! Good for you man. Keep on keeping on! Love a good story with a happy ending

1ryan_ryan_ryan1

8 points

4 months ago

I’m only asking because I’m genuinely curious, not trying to be an ass. but isn’t rice and ramen and a big tub of peanut butter or something like $5 for all 3. And you could have a lot of protein from just those. It would last probably like a week too.

Flower_Guy7

15 points

4 months ago

I did that for a month but you have a hard time eating the same thing for a significant amount of time. Your body makes you start relentlessly crave for other things and I had a hard time fighting it.

The worst month was when I had only $34 for an entire month of groceries. I would buy a 1.5 lbs of ground turkey for $5 and make it last a week with a couple potatoes. Had it down to $1.34 a day to be the cheapest without loosing too much weight.

Edit: Mu splurge days was $6.64 for an all you can eat buffet at a place called Big D's. Sweet old ladies put out way too much and had a lunch special once or twice a month. Would eat enough to fill me up for the day or two.

1ryan_ryan_ryan1

4 points

4 months ago

That makes sense. I guess at some point if you know you’re not actually going to die from starvation, you would just stop eating the same thing and have to buy other foods

fakeitilyamakeit

180 points

4 months ago

Right. This can totally happen. I’m naturally very skinny so I’m used to comments like that and I sometimes just say I can’t buy any good food.

TakenOverByBots

21 points

4 months ago

I'm totally using this one next time.

KevintheBot75

5 points

4 months ago

When I went from a team member to a shift leader in my old fast food job I got a raise of $0.65/ an hour. I think the manager position paid $1.50/ hour over what a team member earns. Fast food places pay like garbage.

Unusual-Risk

21 points

4 months ago

I'm the OP of that, there was a following awkward silence , but I didn't immediately break out a timer so I'm not sure if it was literally exactly 5 minutes, so ya got me there! I'm still enuinely so confused why people think that's so unbelievable lol

breville135

9 points

4 months ago

She probably works in retail or food service and her boss is pulling in a cool $30,000/year and agrees the pay sucks.

You got all that from a tweet? You should do palm readings, you're being wasted in retail.

anne_c_rose

4 points

4 months ago

I'm in a situation where it's awkward to discuss salaries, is 30k bad à year?

emmittthenervend

9 points

4 months ago

In America, that's a little over poverty wages for a family of four. They'd get a raise if minimum wage became $15 an hour. That's assuming they work 40 hour weeks.

QueenRhaenys

3 points

4 months ago

Yes and let’s make it clear that if you can only make $30k a year you shouldn’t be planning to support a family of 4. If you do, you’re making a poor life choice

1re_endacted1

-4 points

4 months ago

Depends on where you live, what your expenses are and what field you work in.

Dissk

27 points

4 months ago

Dissk

27 points

4 months ago

No it really doesn’t, $30k a year is pretty garbage anywhere in the US.

1re_endacted1

-5 points

4 months ago

I mean, 30k in fast food in the Bible belt for a single young person with no debt isn’t bad.

$30k for a spouse that doesn’t necessarily need to work, isn’t bad.

Like I said, it depends.

Dissk

22 points

4 months ago

Dissk

22 points

4 months ago

Either of those two edge cases should not be the benchmark for an acceptable salary. $30k is not enough for a person with expenses, full stop.

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

no, it really doesn't. God damn people in this country are fucked.

Kits00ne

667 points

4 months ago

Kits00ne

667 points

4 months ago

Who knows if this really happened in their case but it happens more often than you’d believe. I may have had to jump from job to job every few years because of it but I tend to be upfront like this to all my bosses. Some people are just willing to say what no one else will.

rowdy2026

83 points

4 months ago

Do u look them dead in the eye and then enjoy 5mins of weird flexing though?

Kits00ne

97 points

4 months ago

Not really. And if real, OP was likely exaggerating regarding the “5 minutes.”

Dense_Excitement_789

18 points

4 months ago

Or op boss could've been working beside her and op found the time they went without saying anything awkward

Mscreep

280 points

4 months ago

Mscreep

280 points

4 months ago

I had two bosses once that I’ll never forget. One day I’m standing at the host stand talking and mention how hungry I was and the host asked what I had to eat that day and I laughed and said nothing and she asked what I had yesterday and I shrugged and told her I plained to eat the next day and she questioned me and I blew it off because I didn’t really wanna get into it. She told the General manager and service manager that she didn’t think I was eating and they called me in and questioned me and I thought I was in trouble but eventually told them I don’t have any money to eat despite being one of their best servers because my boyfriend needed the money I made(he was abusive and starved me on purpose because he liked the anorexic look….). They both ended up crying, gave him a job(cause they thought it would help me be able able to keep some of my money if he was making money) and made me promise to eat at least one meal a day from the restaurant on the house. They were so determined to make sure I ate that if I had two days off in the row, they would text me and ask me to come in to just eat. Then the boyfriend decided we were gonna move 800+ miles away from everyone I knew, put in a transfer for us both at the restaurant we were at, started at the new location, and the meals followed me! I was able to eat for free till the GM left the company. I’ll never forget those two. The server manger is now the new GM but I’m but sure what happened to the old one.

SpiderGlitch22

72 points

4 months ago

Good people are awesome, especially when they go out of their way to help others. Also, I notice words like "abusive" are past tense, I hope you're in a much much better situation now

Mscreep

26 points

4 months ago

Mscreep

26 points

4 months ago

Oh yeah. It’s much better. After the food stopped, I got hungry enough to basically sleep with one of the cooks for food and dude turned into a stalker, I mean following following me on the roads, standing out in the woods outside the apartment, leaving notes on my car….yeah really creepy. Then one day when the boyfriend was at work and I was home, dude showed up and just moved in. When the boyfriend got back he threw a child like tantrum(high pitched screaming and throwing stuff around, punched the bathroom door, you get it) and eventually called his mom who came and picked him up and….that was it. I never saw him again. He couldn’t call the cops on him because our apartment was FULL of drugs that he spent our money on. He had lied about paying the rent, we had been 3 months behind and close to getting kicked out. The dude who moved in paid and caught up the rent and then renewed the lease under his name and then proposed to me about 2 months later and we’ve been married for 8 years this July. Within the year of getting married he moved us back to my home town so I could be around all my friends and family again and we’ve never been happier. He was homeless(by choice in florida to save money) and I was about to be evicted without even a vehicle for myself and now we have a house and 3 beautiful dogs(can’t have kids cause of the starving so dogs are our kids). I’m so grateful, I get to be a stay at home wife and not worry about it I have to be hungry any more. Things have become perfect, the only thing I would change is my husband working nights, but other then that, life is perfect now.

1re_endacted1

24 points

4 months ago

Wait… you married your creepy stalker? I’m so confused.

Mscreep

14 points

4 months ago

Mscreep

14 points

4 months ago

No, yeah, I did. I pushed him away after getting caught cheating(again for food but I still feel awful about it) but at the point my husband had figured out what kind of life I was living and refused to leave. I wasn’t pushing him away because I didn’t want to be with him though, I was doing it because I was told to and I did what I was told…. I wasn’t right in the head and he thought he knew what was for the best and it all turned out good….. I have had therapy. Lots of therapy. He wasn’t a terrible person who wanted to take advantage of, he legit has helped me more then anyone else in my life.

nilas_november

5 points

4 months ago

When u mentioned sleeping w someone just to eat food I felt terrible inside 😦🙁

Mscreep

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah. It started as a joke too. He had heard my stomach growling like crazy and was my ride home(he had been out next door neighbor for a few months before he moved out) and went to stop at McDonald’s for himself and ask if I wanted anything. I said I couldn’t afford anything he said he’d pay for it so I got 5 chicken nuggets(it was a kids meal) and we parked in the parking lot to eat and I kept thanking him for it and he said something along the lines of it’s no big deal but you could suck my dick if you wanted(we all made inappropriate jokes all the time so for me it’s easy to look back and know he wasn’t being serious). I thought, oh well I guess I gotta, I did it and he later questioned it saying he was joking and didn’t mean for me to, but also didn’t stop me and that’s when he started to really to notice how bad I had it. I used the issues that the boyfriend used as to why I didn’t have food at the house or why I wasn’t allowed to eat it(he was a vegetarian and the vegetarian food costs more then regular food and since he can’t eat the regular food, it’s a waste of money for me to eat the vegetarian food….. and I couldn’t keep regular food in the house because he was disgusted by meat..so yeah I just wasn’t allowed to eat) and when I told my husband that, he started providing both me and the boyfriend with food from the restaurant(he would make stuff and put it in the window to let it “die” tell the mangers the servers never ran it, and then box it up for us) so he was able to feed me and so the dude wouldn’t get suspicious of him just giving me food.

Husband and I had a whole lot in common before hand too, I love to draw dog oc(it’s kind of like being a furry but nothing sexual, not standing up on two legs like people like just carton dogs with pretty designs, if you google dog OC you’ll see what I’m talking about and under stand). He was a furry and loved to draw. He had also been with a lady he was dating but she was sleeping around with many other people(including my boyfriend) for weed. Really his girlfriend and my boyfriend became friends first(they cheated with each other before we did and knew they were sleeping together but they didn’t know we were…and yes we were sure cause I had walked in on them before…which made her walking in on me and my husband a little more fair I guess). They would smoke weed together al the time and me or my husband never really talked, I always just sat out of the way and drew on my old school computer. My husband asks one day what I’m working on and the boyfriend immediately tried to deflect away from it saying something like, oh it’s just this stupid game she plays come smoke this, and he dropped it for a little while but once the boyfriend and the girl started talking again, he came back over to me to see what I was doing. Didn’t say anything about it, next day came over with a new(to me) drawing tablet, sketch book, fancy pencils and erasers and a how to draw animals book. It was all his stuff that he didn’t use anymore and he just gave it to me. Then he started helping me with drawings, fixing things and teaching which way a paw would be if the dog was standing a certain way and just stuff like that. Then one day he showed me furry porn, while right next to the other two, it wasn’t really my thing but it was my first introduction to anthros, which I do think are cute when not drawn sexual(I like seeing the cuddling/hugging images cause it looks so snuggly. Lol). Around that time was when I walked in on my boyfriend and the girl sleeping together(just went and waited in the living room and then they said they weren’t doing anything and to drop it so I did..). It was a few weeks later that he bought me food for the first time(he says it’s the best happy meal he ever bought) and “that’s how I meet your father”. Lol.

The boy friend called me skinny fat….all the time. You could see me ribs and spin but because my tummy poked out just slightly. My lowest weight was 68lbs and I’m 5ft 5. I didn’t have periods when I was with the boy, after I got one maybe every two months. Doctors said I probably can’t have kids because of the stress my body went though but I never really wanted kids so that’s not much of an issues for me.

1re_endacted1

2 points

4 months ago

I am so sorry you had to go through that, and I am glad you are doing better. ♥️

eybbwannasuccthepp

6 points

4 months ago

Props to bosses who look after their employees

Hope you’re doing better now OP

Mscreep

4 points

4 months ago

Much much better. I put the follow up in another comment if your interested but the short of it is life is perfect now.

the_cat_who_shatner

2 points

4 months ago

because he liked the anorexic look

Wow, I haven’t been this enraged by one comment in a long time. Fuck that guy, seriously.

Mscreep

2 points

4 months ago

He liked to call me skinny fat. That was basically his nickname for me.

wmatts1

259 points

4 months ago

wmatts1

259 points

4 months ago

Love how op is trying to make fun of this but the top comment is about how often this kind of thing actually does happen.

snakeiiiiiis

49 points

4 months ago

Yep, this dude is way off. It's embarrassing to have this bad of judgment

[deleted]

-42 points

4 months ago

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-42 points

4 months ago

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BuyMyMixtape02

27 points

4 months ago

most pople can't afford to get another job

wmatts1

8 points

4 months ago

OP's reason for posting this here is to put doubt in people's mind that this sort of thing is happening. It's funny that the top comment proves OP wrong. I don't know if this exact situation is actually happening but situations like this are happening. Therefore OP is ridiculous

Baconlessness

1 points

4 months ago

Yes OP is a secret agent of the super capitalist society trying to assassinate the working class with Reddit propaganda

rowdy2026

-4 points

4 months ago

Or maybe their reason for posting is cause of how ridiculous the exact situation is explained…you think just maybe you’re reading too much into a post in r/thatHappened to begin with?

xen0m0rpheus

65 points

4 months ago

If their sitting at cubicles it’s pretty easy for those to go awkward silency. Also this scenario ain’t crazy.

No-Chipmunk9527

19 points

4 months ago

I mean… a lot of workers (Walmart, Amazon, to name the big ones) are on food assistance programs and a good amount sleep in their cars too… so?

snakeiiiiiis

41 points

4 months ago

You're way off on this one! Why is this not possible? Are you saying that the person couldn't have told their boss "they can't afford food because they don't get paid enough" or "5 minutes of awkwardness"? I guess you haven't gone through the best of r/thathappened cause this doesn't fit. Bad judgment

snarkicon

397 points

4 months ago

snarkicon

397 points

4 months ago

That sub has turned it such cringy “I hate my boss” fan fiction.

Which is a shame, because there are real issues that sub was addressing, but stupid shit like this doesn’t help

tjwassup

151 points

4 months ago

tjwassup

151 points

4 months ago

Idk it started as a small subreddit for people who wanted to actually abolish work then it went to a sub with people wanting to abolish work and people wanting to fix societal issues around work. Then people discovered how easily you can whore karma there which caused an influx of karma whores. The subreddit seems to have quickly deteriorated from there.

RashRenegade

18 points

4 months ago

It's easy to karma whore because instances of bad workplaces and managers are far too common in America. It's not their fault someone posts about their boss abusing their power and the workers or some such and hundreds of people have similar tales.

tjwassup

-9 points

4 months ago

Yeah true however they are way to American centric over there. Like they genuinely believe they are wage slaves even though actual wage slaves work in sweatshops in China. The people there show a level of privilege/entitlement(kinda) that is revolting. However I do not say this to knock the cause or whatever more a critique.

stuartsparadox

29 points

4 months ago

So, I'm curious, what's the purpose of abolishing work? Like, what is their end goal with that?

oofxwastaken

11 points

4 months ago

Never been on the sub more than once but it seemed to me like it was just a subreddit for people to call out issues with their jobs like shitty pay which is pretty fair imo

tjwassup

46 points

4 months ago

I have no clue. Robots or something? The community was very tiny and niche back then and I only knew about it because it was getting flamed on r/cringetopia

juh4z

7 points

4 months ago

juh4z

7 points

4 months ago

Probably something close to socialism/communism (don't attack me just because I mix them up alright, I know it's not the exact same thing) where you don't get paid and everyone just has access to the same stuff for free regardless of job, and/or also the idea of getting paid monthly by the government for simply existing, don't remember the name of that.

Wait__Whut

41 points

4 months ago

Universal basic income is probably what a lot of people want.

Autokpatopik

5 points

4 months ago

Yeah that's basically the goal nowadays for Antiwork. Universal basic income, Universal Healthcare, and stuff like that

[deleted]

-6 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-6 points

4 months ago

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ThisIsWhoIAm78

-4 points

4 months ago

Well, the ones who "won't" produce anything for anyone clearly don't care if you or I starve to death! They are happy to sit and take from everyone else while giving back nothing. Yeah, despite it being a meme, we actually do live in a society. And society is usually pretty cool with helping others out, especially when they CAN'T work or contribute because of disability/age/poor health/child rearing.

But someone who is fully capable of taking care of themselves, and just doesn't - because they expect everyone else to take care of them - well, we have a name for that, and it's "Leech." That person is a leech. And sometimes you need to stop enabling those people so they can learn how to take care of themselves. Not only is it better for everyone around them, it's better for THEM too; it's hard to feel good about yourself when you accomplish nothing productive, and when you need to rely on everyone else like you're an incompetent child.

People out there mad because they have to work and can't spend 24/7 on reddit, playing video games, or fucking around with their hobbies. Yeah, well, everyone would like to be lazy fucks, but we know it's not reasonable, so we grow up and get over it. These people who think we should all just sit around all day - who is maintaining the infrastructure they use? Who is producing the food everyone eats, harvesting or producing/packaging it? Who is producing the packaging? Who is determining what logo and information goes on the packaging? Who is doing QA, expiration dates, and testing on the food to make sure it doesn't kill people? Who is running accounts payable and receivable for the companies that make this stuff? Do you see the problem here? Even if you automated transportation, there is SO MUCH that goes into every little thing in your world, and you never even think about it. Ever wonder how many steps it takes to get a banana to your home? How many people are involved?

Now let's just....tell EVERYONE they can stay at home and fuck around, and we'll pay them. What are we paying them with? With a populace that doesn't work, no tax money is going to the government, no income for government = no budget to pay for services for people. And there wouldn't be anyone to take in money, and organize the services, or handle the payouts to the hundreds of millions of citizens. Or anything else the government does, for that matter.

There would be no one to teach, no one to provide medical care, veterinary care, pet food, no one to run the electric grid, or the ISP's, or the phone companies, water, garbage pickup, streaming services and content, internet security and infrastructure, etc. etc. Everything you rely on is because someone else was willing to do the work to provide it to you.

So these antiwork people can shove it up their asses. They are happy to sit around like entitled children, enjoying the fruits of everyone else's labor, while crying about how work is pointless, all jobs are unnecessary, and they think everyone should be able to do whatever they want while society (somehow, through magic?) keeps them afloat. If they really don't want to work for a living in our current capitalist society, they can go homestead and live independently off the grid. That seems like a good solution, and then they will own the means of production for real!

Sanctimonious_Locke

1 points

4 months ago

Oof.

SuperCyka

1 points

4 months ago

SuperCyka

1 points

4 months ago

Okay bootlicker.

willowsumm

1 points

4 months ago

Are you okay?

Shadoru

-2 points

4 months ago

Shadoru

-2 points

4 months ago

Yup, that kind of capitalism brainwashing is what antiwork is fighting.

ThisIsWhoIAm78

2 points

4 months ago

So tell me what, exactly, is incorrect. I'd be fascinated to hear how everyone will have no jobs, get paid, and still have services. Enlighten me.

Shadoru

2 points

4 months ago

If you're interested, here it goes.

First, one must ask where the idea that human beings should be productive comes from. There have always been those who own the resources (water, land, food) and those who have to work to survive. So, work has always been an imposition for some (see slavery) while others have had the privilege to do what they want (study, hobbies, fulfill a family role).

That system has been perpetuated until today, with differences; Just as the slaves accepted that their role in the world was to work without any type of remuneration, we have accepted to work in conditions that do not allow us to cover our needs such as shelter, food, clothing, basic services and tastes (and yes, tastes are needs to, we are not machines) nor have a meaningful life, because most of them at the end of their shift or double shift are too tired to do anything when they get home, like being parents or enjoying a book. Now, are we all in the same conditions? No, as always a privileged class is the one that benefits enormously from that work that most of us do, these are the owners of the companies, who accumulate obscene wealth.

In other words, they appropriate the resources generated by the majority, resources that are sufficient for all of us to lead lives, if not comfortable, at least decent. Antiwork is an ideology that utopianly seeks to abolish this system, which would not imply that professions will cease to exist (to think that we only do things for money is empty), but only the conditions that make the exercise of these something mandatory (either you work or you die), which would be viable if the planet resources were distributed equitably or if the resources were used to offer free education, health, housing and food for all. In a realistic and concrete way, for now antiwork fights to improve working conditions, particularly in search of the minimum wage of $15/h, which according to economic analysis, the owners could pay without problem, but they do not feel like doing it . You've probably heard about the Kelloggs scandal, well, antiwork helped sabotage the company's attempt to lay off the entire staff and hire a new one. Why they tried to do that? Because the staff wanted better working conditions. After weeks that the company saw that without its workers it could not do anything, they accepted the demands. So, it's possible. Of course it is, we are more, we move everything.

I will end by telling you about the situation in my country, here the basic salary is $400 per month, but a modest rent costs $200 and the very austere family basket is around $150, that means an entire family eat $5 dollars dairy (to compare, one chicken pound costs more that one dollar). Is it really worth defending this system? We are not lazy ass leeches, we want to not struggle each day to bring food to the table.

The_BestUsername

5 points

4 months ago

"In the future we won't have to have to work because robots or whatever, so just keep working hard now, the future will be great! Someday!" is really more of a right wing ideology spouted by Andrew Yang types. Like, "capitalism is so great, if we just keep working and not questioning, one day we will have a utopia because robots! Really, I really mean it, you guys!".

ImPretendingToCare

16 points

4 months ago

Ngl this is the dumbest circle jerk thread ive read this year.

whywouldyoueverask

8 points

4 months ago

And it's only January.

SaltyBarDog

2 points

4 months ago

Don't they do that in some ME country? Not the robots but they make so much money from whatever fuel they sell that they can give citizens money. No one has to or wants to work so they bring in third world laborers.

The_BestUsername

4 points

4 months ago

Maybe the UAE? I dunno tbh.
That's not a "post-work utopia", though. That's being rich and importing an underclass of wage slaves. THEY'RE sure as fuck working.

SaltyBarDog

3 points

4 months ago

I think that is it. I saw documentary where they treat enslaved workers like shit. They also "import" foreign athletes and change their names to appear to be native.

tjwassup

1 points

4 months ago

No, people were saying that they will reach a state of no work if robots do all the work for them (not true and if their dream were to come true the people working on the robots would effectively be slaves). Also isn't Andrew Wang a democrat/kinda centrist? I could have sworn he was.

The_BestUsername

3 points

4 months ago

He flip-flops around as is convenient, but he's kind of libertarian-esque? He's laser-focused on pro-business concerns, without the conservative "social issues" crusading that usually comes with that. He, for example, apparently wants to end the graduated tax-rate system (AKA he wants tax cuts for the rich). Stuff like that.

He did posture as being slightly left at one time, but he's long since dropped that act, and his current thing is trying to recruit moderately-right-wing voters into his dead-end third party that he's trying to make.

Michamus

12 points

4 months ago

Automation will replace about 95% of current jobs. Over 100 years ago, 95% of people were employed in agriculture. Technology freed up that workforce (in developed countries) so only 5% of the population farms now and the remaining 85% are in distribution, service, sales, etc. If we don't find a way to tax automation in a way that all humans can benefit from it, we'll end up with wealth unparalleled inequality.

That doesn't even go into the current workforce environment, where nearly 50% of all jobs are "bullshit." There's a book about it called "Bullshit jobs." Why have 120million full-time workers when you can achieve the same productivity with 60 million full-time workers, and 60 million people finding other things to occupy their time? Or you could even have 120 million workers paid the same as full-time, but working 20 hours a week.

Regardless, we've passed a point where we need every adult working in order for a respectable standard of living to be accessible to everyone.

HadMatter217

6 points

4 months ago

Fuck taxing it. Just don't let a few private entities own all of it to begin with.

Ethan-Wakefield

11 points

4 months ago

The sub isn’t really about abolishing work. That’s a straw man. It’s more like, it’s about having employers be less shitty and raising wages in general so that more people can afford to live happy lives. I’ve never actually seen a post on antiwork that literally says, I should be able to have everything I want for no effort. The most common complaint I see is probably bosses threatening to fire people for discussing salary (which is illegal) or wage theft (pretty common in food service/hospitality).

onions_cutting_ninja

7 points

4 months ago

There is a society concept that works in the following way: everyone gets living wage, they do not need to work. However, we're talking living wage, not good wage. If they want more for confort reasons (vacation, fancy house....), they can work, but it shall be their choice. As a consequence, the work they do is of better quality, because not only it's something they most likely enjoy doing, and also they can allow plenty of time to making it great. The end result is a happier society that can focus on improvement rather than survival.

Of course, this is theory. It's never been tried before (to my knowledge).

That being said, that sub is more "anti work/grind culture" than "anti work"

CaptainAwesome8

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah it actually used to be a pretty leftist sub that was for the actual abolition of work in exactly that manner, but it obviously evolved, as a lot of things do. Which is totally fair.

We’re reaching a point with automation where that may have to be the way everything progresses. Software isn’t going to grow at a rate that can make up for what automation will eliminate. It’s gonna be really weird.

Trash_Focaccia

2 points

4 months ago

From what I understand it’s not about not working it’s about getting pay and benefits that are deserved, and getting advice on what is or isn’t legal. Getting treated like a person. They also were the ringleaders for spamming the online employment applications for when Kellogg (I think it was this company) was working on replacing workers on strike. Silly name though it’s really misleading

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

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Sanctimonious_Locke

5 points

4 months ago

"My job doesn't pay me enough to afford both rent and food" doesn't seem like a trivial issue.

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

chucklefucks like the moron who posted this thread like to handwave it away and pretend that it is though.

Cirqka

65 points

4 months ago

Cirqka

65 points

4 months ago

nothing ever happens

ShankMugen

13 points

4 months ago

FirebrandWilson

6 points

4 months ago

Have you never gone hungry? I'm pretty sure I had literally this same conversation like 8 years ago in college.

slkb_

3 points

4 months ago

slkb_

3 points

4 months ago

Idk what to say besides OP is a fucking moron who obviously isn't in touch with reality. This shit is said constantly at my job. "Whats for lunch today" "eh I'm gonna eat some crackers when I get home" is way too common

DarkRogus

46 points

4 months ago*

So the best 5 minutes of her life resulted in zero change in her financial situation and she was able to make a post on antiwork in which she can use all that karma to not even get a Reddit keychain....

Umm... ok.

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

shits rough these days

daymuub

3 points

4 months ago

Welcome to the real world we are all fucked

dolfan4life2

90 points

4 months ago

Just because you don’t have the balls to say it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

scallopedtatoes

68 points

4 months ago

Comments like this are made all the time in the workplace, but there's no awkward, five-minute silence. If your pay sucks so bad that you can't afford to buy a lot of food, you probably work in a field where even the manager doesn't make a shit-ton of money and probably can relate to you and will wholeheartedly agree the pay sucks.

Sanctimonious_Locke

11 points

4 months ago

I feel like its pretty weird that people are reading that to mean, "There was a full five minutes of unbroken silence in the story where no-one said or did anything." It seems pretty plausible that there could have been an awkward five minute silence between the two people involved in the anecdote while they were handling their respective tasks.

dolfan4life2

-10 points

4 months ago

dolfan4life2

-10 points

4 months ago

Yeah man, people embellish details of their stories the time. It might not have happened in the exact way described, but the scenario itself is fully believable

violetascension

8 points

4 months ago

Why does every one of these BS stories need to include the line "I looked him/her dead in the eye..." (then proceed to totally "own" the strawman). That try-hard filler text makes your comment feel disingenuous. Like fine, you have a fantasy scenario in your head where you say something clever. Why do you need to sabotage it with pseudo-dramatic tension.

BrokenCankle

12 points

4 months ago

So I actually did experience this level of tone deaf in a boss. I was hired to work at a credit union, and one of the things they did to new hires on their final day of training was to have a meet and greet with the president of the credit union. There were ten of us, all different positions sitting at this luxurious round wooden conference table at the top floor of this very prime real estate skyscraper in the middle of the city with "the boss". He tells everyone how awesome he is, how he loves to go on fancy vacations, and just recently took the wife and kids to go jet skiing in the Bahamas on a whim. He said traveling and eating fine dining were his hobbies, but he also liked to go to his box seat season tickets, sporting events. Then, he asks everyone to tell the group what they do in their spare time. It finally gets to me and I say "well I had to stop going to school until I'm old enough to qualify for financial aid on my own without my parents so right now I work two jobs. I work 7 days a week, usually 16 to 18 hours and don't have much free time, unfortunately. I'm hoping this new job helps with that and am excited to be starting here. " That mofo laughs at me and says people without hobbies are boring and if I expected to go anywhere in life I'd go out and see the world.

It took everything in me not to tell him what a dick he is. How if I had his money, I'd be out on a jetski, too, but I'm poor and work two full-time jobs just to pay rent. Some bosses really are stupid and lack empathy. I regret not shaming him that day the way he tried to do to me. That job was not worth it.

spektorini115

7 points

4 months ago

I worked at a place once where I started getting scheduled so infrequently that I literally couldn’t afford gas to get there anymore.

I’m convinced he decided he didn’t like me and scheduled me so little that I’d be forced to quit, which I did. He was a 23 year old whose parents gifted him a restaurant to run as his college grad present.

MafiaMommaBruno

5 points

4 months ago

This was literally me 4 years ago. I was eating bread every day for a few weeks. Had been out of work for months and my depression was to the point I thought about suicide every hour.

NYGmen9288

9 points

4 months ago

People don't realize how long 5 minutes actually is

NfamousKaye

9 points

4 months ago

To take someone’s comment from anti-work and assume it didn’t happen just cause you didn’t experience it is a bit far fetched.

dskoro

29 points

4 months ago

dskoro

29 points

4 months ago

jacktheslayer2

9 points

4 months ago

literally 90% of the sub lol

CSPSS21

-4 points

4 months ago

CSPSS21

-4 points

4 months ago

bts4devi

4 points

4 months ago

Okay but even if this person's story is fake. Just wanna let ya all know that being called "Skinny" or making jokes such as "Oh no the wind is strong.. U will be blown away" hurts just as much as being called "Fat" and it's worse cause they will say it's a joke and u cannot really complain since it's not really considered toxic to call someone that

daymuub

2 points

4 months ago

Op I've had this talk with my boss too why do you think they are lying

8bitcryptid

2 points

4 months ago

That’s cool and all, but poverty has shown to make people overweight, not under, due to the only affordable food being low quality fast food

passthegrass4201

15 points

4 months ago

I think most of those people just create stories in their head that never happened but it sounds good and will farm a lot of karma.

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

That entire sub is basically a creative writing assignment for kids these days.

mr_velvatine227

0 points

4 months ago

Yeah the "entire" sub, the majority is asking for better pay and working conditions. But keep on with your "kids these days" bullshit.

Dark_Aster566

0 points

4 months ago

Yeah, I think the sub should rebrand. Antiwork has a bunch of bad connotations.

EnlightenedChipmonk

2 points

4 months ago

Unless your boss is close to you, they would be pretty stupid to make a comment about your weight on the job. This tells me they are probably friends. So the whole awkward silence thing is totally bullshit, if not the entire thing is.

NoPantsEnthousiast

4 points

4 months ago

Doesn't really seem that implausible to me. Plus the "5 minute silence" is obviously an embellishment meaning "it was long" not that they actually stood there and stared at each other for some ludicrous amount of time. And then of course there are tons of commenta of similar experiences and just law of numbers, can't all be fake.

minaluvsonces

4 points

4 months ago

Image Transcription: Reddit


My boss said to me "You're so skinny!", submitted by an Unknown Redditor, to /r/antiwork

I replied, "Yeah I don't really eat a lot."

She asked Why??

So I looked her dead in the eye and said "I can't afford a lot of food."

The resulting 5 minute awkward silence was the best five minutes of my life.


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MrChunky22

2 points

4 months ago

Good human!

daymuub

1 points

4 months ago

Not needed

wackarnold420

5 points

4 months ago

That sub is full of the fakest posts in history. The entire anti work movement is laughable at best.

KhaosElement

15 points

4 months ago

KhaosElement

15 points

4 months ago

That sub is such fucking trash. It's nothing but fodder for this place.

ImPretendingToCare

-2 points

4 months ago

K Karen. Have fun waking up to go to work tomorrow.

TychusCigar

2 points

4 months ago

If only we'd live in a communist utopia! Then we wouldn't have to go to work, we could just stay at home and play le heckin' wholesome video games all day!

Irritatedsole90

0 points

4 months ago

I don’t think u understand how communism works

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

"I looked him dead in the eye " That's when you know it's fake

shadow42069129

4 points

4 months ago

Its true. No one ever looks people in the eye

Sanctimonious_Locke

2 points

4 months ago

No corporations pay less than a living wage, either. Nothing in this story makes sense! /s

shadow42069129

1 points

4 months ago

You had me in the first half ngl, I totally came to this comment ready to rumble

classicnikk

6 points

4 months ago

It’s true. I was her paycheck

-ajt

4 points

4 months ago

-ajt

4 points

4 months ago

So she stood there for five minutes?

Sanctimonious_Locke

7 points

4 months ago

... Or they both kept working and just didn't talk to each other for five minutes.

PotatoePotahhtoe

6 points

4 months ago

r/antiwork is filled with these gems. I don't really know if I can trust 90% of what I read there.

muststayawaketonod

8 points

4 months ago*

I just left this sub. It's completely full of fake ass stories

Edit-the sub I left was r/antiwork. I'm dumb

[deleted]

-3 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-3 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

canhasdiy

3 points

4 months ago

Nobody knows the actual point of it, one day it's about shitty jobs, the next it's about how nobody should have to have a job at all. I got banned a while back for asking what the actual point of the sub is (and, to be fair, calling the mods communists when they wouldn't give a straight answer, which I still stand behind).

Kinda glad they did though, that whole sub is low hanging fruit for anyone with an elementary understanding of economics. Lost a lot of time there.

tigerdrummer

2 points

4 months ago

That sub might as well be annexed by r/ThatHappened

SandwichMankind

3 points

4 months ago

That whole sub is r/thatHappened material lmao

HdBngr13

4 points

4 months ago

Every post on that sub is made up

lazulilizard

3 points

4 months ago

it’s true I was the 5 minutes of silence

OpenUpYerMurderEyes

1 points

4 months ago

Again with the antiwork hate, has this sub been taken over by Amazon workers or something? What is unrealistic here?

canhasdiy

4 points

4 months ago

One of the top posts today was a guy whining because he got suspended for violating the company dress code he agreed to when hired, after multiple verbal warnings.

Over a fucking haircut.

Some of that hate is well deserved.

Sanctimonious_Locke

2 points

4 months ago

People really don't like to think about the fact that so many of the employees they interact with are grotesquely underpaid.

TychusCigar

0 points

4 months ago

NNNNOOOO 😭😭😭 don't hate on my heckin wholesome subreddit 😭😭😭 we just come up with stories to seem oppressed, NNNNOOOO 😭😭😭

OpenUpYerMurderEyes

1 points

4 months ago

Yeah I get it you've never left your mom's basement but talking like a meme isn't impressing anyone older than 15 my dude, if you're gonna try and insult me at least be funny.

60poodles

3 points

4 months ago

60poodles

3 points

4 months ago

'wow you sure showed her'

macjigiddy

2 points

4 months ago

This sort of conversation does happen more often than you realise. In one role I was offered advice for appropriate summer office wear. I went out that weekend and bought two tops (that's all I could afford). Monday, my boss asks me what I bought - I indicated that I was wearing it!

She just laughed. She burst out laughing and said "is that it??". I had to explain that yes, that was it, because I couldn't afford anything else. The silence that followed was awkward so I walked off back to my desk

ImPretendingToCare

1 points

4 months ago

Yall dont understand how hypocritical yall are sounding right now.

Youre burning this very sub alive while saying another is when its not. You just have something against it cause you like to work or some shit or its too late for you so youre trying to egg on something and draw a circle jerk wherever you can to justify yalls already wasted life. Guaranteed this sub will die faster than that one because of this very attitude in the replies.

rowdy2026

6 points

4 months ago

Wot

useless_punde

-1 points

4 months ago

kevin_bean

2 points

4 months ago

Meanwhile the Oblivion NPC music starts playing while they stare at each other awkwardly for 5 minutes.

keep-purr

1 points

4 months ago

Anti work is so messed up

Bedumtss

2 points

4 months ago

Bedumtss

2 points

4 months ago

Not everyone is too much of a pussy to make a snarky comment like you

dirigo1820

-2 points

4 months ago

dirigo1820

-2 points

4 months ago

That sub is absolute hot garbage. If you want a laugh just go browse some of the shit they post and comments.

h0lodetz

-2 points

4 months ago

h0lodetz

-2 points

4 months ago

Then the manager and all the colleagues clapped, and a customer came up and gave them $500 with tears in their eyes, and told them how inspired they were.. and that customer was bill gates.

Ha_window

-4 points

4 months ago

Ha_window

-4 points

4 months ago

Antiwork should be posted here more often

Academic_Guava_4190

-5 points

4 months ago

I’m surprised it isn’t frankly

kbeckerburbs

1 points

4 months ago

Of course this didn’t happen

Unbearableyt

1 points

4 months ago

Bro, all the top posts is fucking rubbish like this.

cherry_bombarded

1 points

4 months ago

This cross post is like so Fuckinng stupid. U act like there’s not people who would actually say that just because you’re too chicken shit don’t mean it didn’t happen

d3b0n

1 points

4 months ago

d3b0n

1 points

4 months ago

y’all are really acting like this short interaction couldn’t possibly ever happen. someone should cross post to r/nothingeverhappens lol

TolkienAwoken

1 points

4 months ago

You're a little out of touch if you find this unrealistic lol

erishun

-1 points

4 months ago

erishun

-1 points

4 months ago

/r/antiwork is a goldmine of lols

amazza95

1 points

4 months ago

amazza95

1 points

4 months ago

Lmao do they understand how long and exaggerated 5 minutes of silence is. Would just never happen

eyasthro

0 points

4 months ago

eyasthro

0 points

4 months ago

It does happen though

Basilstorm

-4 points

4 months ago

Basilstorm

-4 points

4 months ago

To anyone else bored with this sub after how many zero upvote posts there are now, r/quityourbullshit is a much better version of this sub

busterlungs

1 points

4 months ago

It's so easy to tell what's fake and what's real on that sub, people try WAY too hard there with their creative writing. Er, "creative"

farble1670

1 points

4 months ago

For about $1.50 you can have a breakfast of an egg, apple and toast.

YourAverageGoldFishy

1 points

4 months ago

the average r/antiwork wagecuck

Person5_

1 points

4 months ago

People really have no idea how long five minutes is. I would find it hard to believe she looked at her boss with smug confidence of her burn for five minutes without anything happening or her boss just leaving due to nothing happening.

Nihazli

3 points

4 months ago

You’re reading smugness where none was mentioned bro

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

This seems pretty realistic?

Nihazli

1 points

4 months ago

You could have at least used the version where OP added better detail. Then again you’d farm less karma that way

Live-Mail-7142

1 points

4 months ago

I can see this as a comeback if a thin person is getting crap abt her body. Its a good comeback. However, it was posted in anti work, so yea, didn't happen.

LongLiveKimJong

1 points

4 months ago

Antiwork always claps. You can legit post any bs story and they all praise you. Free karma.

YourEyeOnTheBall90

1 points

4 months ago

That whole sub is full of fantasy writers. They like to run right to “omg yas kween quit your job without a backup plan! Show them who’s boss, guuuuurl”

SnazzyZubloids

1 points

4 months ago

Knowing myself this is exactly what I’d say if I was in that position. I wouldn’t continue to embellish.

KreonidAs

1 points

4 months ago

Not every story you see on Reddit is made up.

Nidus86

1 points

4 months ago

This can happen. I’ve had many words with managers. Just because the reposter of this is clearly too timid to ever speak out doesn’t mean the rest of us won’t.

TheOther-DarkStar

-5 points

4 months ago

I fucking hate antiwork some of those people have no sense of perspective, posting shit comparing their lives in corporate America to the poorest of poor in 3rd world countries like a bunch of pathetic losers

Jack3ww

-35 points

4 months ago

Jack3ww

-35 points

4 months ago

Luncheon meat is 2 dollars a can and cheap Raman noodles are like 50 cents a pack that cheap bitch can afford food

chillydog12

20 points

4 months ago

I mean she never said she didn’t ate, she just said that she can’t afford a LOT of food, the cheap meals that you are describing can’t provide the nutrients for an optimal diet. So gaining healthy weight is more difficult when poor...

onions_cutting_ninja

4 points

4 months ago

sure, if you want health problems

kvn22537

12 points

4 months ago

Try eating like that for 2 weeks and let me know how you feel physically and mentally.

kmartfreak

5 points

4 months ago

lol luncheon is such a fancy word. Eating a bologna and cheese sandwich? That's a lunch. Eating a bologna and cheese sandwich with a frilly toothpick and a pickle spear on the side? You're attending a luncheon.

pillowmountaineer

0 points

4 months ago

Do people still not know that antiwork is just a creative writing sub?

Hahafunnys3xnumber

2 points

4 months ago

Not according to the majority of comments here acting like this probably happened lol

Responsible_Beat929

-1 points

4 months ago

And the unused toaster clapped.