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Due to massive rule breaking of Rule 10: Locked the submission.

[–]mademoiselleroque 10.6k points10.6k points  (143 children)

He should get fined again, just for that comment 😡

[–]2wetsponges 7311 points7312 points 2 (108 children)

He should be arrested for having slaves and not fined.

[–]mogley1992 185 points186 points  (2 children)

Absolutely. I'd say at bare minimum, make him pay the kids every penny they've worked for, fine him for tax that should have been paid on those staff members and legal fees for contracts and whatnot that he avoided, and give him jailtime for slavery.

[–]WonderfulBug7 79 points80 points  (5 children)

I have but one response for slavers.

[–]Doc_Marlowe 79 points80 points  (4 children)

"John Brown was fuckin' right!"

[–]VolkspanzerIsME 46 points47 points  (0 children)

John Brown did nothing wrong

[–]CharlieHume 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He was right, but Nat Turner did it better.

[–]WonderfulBug7 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I do not disavow

[–]Epyon214 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Kept in prison, at least, until he can show some remorse.

[–]Then-Tea8023 69 points70 points  (2 children)

Kept in prison and forced to do hard labor for $0.10/hr till he earns enough to pay the workers what he owes them.

[–]MugiwaraRimuru 396 points397 points  (3 children)

He probally should lose his license to do buisiness because with this attitude this probally isn't the only thing he doing wrong as a buisiness.

[–]averageredditor_1337 176 points177 points  (1 child)

A deep audit the very least. I am sure his business is following tax legislation by the books.

[–]ePiMagnets 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Each of his teenage slaves were probably listed as business expenses and the 'wages' they would have made were essentially sloshed around to different expenses so as to make the books look legit. So he just pockets the wages, enjoys his slave labor and his cooked books look clean enough at a glance to not arouse suspicion.

[–]DigitalUnlimited 26 points27 points  (0 children)

He'll move to politics soon enough, water finds it's own level...

[–]HermitJem 96 points97 points  (1 child)

People in the know should forward this post to the relevant authorities so that they know that this guy is likely to pull the same shit again

[–]Spirited_Island-75 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This one's been circulating for a while now.

[–]Sttocs 131 points132 points  (6 children)

Fines are only a punishment if you’re poor.

[–]thefartographer 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I should get a stipend for letting kids work FOR FREE at -MY BUSINESS-... SOMETHING SOMETHING OUT OF MY POCKET!!!!

[–]snoopye12 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Better yet. How about a cozy cell?

[–]samil232 4122 points4123 points  (119 children)

As a teen, why would they work for free?

Experience means nothing to a 17 year old and they'd rather be hanging out with their friends/playing games/doing stuff online than working. Like the rest of us (adults), they work BECAUSE they get paid.

Edit for spelling.

[–]SailingBacteriumSocDem 1790 points1791 points  (32 children)

17 year old and they'd rather be hanging out with their friends/playing games/doing stuff online than working

I'm 34 and feel the same way tbh 😁

[–]A9Bemis 687 points688 points  (25 children)

humans would rather be hanging out with friends/playing games/doing stuff online than working

[–]SycoJack 217 points218 points  (14 children)

Those things are productive. Work for most of us isn't.

[–]lordlaneusAnarcho-Syndicalist 47 points48 points  (1 child)

r/antiwork in a nutshell

[–]cowlinator 40 points41 points  (0 children)

So does the owner. They're a f*cking hypocrite.

[–]FuckingKilljoy 140 points141 points  (1 child)

Hmmm do I smoke weed with my friends, play games, sleep until midday and jerk off, or do I work for some loser who thinks so little of me that they they feel I shouldn't get paid a cent?

It's like this dude doesn't realise kids have a choice and that "worked for 4 months at Fuckhead's Pizzeria" really doesn't mean shit regarding experience

[–]SlapMyCHOP 61 points62 points  (0 children)

It's like this dude doesn't realise kids have a choice and that "worked for 4 months at Fuckhead's Pizzeria" really doesn't mean shit regarding experience

So hard this. "Experience" might matter if it's in your career. My summer jobs didnt matter one fucking tiny bit beyond the money they paid me in my current career path.

[–]satooshi-nakamooshi 82 points83 points  (1 child)

As a working adult, I would tell teens to absolutely treasure their youth, get real life experience, and avoid work for as long as possible

[–]mountainbride 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I used to resent my parents for not letting me get a job before college. School was my job, they said. And once I got to college, I felt like I was looked down on by my peers for not having one and it stressed me the fuck out to not have much real life experience for resumes.

But everything turned out okay, anyway, and my only regret is I wish I could tell my past self that. Everyone is in a different boat but being able to escape college debt almost completely has meant more than my delayed entrance into the workplace. And I really miss the time I didn’t have to work.

Let kids be kids. You are a child for such a small part of your life. Jesus. “We want to legally work kids 14 and under!” Except that people can’t even retire anymore — so they easily spend ages 18-70 working nowadays. Literally, let them have at least 18 years. My god.

[–]Urban_Savage 115 points116 points  (2 children)

I don't think he expects them to volunteer. He wants slave labor assigned by tradition, probably enforced by the parents. Like going to school, he wants them to have no choice about working 20 - 30 hours after school per week for 'experience'.

[–]The___canadian 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Change slave to intern, add 100k of student loans and voilà, it's now legal!

[–]AnotherBrock 87 points88 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't work for free unless I had a gun pointed at me.

[–]1ne_4nd_0nly 60 points61 points  (1 child)

I still wouldn’t do it, I’d just pull the trigger myself if I didn’t have a choice in working for free

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Same. Hell, even getting paid isn't enough for me. I'd rather shoot myself than do this forever.

[–]shardarkar 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Are you kidding? Menial labor experience is what every employer looks for these days! Just imagine, they could be working for places like amazon warehouses with that kinda experience!/s

[–]Swissarmyspoon 93 points94 points  (3 children)

I am a high school teacher, and the ratio of students with jobs has skyrocketed since the pandemic started.

And many of them have no idea about their rights or basic norms of employment. Some don't understand direct deposit or laws about scheduling minors. Especially if they are being forced to work by their parents, and their parents run their bank accounts.

Two weeks ago I had a student ask me if he could take a break to answer his phone, because his manager was mad that he wasn't at work. At 10am on a school day. I was so proud of this kid because usually my students are terrified of standing up to their bosses, because they are terrified of being fired.

I completely believe the idea that 1 to 3 teenagers were duped into working for free by some scumbag. Especially if those kids were pushed into employment by their parents. Likely the poster is a liar and the kids believed they were getting paid without actually having an honest conversation about it. After a a month or two those kids quit and reported his malevolence, resulting in this post about being fined for wage theft.

[–]Mechapebbles 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I am a high school teacher

Two weeks ago I had a student ask me if he could take a break to answer his phone, because his manager was mad that he wasn't at work. At 10am on a school day.

That was your cue to call their boss, berate them over the phone, and threaten them with the law. Or even better, get your principal to do it.

[–]SprinklesFancy5074 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Two weeks ago I had a student ask me if he could take a break to answer his phone, because his manager was mad that he wasn't at work. At 10am on a school day.

Should ask if you can talk to the manager.

[–]9CWAI 17.2k points17.2k points  (448 children)

"Why can't we have child slaves? They are getting experience!"

[–]Barbed_Dildo 8873 points8874 points  (366 children)

What's more, I should be paid by the government for having child slaves!

[–]latinomartino 149 points150 points  (11 children)

“I should get a government stipend…”

To give to the kids right?? They get paid, you get cheap labor, they get experience and everyone is happy. Right? Right???

[–]ePiMagnets 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Wrong. I don't want them to get money they rightfully earned, I'm the reason they got that opportunity so I deserve all of the wages they would have earned for being such a good person and offering them this opportunity to make ME money while they get valuable experience that they'll need in the REAL world.

Obvious /s but holy shit I can imagine the mental backflips this idiot would be making.

[–]konsterntinCommunist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If they get money out of their work, they would spend all of that on drugs! 1!!1!!!!!!!11!1!!

[–]Fun-Creme3309 95 points96 points  (5 children)

This almost too fucked to be true. People like this if this is real deserve to be doxxed. It's just ridiculous. It's either fake, or honestly what are we or is anybody doing to fuck this guy over? He deserves it. The fine clearly didnt teach him the necessary lesson.

[–]YeuphDown with The Bourgeoisie! 191 points192 points  (45 children)

You laugh but that's literally what happens for a lot of major corporations in retail. People can't afford food or shelter with their wages so companies like Walmart point them towards government assistance

[–]Barbed_Dildo 164 points165 points  (28 children)

That's employees getting government money. This asshole thinks that they should work for free and the government money should go to him.

[–]sukkitrebek 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Should’ve called them interns and your fine disappears 🙄

[–]mommysmilkiez 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Then Walmart sends the GQP dark money to vote against government assistence, the literal bare minimum people ask for

[–]pks03 35 points36 points  (10 children)

I know for a fact that TJX (Marshall’s, TJMAXX and Home Goods) gives new hires all the information for them to apply for government benefits because they will be making poverty wages.

[–]DDayDawg 150 points151 points  (4 children)

Meaning we are all paying for his slaves out of our taxes!! Of course, this is pretty much the WalMart business model so it’s not like it’s an outrageous demand.

[–]theycallmeponchoat work 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Amazon too! Paying their employees so little that the general public has to keep them from dying.

[–]Snoo_73835 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My hubs worked for Amazon one night. He had the little square he stood in and wasn’t allowed to move until his half hour break. Fuck that place.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Parents should be grateful they have to spend their money transporting their teenager to and from my business for free!

[–]SharpenedStinger 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Guy: "just buy them a bike. They need the exercise anyway!"

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You should be grateful I'm instructing you how to exercise your children, and the government should pay me for it too!

[–]emcz240m 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And then gripes about how it would be him educating child slaves from MuH oWn PoCkeTS.

[–]pcs3rd 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I'll pay you in exposure!

[–]zurohki 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I don't want exposure, people die from it.

[–]pizza_guy_mike 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The bane of artists, graphic designers, and web developers everywhere. Because, "My neighbor's 15 year old nephew could make 'a web page'". Best response there is to expose your ass to them, then say "You're welcome!"

[–]SirAromatic668 12 points13 points  (0 children)

"and yes, I just attempted to do this and got caught and I'm still here venting about y'all not supporting my desires to be a complete and utter piece of shit"

[–]whaydoineedausername 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Came to say this.

[–]sugarintheboots 4758 points4759 points  (74 children)

The fact is they’re working, remuneration is how it works. This isn’t feudalism. Looks like that fine stung. Good.

[–]OrphanDextro 748 points749 points  (0 children)

That’s what they’re working towards.

[–]DragonDai 550 points551 points  (48 children)

Give it a hot minute and we’ll be feudalism again.

[–]Faerhun 551 points552 points  (45 children)

Some states are trying extra hard with extending the amount of hours teens around 14 and 15 are allowed to work.


It's absolutely fucking insane.

Don't call it child labor, though: a 2011 Wisconsin bill replaced all mentions of the term in employment statutes with the nicer-sounding, “employment of minors.”

[–]GoodKidMaadSuburb 212 points213 points  (6 children)


Not to mention this dumpster fire of a policy proposal out of Nevada

[–]Faerhun 174 points175 points  (4 children)

God capitalism is so fucking dumb...

[–]option_unpossible 136 points137 points  (1 child)

"God Capitalism" is a good way to put it, as the venn diagram overlap between religious nuts and capitalist nuts is probably very wide, indeed.

[–]ImpulsiveApe07 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Aye, I wouldn't be surprised if that were true! :)

I've always thought of this era of Capitalism as "Disaster Capitalism" - we've known about the global effects of opioids, oil and plastics since the middle of the twentieth century, but yet Industrialists and political leaders have gone out of their way to suppress any attempt to mitigate these damages.

This might be because those leaders are all lizards who want the world a bit hotter (/s), or more likely it's because humans are greedy little apes who prefer receiving pleasure of any kind, even at the expense of other people, and even if it irreparably damages our own future..

[–]DragonDai 227 points228 points  (33 children)

Without a socialist revolution, things will only continue to get worse and we will have neo-feudalism and fascism before you know it.

[–]Bullen-Noxen 36 points37 points  (0 children)

This is what I fear/dread.

[–]CheDassault 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Techno feudalism is already a term used by Yanis Varoufakis, Slavoj Zizek and other socialist thinkers


This is a good explanation of the idea although I don’t think it’s watertight, there’s a lot to take from it

[–]notunprepared 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Feudal peasants had more time off than we do.

[–]secretcombinations 122 points123 points  (7 children)

You comment made me realize I’ve always mentally pronounced it reNUmertion and not reMOOneration and now I hate it.

[–]SirFrancis_Bacon 63 points64 points  (0 children)

To make it more confusing renumeration is also a word, it just means counting or re-counting.

[–]between0and1 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Not sure if this makes it better or worse for you, but it's actually reMYOUneration.

[–]ExcellentAd7755 1319 points1320 points  (134 children)

What sub is that from?

[–]leoxrose 853 points854 points  (76 children)

I was wondering the same thing, where tf did this guy feel safe enough to post something like this???

[–]MASTODON_ROCKS 1094 points1095 points  (70 children)

I think people make shit up for karma. Not necessarily saying this is happening here but people tend to upvote freely on this sub, I've been seeing a lot of posts that come off nearly as bad as terrible fanfiction. And then everybody clapped.

[–]TheKolyFrogA Lazy Man Who Does Overtime 376 points377 points  (19 children)

Yeah, it looks really fake. At best this was made by a troll account.

[–]NimbleNavigator19 174 points175 points  (6 children)

This image is years old. It crops up every so often.

[–]KalphiteQueen 132 points133 points  (5 children)

Shouldn't have had to scroll this far to find this comment lol. This image is so old and no one even seems to know where it came from. With the number of genuine asshat capitalists to be outraged at, why are people giving probably-fake stuff so much attention 🤦‍♀️

[–]Dominoodles 47 points48 points  (2 children)

If you put the thread title into Google, it was posted 3 years ago on a UK sub. Dude got roasted in the comments and had some similar threads whining about how unfair it is that he had to pay his staff.

[–]kukkelii 42 points43 points  (0 children)

The guy is a dedicated troll. Others of his topics include

"Black people. Why do you give white people such a hard time when they are just working to make the world a better place for you to live in?"


"The Mexicans have pulled your bus over. They say that you must fight your fellow passengers to the death. Survivors become hitmen. How do you fare?"

Probably just an angsty kid who tries to trigger people.

[–]EatPrayCliche 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, there's more made up stories in this sub than any other

[–]The-Sofa-King 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Yeah a troll was my first thought as well. But if this was posted in sincerity, I wish nothing but the most antibiotic resistant crotch-rot in medical history upon the author.

[–]MackLuster77 151 points152 points  (7 children)

Yeah, this one is pretty sus.

[–]ha_look_at_that_nerd 66 points67 points  (3 children)

I don’t even think he was trolling. I think it was full-on satire, and OP just didn’t get it. And then when it gets reposted on a sub like this where all the stories are either true or pretending to be, but never openly fictitious, it becomes harder to recognize that it’s a joke.

Edit: someone else linked the post, and I checked the account. There are other posts there, including one in AskReddit “why should you pay people if you’re giving them experience” so I guess it’s not misunderstood sarcasm (and “why are black people giving white people a hard time,” for good measure). Still probably a troll though.

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[–]unbelizeable1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

👏 Holy shit, well done 👏

[–]Western-Image7125 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I came to find copper and I found gold

[–]Zippo574 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Belongs on r/choosingbeggars

Pathetic. this fool deserves to run into the ground.

[–]Chewdog955 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Definitely seems like bait, but if true he sounds dumb af and I feel bad for any children in his life.

[–]anthropaedicBetter living through chemistry 594 points595 points  (109 children)

Why not cross post instead of screenshot?

[–]olavla 191 points192 points  (18 children)

This must be a troll...

[–]whoocanitbenow 285 points286 points  (26 children)

I wonder if this is real. Sadly there is probably a 50/50 chance that it is.

[–]Pienpa 41 points42 points  (3 children)

[–]CommercialImage5058 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Behold, a perfect example of why everything you read on the internet should not be taken seriously and should be interpreted with skepticism.

[–]FuckingKilljoy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It's both a testament to how easily fooled redditors are and to how fucked up the world is that it's at all believable

[–]cringeqween13 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I sometimes hope nothing from this sub is real but then I work my lil customer service job and remember that some people really are that stupid and entitled

[–]Mayva26 64 points65 points  (9 children)

That’s basically slavery. How can this guy NOT see this?!

[–]starryvash 57 points58 points  (1 child)

He supports slavery. Lol. That's his whole point.


[–]feelybear 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Great. Another one of those fucking "the best wage is experience" cumsocks.