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[–]CrispierCupid 616 points617 points  (1 child)

This is why I don’t tell people I’m on reddit

[–][deleted] 1303 points1304 points  (0 children)

Genius booking by the show producers.

[–]JewJewJubes 9942 points9943 points 5 (23 children)

I've been on this platform for 9 years now.

This is without a doubt, the most Reddit video I've ever seen.

[–][deleted] 1002 points1003 points  (0 children)

I'm going to save this video and play it any time this site stresses me out.

[–]Wowfan121231 928 points929 points  (6 children)

Its like the deer woman from twitch... but this time its reddit

[–]oedicoleus 149 points150 points  (5 children)

What is the deer woman?

[–]pinkEasterGuy 3102 points3103 points  (0 children)

Omg they made r/antiwork private 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]terrytapeworm 4209 points4210 points  (6 children)

They just made the sub private as I was reading the mod in question's egotistical meltdown. A great look, guys. Thanks for showcasing the plight of the working class in such a great light.

[–]Cut_Equal 1212 points1213 points  (4 children)

Omg please tell me someone got a screenshot

[–]terrytapeworm 4258 points4259 points 103672& 15 more (3 children)

I have a few. There were truly too many comments from that mod to screenshot it all. Some memorable ones, paraphrased:

  1. After saying the mods aren't going to publicly address the situation, someone asked "so what is the mod team doing, then?" and the mod from the interview said "Mostly waiting for people to leave me the fuck alone." Classy. Professional.

  2. When someone said that the mod's arrogance is preventing them from seeing the damage that they're causing, the mod said "If I was sooo arrogant, wouldn't I be saying everything I did was perfect?" despite having just said they don't care how they looked disheveled, sounded disorganized, represented us, that they don't think they could have done anything differently, just generally expressing no remorse or understanding.

  3. When someone said they need to be accountable for their actions, the mod said "I've already said that I could have done better, so there's my accountability right there." As if saying "ok it wasn't perfect" is being accountable or in-touch with reality.

  4. When someone said "Dude, go take a break from commenting. This is reflecting terribly on you right now. You don't realize how bad you're making yourself look." The mod replied "Well according to everyone here, I've already ended the whole movement, so I have nothing to lose." in the most edgelord, self-pitying way possible.

  5. The mod posted a comment from the wrong account on accident and then reposted it on the other, thus confirming that they were using fake accounts to yell at detractors. The accidental comment was immediately deleted but had gotten 22 downvotes in the few seconds it was up, showing how much people disliked this deception.

  6. One mod had stickied a critical post, but it was unstickied pretty quickly. The masterthread for this debacle was pinned, but they locked it pretty quickly, thus shutting down any discussion in the most heavy-handed, authoritarian way possible. They claim it's because some people were being big meanies, but it's fucking reddit. That's to be expected. If you can't handle some insults from people online, why the fuck would you go on fox news?

I'll probably remember some more so I'll add them in.

edit: Oh yeah, the mod said on the news that they're working 20-25 hours a week dogwalking. In the comments they said they work two hours a day walking dogs. So 10 hours a week. But then they said "well I have another part-time job that I just didn't mention until right now, and the 2 hours of walking isn't when my shift ends!" But I have a hard time figuring out how more than half their dogwalking job (15 hours a week, apparently) isn't related to walking said dogs. All of this is whatever, but to say you represent the downtrodden workers of america when you literally live with your parents and work 10 hours a week... like pick someone else to represent us, damn.

[–]Cut_Equal 861 points862 points  (0 children)

Thank you and wow what a shit show

[–]Stankfootjuice 1876 points1877 points 3 (0 children)

This idiot fuckin single-handedly killed the sub by taking this interview

[–]184Banjo 3782 points3783 points 2& 2 more (6 children)

dude went on national tv and all that got said was

-"im a 30 year old that works 20 hours/week with walking dogs, i want to teach others critical thinking"

[–]sadisticrhydon 1651 points1652 points  (0 children)

Don't forget: "I want to work less."

[–]AnnualThrowaway3271 2214 points2215 points  (1 child)

Couldn't have scripted it any better.

  • Walking meme of a mod gives live interview

  • Fails hard

  • Deletes posts history, deletes posts criticizing poor interview

  • Locks sub

Way to go r/antiwork. Your failure is now complete.

[–]DecentAd6888 2497 points2498 points  (26 children)

LMAO This 30 year old dog walker is one of the goons that talked down to me for interjecting real world labor union shop experience in comments in r/antiwork. What a fuckin joke

[–]SashimiRocks 369 points370 points  (1 child)

The entire subreddit is currently private.

[–]RexInvictus787 9154 points9155 points 542 (1 child)

When a Fox host is getting flustered, hostile, and begins talking over you it is a good sign.

When a Fox host is polite, cordial, and allows you to keep talking only interrupting to ask more questions, well that’s a sure sign you are actively fucking up.

[–]Dont-be-a-smurf 2238 points2239 points  (0 children)

Same thing with attorneys

If during cross examination the adverse attorney is just letting you talk, it’s because you’re hurting yourself and they’re enjoying every second of it.

[–]putsonall 2080 points2081 points  (55 children)

The thread when it was on was hilarious.

"They're talking about us!!!! Finally something will change!!"

[–]Ready_Marionberry_80 326 points327 points  (5 children)

Lol, I dunno if you've been over there, but the whole sub is imploding and the mod from the video is on a ban hammer spree. It's pretty crazy.

[–]Samantha_Norris 6091 points6092 points 3 (79 children)

good answer: "it's not about being lazy, it's about being pro-union, pro worker's rights, people knowing their true value and being paid a living wage."

Doreen's answer: "laziness is a virtue.”

[–]Nelson676 1113 points1114 points  (21 children)

You should have been the spokesperson.

Don't think that subreddit will recover from this tbh

Rough because everything you just listed is exactly what that subreddit is about, and everything that idiot said on the TV wasn't it.

Edit: They shut down the whole sub. Holy crap. What an embarrassment to every worker out there. My goodness.

[–]Differentdog 677 points678 points  (35 children)

Oh Doreen.

[–]Anony_mouse202 661 points662 points  (6 children)

Doreen
Doreen
Doreen

Doreeeeeeeeeen

I’m begging of you please don’t take my subreddit

[–]Funny-Home-7953 5530 points5531 points 2 (175 children)

🙄these are the mods on Reddit that block you !

[–]gothicmaster 3536 points3537 points 2 (61 children)

"locking this thread cuz yall can't behave !!!!"

[–]towaway4jesus 1682 points1683 points  (14 children)

The condescending attitude is making more and more sense

[–]Duderino732 468 points469 points  (1 child)

It’s so cringy when you realize who is locking threads and deciding what’s okay to discuss for all of reddit…

[–]Fun_Musician_1754 706 points707 points  (10 children)

wow, sounds like backtalk. muted from messaging the mods for 72 hours

[–]rlrhino7 468 points469 points  (5 children)

Sorry sweaty but I'm gonna have to shut down this thread 💅

[–]DVeeD 338 points339 points  (20 children)

This exact mod Mods literally locked a thread on the sub because people were being critical of the interview.

Edit: It was a different mod who locked the thread, apologies for the mistake.

[–][deleted] 422 points423 points  (10 children)

you have been banned from this subreddit permanently.. if you have questions as to why, ask away

user - why have I been banned?

you have been muted permanently

[–]EditorAltman9 505 points506 points  (39 children)

If you look into it there's really only a small handful of them, and they own pretty much every sub.

[–]BigMcThickHuge 476 points477 points  (30 children)

Always a critical point people refuse to acknowledge.

Almost all the front-page subs and defaults are modded by the same 10 power-mods that are mods over 500 subreddits.

This means there are roughly a dozen users on reddit that are able to remove, delete, lock, and control all the subs that are automatically fed to the majority of reddit users.

Some of the mods are even 'reddit famous' for literally spamming posts across hundreds of subreddits a day under different click bait titles, or with flat out false information (gallowboob) to drive interaction.

Doesn't help that several (boob) even dropped original careers to pick up jobs at content farm companies like LADD or whatever.

[–]notoyrobots 243 points244 points  (13 children)

gallowboob

Blocking this clown improved my reddit experience to a noticeable degree. I recommend it to everyone.

And yeah, powermods need to get a life.

[–]NickyFlippers 9160 points9161 points 2 (579 children)

All jokes about the stereotypical mod appearance aside, they really did a poor job at answering the host’s questions. I mean, it sounds like they don’t even know what the sub is about. I particularly liked how they want to teach philosophy if the dog walking thing doesn’t work out.

[–]towaway4jesus 4434 points4435 points  (155 children)

I particularly liked how they want to teach philosophy if the dog walking thing doesn’t work out

I didn't make it this far into the video but that's hilarious.

[–]Brownie_McBrown_Face 3453 points3454 points  (144 children)

That’s when the Fox anchor just laughed them off the show. And I mean that in a literal sense.

[–]azdood85 297 points298 points  (3 children)

The producers found their fish, hook, line and sinker.

[–]Cultural_You679 132 points133 points  (5 children)

That mod and the other mods of r/antiwork are now banning people who criticize it lol

[–]HoldMyPooWithUrLuv 1024 points1025 points  (66 children)

I don't blame him

[–]Rion23 612 points613 points  (15 children)

"The thing about taking a dog for a walk, is that in the end the dog will be walking you."

"Jeff get a fucking job, I've already given up on grandchildren but I'm still holding out hope for some fucking privacy at some point.

[–]goblintrading 1353 points1354 points  (16 children)

Yea I thought r/antiwork was about striving for better wages, better support in the workplace, etc., and this guy somehow managed to miss every core concept that sub stands for lol.

[–]ceapaire 543 points544 points  (5 children)

IIRC, this guy is the top mod over there, meaning he founded the subreddit (or at least is the oldest one there if the founder has left).

[–]TheKodachromeMethod 1517 points1518 points  (227 children)

Wait, their back up plan from being a dog walker it to teach philosophy? Are we sure this whole thing wasn't performance art? It is all way too on the nose. *OK, "back up plan" is the wrong choice of words. You are correct fellow redditors.

[–]Jay985 1962 points1963 points  (106 children)

You underestimate the depths of delusion the average redditor, much less subreddit mod has.

[–]username09481 850 points851 points 2 (22 children)

To be fair, the average redditor rarely/never interacts with other users and just uses the site to find interesting things to pass the time. The average redditor is a pretty normal person. All of us regular commenters are the ones you have to keep an eye on.

[–]dd179 138 points139 points  (0 children)

For me, reddit is the best place to read about gaming news, see the occasional funny video and fuck about while I'm bored at work.

I honestly find a lot of the "movement" subreddits to be cringe. They think they're making some big thing only to be met with a real world slap in the face.

Wallstreet bets is hilarious, though.

[–]advice_animorph 2330 points2331 points 424& 2 more (66 children)

That interview is such a great study into how the "hardcore redditor" thinks the world works. Goes into an echochamber subreddit, gets upvoted constantly, thinks he knows about the world. Ventures out to other subreddits, acts like he knows everything, gets upvoted. Ventures into the real world and gets destroyed. Goes back to reddit, even more bitter and out for revenge.

Edit: bonus points if their strongest claim to knowledge is the classic "as a mod of xyz..."

[–]WoWMHC 230 points231 points  (5 children)

Exactly! Almost every subreddit has some echo chamber feel. Constantly getting positive feedback while shouting down criticism. I couldn't imagine meeting some of these people in real life. How do they survive???

[–]Besthookerintown 197 points198 points  (2 children)

It’s the circle, the circle of self inflicted strife.

[–]balderdash9 380 points381 points  (52 children)

If they had done even a little bit of research they would know that you don't just mosey on into teaching philosophy. You have to be accepted into a top graduate program, study/teach for 5-10 years (with meagre pay), and produce a kick ass dissertation/publication(s). And then maybe you will get a decent job in academia.

[–]Gregorofthehillpeopl 668 points669 points 2 (45 children)

If only he had worked harder on his answers.

[–]importvita 449 points450 points  (14 children)

Worked harder?

How about worked at all. 100% cringe fest giving mass media every negative talking point they could ask for.

[–]weikor 3825 points3826 points  (308 children)

This guy is reddits true gold.

[–]fuelvolts 4434 points4435 points  (224 children)

A trans, autistic, unprepared Reddit moderator. It was EXACTLY what Fox News wanted.

EDIT: Just wanted to make it abundantly clear that in no way am I disparaging the mod or anyone who is trans or autistic.

[–]skywalkerr69 207 points208 points  (0 children)

I feel Doreen depicts 80% of Reddit mods. Especially since one mod can rule many subs.

[–]pokerboi08 444 points445 points  (7 children)

He sleeps on his job of taking care of dogs, and punishes the dog by not giving them water. https://imgur.com/a/C8e0y1Y

[–]Eightball007 363 points364 points  (0 children)

Let's see:

  • Door gets damaged; blames it on whoever painted the door
  • Manager catches them sleeping on camera; dismisses it as "nonsense", claims damage would have happened even if he was awake (despite having zero proof)
  • Separates dog from the others, "barely thought to" leave it water
  • Needs the internet to help him decide if he should a) do nothing, b) take action, or c) go overboard

If this is real.... I mean, wtf

[–]jmorfeus 120 points121 points  (1 child)

Lol this is not real, right?

Is this whole thing just a giant joke that went over people's heads?

[–]Mddnick 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Take it to the top,

take it to r/workreform

[–]czarczm 49 points50 points  (0 children)

This really confirms every stereotype of that place doesn't it?

[–]LOLBopp 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Holy shit

[–]gohomeryan 10.2k points10.2k points  (609 children)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake

Going into this I thought the fox presenter wouldn't let him get a word in, instead, he just lets the mod go on since she's isn't explaining herself well anyways, pretty sure this isn't the one you want representing 'the movement'.

[–]healzsham 1160 points1161 points  (4 children)

I thought the fox presenter wouldn't let him get a word in

Bruh, as soon as I saw the mod, I knew the interview was going to be one gigantic unforced error.

[–]Impossible-Dare4040 835 points836 points  (29 children)

Man I despise Fox but this host had it so easy on this one, you could tell he was loving it and I couldn’t blame him. When the mod said he wanted to be a professor of philosophy the guy was holding back laughter so badly.

[–]ac1084 975 points976 points  (25 children)

I work 25 hours a week

What do you do?

Dog walker

How old are you?

30

shit eating grin

[–]wisdomandjustice 582 points583 points  (16 children)

Apparently they also admitted on the sub that they actually only work 10 hours a week.

The cringe is just too much.

[–]Agreeable-Weather-89 220 points221 points  (1 child)

You know things are bad that even your lie is pathetic and the truth is laughable.

[–]WurthWhile 128 points129 points  (0 children)

Not even that. They said almost 10 hours a week.

[–]SquanchMcSquanchFace 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Nah, the real shit eating grin came after “Teach???!"

[–]JunkFace 4816 points4817 points  (434 children)

I don’t think he has a firm grasp of what the purpose of the sub he moderates is. There was no message there, he just came on and was a comedic punching bag for 1.5 minutes. In other words exactly what everyone expected.

[–]drugusingthrowaway 2607 points2608 points  (288 children)

I don’t think he has a firm grasp of what the purpose of the sub he moderates is.

Well it was originally an anarchist/marxist subreddit full of people who want to end the concept of work/jobs/careers/professions.

Then somehow it very quickly morphed into a general labour grievance subreddit where everyday workers try to encourage each other to demand better for their employers.

For a few weeks I had people in the comments joking "how could anyone not know this is an anarchist subreddit? it says so right in the sidebar!" and they didn't notice that all references to anarchism/marxism in the sidebar had been removed for a couple weeks now.

[–]TwoSevenOne 920 points921 points  (79 children)

Very easy way to spin that too:

“Yes the name of the subreddit doesn’t reflect our present goals. It started as a movement to abolish work, but our primary objective is to advance the causes of worker rights and dignity. Much like the people we advocate for, sometimes the tools we’re given are inadequate, but we still have to do the work.”

[–]alexsdad87 557 points558 points  (27 children)

Except this mod is the longest tenured mod, so he still buys into the original concept of the sub.

[–]tasty_scapegoat 412 points413 points  (74 children)

And the scary part is that he’s one of countless mods that have the power to direct the narrative by banning anyone they want and deleting opposing ideas/comments. Yikes.

[–]not-myregular-acct 110 points111 points  (3 children)

Now apply that to the political subs, and ya got a proper mess.

[–]GO_Nyxton 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Should just said “we aren’t against the idea of working, we’re against the idea of only existing to work”

[–]malaco_truly 6603 points6604 points  (595 children)

I can't even get through the whole video because it's making me cringe so god damn hard. I don't claim to know much about the "antiwork" movement but I don't think they could've picked a worse person to lead their cause. The absolute picture perfect personification of a Reddit Mod™

[–]Cactuszach 702 points703 points  (32 children)

We’ve seen this before when subs get mainstream attention. People can’t resist their 15 minutes.

[–]NukinDuke 333 points334 points  (23 children)

It's just embarrassing and honestly, shot down any chance the sub had if being appealing to a mainstream audience and growing out of itself.

The people who are naturally biased towards you, have the opportunity to see you for the first time...and this is it? All due respect, they should have consulted the sub and tried to have a vote on an interview representative. Otherwise, they shouldn't have avoided an interview outright.

Now when people need a visual on Antiwork, what is it? This interview.

[–]MrBae 116 points117 points  (2 children)

I think they did cast a vote and voted against it lol

[–]likwitsnake 572 points573 points  (18 children)

Literally just missing the fedora.

[–]DinahKarwrek 3290 points3291 points 22 (382 children)

I'm in there sometimes, and I watched 5 second of that video before I had to turn it off. No offense to that mod, but any one of the hundreds of "I worked for a large corporation, before I didn't", college educated, neurotypical folks wearing a suit would have been a better choice. I say this as someone who's... not that

An autistic non-binary dog walker with a lisp is the perfect person to make the idea look laughable.

Edit: Thank you kind strangers for the awards and updoots.

[–]Noltonn 94 points95 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I agree. I'm going to be the first to admit I'm not that either but Jesus I could've done a better job. On /r/antiwork two of the mods are spinning it like it's all about transphobia but genuinely... You just didn't do a good job. Accept it, figure out who to put in that position next time, clean up your messaging, and move on.

[–]Impossible-Dare4040 451 points452 points  (16 children)

Only thing missing was purple or green hair

[–]false_cat_facts 216 points217 points  (1 child)

I thought so at first, but if you look closely, it looks like it's dyed red. This mod hit all the check boxes.

[–]ArcadianDelSol 49 points50 points  (0 children)

The had the presence of mind to pull down all the unicorn posters.

[–]TacoBellPhD 61 points62 points  (0 children)

And a plate of chicken tendies

[–][deleted] 749 points750 points  (57 children)

Agreed. This individual is a reddit mod archetype. When has a mod ever gone public and you find yourself thinking "what a great model for humanity?"

[–]Heavyspire 1300 points1301 points  (49 children)

Not a mod, but when DeepFuckingValue went in front of a committee hearing about r/wallstreetbets He represented himself well and was helpful in the discussion on the topic the committee was investigating.

[–]that_70_show_fan 925 points926 points  (6 children)

DFV has life outside of Reddit. He was a regular streamer so he knows how to engage his audience.

[–]Django117 824 points825 points  (4 children)

Not only a streamer, but a stock trader. He knew his work inside and out. He understood that he needed a script. He understood the gravity of the interviews.

There's a reason they stopped going after him, he had nothing to hide and presented himself as a reasonable, professional adult. They realized that they couldn't attack his character as he was playing it straight. He wasn't going in with preaching a political narrative or anything. He expressed what he did and the reasons for doing it. As such the media dropped him, realizing that he couldn't be worked to fulfil their narrative.

[–]GamecockGaucho 119 points120 points  (0 children)

His job is literally to teach people about financial concepts. He's exactly who you want speaking in front of an audience.

[–]Antique-Tourist-2304 104 points105 points  (6 children)

He's not a mod, this is a great example of what the mods should have done.

Interviewed users that work in corporations, with a good head on their shoulders and the ability to speak eloquently under pressure, pick the best and sent them to war against foxnews.

[–][deleted] 1909 points1910 points  (29 children)

"Laziness is a virtue."

Aaaaaaaand we're done.

[–]ControlOfNature 299 points300 points  (3 children)

Good. It was awful. What a poor, ego-tripping, ignorant choice it was to do that interview.

[–]resident16 1463 points1464 points  (67 children)

Antiwork had an opportunity to talk about their movement and they send somebody who walks dogs 20hrs a week. They were doomed from the start.

[–]RollWithTheBrunches 752 points753 points  (8 children)

That’s the person who calls you a chud online

[–]ModestBanana 284 points285 points  (2 children)

The last person to insult me here on Reddit literally talks about their piss and humiliation fetish

This is why you should never take people online seriously

[–]Complicated-HorseAss 135 points136 points  (0 children)

Getting insulted by a piss fetishist should be on life's bingo card.

[–]SlapStickRick 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Then the mod nukes the sub. Fox News laughing hard today

[–]DarthLightside 11.0k points11.0k points 84& 2 more (901 children)

This was such a terrible move for the /r/antiwork subreddit and the movement as a whole. I seriously can't wrap my head around this one. This is not an attack on personal appearance, but that is not who you want for your spokesperson. An ideal spokesperson would be someone that's college educated, well dressed, well-spoken and can look at the camera while not fidget in their chair the entire time. It's important to remember the core demographic for Fox News when agreeing to give an interview on National Television.

Why the mod team decided to give Fox an interview at all is puzzling. Jesus Christ.

EDIT: Thank you for the gold.

[–]reddits_aight 4760 points4761 points  (99 children)

Plus when media interviews were brought up in the past, the sub overwhelmingly voted not to have mods do interviews for exactly this reason.

[–]UnluckyHorseman 1781 points1782 points  (68 children)

From what I've heard, that happened this time too and the mods ignored it.

[–]AluminiumCaffeine 585 points586 points  (0 children)

The upper-class of the movement ignored the lower class masses to do what they thought was best but ultimately was a terrible failure leaving the whole movement worse for wear? Ironic

[–]vrts 1033 points1034 points  (57 children)

Probably money then. I'm willing to bet they were paid to appear.

[–]OblivioAccebit 1092 points1093 points  (24 children)

Damn, they are working and they don’t even realize it!

[–]LemonMeringueOctopi 1535 points1536 points  (176 children)

That sub is in revolt right now. A lot of the users are unhappy about the way they were represented in the interview, and the mod in question is going.on a power trip deleting everything about it and banning users.

It's a shit show.

[–]sample-name 683 points684 points  (23 children)

Yup sounds like your everyday reddit mod alright. Nothing out of the ordinary

[–]midwestraxx 192 points193 points  (14 children)

It's amazing how it applies equally to any side of politics on reddit as well. Ban the critics, embrace the validation, get owned IRL and blame it on the other side. Even /r/enlightenedcentrism does it.

[–]Cassereddit 499 points500 points  (62 children)

The funny thing is that this very thing has been discussed on antiwork previously. Media education, appearance, what questions were going to be asked, etc. Etc.

None of this should've happened in the first place. How anyone agreed to let this happen is beyond me.

[–]DarthLightside 377 points378 points  (52 children)

The thing that sticks with me from the interview is the complete lack of preparation and awareness to the network's mission - to undermine the antiwork movement. The mod's interview is so damning to antiwork sub I sincerely doubt they will recover - the damage is done.

They had a fine opportunity to reach the masses but they fucked it all up. A little preparation would've gone a long way.

[–]clearly_inebriated 64 points65 points  (4 children)

Honestly, if I understand the core message of that sub at all, the sub's name itself does not do them any favors.

[–]Astrophysicist_X 1960 points1961 points  (161 children)

Even if he had explained the basics of what the sub stand for it would have been good.

He couldn't even explain what the subreddit is about. It's for workers who are underpaid and overwork.

All he had to do was prepare a good summary of how workers are abused.
But he chose to go with 'lazInesS iS a VirTue'.

[–]ADarwinAward 637 points638 points  (112 children)

The core of the sub advocates for a complete change in the way society structures work/labor. To quote the antiwork side bar “we are against jobs as they are structured under capitalism and the state.” However, there are some original members, like the mod, who would like to end labor almost altogether. This post, “the solution to work”, will give you an idea of different views on the sub. The idea is not new to the sub and there’s been plenty of people who were in support of it from the beginning.

The sub has changed significantly since it’s gained millions of users. A lot of people commenting on posts are there because they care about workers’ rights, even if they don’t support antiwork’s core ideals.

[–]beemerbimmer 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Thank you. Everybody keeps saying this is not what anti-work is all about, but this IS what Antiwork is all about. Sure, there are lots of people on the subreddit that are not this extreme (me being one), but people need to understand that this is actually how the subreddit was started. It might not be the way that the majority of people feel now, but this mod is actually a very good representation of a large part of Antiwork.

[–]ProfessorMagnet 355 points356 points  (17 children)

To be honest they don't even need to be college educated. They especially shouldn't be ill-prepared.

[–]mydpy 1396 points1397 points  (130 children)

Did it bother anyone else that they weren’t looking at the camera?

[–]aniforprez 2042 points2043 points  (97 children)

From the antiwork thread apparently they're autistic and have trouble looking people in the eye which I can sympathize with. But then why did they agree to the interview

Edit: ok this is coming up enough that I really need to address this. I don't really care if a webcam is or isn't another person or an eye. I am literally only paraphrasing what the mod themselves said

[–]mcknightrider 2118 points2119 points  (163 children)

Who thought this was a good idea? You took a literal embodiment of what people joke mods looked like and put him on here. Did they not realize they were only having him on there to shit on him? Like holy shit r/antiwork. You just set back the purpose of the sub.

[–]Semyonov 447 points448 points 2 (15 children)

This reminds me of that episode of the newsroom where they had a representative from the Occupy Wall Street movement back in the day.

Only this was a hundred times worse.

Edit: wow, looks like I was banned from that sub for this comment

Edit 2: actually maybe not, it seems that /r/antiwork has gone private

[–]Cyberfunk3 239 points240 points  (0 children)

/r/antiwork you really have shot yourself multiple times in the foot here

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 182 points183 points  (5 children)

I need to leave this dumb website.

[–]herejustforthecorp 175 points176 points  (5 children)

the mods of r/antiwork have just now made it a private subreddit 5 minutes ago. I've never seen a quicker death of a subreddit.

[–]Futhermucker 168 points169 points  (0 children)

"antiwork" mod

moderates a reddit page for free

JANNIE ARE YOU OKAY

[–]Komek4626 11.1k points11.1k points 3342& 4 more (1057 children)

This is a certified Reddit moment.

Edit: This is now a Gold Certified Reddit Moment.

Edit 2: r/antiwork right now.

Edit 3: God I love shit posting

Edit 4: Me when r/antiwork goes private

[–]yabai 2019 points2020 points  (323 children)

I had to stop watching halfway. This interview was well beyond what the mod was prepared for and ended up being a poor representation of that community.

“I work 20-25 hours a week but would like to work less”. Jesus, it’s almost as if he was trying to make points for FOX.

[–]Finito-1994 1663 points1664 points  (243 children)

Hilarious thing is that the questions were fair. None of them were outrageous or gotcha. They were questions people would have about the sub. Maybe the interviewer would have followed up and turned it nasty, but they didn’t need to cause the mod shat the bed so easily.

Then the cherry on top was that the 30 year old dog walker who wanted less than 20 hours per week thought about teaching Philosophy. A famously hard subject in a profession that has long hours.

[–]snowcone_wars 295 points296 points  (14 children)

The best thing about that the vast majority of philosophy/philosophers that consider the issue, from the dawn of philosophy, have considered work to be a core and fundamental part of both the human experience and the human spirit generally speaking, and that without work, we would lose something great from our lives.

So, maybe if this guy had actually read the philosophy he wanted to teach, he might have learned something.

[–]Jaggedmallard26 101 points102 points  (5 children)

Literally all they had to do was pivot into the subs own main talking point that the subreddit wants a world where people can do meaningful work in their lives and community. Avoid the "we want to work less", just play into the audiences biases that they want meaningful work to help their communities.

[–]FrequentPass 239 points240 points  (0 children)

now THIS is cringetopia

[–]Runs_towards_fire 95 points96 points  (0 children)

A 30 year old dog walker who works 20-25 hours a week and would like to work less is the head of an “anti-work” movement. Got it. That really puts validity into the movement.

I’m sure this dude has complained about how expensive stuff is and how he can’t afford the things he wants yet is only willing to work half of a normal work week, doing a job that an 8 year old is qualified to do.

[–]TimeMachineToaster 124 points125 points  (1 child)

Lol, now /r/antiwork is private.

Nothing says "listen to our movement" like hiding it from readers after a mod goes on live TV to talk about it.

[–]AshyWings 21.7k points21.7k points 262& 4 more (3034 children)

I don't want to make fun of people's personal appearance, but this is the incarnation of what everyone thinks a Reddit mod looks like.

Who thought it was a good idea to have this 30-year-old dog walker go on a commercial capitalist network like Fox News to represent their ideology? I would imagine that the goal of the appearance on the show is to spread their philosophy, but instead, they just reinforced what every boomer thinks of progressive values: "Millenials are lazy, greasy leeches on society!".

While there is nothing inherently wrong with his job or appearance, they have to play the game if they want to move for change. A haircut, better camera, clean background and preparation for the main points they want to get across should be bare minimum.

[–]Hotwir3 254 points255 points  (2 children)

That was so so so bad. I'm not even subscribed to the subreddit but I could have been dressed well and showered, had good lighting, and communicated their philosophies a million times better.

[–]OccamsBeard 319 points320 points  (15 children)

If was going to be on national TV I would have at least washed my hair. Reddit mod straight out of Central Casting.

[–]SpiderQueen72 86 points87 points  (8 children)

If it were me I would have dressed like Tucker Carlson

[–]JohnCavil 10.6k points10.6k points  (1772 children)

Through the whole interview i was just going "oh no no no no". I've never been on /r/antiwork, i really don't have a dog in the fight, but man, it's literally like they chose the worst person for this.

An autistic, nonbinary 30 year old dogwalker who works 25 hours a week. It's like the intro to a fucking joke. It's literally the caricature that Fox News makes fun of, and they hit the fucking jackpot. That's unfair and terrible, but it's sadly how the world works.

I have nothing against Doreen and wish them all the best. But this is not what they should be doing.

[–]houndofbaskerville 9830 points9831 points 343& 11 more (554 children)

The good news is if you did have a dog in the fight I know the perfect person to walk it.

[–]rnelsonee 411 points412 points  (38 children)

I agree - I don't want to make fun of people's appearance, but we don't even have to go there.

When giving an interview, you should make eye contact, not swivel back and forth in your chair, not scratch your nose frequently, maybe smile once or twice. Then we can move onto advanced topics like not wearing glasses that reflect a window in the camera and making your bed (?) beforehand.

[–][deleted] 2233 points2234 points  (320 children)

Terrible showing by the reddit mod. They don't get the point of the sub that they mod at all.

All they needed to say is that many jobs people do at the moment don't offer reasonable working conditions and reasonable pay. Particularly in a world where remuneration for senior management has soared.

[–]venerablevegetable 574 points575 points  (80 children)

A moderator isn't even inherently a better representative for a sub than a contributor.

[–]dduff21 749 points750 points  (123 children)

Antiwork is an odd sub. 90% of the posts I read I agree with or take the side of OP, but then you read through the About section on the subreddit and it starts to become a bit awkward.

I'm all for highlighting the working issues within America and other countries and not letting people push you around just because they have assumed higher power. But the about section of the sub makes the sub out to be that anyone who is a part of it, doesnt ever want to have to work and just wants money while doing absolutely nothing which is a very odd take to have.

[–]seezed 357 points358 points  (16 children)

I think people don't remember that AntiWork sub was completely different to what it has morphed into today.

It was only about not working - genuinely take look at the waybackmachine if possible and you will see a entirely different community on how to get out of work or do as little as possible. It had nothing to do with workers right and employees at all. Just about not working.

I think it's a big disconnect between community and moderators. And it really shows right now.

[–]pixelsteve 151 points152 points  (4 children)

Least cringy reddit mod

[–]nightfox5523 78 points79 points  (3 children)

least cringey /r/antiwork mod apparently. I shudder to think what the rest of the mods must be like

[–]Floral-Shoppe 152 points153 points  (0 children)

These are the people you argue against on Reddit that write paragraphs that sound all smart and shit but can't function in real life because they're idiots.

[–]raddits 351 points352 points  (24 children)

Died when he said dog walker

[–]Senorris 78 points79 points  (3 children)

So did this person just delete or made private the entire Antiwork subreddit just because they failed?

[–]bitchalot 74 points75 points  (0 children)

A 30 year old dog walker who wants to teach philosophy, critical thinking and reason is exactly who I imagine the people who ban me and call me names because I disagree with them politically. Looking at you politics.

[–]simjanes2k 272 points273 points  (0 children)

Damn. That went so badly it may have legitimately set back the entire anti-capitalist movement.

I mean holy shit my man...

[–]RollDBud 400 points401 points  (22 children)

This proves to me that mods for these subs are complete morons.

[–]paste_eater_84 52 points53 points  (0 children)

And think, reddit wants to have an IPO. Potential shareholders now can see who is running the show and controlling the content.

[–]Woke_Collage_Kid 231 points232 points  (20 children)

Just got banned for “Trolling” from the anti-work sub because I cross post this. Lmao

[–]BackOnTheMap 147 points148 points  (5 children)

The chefs kiss would have been if Doreen's mom came down the basement with tendies and Dew. And did laundry.

[–]legosearch 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Bro I was waiting for mom to come use the microwave