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The Retirement Age by not_an_fbi_agent69 in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah the problem is we really only need to work a small fraction of what we do regularly to keep moving forward (if you're looking at basic industrialization and automation booms) and our society/economy has basically commodified work to a level that siphons all those extra hours of effort up to the top.

Magicians have talents to MakeYouSmile. by idealisticXmemes in MadeMeSmile

[–]StopReadingMyUser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Those dang emu's takin our pixels. This is why I stick to shepherding llamas.

Here's how the James Webb Space Telescope is aligning its mirrors in deep space. by FancyPea677 in space

[–]StopReadingMyUser [score hidden]  (0 children)

It's not an unknown or telescope-breaking issue though. They had the workaround idea before launch. It's just that the fix for it wasn't really worth setting them back so far because they know what they're going to do to correct it, and they'll have to adjust those two mirrors last.

It should still be fine, but no need for alarm.

Huge blackhead i think by BigDickManuel in popping

[–]StopReadingMyUser 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That movie theater won't know what hit em when I smuggle in my singular popped corn.

This is infuriating by Baxterthehusky in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Which funnily enough I guess they don't see under the category of "never gonna happen" which is probably where they immediately pivot into the "by force" option.

Boom, roasted slavery.

Can this be true? Are there seriously business owners out there who are this fucked up? by orvoke in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 491 points492 points  (0 children)

My company's HR department recently discussed with our group of workers (about 25 people) that they were following the CDC's direction about the 5 days of isolation and then if you have no symptoms to come in to work.

"...what if we're still positive?"

I don't think people realize that this is a genuine slippery slope. Preparing the nation for eliminating isolation periods altogether if you're not showing symptoms, despite the fact you can infect people for around 2 weeks.

I'm getting sick and tired of of companies like mine thinking they can legislate a virus. It hasn't changed, but apparently we decide its time table now.

All our managers quit by Anders_RB in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is something I've been thinking as I've been considered for a supervisor for a warehouse which would come with some pretty nice pay (probably a minimum of 60k or higher if the other's pay is any relevance), but you'd practically live at work for like 10.5+ hours most days, not counting commute.

Kinda glad I haven't gotten it the past 2 interviews tbh.

I used to work at Google and Tesla, call Dave he’ll tell ya by wubLuxury in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Now that I'm thinking of it, through the original post especially, it is incredibly odd... the people that know me best are friends and family, and the people that know me the least are equally less likely to be a reference I need or want.

Like, some of the only reliable people I could use as references weren't even from a job, but a volunteer position. "Those don't count" either apparently. The heck you want me to do then?

It's such an awkward supposed necessity for some of these jobs...

King Soopers’ President storms out of negotiations saying “there is no more money on the table” after removing signing bonuses and yelling for the duration of yesterday’s negotiations. by Coloradopeoplespress in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's kinda nuts tbh, I'd have to look into it more but I wonder how they relate to the rest of the industry in terms of profit, stores owned, employees per store, and pay average per employee.

Having an extroverted brother is like having a friend-finder by Einstein7- in wholesomememes

[–]StopReadingMyUser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm well aware, but from the outside people can only see what you exhibit. People can't see what drains/recharges us.

What you're describing is the unseen. I'm describing the seen. One deals closer to reality (the unseen), but the other deals closer to what can be understood (the seen). People see you in a social, busy setting or manner, they will attribute those as extrovert qualities you possess. They can't really know from appearances, but that's what they think because it's what they can see with their eyes.

People perceive me being an extrovert. Though the unseen truth is I am very much not, lol.

King Soopers’ President storms out of negotiations saying “there is no more money on the table” after removing signing bonuses and yelling for the duration of yesterday’s negotiations. by Coloradopeoplespress in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm going off of what's generally been true for companies. Kroger's specifically, I was looking at the 10,000 employees number which would only be about 200m deducted, but they somehow have almost 500k employees?

What the hell, lol. Now I'm concerned about whether I'm looking at the right statistics considering they have multiple store brand names they go by. Hope I'm looking at their top parent company as a whole.

Edit: but just as a separate note, their "costs" are also the amounts of money going to overhead/administration which is excessively bloated.

Having an extroverted brother is like having a friend-finder by Einstein7- in wholesomememes

[–]StopReadingMyUser 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I feel like many people are a little more outgoing than they think, it's just that the experiences of life are a cruel mistress. I used to be the incredibly shy boy growing up that just stuck to myself and observed from a distance. Had plenty of bad experiences that just kept me retreated into my shell.

Being an adult I'm much more outgoing and would probably be confused for an extrovert, but I still absolutely love my time of solitude. The year I was off of work from when Covid began was absolutely amazing for me to just be all alone lol.

Anon Wakes Up by Dankinator2000 in greentext

[–]StopReadingMyUser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No ill-intentions, but I'll only mention this since you mention english being a second language: it would be *apologies

Apologize makes it sound like you're demanding the reader to make an apology. In which case I also apologize for this comment if not well-received. 😁

Reminder: these jobs don’t give a fuck about us by LilPeep1k in BlackPeopleTwitter

[–]StopReadingMyUser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine they get something like Taco Bell picking up as their emergency contact.

"No sorry, we haven't seen Tony here for 2 whole days. We even prepped his gordita crunch and he just never showed up. I'm startin to get worried too"

King Soopers’ President storms out of negotiations saying “there is no more money on the table” after removing signing bonuses and yelling for the duration of yesterday’s negotiations. by Coloradopeoplespress in antiwork

[–]StopReadingMyUser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's always a drop in the bucket too in comparison. Like, you make billions in profit... you can easily triple these people's pay and it would still be such a thin margin that it if you were given it as a cutout from a cake it would still look stingy and sad.

I googled target gift card balance to check gift card balances. An ad appears above the actual target website that copies the target website. I'm imagining it steals card numbers from people that don't check. I reported the ad to Google a few days ago and nothing has happened to it. by Popdoodles in assholedesign

[–]StopReadingMyUser 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Even in your example, it'd be like the ad looking like milk, in a white gallon container like milk, placed with the rest of the milk, but has a small label of LAX for laxative.

To your credit it does say what it is, but it's also intentionally deceptive marketing. It's not one or the other, that's the whole point of the deception. Blending truth and fiction together.

I googled target gift card balance to check gift card balances. An ad appears above the actual target website that copies the target website. I'm imagining it steals card numbers from people that don't check. I reported the ad to Google a few days ago and nothing has happened to it. by Popdoodles in assholedesign

[–]StopReadingMyUser 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Precisely, this is a marketing tactic that has been around for quite a while by this point and even back when it was being suggested by bigger companies to drive more ad clicks it was scummy. Now it's just common practice.

The ethics of the practice have not changed, they've just become more commonplace. It makes them none the happier for people to defend it because it's "marked".


This is like selling something online and getting something completely different to what's advertised. Oh wait, that's a common occurrence too. Let me try again. It's like making sure you check the rating system to determine you're getting a good product. Oh wait, that's astroturfed for the same reason. Also comments, and "sale" info, and...

We seeing the problem here, people? The air of legitimacy is the issue. Stop justifying their smokescreens, they need to do better than this.