r/antiwork Apr 23 '23 Gold Take My Energy

Update on Philly Coca-Cola strike: coke has resorted to bringing in products from outside facilities. If anyone is in the Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania are please boycott any coke products.

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r/antiwork 4h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Let's spread this as much as we can

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r/antiwork 8h ago Bravo Grande!

Unless they just don't want to pay you for the work you do

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r/antiwork 12h ago All-Seeing Upvote Evil Cackle

Found this today thought this was an appropriate place to share.

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r/antiwork 4h ago

How Long do You Guys Get to Poop?

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I WFH and start work at 8. The call queue was zero waiting. Got back to my desk and received this text as I was logging back into my PC. Call queue was still at zero. I also had two instant messages that were pretty much the same as the text with same time stamp on them waiting for me. This infuriated me because I’ve always been rated as an above average worker and also, I was constipated. Not mention it was morning time when most people use the bathroom. Yeah I know, TMI and I should probably eat more fiber but damn!


r/antiwork 4h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Biden is in the process of selling us out again

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Through the debt ceiling negotiations, Biden has agreed to "codify" the end of Student Debt Repayments in order to help finance Trump's corporate giveaways.

From the article "Even where there's agreement, the spin can be vertigo-inducing: The GOP boasts that the deal "restart[s] student loan repayments," but the White House contextualizes that it simply "codifies an end to the pause — which the administration had planned to end on September 1"."

This matters. Biden has the authority to pause, modify, and, (as SCOTUS is deciding now) even forgive student loans. He's about to cede this authority to congress and white christian nationalists.

Take a moment to email both your senators and your congressman, especially if you live in a swing state. Tell them this is bullshit. I did this and it took 5 minutes.


r/antiwork 10h ago

Nothing like needing 7 years experience for $12.50 an hour

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r/antiwork 20h ago Silver

My daughter can't fathom her great-grandparents' lifestyle

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My grandparents, so my daughter's great grandparents, are both 80. They live on a lake in MN, have a boat, a jetski, 4 bedrooms, a truck and a car both less than 10 years old. She asked me, "What did great grandma and great grandpa do for jobs when they were younger?" I responded "Great grandpa worked for the state, mostly maintaining stop lights. Great grandma was a secretary at a college." Her response was to go super quiet for half a minute and then she said "So you can get rich doing those jobs?" This kid is 6!! She already realizes something isn't adding up. If my husband had the same exact job that he has now, but set in the 1970s, we would be absolutely rolling in money. Instead we both have to work full-time to afford a 3 bedroom tract house (that we are super thankful for), and we've never had a real vacation. Trips, yes, we can afford ONE overnight in a hotel so we don't go very far. I also cannot imagine a world where any of our friends would be able to afford a third child. They all have zero, one, or two, and it all comes down to money. System is messed up.


r/antiwork 18h ago

Agree or disagree?

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r/antiwork 2h ago

Does anyone actually believe this propaganda?

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r/antiwork 9h ago

Why should we have to go "above and beyond"?

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According to an article I read on LinkedIn, the new generations, including millennials, do not want to go above and beyond at work. I would like to know why we should. Except for being asked to complete additional projects, If I'm hired to perform a specific number of core tasks throughout the week and I complete those tasks and other projects by producing quality work within a reasonable amount of time, why should I have to go above and beyond? Do I get paid to go above and beyond? Why isn't it enough for some employers for their employees to just do the job they were hired to do?

Most managers want their employees to have a career mindset, and I do as well. It's just not at this company. My career mindset is building a career for myself by doing what I am passionate about. This seems to be a recurring theme among newer generations.

I'm a contract worker and I've been at the same company for almost 2 years. My position will never go permanently, but it's also needed, so my contract will probably never end as long as I keep doing a good job. I don't get any PTO or benefits or perks or raises. I got one "length of service" bonus of $400 after taxes every year that I'm here. Because I'm contracted at a retail company, we are open on all holidays and if I work a holiday, I get regular hourly pay. If I don't work on the holiday, I got nothing. There's no overtime or any opportunity to earn more money here. Personally, I would never go above and beyond because there's literally no benefit.


r/antiwork 20h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Elon Musk now encouraging companies to fire employees and stretch the remaining ones thin so they can be like Twitter

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r/antiwork 1d ago

No words for this garbage.

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r/antiwork 9h ago All-Seeing Upvote

I had one person in mind for this, but I know there are many more

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r/antiwork 9h ago

When You Promote Amphetamines For The Workforce.

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r/antiwork 7h ago

Maybe their managers should organize a pizza party?

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r/antiwork 5h ago

BRING BACK OUR PUBLIC SECTOR COMPANIES. Corporations have stolen America's public utilities and turned them into for-profit companies that milk us for every penny we have.

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r/antiwork 7h ago

Timeline

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r/antiwork 22h ago Gold Take My Energy Bravo!

finally did it - to hell with it all

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overworked and overqualified for my position while also being severely underpaid.

got my annual review and was rejected an annual raise since (it's not in the budget) while literally, everyone else got theirs. all of those fucks are redundant and I am literally the only one qualified to do my position since it requires specific education and certifications. a couple of days later got offered another position in a similar field that is waaaay more attuned to me since it is all backend with no people interaction, fully remote, actual market value pay, and is technical work.

went to my current place and tried to give them a full month's notice as a professional courtesy and the managers and directors and CEO pulled me into a meeting where they begged me to stay and change my mind. I once again aired my issues that I have been quite open with since our clients are abusive to me and they asked what it would take to keep me. I told them to match or beat my offered salary (triple what I make with them).

they laughed in my face saying no one would ever pay me that much (??) and so I told them that ill just do my time and train someone enough that the department doesn't die they got all pissed and said they won't accept my resignation and that I'm fired immediately.

the CEO and 2 directors escorted me down to my desk and had me turn in my laptop, phone, and all key cards and tried searching my bag to make sure "I wasn't smuggling out anything" I told them no and they got even more pissed and walked me out of the building. I have saved this company literally MILLIONS on MILLIONS by building their entire cybersecurity department and stopping several incidents among many other things and I was treated like a petty thief who snuck in. Literally, no one has ever gotten that, even though the ones who were fired for doing bad shit.

it was humiliating. That was about a couple of weeks ago and I guess now they are seeing how big of a deal my job was and my old coworkers have started blowing up my phone to tell them how to fix proprietary stuff I made for them since no one has been doing my old job so cyber attacks are actually getting through now.

I know of one pretty big national company that's definitely about to get a major data breach and come under regulatory violations.

meh, it sucks but I haven't taken a day off in a long time so it's been good to chill out. I start my new job soon so I'm looking forward to that.

hope all of you have been doing well. had to rant that shit out for a minute


r/antiwork 18h ago Bravo! Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Floridian Freedom Fighters, Readying Their Forces 💥 TO STRIKE

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Solidarity with Florida. People are fleeing the fascist regime in droves, and those left behind have no choice but to finally pick their line. Contact the labor unions an political orgs on Florida and let them know The People stand with them, they who strike!! Agricultural production is carried out in 50% by Undocumented Labor and 73% Migrant Labor. THEY FEED US, and being that the U.S. is of the top 3 food exporters, THEY FEED THE WORLD. Now it's time for workers - in agriculture and all industries - to seize our owed due. This fight in Florida and the fate of the Floridian political body will affect us all. PAY ATTENTION! And do what you can to assist our comrades in Florida! If you don't know how to help, but want to, comment and I'll try to answer you promptly!


r/antiwork 22h ago Anti Work Got the W Helpful (Pro)

My experience in the US.

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I'm Venezuelan, I moved to the US about 8-9 years ago and, last year, I moved back to my country.

I honestly couldn't take it anymore. Out of 7 years in the US, the only days off I had were when I quit and I was changing jobs, or when COVID-19 hit and I couldn't find a job for seven months.

I don't understand how you guys (Americans) can live there, no days off without worrying about money or worrying about a call from your manager, no (easy/obligatory) paid vacation, no time for yourselves and your family, not worrying about being exploited. It was hell.

Of course, this doesn't apply to the oligarchy (yes, you guys have a very clear oligarchy, even if some of you (most likely probably not even following this sub) don't want to see it. After all those years in the US, after grinding and paying $500 yearly, just to be legal, plus rent, food, etc., I got tired. I developed chronic pain, I got white hair in my 20s, and now I detest working.

All I can say is that I truly feel sorry for you guys and I wish you had it better.

I recently moved to Brazil and, today, I was in shock. I'm living in a small city/town, one of those where everyone knows each other, and, today, I was shocked when I went out.

Almost every store, including some restaurants, close on Saturdays after 3pm, some even after 1pm, and most don't even open on a Sunday.

As a consumer, of course I was saddened because I needed to buy something. But, as a worker, I thought to myself "do I really need to buy it today, when I can just buy it on Monday?" They take their vacation and weekends very seriously, and they live a healthy, balanced life from what I could see.

Every Friday there is a family reunion, kids playing, BBQs made in the middle of the streets, everyone is relaxed, not thinking about money, work, and consuming, just thinking about how they will enjoy the weekend.

To me, the American Dream was more like a Nightmare that I couldn't wake up from. I hope you guys have it better in the future, please fight for your right to have a life outside of work.


r/antiwork 1h ago

Big fan of this subtle “fuck you”.

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r/antiwork 3h ago

Evil: Republican Kevin McCarthy Brags About Making Struggling Americans Work for Food

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r/antiwork 1d ago Hugz Defeated

I just won the lottery.

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I got cancer. Probably only about five years left. So I don't have to deal with bullshit anymore. If I actually did win the lottery I would be doing something else. I love you guys and everyone. Have a good weekend


r/antiwork 7h ago

How did billionaires become so selfish?

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I play the lottery, one thing I dream about if I was to win would be giving away some of the wealth. Nice gifts for friends, buying houses for random people worse off than me. That kind of thing.

So how did the wealthy millionaires and billionaires become so detached from reality that they've given up on doing things like this?

I always remember a story about George Michael watching an episode of deal or no deal and the woman said she wanted to win money for IVF. George Michael got in contact with the show's producers after the show had aired and paid for the woman's IVF... More people needed to be like George Michael.


r/antiwork 4h ago

In Geneva Switzerland, we are voting to reduce working hours from 41 to 32 per week with the same salary by 2030

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Short, neutral summary Popular initiative 181 entitled "For the creation of social and ecological jobs and the reduction of working hours (1000 jobs initiative)" proposes : - on the one hand, the creation by the State of 1,000 jobs per year in the health, social, care and ecological transition fields, in cantonal and municipal public authorities, subsidised establishments and non-profit institutions pursuing goals of public interest, as long as the unemployment rate remains high, and, - secondly, to encourage a reduction in working hours without any reduction in pay from 41 to 32 hours a week by 2030. The majority of the Grand Council rejected this initiative without putting forward a counter-proposal.