r/antiwork Jan 27 '22

The antiwork movement just got stronger than ever...sort of.

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u/JotaroTheOceanMan Jan 27 '22

If Fox thinks one dingus represents us all, they are admitting to one person of our choice representing them.
Do not fall, even if the Mods already failed us we still have work to do.

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u/Aspect-of-Death Jan 27 '22

The problem is that they only care if their followers believe it. Fox News is nothing more than the fence that protects the republican voting stock from learning about their best interests.

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u/Kagahami Jan 27 '22

Ding ding FUCKING ding, I'm gonna scream this on the board until I'm blue in the face. This was a stunt, a targeted attack, and certainly not intended to be a genuine interview.

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u/Glitch3dNPC Jan 27 '22

And Fox viewers are here brigading too...

Which is why all these weird memes sprung up. All of the sudden.

"Lol They can't even do an interview right 😂"

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u/Puzzleheaded_Sea_691 Jan 28 '22

It doesn't matter, if a fox new bit was going to keep them from the movement it would have failed already. This sub is one symptom of a movement the fox interview will be forgotten in a week the movement lives on...

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u/Kagahami Jan 28 '22

There's something to be said about the power of news media to shape the country and its public opinion. It's basically the main way we take in international information. So moderating and curating those impressions is important.

That's why a sub has mods, to keep the proverbial streets clean and stop brigading. If a bunch of neo Nazis started posting on here without restriction, you would quickly see a falling out as the subreddit entertains such content, for instance. Now imagine these brown shirts invade and disrupt every such pro worker subreddit under the guise of say, eliminating socialism. Now the movement has association with neo Nazis, and it damages the movement's reputation.

That's how some movements fall apart.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Sea_691 Jan 28 '22

Yea but thats not happening now... this sub is not movement, its a small part of it, a good place to discuss and vent frustration, but even if this sub was perma banned the movement would still grow...

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u/alvvayson Jan 28 '22

And, while you are 100% right, their followers are a shrinking demographic.

They probably lost half a million viewers to covid alone.

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u/Relevant-Goose-3494 Jan 27 '22

Exactly, I’ve felt like something is seriously wrong for 10 years since I was in college. I joined Reddit a year ago and only been on antiwork a couple months. I don’t see how people are saying the movement is dead.

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u/lost-punk-cat Jan 27 '22

The movement is dead when the last of us give in to apathy that it cannot be changed, I genuinely dont understand all the people saying that our movement got killed. Dont give up so easy, this is a hard fight we're on, and giving up is exactly what the people in power want.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 27 '22

It's not dead. They tried to nuke the sub but literally all of reddit is talking about it. If anything we had our first martyr.

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u/LessEvilBender at work Jan 27 '22

Pretty sure the sub got more subscribers

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u/evanescent_evanna Jan 28 '22

No, antiwork is down about 40,000 from its peak as of my commenting here.

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u/lost-punk-cat Jan 27 '22

That's what I'm saying, its not dead till every last of us give up! The people running around saying it's dead are doing more harm than good however.

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u/Employee_Great Jan 28 '22

Don’t give up! Stay strong and keep doing nothing with your life!

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u/waconaty4eva Jan 28 '22

People cant even afford to give in to apathy.

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u/sweeper137 Jan 28 '22

Agreed, we lost a battle, not the war.

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u/OhHeckf Jan 27 '22

They wouldn’t agree to take on anyone who made it look like a good idea. Capitalist media are never going to take our side on this. Finding a strawman, the dog walker trans woman anarchist, is just an easy way for their viewers to discard us.

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u/Hedlundman Jan 27 '22

Don't worry about what they say on old media outlets, the people that will run your country "tomorrow" generally don't consume news that way.

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u/Employee_Great Jan 28 '22

No matter who runs our country… they had to work to get there soooo.. guess that’s that

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u/Strykerz3r0 Jan 27 '22

I don't think anyone realistically thinks they represent everyone, but they do think that this was the chosen representative. And why wouldn't they? They literally reached out to the mods and this is who was sent.

And as the representative, they caused a lot of damage by making it look a bunch of shiftless people who want things without expending effort instead of actual worker's rights issues.

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u/EliSka93 Jan 27 '22

I'd love to have your optimism. Judging by the posts in the last few hours, I think the capitalists won this battle...

We could have acknowledged the mods are shit without imploding, but it's looking rather unlikely to me right now.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

Capitalism can never win. All it does is consume and destroy. Even if left all alone it will eventually eat itself and everything and everyone else. It's a cancer.

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u/cashew76 Jan 28 '22

Capitalism will keep consuming resources till there is nothing left. I agree it's not going to win. However there will be nothing left afterwards.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

Hence the we need to burn it down sentiment spreading rapidly through the youth of the world right now.

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u/EliSka93 Jan 28 '22

Yes. I'm going by the saying "losing the battle but winning the war".

If capitalism wins the war, we're all dead and the earth will be stripped of resources. That can't happen.

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u/TheoWHVB Jan 28 '22

Have work to do eh?👀📸

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u/Lurkingmonster69 Jan 28 '22

So you have a lot of faith in the 21 year old “long term unemployed” anarchist who is doing a multi part interview with NYT representing you?

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u/No-Command-9024 Jan 28 '22

Work to do??? THE IRONY in your statement.

Yea work to do, like FINDING ACTUAL WORK. However keep it up because the whole world is laughing at you all

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u/ChefsOtherHat Jan 28 '22

it's hard to decouple a name to a face especially when he went and did it against the wishes of the community

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u/Lakeworthy Jan 27 '22

Maybe get a job

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u/LizzyLeonhart Jan 27 '22

Whoa bro u just rekt a libtard, puts microphone up to face how do u feel?

Cmon man ur Fox’s targeted demographic, seems like they did a pretty good job disparaging the call for fair compensation by interviewing a fucking real life wojak meme when older ppl like u disconnected from the state of affairs come around here to add absolutely nothing of value in discussion

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u/Nansai Jan 27 '22

The majority of us here are employed

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u/JotaroTheOceanMan Jan 27 '22

I do 3D freelance asset work for game companies.
I'm doing fine, hon.

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u/plynthy Jan 27 '22

maybe sit on a hammer

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u/Lakeworthy Jan 27 '22

Surprised you know what a hammer is.

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u/plynthy Jan 27 '22

your comment history is clown cancer lol

its amazing

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u/Lakeworthy Jan 27 '22

My comments are supported by most people in the US. Anti work is the cancer.

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u/c_rbon Jan 27 '22

LMFAOOO "most people in the US" You got any data on that? Or are you just making shit up on the fly to validate yourself. Seems to be a trend among so-called "people" like you, calling upon imaginary friends to support their baseless arguments. Go back to whatever nazi sub you came from, simpleton.

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u/Lakeworthy Jan 27 '22

That’s funny. I would think that you have so much time on your hands you’d actually be up on the news and current events. There are polls everywhere you can look at. One thing in common. The masses are waking up and Marxism is dying a slow death!

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u/c_rbon Jan 27 '22

Hahaha go back to facebook lil bro. Maybe there you won't get destroyed by everyone you reply to, as you are here. Oh btw, your wife's boyfriend is coming home. Might wanna have your chores done before then.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

It's just a maga troll. Remember they cannot help but project. Guaranteed whatever they say is true about them. Unemployed basement dweller and all. They literally don't have the capacity to empathize. It's sad really.

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u/Lakeworthy Jan 27 '22

Destroyed? You’re the ones that are the idiots. No worries. This subreddit will implode shortly then just think of how much more time you’ll have to sit on you ass and be a leech on society. BTW didn’t expect any upvotes when dealing with people that live with their parents.

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u/plynthy Jan 27 '22

dubious, dumb, but confident

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u/whitevince Jan 27 '22

According to them, laziness is a virtue

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u/RickMcFlick Jan 27 '22

Work to do? If yall worked you wouldn't be here bitching about money.

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u/nopantsdota Jan 27 '22

what do you expect? they can't help themselves. monarchists at heart. they see a group of people and instantly search for their Leader.

"Take me to your Leader" but i have no leader

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u/yellowphonetrombone Jan 27 '22

Yes, even if the subreddit implodes antiwork is so much more than an internet hangout club.

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u/Georgey_Tirebiter Jan 27 '22

As Marx noted, Capitalism creates its own grave digger... the proletariat.

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u/RickMcFlick Jan 27 '22

Meanwhile, communism is the grave digger for the proletariat

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u/Georgey_Tirebiter Jan 27 '22

Well that bombed. Want a do over?

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u/RickMcFlick Jan 27 '22

Not a student of history I see

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u/FingerGunsPewPewPew Jan 28 '22

not a student of history i see

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u/White_Immigrant Socialist, English nationalist Jan 27 '22

It isn't American, or Fox related either. The world is bigger than that capitalist dystopia and their low quality "news".

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u/NovelMetal7389 Jan 27 '22

I don’t understand why the mod was unable to bring up any of these talking points during the interview.

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u/TruthToPower77 Jan 27 '22

Easy. He wasn’t prepared. Didn’t have any experience with interviews of this magnitude. Was flustered etc…..

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

its one thing to be unprepared and nervous, but how do you let someone sit there on national t.v mocking you while laughing in your face and do literally nothing about it?

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u/TruthToPower77 Jan 27 '22

Yea that was a shit show no argument there.

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u/Ree69240 Jan 27 '22

He didn’t even bother to make his bed

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u/Employee_Great Jan 28 '22

Because there is no argument. Now go do something with your life

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u/NovelMetal7389 Jan 27 '22

Who goes to an interview without preparing? At the very least a few talking points! I guess that’s what happens when laziness is a virtue.

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u/Comatse Jan 28 '22

The mod team begs to differ https://i.imgur.com/zhjqN8b.jpg

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u/Employee_Great Jan 28 '22

Or….. just woke up at the buttcrack of noon!

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u/ayeuimryan Jan 28 '22

So hopefully we learned something and just because your a mod doesn't mean u should do anything ill prepared

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Ego. They made it about them. They should have never once spoken a word about themselves but instead acted as a pass through for all the grievances aired on this sub continually.

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u/Bzzted Jan 27 '22

Mostly because they don’t care about work reform and just want to not work and live in comfort just like the new head mod

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u/TurtleBerriess Jan 27 '22

Because they think nobody should work period.

I think people need to understand that the mods don’t care about any of the workers rights or anything of the sort - they think working should f be a thing.

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u/sugar_addict002 Jan 27 '22

The sub helps in the movement by providing information and transparency into what employers have traditionally kept locked up. You have to lift a few rocks to find the snakes.

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u/Employee_Great Jan 28 '22

Lifting rocks….sounds like you want me to work. You corporate pig. Lift your own rocks!

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u/JimmyPageification Jan 27 '22

It’s not just American. This is a global movement. That post thinks it’s being revolutionary yet it completely failed to understand the bigger picture. Ffs. Sorry to all of us non-Americans I guess.

Fcking patronising.

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u/raptor1138 Jan 27 '22

this isn't what we mean by anti-work but ok

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

This.

If we were at all an intelligent bunch we'd pivot this moment so fucking hard to be even louder about why we're here. A spotlight has been put on this page and this is the moment to use it. If we go down shrieking and infighting about the nuances of what one person just did we're tanking ourselves.

Focus. Use this moment to the advantage of the movement.

edit: spelling

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

That's the idea. Get loud, get angry. We have had enough of this shit. Why wait until we literally are eating the rich?

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u/slowclapcitizenkane Eco-Demarchist Jan 27 '22

I'm pretty sure that's the anti-worker movement.

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u/WakandaZad Anarchist Jan 27 '22

Exactly

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u/Sandvich18 Jan 27 '22

he's describing someone from a pro-work movement, not anti-work

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u/egiltheengineer Jan 27 '22

Add healthcare to that list.

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u/jayzee312 Jan 27 '22

Fax they just strengthened the movement.

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u/More_Ingenuity9973 Jan 28 '22

The USA has the lowest unionization rate of the G7 nations. Corporations & capitalism have made unions into villans. Sad how people have been brainwashed into believing this.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

We should make another sub, rly.

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u/nottheuseriwanted Jan 27 '22

Work reform seems to be the place for these ideologies

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u/AndrogynousHobo Jan 27 '22

Well we better create a system for vetting mods there if it’s gonna be the new place. What makes anyone think those mods are any more capable?

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u/Blacksm1th Jan 27 '22

Well, they don't insist that it's a place for radical anarchist for one.

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u/DivineScience Jan 27 '22

You mean a C level executive might not be the best choice?

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

Seems to be a neoliberal honeypot. Part of the plan on nuking this sub.

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u/Ayoken007 Jan 27 '22

With blackjack and hookers.

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u/pantsuitmafia Jan 28 '22

You know it.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '22

wai' wat?

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u/Visual_Tumbleweed644 Jan 27 '22

If that's the movement then it just got set back 15 fucking years.

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u/that_was_me_ama Jan 27 '22

Has anyone considered yet that the mods are paid shills by corporate America to make this movement look dumb?

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u/TruthToPower77 Jan 27 '22

Crossed my mind. A lot of other subs seem to have been invaded as well if there’s any truth to this.

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u/pantsuitmafia Jan 28 '22

This sweaty turd was one of the sub foundrrs and believed every bit of it. Then went on to get some of their equally delusional friends to mod as well. The unshowered, their other greasy long haired UK friend as well as the 21 year old who has been unemployed long time all believe they shouldn't have to do a damn thing to exsist, including any sort of mandatory learning. These people are dangerous. Luckily their power is mainly in their own circles. Except for this instance.

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u/Socialist-444 Jan 27 '22

Left out Don't pay tax Milk state and local government to finance relocation or expansion Hire people as contractors to avoid payroll taxes.

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u/Eremitic23 Jan 27 '22

No wonder I haven't heard about this "movement" in Denmark. We've had that shit since the 1890's.

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u/Holyjellyfish Jan 27 '22

I believe thats where some people got wrong as well : country origin does not matter. I'm not American but still felt involved as this movement is inspiring everywhere. Not NOT working, but wanting basic rights and respect shouldn't be time and space restricted !

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u/rpgfool777 SocDem Jan 27 '22

Fur real lol at the actively on this sub, my feed is nothing but r/antiwork

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u/Ernest-Everhard42 Jan 27 '22

Damn right! Stay on message folks, they're trying to divide and distract. Keep strong, Union Strong! Universal Healthcare!

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u/lyunker Jan 27 '22

I’m part of a union and we don’t have any PTO or sick. Fuck right to work states. We discuss increased wages and the contractors say no. Our brothers are depressed and we lose a brother to suicide every month. Yet our local doesn’t do anything about wages, pto, sick, or incentives.

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u/oddiseeus Jan 27 '22

I am not part of the union. To me, it sounds like you’re not a part of a union either. To me it sounds like you are a part of a pyramid scheme where the people at the top just take your shoes and live high on the hog.

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u/TheRainbowWillow Jan 27 '22

No one person will ever represent a movement. Anti-work lives.

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u/Knifey_Hands Jan 27 '22

Man, why couldn't this person be the one that was interviewed?

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u/Pooh_Bear Jan 28 '22

The real movement against the current system of work is called socialism/communism, though some here are still too steeped in liberalism and/or aren't familiar enough with leftist ideas to realize that just yet. I was there too not all that long ago.

I don't think people should leave this sub by any means, but you all are more than welcome to come stop by www.hexbear.net if you have any questions about the left you would like to explore and ask about. It's a good site with lots of good people.

Better yet, if you find that you agree with leftist ideas, as I think most people on this subreddit would, join an org like the DSA, IWW, PSL, or many others.

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u/ogbobbyjohnog Jan 28 '22

For sure! We can’t let that interview reunion the momentum that this sub helped generate. The exposure of employees being mistreated helps others know that they are not alone and provides the courage to act collectively to help improve working conditions! Let’s keep this going!

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u/Helpimabanana Jan 28 '22

Against? Isn’t that the opposite of the thing?

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u/Angelz_gutz Jan 28 '22

i read unions as unions

and you read those 2 as diff words and i kno it.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Let's find that Corporate America person and cut his/her head off! Rabble rabble rabble.....

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u/hot_boiJT Jan 27 '22

Unions are gay

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u/ToothlessBlackout Jan 27 '22

It’s called antiwork. What did you expect? Why would you call/follow/promote a movement called antiwork when that’s not what you want it to mean? Am I crazy or is this just the dumbest shit I’ve seen since “BLM” and “Defund the Police” slogans?

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u/Jean-Baptiste-E-Zorg Jan 27 '22

I prefer work reform, start marketing and speaking in terms of reform. Anti work looks like the mod of this sub, lazy and privileged.

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u/punspower3 Jan 27 '22

"Fought for" motherfuckering bullshit posting memes and shit about what gift you got from work is not "fighting"

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u/No-Command-9024 Jan 28 '22

LMAO. Y'all a fucking joke and the whole world is laughing at you lazy fucks. Go get a job and stop wasting air

Next time send someone better btw.

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u/RickMcFlick Jan 27 '22

Corporate America supports your "living wage", provided everyone has to pay it. But not everyone can pay what you demand. So small businesses disappear and corporate America gets bigger.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard. You seriously just said corporations pay shit wages to keep mom and pop shops in business? Really? You sir have literally said the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

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u/RickMcFlick Jan 28 '22

HUH? That's absolutely not what I said you dumb shit.

Big companies like Walmart support minimum wage hiked (living wage). They can afford it. Mom n pop cant.

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

You just said the same thing again

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u/ToooloooT Jan 28 '22

I get that you think your saying the opposite but your not. Companies like Walmart have been fighting for as long as they existed to keep wages and benefits low. They absolutely can afford it. They don't. Mom and pop shops on average pay better than corporations like Walmart. That's a fact. You are absolutely backwards bud.

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u/tommo203 Jan 27 '22

Soooo, from what I’m reading it super isn’t. Anti work is against work. You’re talking about normal people’s aspirations for the labor class. This subreddit is a bunch of basement dwellers waiting for handouts

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u/RecreationallyTransp Jan 27 '22

Yes. The subreddit is irrelevant. The sentiment remains. I'm working to build a dedicated platform to replace the reliance on reddit. I have 10 years of dev experience. Does anyone want to help?