r/antiwork 0m ago

How your boss thinks

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r/antiwork 3h ago

Can I quit during a workman’s comp case?

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Not sure if this is the right subreddit, but seems like a good place to start- will delete if it’s not! (New to Reddit) I recently (about a month ago now) got injured on the job, and I want to quit but don’t want to lose the workman’s comp benefits and them paying for the treatment. (Regardless of how slow they are, it’s the principal of the thing). I’m lucky to be young enough to still be under my parents insurance, (thanks Obama) I work in an “At Will” state, and can provide more context if necessary, but just wanted to see if y’all could provide some info. Thanks !


r/antiwork 3m ago

Companies hiring recruiters?

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So just browsing in work searching apps, I’ve noticed a new trend, lots of companies are hiring recruiters, “talent seekers” and other similar positions.

Is this a new strategy to get workers? Instead of paying more or improving working conditions, they wanna hire specialists to trick people into working for them? I might be being paranoid, but it is a huge trend right now.


r/antiwork 10m ago

Where do people find these jobs where they make 6 figures working from home doing 10 hours of work a week?

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I see other posts on other job subreddits of people who work from home but only do 10 hours of work a week. They even earn 6 figures for their salary. To me, this sounds like a dream job to have.


r/antiwork 12m ago

121% inflation in 23 years

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r/antiwork 16m ago

Do we think this one is a typo?? I hope….

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r/antiwork 17m ago

This Website Records Studies On Workplace Related Suicides

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r/antiwork 20m ago

What would y’all be doing if y’all stopped working?

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I had to temporarily quit my job because of mental health reasons. I’ve been trying out new hobbies and recently found out that I like doing landscape photography. There’s something magical about sitting outside listening to the birds sing and feeling a gentle breeze blow against my skin. Podcasting seems like fun too having midnight talks with friends or hell even random people. So I’m curious as to what y’all would be doing. Edit* sorry for the grammar


r/antiwork 21m ago

What has tech done to our workplaces? There’s more paranoia, accusations, blaming and uncertainty.

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Rationality and compassion are hard to find. We’ve been told by large companies that tech helps us live more effectively. I disagree.


r/antiwork 23m ago

The feds can fucking blow me, you allowed this inflation to happen, not us.

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r/antiwork 25m ago

The Betterment Center

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Recently I cut myself dicing mushrooms for a stir fry. My first thought as I saw the blood welling out of my hand was Wow that is really red.

The second thought was I wonder how much this is going to cost. When I went to the local urgent care center, I found out they did not take my insurance. It would be $250 dollars out of pocket if I wanted to see their doctor. I had precisely $424.76 dollars in my bank account and was unsure whether this was worth parting with half of it.

My other options were to wait days to see an in-network doctor, or sit for hours in the emergency room. I couldn’t sit in the emergency room for hours even if I wanted to; I needed to get to work to pay for my health insurance. As I sat in my car to put Neosporin and Band-aids on my hand, I gazed out onto the parking lot and daydreamed about something better. I would call this the Betterment Center.

The Betterment Center would be a place where you can come to get a nurse to look at basic bruises and cuts, colds and upset stomachs. There’s no worry about insurance; the Betterment Center is free and open to all.

The Betterment Center makes it so people who do not have insurance are not waiting until ailments become critical before they are checked out in the emergency room, saving millions in tax payer dollars in the process. The Betterment Center keeps people from going to the hospital for minor concerns. Here nurses can prescribe people over-the-counter basic medicines like Tylenol, cough drops, Antihistamines, insulin; everyone gets $500 a year of basic medicine supplies from the Betterment Center.

But pivotally, the Betterment Center is proactive. While it has resources to help with bruises and cuts, here nurses can also prescribe people long walks or yoga. With the prescription of more exercise comes vouchers for classes the Betterment Center runs directly or that can be used for reduced prices in local gyms and fitness centers. The government will also pay you for the time you spend working out, up to 80 hours per year. This is not the government being nice: for people who do not exercise they on average cost the healthcare system $2,500 more than those who regularly get thirty minutes of walking in five times a week. Nurses can also prescribe fresh food, a prescription that comes with up to $150 a month in vouchers that can be used solely on fresh produce. At 4pm every Sunday, when the farmers market closes, the Betterment Center holds the Secondary Market where any of the unsold produce can be gotten for half price. The Betterment Center has a line of computers that host modules on health-related topics: basic nutrition, personal accounting and finance, basic cooking, personal hygiene, sex ed. All of the basic things a family or a school is meant to teach, but some missed the lesson. Plus, the government will pay an hour of minimum wage for each module a person completes.

The local running club meets here, so too does the Zumba for those above fifty. Every Monday local restaurants showcase a healthy recipe for people to cook, and there’s usually free samples afterwards. Tuesdays is Teen Night where there’s chats about sex and relationships and there’s always an enormous bowl of brightly packaged condoms and tampons for teens to take. Wednesdays are for expectant mothers and dads to learn about childcare, and Thursdays are for those over 50, while Fridays are for mental wellness talks and all are welcome. One day, I hope you see the Betterment Center. Maybe it emerges from a closed down restaurant, or an empty store in the mall, the imagining of something better than what came before. For the greatest country on Earth, we have too long been caught up in competing against each other to realize we’re all overweight and stressed. Work will only ever demand greater efficiency; we need to demand a world built where we can be well.


r/antiwork 27m ago

Boggles the mind.

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r/antiwork 1h ago

Quit my job this morning.

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I had rented a beach house in Ocean City, Maryland for ~$1000 for 6 days starting friday (beginning of memorial day weekend) with some friends. This is obviously a non-refundable considering how soon it is. 2 weeks before, I told one of my managers that I will not be in town. Not a request, a statement. The manager told me this was fine.

I come to work today and see the schedule for the next two weeks and that I had been scheduled to work friday-monday, (the entirety of memorial day weekend), but was given off on the days after, right after I was told I would have this time off.

I learned that the manager who made the schedule apparently made a statement that NO ONE would be getting time off for this holiday. Now, in my mind, I’m pissed, and I’m ready to quit. But guess what? I then find out she IS GOING ON VACATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

I quit right then. (I finished my shift because I was the only one working and that is normal for the early mornings, I didn’t want to just leave the place empty and cause my other coworkers to suffer from it because they didn’t do anything to me). I’m now at home and ready to go on a now extended vacation, with jobs lined up to start right after I get back.

Moral of the story, know your worth.


r/antiwork 29m ago

Interesting how the Law of Supply & Demand doesn't apply to labor.

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Without fail, every time I try to have a conversation about the high cost of living and rising rents someone always spouts the Law of Supply & Demand to me as justification for these high prices.

But now, since there is a shortage of labor, why does the Law of Supply & Demand no longer apply?

But, the thing is, there's been a shortage of labor for a long time now. It's only people being more vocal about the cost of living that's brought the issue to the forefront.

But businesses won't acknowledge the Law of Supply & Demand when it comes to labor.

From their POV, people are "just lazy or ungrateful".

IMHO this proves the Law of Supply & Demand is, and always was, just a bullshit excuse to raise prices to make more profit.


r/antiwork 51m ago

What jobs that generate the most Antiwork sentiment?

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I am curious as to what jobs everyone does that are the worst, or got them here. Myself personally I have worked 6 different jobs and personally a warehouse worker easily the worst. Potentially advise to others if possible to figure what jobs people ought to steer clear of or what jobs out there, or what goods are the best or most rewarding.


r/antiwork 41m ago

The Concept of the 40h Work Week is Bullshit

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Whenever I get some time off work I'm left wondering what kind of person I'd be if I wasn't forced to be productive for most of my time.

What's the point in living if every waking hour is labour? I'm either working, cooking, doing chores, keeping healthy.

I don't even have kids.

How is this not universally seen as a full fledged dystopia?

Even in the best case scenario of having a full weekend for myself, how is having 2 days out of 5 considered freedom?

I'm burnt out as fuck and I don't see how working hard to have free time when I'm old has any value. I'll be old.

I'm burnt out.

Fuck this.


r/antiwork 38m ago

Taco Bell advertisement featuring a TikTok of an employee having a mental breakdown mental crying on the floor… really Taco Bell?

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r/antiwork 41m ago

Getting paid more than other workers who have been here 2+ years. Was told not to discuss my wages with others and certainly don’t want to lose this job. What would you do?

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So obviously this is bad for everyone involved including myself because there is a potential someone else will get paid even more than me in the upcoming time at the company but I do genuinely enjoy working here even though I have just started the staff is good and the safety involved with how we deal with unsavory clients is perfect because it gives them a tight rope so they stay in good behavior. I also hate the fact that my coworkers are making less than what I make despite being with the company longer. Is there a way I should go about this to help them or am I being a fool since they already know I tried to discuss wage and am the only one making more than the rest of the techs in my position. My mom and girlfriend think I’m being stupid for looking out for my coworkers.


r/antiwork 51m ago

Welcome to America

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r/antiwork 56m ago

Resigned with the following message sent to my team's distribution list. Message was deleted. So, used a program to send e-mail manually to 200+ people in the distribution list.

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r/antiwork 1h ago

Get this resignation letter bro

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r/antiwork 1h ago

Why pay for college?

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I recently retired from the insurance industry (yippee!). It used to be, employers checked if an employee claimed to have a college degree. Not so much anymore. When I left, roughly 30% of the team had lied about having degrees. These folks freely admitted this to non management within “the group”. As an aside, there really weren’t many apparent differences in performance between these folks and others who actually had degrees, except perhaps writing skills.


r/antiwork 1h ago

Jesus Christ would not approve of your right wing politics

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r/antiwork 1h ago

Wanted: bots to reply to conservative parrots

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There was a thread earlier discussing whether to ban people that say dumb shit like "get a better job." Would it not be better to make bots that reply to them with well formulated arguments? Maybe show a stat of how many times the bot has had to deal with these dumb asses. It's too much work going after all these trolls, and it's super frustrating too. Anyone here know how to help? These people really don't have that much to say.


r/antiwork 1h ago

A Lady was shot outside of a store i worked at while I was on my shift and I truly thought getting to leave was a privilege

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I believe I was 14-15 at the time. I was working at a mast general store and my dad was dropping me off out front. I suddenly heard a loud boom and saw two woman jumping out of there car. My dad told me to just go inside. Needless to say the boom I heard was a gun shot and the woman were jumping out of there car because the bullet had hit one of them. The store was put on locked down and all the customers were promised free candy for the inconvenience (Really?) Anyway I called my parents and my siblings to tell them i was okay and after crying in the break room for 10 minutes and trying to get back to work I decided i would ask my manager if i could go home. She said yes so thats what i did. The store did not close that day most people stayed on there shift and at the time i truly believed i was being a bad employee and that it was a privilege to get to leave early. My managers were fairly nice when it came to needing to leave but i think the fact i even believed witnessing an active shooting was not a valid reason to go home says a-lot about what is expected from service workers.