11
Wisecrack
136d

You may be familiar with work philosophy known as "they pretend to pay us, we pretend to work."

Or a favorite of mine "in this together" and passove aggressive work place signs about safety, inbetween being told to operate machines that have faulty safety mechanisms and almost took a guys forearm off last week, when the machine was supposed to be locked out.

Also dont let them blather on about being a "family", or any of the worse horseshit they spew.

I knew a women who would take those "hang in their" and other inspirational posters and burn cigarette holes in the eyes.

I didn't understand what her motive was then but now I know she was a revolultionary, a visionary even.

It's all lies. It's all "Human resources" department brand managament by neurotic executives and glorified coffee secretaries with 100k student debts for degrees in "humanities"--while lacking any humanity themselves, let alone brains or a soul.

And in between an army of overpaid middle and district managers, checking for the fifth time that day, if you have finished that tps report, or that ONE task you just started or finished. As if a little internal robot timer has told them, not that a task needs managed, but that the task, having been started and done, awaits their preternatural ability to know, and arrive 'just so', and justify (barely) the continued existence of their mediocre job and their mediocre lives.

And out of the woodwork of generations, like a horde of oblivious fuckwit melonheads, comes a tidal wave of these brush-mustached fucks, speaking in aphorisms and happy turns of phrase, while people increasingly dont show up to work be cause inflation has all but destroyed the future so many saved and worked for.

And the shelves gradually empty.

And the wheels grind slowly to a halt.

Because we will not accept the bullshit anymore about being in it together.

Not when a floor guy makes 15k a year, and a district manager makes 120k.

Raise your wages, or say good by.

We were never in this together.

Comments
  • 3
    Hum.... Do we work together?
  • 5
    Hey you! No lollygagging!
    Get back to the assembly line right now!
  • 1
    What really boggles my mind is how people from decades ago were able to work for the same company for tens of years and stay loyal.
    It seems that their work and personality had been valued much more by their employers than companies do nowadays.
  • 3
    @PonySlaystation that and public perception has changed. My friend's grandpa was a train conductor for over 40 years. He was always treated with respect and dignity. He was the train's boss and everybody knew it.
    Nowadays a train conductor is someone you spit in the face and almost beat to death because you didn't buy a ticket.
    Same goes for teachers, doctors, ...
Add Comment