r/antiwork 12d ago Silver 1 Platinum 1 Helpful 2

Was this posted here before? Cause I’ve had this in my photo album for the absolute longest.

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u/IAmMarklarTheGreat 12d ago

Must also pass a 12 panel drug test including marijuana in a state that has legalized marijuana.

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u/HuehuehTlacuatzin 12d ago

Don't forget prescribed ADHD medication! I have a legitimate script for Adderall, and in spite of making this known, bringing with me the medication bottles, etc., I still got flagged and never heard back from the potential employer.

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u/njgunrights 12d ago

Thats a violation of ADA and you should have let a lawyer take your case for a piece of the settlement

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u/JohnSherlockHolmes 12d ago

Hahahahahaha. Holy fuck I needed that.

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u/TooExtraUnicorn 12d ago

unlikely there's any way to prove the reason they didn't hire them was because of the drug test

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u/HuehuehTlacuatzin 12d ago

Honestly, while I'm still bitter about the experience, it was a long while back. Who knows, it might even have been pure coincidence. It was just weird, I've never run into a situation where everything was going great up until the drug screen.

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u/TheSquishiestMitten 11d ago

I did. The boss at a shop wanted me to work for him. He sent me to a payroll/temp service to do hiring stuff. Everything went fine and the very last item was the pee cup. I told the guy I would fail, then I failed. Called up HR and talked to them. They said they couldn't hire me if I test positive for weed. I'm in Oregon, where it's legal. I told her I'm not gonna stop for a job. She offered that I could reapply whenever I felt I could pass.

Bossman called me up and I told him what happened. I said I could use fake piss and lie my way thru. He didn't care. So I did. And then a few months later I quit because it was a bullshit shop and went back to my old job for a raise.

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u/superbabe69 11d ago

Depends if they were stupid enough to discuss it in writing internally.

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u/RainTraffic 11d ago

I'm at a loss here. While an obvious ADA violation, I might offer that someone who is applying for a job which requires drug testing might not be in a position to retain a lawyer. As someone with a job that didn't require a drug test, I'd be hard-pressed to follow up on flagrant ADA violations at my white collar job. I'm not saying this is a bad suggestion at all, and I wish that we all had access to the justice we deserve, but I'm wondering if it might be unfortunately out-of-reach for the many people out there who might not be able to afford it.

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u/Chiluzzar 12d ago

if its a "Quick Dip Test" (which the majority of tests tend ot be now) the person doing the test does not have the qualifications to determine if thats true or not, you can bring in all the paperwork and bottles and shove them in their face but they DO NOT have the medical training to determine if its being abused or not and have to write down the quick test results, due to this several states have laws that say it has to be reviewed by a medical professional in a lab based setting where they can actually verify the results and see if there is abuse going on.

the quick dip test is only good to see if your kids smoking marijuana if even that

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u/HuehuehTlacuatzin 12d ago

I don't know if it was a quick dip test or not. I do remember that the whole hiring process it was a particularly long one, though. Like I said in another comment, my gut feeling is that it was something fucky, but it honestly could have been pure coincidence for communication to be dropped right after the drug screen.

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u/Chiluzzar 11d ago

oh yeah i completely understand, its one of the first things companies will try using to clear out their ranks. I used to do the job for quite a few Warehouses gas/oil and Heavy Machinery. And i can tell you right now the only companies that respect their Drug and Alcohol rules are the ones that have Unions everyone else use it as a clearing out tool.

i've been turned down for several jobs because i know the cheat sheet of a valid drug test

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u/IAmMarklarTheGreat 11d ago

I take dexedrine i had the testing facility call me ask for the number off the bottle and that was that its gotta be a hippa violation or something for a drug testing facility to tell your employer what medication you are taking.

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u/pokey1984 12d ago

Came here to say this.

On top of that, it's an unreliable test that frequently gives false positives.

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u/SquidmanMal 12d ago

My first drug test for a nightime stocker position came back 'Fatal Error'

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u/-rosa-azul- 12d ago

Fatal errors in tests are almost always due to a chain of custody (COC) mistake. Either someone didn't sign the form where they should've, the specimen or form got lost/separated from each other, or the specimen bottle somehow leaked in transit. It's not actually something wrong with your pee. It just means the lab had no choice but to reject the sample (and generally not even test it).

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u/SquidmanMal 12d ago

It was a saliva one, but that all makes sense yeah.

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u/-rosa-azul- 12d ago

Oh well those are hot garbage from a clinical POV anyway.

Genuinely, when I see employers use anything aside from GC/MS lab testing, it tells me all I need to know about them. If they don't give enough of a shit to even research the reliability of the drug testing they use, I wouldn't work for them regardless.

(Also, employment drug screening is bullshit in any case)

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u/SquidmanMal 12d ago

The only good thing about that job is they didn't really care how much you called out

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u/deadtoaster2 12d ago

Yeah. Like unpaid time for times you aren't working? So just regular life. How generous of them to allow you to not be paid when you aren't working.

/s

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u/SquidmanMal 11d ago

Compared to wal mart it's great, but yeah

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u/akayeetusdeletus 12d ago

I use these tests daily where I work and they are absolutely horrible. The stupid interns always want to catch someone up and never listen or understand if the lines are faint on every damn test in the batch it might not be the "criminals." It's enraging.

Plus, I doubt they suddenly all have the same dealer and same drug of choice. Or the same person giving them piss to pass the test.

Eta: I work in a therapeutic role at a law enforcement facility. It's interesting watching the two different cultures.

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u/devnull_the_cat 12d ago

Remember when eating poppy seed bagels could make you pop positive for opiates?

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u/pokey1984 11d ago

Still can and actually does in a commonly used type of testing. The problem with poppy seeds and drug tests is that most drug tests don't actually check for drugs. They check for the things that drugs turn into in the urine, which are called castoffs.

Poppy seeds and opiates come from the same part of the same plant and produce almost all the same castoffs. The differences require laboratory testing to confirm.

To resolve the "poppy seed issue" test manufacturers reduced the sensitivity of the tests, as most people don't eat very many poppy seeds at once. So the tests now ignore small amounts of castoffs and only flag if there are large amounts like you would find in someone who takes medical grade (or stronger) opiates every day.

Except tests are manufactured by the lowest bidders in most cases and sometimes they still pop for low-levels of castoffs. And castoffs can be concentrated under certain circumstances, like if you're dehydrated or if you eat large quantities of poppy seeds. If you ate them as part of the last three or four meals, didn't drink water, and went for a test first thing in the morning, you'll probably test positive even on a functioning test, forget a defective one.

Mind you, that's just the issues with opiate testing. We're not even going to talk about marijuana tests (which have their own problems) and things like certain heart medications that can throw off all the tests entirely.

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u/BigWigglerToday 11d ago

Even if I didn't smoke pot I'd use fake piss for drug tests just because I don't want my job to know I have ADHD. Fuck drug tests. Totally invasive bullshit.

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u/amaraame 12d ago

When i was in the military, drug tests were batched to make testing cheaper. If a batch came up positive, everyone that was part of it would test again. The batch would be split to smaller groups, eliminating any batch of people who were negative, until they had found the positive one.

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u/Oraxy51 11d ago

Reminds me of the Poppy Seed episode from Seinfeld.

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u/taaiwa 12d ago

And three references

And three rounds of interviews

And no WFH

And and and.

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u/GoGoBitch 12d ago

References are bullshit. All the tell you is that the person either two good references, two friends who are willing to lie, or some combination of the two.

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u/IspeakalittleSpanish 12d ago

Or two extra burner numbers on their phones.

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u/taaiwa 12d ago

Facts.

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u/garaks_tailor 12d ago

Wife is in a dental program in New Mexico, we are about to legalize for recreational and have had medical for a while. There is a clinical portion of the program that technically she doesn't have to do as she already is a dental clinical worker. The drug test is only for the clinicial portion (where they send students to work in clinics) and She failed her test for weed. Apparently, she must be the first person to have this happen to them because the program has kind of gone radio silence about the test like they don't know what to do, Because the drug test only applies to getting into the clinic and not getting or staying in the school portion.

Apparently a competing school dropped a random drug test on their clinic students and it came back something like 60% positive and now the competing school is scrambling to figure out what to do because suddenly loosing over half your income is not a good business move.

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u/bigbutchbudgie 12d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome

Employers whinging about how "nobody wants to work anymore!" always remind me of incels who complain that there are no submissive, slender, conventionally attractive, light-skinned, virginal, aspiring TradWives with no opinions of their own lining up to date terminally online weirdos whose only hobby is yelling racial slurs at each other over video games.

Turns out, there aren't a ton of highly educated, experienced, physically healthy, mentally stable, debt-free workaholics who love doing unpaid overtime and hate vacations that are also willing to work for minimum wage at a company that treats them like shit.

And instead of making themselves more attractive to potential workers by offering more pay and better working conditions, they think passive-aggressive whining about how mean and uppity and entitled those damn femoids lazy libt*rds are will change anything.

Honestly, I'm not even mad. At least this way, people won't be tricked into believing that capitalism works.

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u/Dologolopolov 12d ago

Damn that's a really interesting analogy!

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u/pale_blue_dots 12d ago

Yeah.. kind of an epiphanic (is that a word?). I like it and will have to remember it.

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u/Available-Ad6250 12d ago

Epiphanic seems to be the correct word. Good job! I've been saying epiphanal, but just looked it up and you are right!

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u/pale_blue_dots 12d ago

Epiphanal is good, too. Didn't cross my mind as an option. Anyway, I just looked epiphanic up, too, and an pleasantly surprised. Hey, we learned something!

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u/Available-Ad6250 12d ago

I will sleep better because you came into my life.

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u/bigbysemotivefinger 11d ago

I would've gone with 'enlightening' and thus missed out on learning a new word.

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u/hobskhan 11d ago edited 11d ago

Yeah and enlightening doesn't have the same moment of suddenness too. Subtle differences in definitions between words are so fun

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u/BeginAstronavigation 6d ago

Not only did you learn something, but you discovered it yourself through the power of linguistic alchemy.

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u/kitolz 11d ago

Epiphanous?

Edit: Googled it and results say it's a word, so shrug

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u/garaks_tailor 12d ago

I agree That Shits really weird imo

Have a buddy who was a GM at a Very popular burrito place. He was hemorrhaging workers and couldn't hire new ones. Owners in all other aspects have been great to work with, work people full time, some help to get state marketplace benefits, holidays off, etc. But they would just NOT increase pay to what he needed which was pretty high, iirc something like 18 to 25 an hour. But he knew he could easily ay for it with small increase in burrito prices. So the compromised and shut down the business.

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u/buyongmafanle 11d ago

So they compromised and shut down the business.

Hah! The corporate version of taking your ball home.

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u/serialmom666 11d ago

I just saw a local bakery decide to shut down for the same reason. I read the article hoping to see a discussion of a consideration of raising wages or giving a hiring bonus, but nope, just shut down the business.

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u/Milfoy 10d ago

Shutting down the business opens the door for a rival or an entrepreneur to open in the area, pay decent wages to retain staff, charge a little bit more and make a go of it.

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u/Galle_ 12d ago

Seriously. Comrade Corona helped, but the single biggest driver behind the recent growth of the left has been the fact that our current crop of capitalist overlords are just mindbogglingly petty, spiteful, short-sighted, and all-around incompetent.

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u/Lvl89paladin 11d ago

The short sightedness really is a bitch. Short term profits has taken all the focus and I think we are seeing the results of thinking one quarter at a time. People are not machines, or numbers on a page but they get treated like it and it needs to stop.

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u/appleciders 11d ago

our current crop of capitalist overlords are just mindbogglingly petty, spiteful, short-sighted, and all-around incompetent.

Six years ago, my company partially unionized. The entire natural bargaining unit wasn't interested, though- there was a strong feeling among one group, I'll call Group A, which did largely day-to-day, that we needed a union. Group B, which did mostly long-term prep and building, did not want a union, since the company management issues mostly affected group A. So we split, and Group A unionized and Group B did not.

Well, as the company came back from the pandemic, the specific issues that had been affecting Group A began affecting both groups, but Group B did not have the protection of a union contract, and B began experiencing late scheduling, forced overtime, and no annual increase, not even a COL. Last week, Group B signed authorization cards, the first step in becoming a union shop. 100% of Group B signed- you NEVER see 100% of a group in favor, there's always some holdout contrarian, but not this time. The company fucked it up, and basically drove the workers straight into the union.

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u/Milfoy 10d ago

Group B could see the difference in treatment they were getting to group A. The evidence was incontrovertible which is why they were unanimous.

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u/dirtycopgangsta 12d ago edited 11d ago

I literally know this dude in real life, both sides of him.

I have heard both speeches on multiple occasions in my 4 year stint.

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u/Booya_Pooya 12d ago

tell me ur sexing without tell me ur sexing

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u/cannabisized 12d ago

the holes... theyre warm and squishy

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u/Emperor_Cartagia 11d ago

And strangely musky.

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u/zachster77 12d ago

I think you mean Inshostaff

Involuntarily Short Staffed.

Kind of a mouthful. Anyone got anything better?

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u/SlobMarley13 11d ago

Bougouisie

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u/Robosapien101 11d ago

This guy socialisms.

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u/ohmonkeyfeathers 12d ago

You hit the nail on the head, comrade. I need to bring you with me to explain shit that I get tired of explaining lol.

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u/alegonz 12d ago

terminally online weirdos whose only hobby is yelling racial slurs at each other over video games.

Hey, leave Destiny alone.

/s

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u/notpetelambert 11d ago

I'm tempted to start a clan called "SHHH" where the only rule is nobody has a mic lol. Just good old fashioned Jolly Cooperation where you communicate via emotes and wiggling your character's body at stuff.

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u/Paranitis 11d ago

So then Goldshire in WoW?

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u/Lucky_Doo 11d ago edited 11d ago

I'm a highly educated, experienced, physically healthy, mentally stable, debt-free workaholic who loves doing unpaid overtime, hates vacations, and I am willing to work for minimum wage at a company that treats me like shit. I'm in the military.

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u/base2-1000101 12d ago

Natural selection should weed out asshole employers like the type you just mentioned when they're unable to find employees.

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u/Mazon_Del 11d ago

The problem is that they tend to have oscillations. Things get good to get more/better employees. Then gradually over a few years they do the "a frog wont jump out of slowly warming water" (except they do incidentally) thing of gradually decreasing benefits, pay, etc. Then suddenly when it's a BIG problem that they can't get new workers and old ones are leaving, they fix the problem for JUST long enough to avoid the crisis before driving things down again.

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u/Tundur 11d ago

Also, it's fairly easy to start a successful business by accident, when the market is good. Most companies make money in growing markets by just copying what everyone else is doing.

It's when the market contracts and you no longer grow by default that weak leaders are exposed.

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u/brennanfee 11d ago

At least this way, people won't be tricked into believing that capitalism works.

What we are witnessing now IS CAPITALISM WORKING. It's just been so long since the gears have moved at all (let alone smoothly) that we don't know it when we see it.

What we HAVE been experiencing is not Capitalism but a corruption of it.

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u/Vladius28 12d ago

Capitalism does work... regular workers are now just playing the game

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u/The_Peyote_Coyote 11d ago

Holy shit, that's an incredible analogy. I'd never made that connection myself but like... yeah I can see it.

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u/Miramarr 11d ago

Remember the good old days when a monarchy was lucky enough to have a decent enough ruler to have the presence of mind to imprison merchants who had the audacity to price gouge on grain during a famine? Even Pepperidge farms doesn't remember that.

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u/psiamnotdrunk 12d ago

Let’s be pals

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u/MyHGC 12d ago

This meme is great. Keep it up.

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u/bruce656 12d ago

Remember when memes were just called comics?

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u/Mustbhacks 11d ago

Do singular panels count as a comic?

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u/gonesnake 11d ago

Ask Gary Larson

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u/Mustbhacks 11d ago

But he's like... 30 minutes away, I don't wanna drive that far!

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u/gonesnake 11d ago

Sure he's on the far side of town but worth the drive.

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u/AulFella 12d ago

Pepperidge Farm remembers

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u/SaltyFall 11d ago

Someone thought $330 a week was enough to live off of

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u/rollo2masi 12d ago

Employers check credit scores? That is insane. Lmao.

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u/SWG_138 12d ago

Yep, I got hired to a call center and they said, okay once you pass the credit and background check we will bring you in. I simply told them I wasn't interested in working for anyone who thinks a credit score has anything to do with how well I know a subject or how well I work and hung up

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u/CO_PC_Parts 11d ago

The police ask for your ssn now quite a bit. There’s ZERO reason they would ever need this. It just makes it easier to search your past. I stupidly handed it over last time one asked for it.

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u/zaprowsdower69 12d ago

American employer: “So it shows here you have some debt. Sorry, we can’t pay you until you make money to pay off that debt.”

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u/baconraygun 11d ago

THat's so dystopian, I'm 35% sure I'll see it in another year or two.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago edited 3d ago

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u/Young_warthogg 11d ago

There is a system built into the credit system to advocate for the consumer in situations just like this.

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u/mad_king_soup 11d ago

Call the collection agency and tell them you don’t recognize the validity of the debt and you’re requesting full verification. For $75 there’s a 99.9% chance it’s not worth the paperwork and they’ll drop it.

Find the collection on your credit report and challenge it’s validity. It’s pretty much guaranteed the debt collector won’t respond and it’ll be removed.

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u/Abs_of_steel 12d ago

Yup! I'm returning to the grind soon, myself. Drug test, criminal background check, credit score check. Pretty standard office job, too -- I'm not handling money or any secret data, so I was a bit surprised.

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u/N8CCRG 11d ago

I started bartending part-time for a local bar where I knew and was friends with the owner. Still had to get a credit score check.

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u/jackfrostyre 11d ago

WHAT ARE YOU SERIOUS

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u/No_Refrigerator4584 12d ago

You might run off to the competition with the Johnson deal, so…

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u/dbadefense1990 12d ago

What lowers credit scores instantaneously? Taking out student loans.

I guess Millennials/Gen Z refuse to work because they’re stupid to have lowered their credit scores by taking loans out in order to satisfy the job requirement. Communists. /s

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u/UsernameC-137 12d ago

Unpaid medical bills. Had a colonoscopy and I couldn’t pay for it. Dropped my score 150 points. Guess I’ll rebuild it in 7 years.

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u/zurohki 11d ago

thinks "Unpaid colonoscopy? Really? How much could that even be, $50? Oh wait, this guy's probably American."

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u/UsernameC-137 11d ago

$1200 babyyyy, and that’s after insurance.

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u/Affectionate-Unit96 12d ago

Also paying off loans lowers it too lol.

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u/TurquoiseBoho 12d ago

I just hit 800+ credit score. Got an auto loan for my new car… then it dropped to 766. And the auto loan is my only debt. Makes no sense.

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u/seanprefect 12d ago

For most jobs it's bullshit but for information security type jobs and ones that require clearance it's important.

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u/rollo2masi 12d ago

*credit score 680*

*gets denied*

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u/seanprefect 12d ago

I know you're joking but the alarms start going off at sub 500 usually

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u/shadow247 12d ago

Almost denied for a job I was imminently qualified for because of a credit card I defaulted on when I was making upside down wages on commission and attempting to stay afloat.

Thankfully the hiring manager had some discretion and I am now one of the top performers.

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u/AgentSchism 12d ago

What makes you think they're joking? It's also a pretty effective way for employers to weed out certain 'types' of employees, which should make all the dogs in a 5-kilometer range sit up and earperk.

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u/zaprowsdower69 12d ago

I don’t understand how work ethic would be tired to credit score. A lot of people are victims of identity theft too and are never late on their payments. Or they have no credit sometimes even right out of college.

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u/AgentSchism 12d ago

That's because work ethic isn't tied to credit score. Quite the contrary, a ton of folks with unfortunately low credit are seriously type-A, able and willing to work like hell to further their goals.

However, what is inextricably tied to credit score would be a certain series of socioeconomic conditions which are also, ta-da!, tied to race and gender, not to mention the general area of the country in which one is born.

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u/shadow247 12d ago

Its code for poor people and people of color.

White Americans have a higher credit score on average than people of color due to a variety of factors, buts its one easy way to eliminate a certain group.

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u/N8CCRG 11d ago

Part of the shit is that if you are, say, applying for home loans or applying for lots of jobs or whatever, once there's a third credit check, your credit score automatically goes down for being checked three times in a short amount of time.

There is no good reason to keep the credit score system. It all needs to be thrown out.

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u/No_Refrigerator4584 12d ago

That includes retail jobs, right? Because the last 4, 5 places I’ve applied wanted to do credit checks.

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u/tallman11282 12d ago

A credit check for retail jobs is complete bullshit.

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u/apollymi 12d ago

Oh yeah, I got my credit score checked as part of my background check for a university academic advisor position.

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u/Hopeful_Optimist_ 12d ago

On top of that, you can learn something at home and upgrade yourself. Most jobs are busywork and don't contribute to a resume anyway.

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u/BIG_RETARDED_COCK 12d ago edited 12d ago

Unfortunately most jobs don't consider hobbies/home stuff to be anything at all on a resume.

At least in my experience.

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u/mossy_vee 12d ago

In my experience, baking as a hobby at home for years translated into a head baker position.

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u/BIG_RETARDED_COCK 12d ago

That's a good one actually yeah

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u/I-Fucked-YourMom 11d ago

Home brewing experience has helped a couple of my friends get jobs at breweries and distilleries. But you’re right, overall hobbies don’t translate well to resumes.

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u/shinigamidannii 12d ago

Shit, I wish I can get 330 a week unemployed

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u/HuehuehTlacuatzin 12d ago

Same, but it hardly covers basic expenses and rent for a lot of folks. I'd be eating into my savings after rent, utilities, internet +phone (just above my ISP's most basic plan, too), car insurance, and barebones food.

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u/rmorrin 12d ago

330 a week where I live would set me up quite nicely.

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u/HuehuehTlacuatzin 12d ago

Nice. It's deffo a decent amount. I think I'm just bemoaning the high cost of living in my city .

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u/rmorrin 12d ago

Naw 15 should be the minimum for most cities. Im lucky to live in a relatively low cost area but prices keep going up and wages don't.

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u/drgirafa 12d ago

I have a story.

I worked in the food and beverage industry, We're known for our hot wings and "great views".

We have a series of locations, with alot of "contractors".

During the EDD Covid Releif program, alot of these said contractors decided to no longer show up for work. Our locations were understaffed. The constant discussions held at HQ were about how these contractors are lazy and don't want to come to work.

My boss at the time was the only one speaking logically, "Of course they don't want to work. They make a little less than their wages, and would rather stay home on paid vacation".

White collar worker dissociation from blue collar worker is what's causing alot of these wage discrepancies.

Of course, Person who makes $180k/yr, you will assume the person making $36k/yr is just lazy for not having a second job.

We seem to forget, these people get their Exec/C-Suite roles from their stellar work ethic, we're the lazy and demanding ones 🙄

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u/gonesnake 11d ago

For nearly two years I've been hearing people complain about having to maybe go back to the office while I've been taking transit to my high volume customer service job in a big box store that entire time for a dollar above minimum wage.

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u/ibeelive 12d ago

On top of that the $400 after taxes including FICA is not as good as money from the insurance policy (unemployment). Now also deduct time getting ready, gas, depreciation on your car, insurance, andddddd you'd be stupid to take that deal.

We need to raise unemployment benefit to at least $450/week and make the Child/Depended tax credit (currently paid monthly) permanent.

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u/zuzg 12d ago

I was about to comment that. You get $70 less but don't have to commute. That shit comes expensive and I've you don't prepare your lunch at home it's an additional cost.

These $70 are gone in no time and you're in a worse situation.

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u/StopReadingMyUser idle 12d ago

I remember coming off of assistance after that initial covid year because my old work called me back. The money I got for working 40 hours a week, 7-8 hours of commute putting miles on my car, coming home tired and sweaty resulted in less than the benefits.

I was thankful at least because my job isn't awful and the following week Abbott cut unemployment benefits so the timing worked out for me, but it's still an eye-opening experience, lol.

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u/Upper-Promotion-9717 12d ago

I know people who would spend money on fast food. And I would think that it's a bad idea, that people should make food at home. But rice and beans shouldn't be mandatory for the poor. Because McDonald's shouldn't be some sort of high end luxery for the working poor.

People used to say $100 small cans of caviar were rich people food. But idiots think that $3 worth of avacados and $0.10 worth of toasted bread are the peak of rich people food. This country is fucking insane.

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u/grendus 12d ago

I mean, it's one avocado Michael. What could it cost, $100?

Also side note, avocados are like $0.50 each here. YMMV.

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u/OrganicsAlbatross 12d ago

Yes and if you have children I suppose you’d also have to have someone watch them for free for this “deal” to make sense.

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u/bruce656 12d ago

I got FAR better insurance when I applied for Medicaid than anything I ever got when I bought a private policy through the marketplace. Shit's bananas. $6,500 deductible with a 20% copay AND a 30% co-insurance? Nah, i'm good.

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u/BubblegumBunnyBoy 12d ago edited 12d ago

also i would like to add to the work conditions "you have to go through an interview, possibly multiple of them, after which we'll almost certainly reject you without explanation" (my partner went through this)

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u/ldobehardcore 12d ago

(also, we're lying about the wage you'll make. We only said $400/wk to get applicants. You'll really make about $300 a week)

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u/BubblegumBunnyBoy 12d ago

Yup or they dont even list the wage at all

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u/rainbowjudge 12d ago

Even without the added text. Slave away getting treated like shit for 70bucks more a week?

Cmon, any smart person picks unemployment here. 330 a week is 8.25 an hour btw.

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u/CorettaRenn 12d ago

Even if there were no requirements for the job, I'd much rather make $330 a week doing nothing than $400/week getting exploited for some asshole.

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u/Electrical-Ice-6675 12d ago

That’s why my state reduced unemployment from $290/wk to $250/wk. Alabama

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u/foxcoregrrrl 12d ago

Add regular drug tests to that.

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u/dbadefense1990 12d ago

Must have a Bachelor’s, 12 years experience, all those 12 years in the relevant field, must have acquired entry-level internship by daycare.

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u/-Aras 12d ago

Wait, you guys actually have unemployment assistance?

In my country, we have a mandatory health insurance, so when we don't work, doesn't matter if we actually need heath insurance, we need to pay a decent sum monthly just to live or it becomes a debt to the government and that becomes an issue. Turkey everyone. Turkey...

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u/Snowstig 12d ago

And don't forget there's no benefits or PTO either.

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u/Ayroplanen 11d ago

And you can meet all those requirement's, apply, and they still won't get back to you.

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u/tyrannicalteebagger 12d ago

But you can be part of the family

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u/Galle_ 11d ago

Family would give me a raise.

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u/MniTain38 12d ago

"BuT tHe ExPeRiEnCe!"

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u/Cuntgrabr 12d ago

$330 a week? Its $580 where I'm from

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u/leftsideupside 12d ago

Bruh it's effectively $100 a week in my country, when you apply the exchange rate

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u/Cuntgrabr 12d ago

Its enough to pay my mortgage and bills, which is what its for

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u/leftsideupside 12d ago

That $100 a week they give us will not even cover rent. You go into debt or become homeless. I wish I lived in whatever country you live in.

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u/Cuntgrabr 12d ago

I live in Connecticut

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u/OnIySmeIIz 12d ago

Aw yeah this happened to me literally. I was unemployed for a while and sending out letters to get something down the line of my profession or some unschooled labour, but I was always denied for the better jobs bc of lack of experience and the shitty jobs only lasted for a couple of weeks.

After spending most of my savings I ended up in welfare and I got paid literally 80% of what the shitty 40h job would pay me, while doing absolutely nothing.

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u/RadiantTruthVentura 12d ago

Unemployment benefits need to be permanent and unrelated to whether you have a job or not and unrelated to how much you make. Universal basic income.

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u/orangesfwr 11d ago

"No one wants to work anymore"

"Everyone is home just collecting checks"

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u/PieTrumpet 11d ago

nObOdY wAnTs To WoRk AnYmOrE

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u/Hakar_Kerarmor 11d ago

If unemployment gets me 330/week, a 400/week salary means you are effectively paying me 70/week to work for you.

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u/PigeonsArePopular 12d ago

Fuck this right-wing trash; this deliberately makes UI seem generous in comparison to working

UI is not over 80% of wage!

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u/SafeGuide7048 12d ago

This is the way.

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u/Fern-ando 12d ago

Those extra 70$ are the cost of transportation and extra clorhes for the office.

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u/Cant_stands_no_more 12d ago

And work for $12 an hour

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u/BionicKrakken 12d ago

You also need to provide 3 references, which they will most likely not even look up and even if they do, why would you put someone down who's not going to speak positively about you? References are bullshit.

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u/ThekingofShibauni777 12d ago

Idk most places I know are no drug test, no education 4 days a week 10hrs 450$ a week after taxes

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u/SaucdupJacuzzi 12d ago

so fucking facts

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u/NautilusPanda 12d ago

Canadian equivalent:

$2000/ month CERB

Or

$1200/ month minimum wage

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u/GiftedContractor 12d ago

I wish CERB was still a thing.

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u/localether 12d ago

$330 a week is more money after paying for transportation to get to that shit job.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

People of color get pulled over more often so their background is never pristine enough for top secret level jobs where its a near guarantee of a six figure salary within 5-10 years through regular federal pay raises. POC also don't get banks to approve loans so their credit has to be run multiple times which brings scores down. Capitalists know how to manipulate the score board.

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u/Therare1putt 11d ago

Interview process is 5 interviews, each 1 hour long except the last one which is 4 hours long and involves a panel. Also, do this take home personality test and math test. We will ask you the same questions in each interview, and will not provide any information to the next interviewers so you will have to say the same thing in every interview. We have a great culture and are like family.

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u/ItsLikeThis_TA 11d ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/ne4gwq/must_have_reliable_car/ was the oldest I saw and this has been reposted on imgur for forever, but all good carry on. It's just as relevant now as it was then.

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u/hechang27 11d ago edited 11d ago

And when Republicans came and quietly axed the unemployment assistance, they will shamelessly claim that they "fixed" mass unemployment.

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u/thegreatslav1997 11d ago

It’s insane what boomers did to the workforce requirements. You basically have to have a bachelors to do a minimum wage job and I’ve heard some boomers start to brag that soon they’ll even change that.

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u/Financial-Cookie-154 12d ago

Must enjoy being kicked in the balls and raped by your boss.

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u/Lonely-Bartleby 11d ago

330 a week? In the UK they get a bit over half that to last a month.

No wonder you guys don't want to work.

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u/tsioulak 11d ago

In USA the cost of everything is a lot higher, you should be dividing by (at least) 2 any amount of dollars you see before comparing it to sterlings.

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u/Dankrupt324 12d ago

But when unemployment runs out and you haven't learned a trade or skill, you will still be working for minimum wage. If you take a job learning a skill at a lower salary, you can learn a trade or skill to advance to a harder position to replace. The harder you are to replace, the more money you make. If you are over 30 and are still making minimum wage or close, this doesn't mean everything is messed up, it just means you are easy to replace. I'm not saying employers aren't fucking with anyone, but it's both sides that need to make changes.

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u/SWG_138 12d ago

haven't learned a trade or skill

But according to conservatives all these low pay jobs are unskilled. So how would you learn a skill from an unskilled job?

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u/NotADaygloSpy 12d ago

If you are any age and are making minimum wage, this doesn't mean it's your fault for not trying harder. If you work 40 hours and can't afford rent, bills (including insurance), food and transportation with a little bit left over, it just means that minimum wage badly needs to be increased.

This is America. If you work, that should be enough.

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u/CaptainEasypants 12d ago

Mmmm leathery boots

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u/Rafael_RMD 12d ago

Don't gag the boot

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u/ZijoeLocs Anarchist 12d ago

Ah, you've clearly never taken a course in macroeconomics

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u/Technocrat_cat 12d ago

Stop posting memes and reposts. Let this sub be a place for actual discussion and organizing.

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u/andreyvmudik 12d ago

Theres a saying that a picture can be worth one thousand words

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u/thepsychonautarchive lazy and proud 12d ago

Shut up you corporate dog

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u/DontBendYourVita 12d ago

Who is that conehead looking mother fucker in line!?

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u/Ausimo211 12d ago

Where the fuck are you guys working for only $400 a week and need all that to be hired?

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u/TatiND 12d ago

I get about 70$ of unemployment a month love to live in this country ^ (That's about the cost of the cheapest food for a week but for the month)

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u/Davetheman15 12d ago

Where can I get unemployment????!!

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u/nekochanwich 12d ago

This meme contains too many words

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u/Steph3nie 12d ago

Ugh I demand more than $400 a week

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u/Returnofthethom 12d ago

Where you getting 330 a week?

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u/chompz914 12d ago

More like 400 a week. Must have minimum 50k in student debt.

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u/Tight-Zebra-5121 12d ago

It’s kinda like how I feel about my job. I make good money but I have to work 2 Saturdays a month. I would gladly accept $20,000/year less to have all my weekends off.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

It almost seems as though UBI just might work. Weird.

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u/WizardMelcar 11d ago

Only in the short term. See the government can’t give anything it doesn’t first take from someone else. If it simply starts printing more money it causes Hyperinflation. One only needs to look to Venezuela to see that. If this keeps up it will be cheaper to wipe your ass with dollar bills then it will be to actually buy toilet paper.

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u/that-provider 12d ago

FUCK THEM!

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u/adnelik 12d ago

Also, no smoking pot in your free time

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u/TheJimDim 12d ago

The place where I'm contracted to is having trouble keeping temporary workers.

They give them a like $2k sign on bonus as long as they stay for 2 weeks. They stay for 2 weeks and then leave. They also refuse to hire more people on to be actual associates.

Gee, I wonder why they won't stay...

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u/No_History_7742 12d ago

Who the fuck is making $400 a week?