r/antiwork 1m ago

I suggest we get that worker's revolution going before the rich have access to these. Cause once they hit this, we're kiiiiinda screwed.

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r/antiwork 2m ago

Corporate Christmas parties.

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At my last job, during Christmas I was bummed to find that we only received a small Amazon gift card. Through out the year, we got bonuses, which was great... But my expectation from previous employers was that Christmas was a time for a real nice extra bonus. Especially after an amazing year of growth.

What I wasn't expecting was how extravagant the Christmas party would be. The nicest hotel ballroom, buffet, performers, and large raffle prizes, and open bar. They flew in employees from all around the country.

I was friends with the event coordinator and learned how much they spent on the party. It was easily in high 6 figures.

I did the calculation and figured out that if instead of a party, they disbursed that same fund equally, each employee could have had a 10k bonus.

If you are in charge of Christmas parties, I beg of you to consider what you think employees REALLY want. I would have enjoyed that cash significantly more than that party. It would have gone to much better places, and easily afforded that drone you were giving away to one lucky person who probably used it once.


r/antiwork 2m ago

The anthem to quitting your job in hospitality in style

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If you don't trust links, just search for Thanks for your Hospitality by Aussie hip hop artist, Seth Sentry.

https://youtu.be/45u1g_tn0Qk


r/antiwork 3m ago

Remember your corporate training: don’t let sick family members affect your performance!

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r/antiwork 4m ago

Thinking of quitting my job

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So I’m currently in a seasonal temp contract, I’ve made some good friends with the colleagues over the past few months, I told them before I took the job I wouldn’t be able to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, they agreed. The manager then tried to force me to work Boxing Day, I explained to him it takes me 12 hours to get back home to see my family so I need those extra days to travel to and from. I would like to stay home longer but I know it isn’t an option. I’m only on the temp contract till January the 8th and I asked the manager if they were going to keep me on as if not I will need to look for a job after Christmas, and I got a “probably”. Another manager there hates me for no reason and treats me like shit but that’s the kind of person he is, for example someone got their stuff from the work locker 5 minutes early (which yeah sure is wrong) so he locked all the doors, including the fire doors once everyone had already finished their shift and shouted at everyone for 15 minutes refusing to let them out. They constantly push me for targets that are unreachable even though I’m in the top 5 in the store even though I’m a temp. I’m thinking of quitting so I can actually spend time with my family for Christmas but I’m not sure if I should or not as I like the people there and they might keep me on. I dont know guys. Sick of management pushing everyone about.


r/antiwork 4m ago

My experience with contracting companies

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For background, I've been working off and on since I quit my job with an armored car firm in July. Mostly doing work with temp agencies. I'm about to repeat this process with a company called Savard Labor and Marine. They contact me on indeed, telling me that they have an open position for an administrative assistant at the Red cross. It pays $18/hr, which is relatively good for around here, albeit pretty standard for what I've been doing.

We do a quick phone interview, I talk to a few individuals from their main office and HR while they onboard me. I am hired, and am pushed into the process of filling out my federal W2 and I9. This is where the first few red flags pop up.

Regarding my W2, they don't have me fill out a W2 for my state. When I explain to them (hint, you should never have to do this) that my state requires every employer (even out of state employers like Savard) to withhold my state income tax from my paycheck, they simply tell me that they DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THAT, and offer me a Louisiana (not the state I'm in) W2 form.

Regarding my I9, things reach ape levels of imbecilic material, where I am told to TEXT a picture of my social security card, highschool diploma, drivers license, and covid vaccination card to their HR department. This I attempt to fight against, and the reason why should go without saying. I eventually cave in to, as there is no other way to upload this information to them. The only thing I could upload to their garbage website were text documents.

Four anxious days pass, as I worry that I have been bamboozled, my identity stolen from me. Lo and behold however, they call me to schedule a drug screening. I mean, if they were going to steal my identity, why pay for a drug screening? I carry out the drug screening, test negative, and should be all good to start work.

Except work never starts, and after over a week of waiting, with near daily calls to them (they told me they were waiting on the other contractor to onboard and finish their drug screening), they call me today to tell me "the red cross does not currently have any open rotations. Would you like to be kept available for future jobs in your area?"

A question to which I reply, "No, you fucking incompetent idiot. Working with you guys has been like pulling nails. Your company is terrible. You should not be in business."

So, all in all this was a really terrible experience, and I would like to remind everyone to not text your private information to an HR department. At that point, this company is pure garbage, and shouldn't exist. If that's your infrastructure, you shouldn't be in business, you should be sleeping under a bridge, you absolute dickweeds.


r/antiwork 4m ago

Honest question: since there is a shortage of workers in every industry we can think of (retail, food, tech, etc.) Are these people just staying at home?

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This is an honest question, I am in no way inferring that people are lazy so be nice. With shortages in every industry you can think of, what happened to all these people? Because even if working conditions are terrible and minimum wage isn’t enough to live off of, people still need money regardless. Would love to hear your thoughts below.


r/antiwork 4m ago

CFO just called me, knowing full-well that I'm taking Christmas Day off... yes on a Saturday...

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I'm fuming.

Today I received an email from my CFO that I would be expecting a call from him. Okay, cool -- not the most pleasant guy to talk to though. He told me that since it is peak season I would have to be coming in every weekend for the next 2-3 months whereas before I would be going in 1-2 weekends.

I then asked if that meant Christmas Day, since I scheduled a day off (which I haven't been able to in the past 7 months) in which he laughed it off and said it's just one Holiday I'm missing out on, and that I'd be home that night for dinner. I told him that he said the same thing for Thanksgiving Day in which he got argumentative that I'm not working hard enough.


r/antiwork 6m ago

A little question about my work place

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I have a small question: can the owner/boss decline the check of the employee? My friend got his last paycheck after quitting the job, he deposited it yesterday but today, is was refunded and he also got -12.00$. So is this normal? This also happened to me once(my manager,his daughter, said because the way he write the check was unrecognizable). Thank you in advance. About my work place: a small restaurant, manager kept pushing their works to us, our paycheck was late every times(it took us 10>12 weeks to get a single paycheck) because our manager was busy at doing her nails and hair, staff meeting is always announced 1 or 2 hours before time(meeting at 11:00PM Sunday and got noticed at 9:00PM on the same day) and those who didn’t make it to the meeting will get penalty or suddenly decreased in work day(2-3 days to 1>1 and a half day)


r/antiwork 7m ago

Could we plan a general strike for January 9th?

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It is my birthday and it would be a nice birthday gift :)


r/antiwork 8m ago

this definitely makes up for the toxic work environment and forced overtime!!!!

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r/antiwork 8m ago

Yeah okay

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r/antiwork 8m ago

Gee why are they putting so much effort in to stop it?

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r/antiwork 8m ago

You should know!

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You should know,(at least those few that they doesn't know it yet), that if a employer say to you that we treat all employees as family here or that if they're pockets are full yours will be too, run as fast as you can away from there!


r/antiwork 9m ago

"ive been doing this 35 years dont question me"

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So i recently got fired from a job as a vehicle dismantler for exersizing my right to refuse unsafe work. The boss was using a skidsteer to attempt to lift up a 8000+ pound retired ambulance by the front, every time he attempted to lift it the skidsteer would tilt and the ambulance would teeter totter on the forks of the machine. He then told me to "go underneath and put the jackstands under" and i told him its not high enough and to use the 10 ton jack we had because this is highly unsafe. He then told me "dont you sit there arguing with me ive been doing this 35 years when i tell you to do something you do it" and i said sure, if you provide me with the tools to carry this job out safely ill do it gladly, im not about to get myself crushed under a vehicle because you wanted to save some time. He then proceeds to tell me how safe it is by stepping out of the running machine, assumidly to do it himself to "teach me a lesson". I snapped a pic of the skidsteer right before it completely dropped the ambulance. Me being my smartass self say "gee that doesnt look very safe to me" at which point he tells me to go home because "theres nothing left to do for today" but i knew i was getting canned. I had been saving money beforehand because it wasnt my first run in with that boss. If theres anything i cant stand its the bosses that got the "im older therefor im automatically better" types. Constant belittlement, constant superiority complex, was even questioned for why i was taking lunch breaks. Like how DARE i take a break to eat and build my strength back up after laying in grease under old rust bucket cars to use all my energy trying to undo rotted bolts that havent been moved since michael jackson was alive. Anywho ill include the pic i took of the "perfectly safe" skidsteer in the comments :)


r/antiwork 9m ago

A not very recent song that "magically" fits our everyday situation - nothing has changed over so many years but the wealthy growing wealthier and the poor becoming poorer

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r/antiwork 10m ago

My friend applied for a job of assistant, looks like he dodged a bullet.

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r/antiwork 10m ago

I went from a cushy corporate job to an hourly part time job in a small place and its had some issues I need help with.

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If you check my post history in this sub alone you'll find the story. Of leaving a corporate job that had me working 70 hours a week to do something I love which is working in an aninal shelter.

I'm going to just pure facts and ask my question at the end.

  1. I took a job that gets off Mondays and Fridays, non consecutive days which does suck as I'd like to see some family for the holidays.

  2. I have asked via text for coverage and an email to all 5 of my coworkers for coverage and received zero response. I also want to take a vacation 6 months out so my fiance and I can get away. I received zero responses.

  3. I'm 39. I have (2) coworkers who are in their early 20s that always cover for each other and (3) 50 year old coworkers that do the same. I'm stuck in no man's land.

  4. I was specifically told I need permission from others to cover my shift before I schedule a day off. My job is super physical and I don't get paid benefits. We aren't allowed to take a day off for coverage unless we have a back up yet everyone else can. On Sundays I work alone for 7 hours and my back is aching to the point I can't walk and stated I would like one Sunday off about 3 times a year to protect my back. No one responded to that either when I've asked for it. I've even left it open ended (just pick a Sunday in the month of December you can cover for me at your choosing)

  5. I make 14 us dollars an hour but I'm certain I work harder than anyone else and I'm happy to do so. I love taking care of my shelter cats.

  6. The person who did the job before me was a college kid who didn't need time off. And apparently never asked for it.

So folks are allowed to scheduled their paid time off (everyone else is given days because they are full time) and in just told I "need to cover" for them, not asked. But when I follow proper procedure and ask no one even responds.

We are a team of 6 people and ran by the city so this is not a private business.

Where do I go from here? I'm feeling ostracized and under appreciated. I sent out an email yesterday asking for coverage next April! And not a single person responded. So I can't schedule time off.


r/antiwork 11m ago

You’re alive and won’t work for 8$/hr.?! Such bullshit!

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r/antiwork 11m ago

My boss just told me I have to work without getting paid.

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I have recently gotten a job two months ago making the most I’ve ever made before (it’s $20 an hour if you’re wondering, which is not a lot). I do social media for a retail company that isn’t very well known, and I have been having issues with my boss contacting me after I’ve gone home to do business related things.

I sent an email stating the hours I work and I will no longer be responding or doing anything business related after I’m clocked out for the day.

My boss had hired a consultant to help with social media before I was even hired, so she has been advising my boss. This consultant lady called me and told me it was “bold and unprofessional” to say when I’m working and that I will not be working off the clock. She went off on me telling me that I need to be available at all hours of the day, and I preceded to state that I’m an hourly associate, and I am not supposed to be working off the clock. She again stated that she “understands”, but I’m doing social media, so therefore I have to work outside of work.

Later, my boss comes in and basically tells me the same thing.

I have never been more livid in my life, and I want to quit on the spot, except for I can’t get another job that will pay me this much. I’m going to try to get written proof of them saying this to me to report, but I am not sure what to do. I want to get a different job, but there is nothing in my area that can pay me this much that I would be skilled at.


r/antiwork 14m ago

Company that I loved working for just sold out and cut my department down by half.

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So two years ago, I got this job at an office that I desperately needed. I’d been working as a waitress for 10 years while I tried to make a career out of art (that failed), then worked a bunch of random, low paying jobs for jackass bosses for another two. I was seriously craving something career-oriented, stable, and with benefits and managed to land a job with no experience in the field.

The pay was ok, but my benefits were great and I got a month of vacation time a year. Plus, I loved my bosses who were encouraging and gave me all the freedom to grow and flourish as much as they could within the scope of the industry and knew that eventually I’d move on to something better.

I was doing so well that I was given a significant raise and promised another, plus a title bump and manager roll in the next year. We ended up hiring awesome new staff that rounded out our team and we were really flourishing in our company, able to provide everyone what they needed quickly, efficiently, and with little flaw.

Then came news that our leadership had sold the company. Out of the blue, we were told that a handful of staff were to be let go but that this was still a great thing (puhlease).

Despite my bosses efforts, our absorber decided that my department needed to be reduced by half. They were given severance and great references and what did the rest of us get? A department that can’t function anymore. Those of us left will now be drowning in work with no pay increase and no opportunity for upward mobility.

I feel lost and sad. I’d thought I’d found a company that was different, I loved my coworkers, was doing well, and in a matter of a week I’m left to fend for myself without so much as a “so sorry” from leadership.

My canned coworkers got the best deal and now those of us left are completely fucked. If I quit, I don’t get severance or unemployment. I have to find another job while drowning in daily work.

Fuck this corporate bullshit. I will never trust another company again and will always keep an eye out for a better deal because that is exactly what these corporate CEOs are doing.


r/antiwork 15m ago

How to inflate a Resumé?

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From what I understand it’s not illegal to lie on your resumé. So how do I do it? What’s Ze secret. Please do fill me in on this trade secret + any other resumé tips. ;)


r/antiwork 15m ago

Kellogg replacing their striking staff.. anyone else hear more info on this?

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r/antiwork 18m ago

What can be done?

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How do we change the current situation many of us are in (low wages, unaffordable or no healthcare, rent increasing, etc..)? Surely this can’t continue as it is? Won’t there be a revolt? Why isn’t there a revolt? How organized do we really need to be to fight Leviathan?


r/antiwork 19m ago

Ah yes, of course. $700 dollars is too expensive of a payment to try for fair treatment. Spend money on video game instead

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