All across the country, people by the thousand are walking off their job sites and putting on a strike. From Nabisco to Kellogg’s and now John Deere, workers are straight up saying “enough is enough” and calling it quits.
Although there is a range of companies in all sorts of industries from cereal and tractors, a we mentioned to coal-mining, healthcare and fast food, with workers walking out mid shift, they all hold similar grievances across the board -- the low pay, the unpaid breaks, the lack of benefits, the ungodly hours. It all comes down to being treated like just another cog in the machine, rather than, ya know, an actual human being. And people are quite frankly just done with that shit.
The pure amount of time and energy it takes to work in a corporate America job isn’t worth the payment these CEOs are offering to their employees. Working a job, with the way wages are set right now is *maximizing* effort and *minimizing* results, quite the opposite of what laziness is all about and what laziness achieves. People are waking up and realizing that their efforts are worth more, far more, than what’s being offered on the table. They’re worth more than just scraps.
And feeding workers the scraps off the table is not a rare practice at all; it’s actually quite common. Underpaying workers has been the accepted practice of corporations for many decades. Give them enough to keep their mouth shut! Is the attitude behind signing a paycheck for your typical corporate worker.
Corporate owners amass BILLIONS of dollars, all the meanwhile their workers are drowning in debt and struggling to pay bills.
See, it’s not just a few bad apples, a few bad companies that are offering unfair compensation (yeah “unfair” to say the least) -- it’s the entire system corrupted by greed that exploits the labor of workers for the sheer benefit of adding to the company owner’s profits. The average CEO is earning 400 times the amount of money a company’s average employee is making. That’s an excessive amount of wealth being hoarded.
And speaking of gold being hoarded, Forbes once ranked Smaug, the dragon from the Hobbit who infamously stole an entire fucking mountain of gold as the second wealthiest fictional character. That gold, if we account for the current price in the market, is estimated to be worth $51.4 billion. He literally had an ENTIRE MOUNTAIN of gold. Well, that would put him as the 15th wealthiest American, meaning there are 14 corporate owners that literally have more wealth than a gold-hoarding dragon!
So yeah, people want to “slay the dragon” so to speak and redistribute this mountain-sized wealth these billionaires sleep under back to the common “peasants”, or your average worker in America The sloths are rising up, or lying down, perhaps more accurately stated, against the evil dragons ruling this country by refusing to provide any labor.
I mean how do you stop wealth from being hoarded? By putting a plug in their means of production and thus, their means of gaining profit. No labor means no profits.
People are seeing that, seeing that their labor is more valuable than the price tag these corporate owners label them with. And thus, the Lazy Movement is making waves. People are quitting their jobs and refusing to work.
But this sort of “lazy movement” isn’t just some sensationalized phenomenon, in fact, if we look at the statistics of what’s going on, the quit rate among workers is at an all time high --- 2.9% of the workforce are saying “fuck this shit. I’m out.”
That’s 4.3 million people that value their own health and sanity over the pennies in which they’re being paid.
And no doubt, those numbers will only continue to rise as more and more people embrace their laziness and choose to minimize effort and maximize results. We’re going to see the number of quitters soar in the coming months. Believe me, it’s happening.
And let me just clarify to you this as well: quitting is a completely okay thing to do, especially when you’re in a toxic situation. And to say working for a selfish bastard of a boss for mesly pay is toxic would be an underestimate.
We’re all sick n’ tired of these shitty jobs with shitty wages. We’re done with the toxic bullshit. There’s really no advantage to holding a job right now, other than what? The ability to *maybe* survive and pay your bills, and make doing so an absolute struggle at that.
Nah fam, at the end of the day, a job ain’t worth all it's cracked up to be any more. You come home physically and mentally exhausted and are given no time to recover. You get two days off, the ever sought-after “weekend”, that feels more like a quick power nap than any sort of legitimate time off. It goes by so fast and during this supposed quote on quote “free time”, you have to spend it paying bills, doing household chores, going grocery shopping, and other sorts of errands that leaves you with the *actual* free time of maybe a few hours at best.
Because there ain’t such a thing as a “job” anyways. It’s all slavery. It’s slavery disguised as the “American dream”, where you too, can some day be rich.
As if! The American Dream is a hogwash. It’s complete bullshit. You’re putting all your money into paying rent and bills. There’s no wealth building happening, not for you anyway, as a working class member of society. Your role is to provide labor to your (corporate) owners, much like a slave, and have said owner profit off your labor.
You don’t get to own property. You pay rent to your owner. You don’t get healthcare provided. You rely on your owner to pay for it. You don’t have freedom. Your entire existence is dictated by what your owner gives to you. And your owner ain’t giving you much -- just enough to survive, and barely at that.
These are poverty wages we’re talking about here. No one should work a full 40+ hours a week, only to be able to afford to live in poor conditions. One job should be enough! Period. An important note too here is that it’s a 40 hour PLUS week. The standard 40 hours isn’t enough, not with the way wages are so low. You can’t work just one job and be able to afford paying bills.
You have teachers working nights as a waitress at restaurants or opening up an OnlyFans account to sell nudes in order to make supplemental income to make up for their pathetic excuse for a salary as an educator, for example.
Inflation is ever increasing, and thus, the amount of “buying power” people get is on a decline. You can’t afford the same amount of groceries you did ten, five, and even two years ago. The cost of living keeps going up, while the wages are remaining the same.
People have to work more to earn *less*. They are pouring more hours into work and receiving less buying power, less ability to make ends meet than they were ever before.
You simply can’t work a single minimum wage job and support yourself, yet alone an entire family, and that’s a problem.
It’s a problem that when people do actually work, and aren’t sittin around being lazy, they aren’t compensated enough fairly to be able to live. Mark my words folks, you can’t make a living no more!
You ain’t living if your entire life is working your ass off.
And this is the exact reason WHY millions of people are choosing to stop working.
Meanwhile, critics will shout “I can’t believe no one wants to work nowadays. This generation is too damn lazy.”
And while it’s true, people are being lazy. There’s no denying that. Refusing to work and get a job is at its very core being lazy. There’s no swerving around that.
If you’re like the millions of us refusing to get a job, then you are indeed lazy.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Not at all. Being lazy is no more of a sin than Pride. Like all things, laziness is good in balance. Just like it’s not too vain to be proud of yourself, it’s also not to vain to give yourself leisure.
You see, it’s not that people are unwilling to work completely. It’s not that they aren’t willing to take up a job, nor is it that they don’t have any sort of diligence or work ethic.
We want what we get out of this corporate system to be just as valuable as what we put in. At this point, we’ve sacrificed so much for so little in return. We’re breaking our backs and destroying our sanity for wages that barely cover anything,
People may say that all these strikers and quitters are being lazy, and that much is true. But to go as far as to say they’re not being *too* lazy crosses the line here.
Sure, there’s a such thing as being too lazy, but this isn’t it. Refusing to work because that work isn’t compensated fairly isn’t *too* lazy. It’s being lazy enough to respect your own time and effort.
Fact of the matter is, our work is worth more than what they’re offering to pay us. Cut dry and simple.
It’s funny though, isn’t it? I mean all these pro-capitalist business owners condone “the free market” and preach about “supply and demand.” They speak highly about how capitalism is great because it provides two parties a “fair trade.” They say you gotta pay the price of a product or service’s “market value”if you want to have it.
All these fancy terms they use to justify their skyrocketing profits. Yet all of this talk goes right out the window the minute workers say “we don’t find the labor we’re providing for the wages we receive to be a fair trade.”
How quickly these corporate bastards back pedal on their ode to capitalism when the very principle of capitalism (a fair trade) is used against them. How quickly they hate the idea of supply and demand when the supply of workers is low and the demand for them is high.
People on strike and quitting their jobs are not TOO lazy. These corporate owners are TOO greedy. Greed is the bane of society, not laziness.
When you build literal spaceships as a little side hobby, when you own a super yacht -- a giant yacht with another large sized yacht in it, when you dodge taxes like you’re Peter Le Fleur dodging a ball, and meanwhile your workers are on food stamps, forced to pee in cups instead of take real bathroom breaks, and given less than two weeks off in an entire year, then ya might wanna look at what’s a bit “extra” here.
Are the people who just want fair compensation for the work they put in really being “extra” here? Is it really “too much” to ask for a decent goddamng wage?
Or is it a bit extra to have literally more wealth than a gold hoarding dragon?
I’d say the latter.
Plus, these people, the corporate owners, act like low wage equals low skill. Yet, you don’t see the CEOs of these fast food chains jumping up to flip burgers. You don’t see the owners of mining companies grabbing a pickaxe.
You want to talk about people being lazy. Well, fuck. The owners don’t want to work. They just want to get other people to do the work for them. For shitty wages at that.
Fact of the matter is corporate owners don’t have the skill yet alone work ethic to do the work that they expect their employees to do. They’re as lazy, if not more so, than the people quitting their jobs or going on strike in the first place.
Look at John Deere for example. On the first day of the strike, by 8 o'clock in the morning, there was a vehicle crash on the work site, which was being operated by one of the white collar office workers.
The jobs that are paid low wages aren’t easy. They’re “essential” actually. And being essential means they should be paid enough to COVER their essentials, without popping a vein from stress.
They pay us wages like we’re oh so replaceable, but when push comes to shove, they need us more than we need them.
Have you ever seen the Pixar classic film, aA Bug’s Life? Well, there’s a relevant quote that Hopper, the big bad grasshopper I’ll share with you here; he says quote:
“ You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It's not about food, it's about keeping those ants in line.”
We’re the little ants in this great big world. And one person quitting their job is a threat to these grasshoppers, the corporate owners, because it’s the start of a revolution. We outnumber them tenfold.
There are more of us, the average working class member of society than there are of these rich corporate billionaires.
It’s not about the food, the money, but about keeping people in line. It’s about power.
If we stand up to them, or lay down on our couches refusing to work for that matter, then they lose control over us.
The power is in our hands. We just have to be lazy enough to use it. After all, laziness is a super power.
Let's take down the evil villain billionaires, using our super-powered laziness and show them who's boss!