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I've officially spent one whole year working in a factory. I've had dozens of jobs and never managed to stay in one longer than 6 or 7 months. All for various reasons. Hating the job generallly, depression, wages suck, boss is a count, etc etc etc. This is the second job I've had in a factory and the first job I have ever had where I am actually producing goods for society.

I'm actually proud of the work I do even if I am being heavily exploited by having my life force and time stolen from me.it feels good to actually make something for society. It feels good to work at a job for a year. To have stable employment and decent wages.

It's tragic that reality is not like this for most people. AMA


Afraid of developing any repetitive strain injuries yet?


Yes, my ankles and wrists are what I am the most worried about then my back because of the type of work that I do and then probably my back. My ankles and wrists are swollen after work most days depending on how long I spend on that fucking line.


Are you an activist?


Activist such as? I advocate a lot for unions and communism but everyone at work is reactionary so I have to tread carefully or I'll get treaded on. So much for the tolerant right

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>you can have no friends and be a socialist
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Do you tell people you lurk leftychan?


Totally true for people on imageboards, but fighting your alienation is probably good praxis. Build up a friend network, be part of irl communities and you'll have people to work with when shit hits the fan.

I guess my point is that social skills are paramount for leftists.


The experience is the most useful part of that. None of us are probably going to be alive or active in any groups when or if the revolution starts.


In my experience most people are shitty people.


That's true. I mean most of the working class are young guys who call women bitches, get into fights, and drink.

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What do you do for work anon?
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DevOps for webdev corp


So you're a lazy white collar worker, kek? Just kidding.


Work in a food processing plant.


ye pretty much


I want to work in tech, so, I can't complain.

DO you work with meat?

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Welp here we go again

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Work from home email jobs like this are bullshit and seeing them is all the evidence I need to decide that the economy is deeply flawed and will shortly collapse in on itself. This isn't just me being a commie either, you can have relatively productive economies under laissez-faire capitalism, but 2022 America doesn't fit this category at all.

You see, people with these types of jobs like to kid themselves by saying: "haha I spend 90% of my "work" time scrolling through facebook and procrastinating, the schmuck who owns this company sure would be so mad if he found out!". The thing is, they know. They simply don't care. I just can't fully understand why they don't care. Is porky just trying to carry on as normal in the hope that things will blow over, burying his head in the sand as markets begin to collapse in on themselves? It makes no sense to me which is why it's so frightening.

These girls obviously don't know any better, and I am admittedly somewhat jealous of them as a manual labourer, but once all the people in these ridiculous jobs get made redundant I do wonder what will happen to them. Even the gig economy, including onlyfans, is drying up as people have less disposable income and fuel prices are skyrocketing so no Uber.
What I'm saying is, I feel like this upcoming recession will be very different bros, I can feel it in my stomach. Is anyone else getting this same feeling of impending doom?


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What these retarded normies don't understand is that with out productive labor out put "creating value ala things of utility) in the economy of course the economy will collapse in on itself. You can't survive on speculation and air. Normies think money runs the world, but, ofc, the truth is that labor and the creation of useful commodities makes the world go.

The coof virus only exacerbated this and accelerated it; this already underlying existing issue because Americas productive output has been on the decline for decades, The chickens are coming home to roost I am afraid, though.


I don't understand what a product manager does, from the video they seem to be reading information-output on a computer screen and then they input information back into the computer based on that. Some capitalists are probably trying to use that information to train an artificial neural network, and replace them with a bot.

On the other side of that equation is that if all the people work in a digital office, you don't need capitalist owners anymore. Because there is no more capital involved.

The Bullshit jobs might be about ideological control.

>you can have relatively productive economies under laissez-faire capitalism, but 2022 America doesn't fit this category at all.

No you are extremely wrong about that. You have been tricked by ruling ideology.
Capitalism does not prefer productive labor if you let capitalists do as they please, under the neo-liberal doctrine, productive labour = everything in the private sector. unproductive labour = everything in the public sector, regardless what the activity is.

The way Marxists qualify productive labor, as something that generates persistent wealth that can be accumulated by society is not how capitalists see it. The big bourgeoisie want this shit economy, they want to have a big unproductive service sector that tends to their needs, they want luxuries for them self, they want too much military spending to attack their rivals, and from their perspective the current system isn't broken, they get what they want from it. They don't care that, luxury yachts/cars/mansions are unproductive, that financial services hiding their assets from taxes is unproductive, that bloated corporate bureaucracy for controlling workers is unproductive, that data surveillance is unproductive, that blowing up countries or overthrowing governments is unproductive, that ideological enforcement of ruling ideology is unproductive. All that stuff benefits their class interests, if you let capitalist do as they please ( laissez fair ,if you prefer French ), this is what you get.

If you want more work directed at productive tasks you could go for a soviet style planned economy, cybernetic socialism, social democracy or the chinese model. All these models divert more labor power to the productive sector, either by removing the capitalist class altogether or by controlling them vPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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It's more an ideological thing, also. These people grew up with parents who worked mon-fri 8 hours a day and busted their ass building up western society and they all worked and did work for their unions too. This generated a sense of work ethic in boomers that they have now turned into an out right fetish. Americans work hard now than any point in history but it's never good enough for these people.

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Why the fuck do we have a society that has rationalized and normalized the idea of working grave yard shifts? Literally no human on earth is biologically designed for this shit.

It doesn't make any damn sense what so ever.


I like it, I guess if youre a socialite it's bad because most things are happening during the day or around midnight.


uygha I need sleep


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>I like it


Thought there was a study done to show that early humans actually slept periodically? like a few hours throughout the day and night


Yeah that's true but that doesn't mean it's better. Also Humans have a 22 to 26 hour circadian rhythm, and supposedly that mismatch with the 24 h earthday fucks with sleep and also health, so maybe in the future people will get a circadian pacemaker.

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"Just pick up a trade" is the new "just learn to code bro"


Yeah, even though tradies are poor af. They always point to the guy making six figures but never mention the fact that he either owns a business or is doing insane overtime.


is there a problem? Learning a trade allows you to potentially become self employed, same with coding if you're willing to be a freelancer or happen to make a popular app or so but I'm starting to think coding could easily get oversaturated whereas with trades you need to do an apprenticeship and permits.


Becoming a construction worker seems more like a universally useful job than learning a single trade. Both trades and coding seem pretty saturated.

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Welcome to the work day general.

Tell us about your day anon. Did you have a good day at work? Its OK we know work is horrible.

I work graves at a factory. If you have it shitty at work I can relate.

Tell us about your day under the crushing weight of the profit motive.
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day felt fast and we finished early, was happy.


It went relatively fast, nothing out of the ordinary happened tbh.

Highlight was breaking about 1000 health and safety regulations by hitting a spinning lathe with a mallet.


Lol, one time we smelled fire and our team lead literally just made us keep going. It turned out to be nothing, but, yeah OSHA wouldn't be happy about that one.


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Lol your boss is like that this is fine dog meme.

The best health and safety training I ever received was watching those liveleak videos from Chinese factories. They made me actually treat the machinery with the respect it deserves.


Yeah those a pretty scary. Anytime I think about acting dumb in anyway I think about those videos, lol.
We had a guy get the tip of his finger ripped off the other day from acting stupid.

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