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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


I'm curious what union-talk looks like on the shop floor of a factory. I assume you're in usa. My knowledge of unionization is mostly colored by people who work in shipping or nursing. Unionization is pretty common and popular among workers doing those jobs.


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If I wasn't in the area I am at it would be a lot different. Union talk is forbidden here. I know it's federally illegal to take action against some one in the US for talking about or trying to form a union. But still because of right to work laws there's loopholes to that. I still advocate when I can and people are more interested than you would think.

Even the ones that aren't I have curtated a very "free speech" open duologue image here and people respect that and are thus more open to the idea because of it. It will just take time and a lot of energy. My buddy, his father, is a union president at a glass factory though and yes everyone is very pro union there and we have a paper mill here in town too that is also vehemently pro union. The job I have here currently though draws in the righties so it's a challenge.


>It feels good to work at a job for a year. To have stable employment and decent wages.
I had also a period in my life with lots of different poorly payed unstable jobs and it's incredibly difficult to be happy in that situation.
I've been working in the same corp for some years now and even though I guess I could find something better, when you start a new job you have to adapt yourself and made some extra effort to be at the same level as your colleagues. I still prefer to work 4 hours or less per day, because I got good with time at my job, and enjoy the rest of the day when I'm working from home. $300 more or less per month isn't going to change anything at the end of the day, we are all still wage slaves.


Oh don't get me wrong a work from home gig with those hours would be absolutely cake. I am proud to be an industrial proletariat though.


Physically demanding jobs can be fun as fuck. I did landscaping one summer right after college. Had an amazing time and got pretty toned.


Hell yeah, lol.
I used to do landscaping with my dad.
It's the only job I consider harder than the job I have now. We had to move a pallet of grass covered in ants once with no gloves in the pouring rain.


Yes, you feel like you are wasting your time and are useless to the society most of the time with an office job, ngl. But having free time and getting payed for it, compensates a bit those feelings.
I studying at the same time to have a degree and after that, I'll try to do something useful with my life. It gets boring over time when nothing changes if you work for 8 hours, or if you play games and check your mails every 15 minutes to ignore them for the day if it's not going to get you in trouble. I work for a big company, I don't care if they make money or no, but at the same time everyone likes to feel useful and not waste 80% of your life in acting like you are busy.


now you know the dilemna of schooling

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