The no good, lazy serfs are living high on the hog
Sonic in Albuquerque says “No one wants to work anymore.” pic.twitter.com/CR128n60mM
— Patrick Hayes (@PHayesReports) April 14, 2021
Once again, the communists in Washington have made it too easy on the lower classes (who have no work ethic, otherwise they wouldn't be poor, amirite?). And this is preventing the wealthy job creators from creating prosperity, even for the undeserving working class.
The implication is that the federal government’s expanded unemployment benefits of $300 each week are keeping people at home instead of behind cash registers and in fast-food kitchens.
It’s a concern shared by independent business owners in interviews with local and national media, worried that their efforts to bump wages and increase benefits aren’t luring in the workers they need as Covid-19 restrictions fall and consumer spending soars.
Three hundred bucks a month! Why those commoners probably think that they deserve three meals a day and a roof over their heads too!
If we start treating the workers as if they are actual human beings then they might start expecting to be treated with respect.
It is true that a sliver of people would rather stay home for a few months making as much, or more, from unemployment than they would defrosting meat patties or answering phones.
But would-be employees are also concerned about safety - 46% of the population hasn’t received a single vaccine dose and the spread of Covid-19 is uncontrolled in the US. Potential employees also have caregiving responsibilities: this recession has disproportionately affected women, who largely take up these duties and in late March more than half of schools were still doing remote learning or a combination of remote and in-person classes.
Others, like LaShanta Knowles in Cleveland, Ohio, are using their job loss as an opportunity to do something different.
Until September, Knowles had worked the same job at a relocation services company for seven years, unhappy and unsupported, only ever receiving attention for doing things wrong.
“I stayed out of comfort and out of fear if this job didn’t want me, I didn’t think anyone else would,” Knowles said. “Luckily, I don’t feel that way any more since I went back to school.”
Ungrateful cow! She should feel lucky that her betters allow her anything.
This is actually GREAT NEWS!
People don't want to work shitty jobs that pay crap wages. Excellent. Employers will finally have to pay higher wages, rather than keep all of the increased productivity and profits like they've been doing for 40 years.
Yet, this article is written like there is a problem and we must punish the working class.
WTF is wrong with everyone who thinks like that?
The largest employers in America are Amazon and Walmart. Both companies 1) steal wages from their employees, 2) encourage their employees to use food stamps because they don't pay enough to actually live on, and 3) rake in hundreds of billions in profits from their workers production, while 4) getting subsidized by the government (i.e. a free lunch).
And yet for some reason people think that the working class is the problem.