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bvj191jgl7bBsqF5m
Apr 16, 2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-jOQwpGAGY

Title source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/great-resignation-accelerating/620382/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

Thought it'd be fun to post and chat about all the stuff about people quitting their jobs because work sucks poo poo

Some lols:

https://twitter.com/byHeatherLong/status/1451642927680303104

https://twitter.com/andre_spicer/status/1452229471596068865

https://twitter.com/VentureBeat/status/1450254118984036352

https://twitter.com/CorporateState/status/1450059733671370770



https://twitter.com/gizelletweets/status/1451251010215813136

bvj191jgl7bBsqF5m has issued a correction as of 17:52 on Oct 24, 2021

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Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012




That's the company that made this:

https://blog.immersed.team/working-from-orbit-39bf95a6d385

As techno-dystopian as it sounds, having a ton of displays for the price of $300 is a neat concept. Of course, the trade-off is wearing the drat goggles on your head all day. But imagine all the posting you can get done with those virtual monitors.

roomforthetuna
Mar 22, 2005

I don't need to know anything about virii! My CUSTOM PROGRAM keeps me protected! It's not like they'll try to come in through the Internet or something!


That McKinsey report thing is pretty funny. The idea that employees mostly value work relationships is a wonderful piece of data misinterpretation. When the question is "to what extent did the following factors impact your decision to leave your last job?" obviously people will tend to answer that the emotional triggers were the main reason, rather than the gun of inadequate financial compensation that was there the whole time that's actually a much bigger reason.

It's taking "the straw that broke the camel's back," and reporting "camel backs are especially vulnerable to pieces of straw."

Dreylad
Jun 19, 2001


Yeah, if you want a laugh, just google search business news about the Great Resignation and see all these research companies pitch ideas about employee retention that suggests doing everything except give people more money. loving demented.

Casey Finnigan
Apr 29, 2009

Dumb ✔
So goddamn crazy ✔


can't wait to work hard at my public-facing job that gives me lovely pay and benefits during a deadly pandemic in the hope that one day I will save enough to rent a single family home owned by blackrock

miniscule12
Jan 8, 2020

HAHA YEAH HE PEED IN HIS OWN MOUTH I'M GONNA KEEP BRINGING IT UP.



this conflict will never be resolved because employers will never give employees more money

just a decade of heads being scratched and the experts not knowing why

the bitcoin of weed
Nov 1, 2014

rate my waifu




i had a very cushy work from home office job that basically required nothing of me and I still quit because it was completely pointless and ended up as a contractual waste of time in exchange for money
not sure where to go from here our entire economy is an illusion

vyelkin
Jan 2, 2011

Jozy loves scoring like a fat kid loves eating cake.




it's a little bit like a spontaneous general strike which rules

roomforthetuna
Mar 22, 2005

I don't need to know anything about virii! My CUSTOM PROGRAM keeps me protected! It's not like they'll try to come in through the Internet or something!


Dreylad posted:

Yeah, if you want a laugh, just google search business news about the Great Resignation and see all these research companies pitch ideas about employee retention that suggests doing everything except give people more money. loving demented.
Though on the flip side, if my employer gave me much more money then I'd retire sooner so they'd still be out an experienced employee. But most people aren't like that.

the bitcoin of weed posted:

i had a very cushy work from home office job that basically required nothing of me and I still quit because it was completely pointless and ended up as a contractual waste of time in exchange for money
not sure where to go from here our entire economy is an illusion
The new great resignation, in which we all become resigned to everything being pointless.

Though there's pointless like the job I'm leaving next week (where I make software that doesn't benefit anyone or do anything useful), pointless like the job I'm going to (where I make software that helps other software be useful or entertaining), and pointless like the thing I would do if money wasn't an issue (making entertainment directly). I guess only the first one is fully pointless; entertainment is okay.

mazzi Chart Czar
Sep 24, 2005

Idiot. Extremely deranged. Ignore me.

I hear so much about the great resignation, but it's not really effecting California that much.
That's not surprising.

This dumb gently caress country gives too much attention to southern states and fly over states.

There is just "now hiring" banners all over fast food places.
They were always hiring!
It's just a loving trend here.

But yeah good on all those people. gently caress work.

mazzi Chart Czar
Sep 24, 2005

Idiot. Extremely deranged. Ignore me.

Maximo Roboto posted:

That's the company that made this:

https://blog.immersed.team/working-from-orbit-39bf95a6d385

As techno-dystopian as it sounds, having a ton of displays for the price of $300 is a neat concept. Of course, the trade-off is wearing the drat goggles on your head all day. But imagine all the posting you can get done with those virtual monitors.




360 degree orgy porn.
It's like your right there!


Also I want posting goggles, so I can lay on my back and post without the fear of my screen crashing down on my face.
This actually happened! I set the screen between two chairs and one bad move dropped the screen on my face!

RealityWarCriminal
Aug 10, 2016

all war is crime
still cute tho


Dreylad posted:

Yeah, if you want a laugh, just google search business news about the Great Resignation and see all these research companies pitch ideas about employee retention that suggests doing everything except give people more money. loving demented.

It's not even entirely about money. it's about having time off. 40 hours a week 5 days ago for the rest of you life is soul destroying.

my bony fealty
Oct 1, 2008




the bitcoin of weed posted:

i had a very cushy work from home office job that basically required nothing of me and I still quit because it was completely pointless and ended up as a contractual waste of time in exchange for money
not sure where to go from here our entire economy is an illusion

id like to get a job like this but not quit and instead do nothing or the very bare minimum until they fire me, what field should I look into

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018



wish you'd resign from posting OP

the bitcoin of weed
Nov 1, 2014

rate my waifu




my bony fealty posted:

id like to get a job like this but not quit and instead do nothing or the very bare minimum until they fire me, what field should I look into

I had been doing this pretty much since march 2020 and got tired of it. it's really depressing to just do nothing and be expected to do nothing but have some kind of mutual agreement with your coworkers to all pretend to be productive! but if you want in I recommend learning javascript, getting hired desperately by some corporation to fix some website they have that's never worked and nobody cares about, and just not fixing it but insist you're trying

Often Abbreviated
Dec 19, 2017



the bitcoin of weed posted:

I had been doing this pretty much since march 2020 and got tired of it. it's really depressing to just do nothing and be expected to do nothing but have some kind of mutual agreement with your coworkers to all pretend to be productive! but if you want in I recommend learning javascript, getting hired desperately by some corporation to fix some website they have that's never worked and nobody cares about, and just not fixing it but insist you're trying

the "learn javascript" bit of this sounds like extra credit

the bitcoin of weed
Nov 1, 2014

rate my waifu




Often Abbreviated posted:

the "learn javascript" bit of this sounds like extra credit

the secret of javascript is that nobody has ever "learned" javascript in any meaningful sense, including the people that would be checking for this in an interview

my bony fealty
Oct 1, 2008




ah I already write stupid bullshit javascript all day so I've got that part down. but I work for an agency so can't quite get away with doing nothing yet. hmm

Dreylad
Jun 19, 2001


Pamela Springstein posted:

It's not even entirely about money. it's about having time off. 40 hours a week 5 days ago for the rest of you life is soul destroying.

yeah true. In and around the GTA in ontario people have 2-3 hour commutes and i dont understand how they deal with it

Suspicious
Apr 30, 2005
You know he's the villain, because he's got shifty eyes.


Dreylad posted:

yeah true. In and around the GTA in ontario people have 2-3 hour commutes and i dont understand how they deal with it

because they hate the poor and minorities that much

paul_soccer12
Jan 5, 2020


This is fake news

really queer Christmas
Apr 22, 2014



Great thread to read as I lay in bed and debate quitting my job or waiting another week. :coffeepal:

Thoguh
Nov 8, 2002



College Slice

the bitcoin of weed posted:

I had been doing this pretty much since march 2020 and got tired of it. it's really depressing to just do nothing and be expected to do nothing but have some kind of mutual agreement with your coworkers to all pretend to be productive!

That actually sounds like living the dream, TBH. Unless you quit it because you had something more fulfilling lined up.

tiberion02
Mar 26, 2007

People tend to make the common mistake of believing that a situation will last forever.

We lost 7 million workers to da squid gamez

Extra row of tits
Oct 31, 2020


I had a job where I was able to set up a DVD viewing room and do nothing but watch tv for 95% of my shift. In a year literally two things happened I had to actively deal with, and one of those happened when I wasn't at work. Eventually I realized I could even have a bit of a sleep in one of the many many beds left in the closed down section.

I had taken the day shift, if I had the forethought to take the night I could have effectively had a "free" full time income.

WampaLord
Jan 14, 2010



Extra row of tits posted:

I had a job where I was able to set up a DVD viewing room and do nothing but watch tv for 95% of my shift. In a year literally two things happened I had to actively deal with, and one of those happened when I wasn't at work. Eventually I realized I could even have a bit of a sleep in one of the many many beds left in the closed down section.

I had taken the day shift, if I had the forethought to take the night I could have effectively had a "free" full time income.

my professional goal in life is to find a job like this, where there's literally nothing to do at all most days. a lot of people say that's hellish sounding and they would "get bored" but that's the dream right there. it just has to pay enough.

ideally something like monitoring a server that almost never goes down, something like that

bvj191jgl7bBsqF5m
Apr 16, 2017

Í̝̰ ͓̯̖̫̹̯̤A҉m̺̩͝ ͇̬A̡̮̞̠͚͉̱̫ K̶e͓ǵ.̻̱̪͖̹̟̕


the bitcoin of weed posted:

the secret of javascript is that nobody has ever "learned" javascript in any meaningful sense, including the people that would be checking for this in an interview

The trick to acing javascript interviews is to go into the terminal and install the appropriate algorithm package that somebody wrote when they got frustrated with having to invert binary trees or whatever for a javascript interview

Ice Phisherman
Apr 12, 2007

Swimming upstream
into the sunset





I think that it is called the great resignation by the elites because it draws attention away from the sheer number of dead and crippled. If there is resignation it looks like a choice made by ordinary people and not monsters throwing people into the wood chipper in hopes that their blood and bones will keep the economy going.

There are people who have walked away and Im not discounting them. But the catalyst for this was the mass suffering caused by covid and its interaction with the forces in charge of extraction capitalism.

The term resignation throws 5e (edit: keeping this here, autocorrect lol) responsibility of resigning onto ordinary people instead of working conditions being hellish, the bosses being tyrants and the pay no longer being worth it, if it ever was. And that is including no matter your class save that death stalks the halls wherever you work. Only the ultra wealthy are insulted and even then not perfectly.

Ice Phisherman has issued a correction as of 04:00 on Oct 25, 2021

DR FRASIER KRANG
Feb 4, 2005

Hello, Shredder. I'm glistening.

I hate the responsibility system in 5e. they ruined it.

bvj191jgl7bBsqF5m
Apr 16, 2017

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Is 5e some stupid made up bullshit like 6 sigma

bvj191jgl7bBsqF5m
Apr 16, 2017

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my bony fealty posted:

ah I already write stupid bullshit javascript all day so I've got that part down. but I work for an agency so can't quite get away with doing nothing yet. hmm

If you are working for an agency, why aren't you currently writing your resignation letter?

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


WampaLord posted:

my professional goal in life is to find a job like this, where there's literally nothing to do at all most days. a lot of people say that's hellish sounding and they would "get bored" but that's the dream right there. it just has to pay enough.

ideally something like monitoring a server that almost never goes down, something like that

id love a job where i worked nights doing very little (hotel desk or somethin) so i could write books and chill out. i just want healthcare and enough money to get by.

dads friend steve
Dec 24, 2004






the local petit bourgeois put up a bunch of catty signs scolding the poors to stop being lazy and indolent, but it isnt working???

:thunk:

dads friend steve
Dec 24, 2004





I worked at the county fair one summer and thought working security at night would be a great gig, until I found out they instantly fire you if they catch you falling asleep

dead gay comedy forums
Oct 21, 2011




WampaLord posted:

my professional goal in life is to find a job like this, where there's literally nothing to do at all most days. a lot of people say that's hellish sounding and they would "get bored" but that's the dream right there. it just has to pay enough.

ideally something like monitoring a server that almost never goes down, something like that

it does take some degree of willpower to most to actually switch functioning to "wait what I am being paid to do this" properly in such cases

one great trick to get there is to find things cool things to do that fool around our societal conditioning of work, like reading

or just slam down pure communism into the psyche and realize that you are reappropriating surplus value, that works pretty well too

dead gay comedy forums
Oct 21, 2011




Ice Phisherman posted:

I think that it is called the great resignation by the elites because it draws attention away from the sheer number of dead and crippled. If there is resignation it looks like a choice made by ordinary people and not monsters throwing people into the wood chipper in hopes that their blood and bones will keep the economy going.

There are people who have walked away and Im not discounting them. But the catalyst for this was the mass suffering caused by covid and its interaction with the forces in charge of extraction capitalism.

The term resignation throws 5e (edit: keeping this here, autocorrect lol) responsibility of resigning onto ordinary people instead of working conditions being hellish, the bosses being tyrants and the pay no longer being worth it, if it ever was. And that is including no matter your class save that death stalks the halls wherever you work. Only the ultra wealthy are insulted and even then not perfectly.

the great resignation is truly such an amazing term that is almost psychotic in denying the possibility that people are not working because a loving lot of them died in a plague, got crippled in a plague, had to become caregivers because of the dead and/or survivors, became depressed, had work simply become anti-economical to them (literally became too poor to work - cannot provide the means to work by themselves), had to become caregivers because of those secondary factors, had to become informal labor because of secondary factors, had to reorganize their whole loving lives because of a once-in-a-century plague or its consequences, etc

my neighbor upstairs has brain cancer after losing her own mother to covid and her kids, young adults, had to become caregivers and earners pretty quickly. one of them quit their studies (which is a labor loss because student is considered an occupation for those purposes), the girl quit her job and these are people that are not going to reincorporate anytime soon

it takes a peculiarly shitbrained neoliberal worldview (like mckinsey) to think that the problems are simply limited to the conditions of the job itself. Material circumstances and analysis is too hard, welp, people are just quitting their jobs and that's that, a great resignation!

Palladium
May 8, 2012




"Why is our host dying", says the parasites

Palladium
May 8, 2012



dads friend steve posted:

the local petit bourgeois put up a bunch of catty signs scolding the poors to stop being lazy and indolent, but it isnt working???

:thunk:

It owns in America that it's preferable to spend a lot more $$$$ on grifters than to fairly pay productive members of the society

i say swears online
Mar 4, 2005

medio de fonte leporum surgo amariter




anime was right posted:

id love a job where i worked nights doing very little (hotel desk or somethin) so i could write books and chill out. i just want healthcare and enough money to get by.

it's me. the pay is garbage but i'm the boss when i'm on duty and i know all the regulars by name. great lazy job, especially if you get something not on a highway. but, we just hired the most unpleasant person on the planet and i nearly quit tonight because she went on a full Downfall-style tirade over some unnecessary bullshit. who cares, i can walk in anywhere and get a better job, i just won't get to shitpost all day

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Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

Is that really a better job?

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