I fucking hate this place

I fucking hate this place

It's weird that American rhetoric loves to fetishize small business owners and the large companies that destroy them simultaneously.

it's a fetishization of power

It makes me feel better to think that these are astroturfed responses but in reality they are probably just bootlickers.

And of suffering, under the guise of 'bootstraps'.

'Well they shouldn't work in such shitty jobs if they don't want to be poor'.

When I've probed people on this kind of attitude it's almost always because they were also abused in shitty jobs and they end up feeling like 'well I suffered, so so should everyone else; that's how the world works and you just have to deal with it'.

People ragged on the McStrikers for complaining about getting burned at work, because that's just par for the course in a kitchen environment.

It's apparently a fringe position to say 'no one should be literally burned at their job'.

FIRSTCOMMENT actually you can get very low priced boots at walmart and their employees can buy them too becasue of the Everyday Low Prices no astroturf just good products im an old account

more than they have to

Ahh yes oh so generous 8.50 instead of 7.25

It's apparently a fringe position to say 'no one should be literally burned at their job'.

THIS. I wound up so left-wing because being opposed to torture because of empathy had people considering me some kind of un-American traitor.

Walmart's business model literally relies on paying their employees so low that they, in turn, have to get food stamps and subsequently use those food stamps to buy food at Walmart.

God help me, I'm at Amazon again even though I said I'd never go back. They're so bad in their own unique way and I hate the company so, so much.

Oh yeah totally I've known it's a hell site for awhile. Jesus tho it just seems to be getting increasingly worse. Any subreddit that gets big goes to shit like the screen cap I took was from a /sub/starterpacks post that was something like '"evil monopoly companies starter pack" or something and Walmart was on it.

You can't fucking even joke about Walmart being unethical (a widely popular idea) without some libertarian nerd or Walmart home office intern shitting up the comments with "WELL ACCSUALLY WALMART IS A GREAT COMPANY SAVE👏MONEY👏LIVE👏BETTER"

"ACTSUALLLLY TECHNICALLY WALMART ISN'T A MONOPOLY HERE'S MY LONG WINDED ECONOMIC EXPLANATION BECAUSE I TAKE EVERYTHING LITERALLY AND I GO TO /R/STARTER PACKS FOR SERIOUS DISCOURSE ON WHY POOR PEOPLE ARE DUMB"

And I think as a result of that, it's the tendency to always sympathize with the employer and the consumer, and never with the employee. Everyone wants to imagine themselves as the person who gets to buy shit or tell others what to do... sympathy with the mistreated worker poses an inconvenience to their ability to live unashamed in comfort and/or to perceive the world as just.

There's no such thing as ethical consumption under capitalism.

They also pay their employees more than they have to

EXCEPT FOR THE FUCKING SLAVES

Yes. What a good and just corporation. They do not give their employees the bare minimum that the law mandates. The Walmart is good and generous. Thank you, Walmart for always being there for us.

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How the hell was that name still available?

None of us wanted to be even ironically associated with that

people who simultaneously believe in the rationality of the free market AND corporate munificence

Never forget that the founders of Reddit goosed the comments threads early on

@spiderbat the OP You're asking a lot from a site that allows sockpuppets, 'bots, and corporate accounts, a site that let Michael Brutsch (u/Violentacrez) run wild. using sock accounts. I know Reddit is a pirate fortress, so I act accordingly.

Ahhh yes, my favorite thing republicans do,,, yell about small businesses being the "back bone" of this country while only writing legislature that applies to huge corporations

company store

God bless the almighty job creators and God damn their obligation to pay mediocre wages to people doing those jobs

Yeah I've seen McDonald's job offerings that offer $1 above minimum wage describe their compensation as "competitive."

I remember reading this was a tactic used by American capitalists in the early 20th century. Immigrant workers living in houses they rent from their employers and buying the essentials from shops owned by their employers.