LateStageCapitalism

An important reminder

An important reminder

People who work hardest get the biggest rewards....passed on to someone else up the chain.

Worker owned cooperatives are the way forward

Same thing happened to me. I worked nights and weekends for no additional pay, naively buying into the "we're a team" mentality. I thought it bought some degree of loyalty. Ha!! They laid me off two weeks before xmas because outsourcing my job saved a few pennies. I got a measly two weeks pay for severance. NEVER AGAIN. I found a 40 hour per week job and will never again sacrifice my personal life for someone else's business.

Small businesses are the same [as the larger corporations]. The harder you try the more opportunities you give for businesses to take advantage of you. I can’t tell you how many 60-70 hour weeks I pulled without overtime, because I cared about the “mom and pop” business I worked for.

If I had any advice to give [to people not working at a coop] it’s do only what you’re asked. Do it well enough that they need you, but don’t do more. The more you do, the more they expect. If more is asked, ask for compensation.

Doesn't matter if they need you in the long run, I worked hard for a company for about a decade and then they found someone younger and cheaper to replace me. I built most of the tools or processes that they use to this day for their operation, but when it comes down to it, the owner will always say "what have you done for me lately?" and "why should I pay someone more when the younger, cheaper option can just maintain status quo?" That's what i get for being loyal and not leveling up by constantly moving jobs like my friends. That's the only lesson I'll pass to my sons about this, there is no honest relationships between employers and employees, always look for the better option at all times and never get comfortable.

In Light of the Recent Telltale Games Lay-Offs

In Light of the Recent Telltale Games Lay-Offs

Man I can't wait for this capitalism shit to be over with in the future

(clementine will remember this)

I remember a thread a few years ago where some game devs were complaining about how they had to work 80 hour weeks for months at a time just to get laid off when the project was over, and I suggested that they seriously needed a union, and everybody's response was "that's maybe going too far," and "the industry needs us to work this hard."

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The lack of class consciousness in this country is frightening. People feel like they owe something to their bosses.

The company I was working for got into liquidation last week, even though we were working extra hours for free and doing our best to provide quality sourdough bread and homemade pastries.

The shit bakeries are fine though, they don't need much staff and less qualified one, so they keep on making money selling crap processed bread.

Such a shit society. Quality brings no profits anymore.

How true

How true

It did! The journalist who uncovered the money scheme of the Aliyev family(Presidential family of Azerbaijan) and their close ties other criminal world leaders died in a car bomb assassination. Fuck these people.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/malta-car-bomb-kills-panama-papers-journalist

Not true! One of investigative journalists was killed for her involvement!

Serious question, did something happen at all?

Feel like this needs to be posted once a month, just to keep it in the forefront of people's minds

An interesting title

An interesting title

Liberal is right-wing as far as i am concerned

It is in most of the developed world too

From a European point of view liberals are right wing. They even say this about themselves.

the middle

We can do better

We can do better
We can do better

There is no point. We live in a simulation

That was the original point of society. Now the point is for those with power and wealth to have an endless supply of easily exploitable labor, thus allowing them to steal and hoard money while we bicker amongst ourselves. Nuclear armageddon can't come fast enough.

This is why america is dying if we continue on this path. Healthcare sucks, higher education is out of reach for most, infrastructure is crumbling, constitutional rights are being chipped away by corporate interests; and we're all pointing the finger at each other while the rich get richer and the poor get prison, military enrollments, or death. It's a 'grab what you can on the way out the door' situation, IMHO.

Poverty is the punishment for a crime you didn't commit.

Poverty is the punishment for a crime you didn't commit.

Chocolate Rain

Looking forward to all the people learning that Tay is a comrade.

Some stay dry while others feel the pain

Yes. Just this summer, I was in a scenario where despite working constantly, I was hardly able to afford to pay rent. My food budget was typically 40 dollars a month, and this whole summer I lost around 40 lbs. I also was forced to walk to and from work (2 miles each way) every morning and every night in order to arrive home, just to sleep and repeat the process. It was a very rough scenario.

Just got my bill from the hospital... being charged $426 for this $8 can of pain relieving spray.

Just got my bill from the hospital... being charged $426 for this $8 can of pain relieving spray.

Call the hospital and contest these charges. Also see about applying for financial assistance. If your income is low enough they may write off your entire bill.

I tried to contest it. She said she can’t do anything and I told her to find someone who can, but I’m not optimistic. Also we make too much to qualify for financial assistance.

Tell them that you believe you were overcharged

don't use the word "believe"-- no one, especially at the hospital, cares what you believe. call them and tell them in no uncertain terms that you are not paying $430 and they're not getting any money at all until they send a new bill in writing with the right amount.

Smh no wonder so many people flat out refuse to visit the hospital. Not only are you terrified and in a vulnerable* state, but they also take advantage of your fear and drain you of money you don’t have.

We are the good guys

We are the good guys

Had a legit discussion on this very concept a few weeks ago. One side said that Robin Hood represented an anti-government viewpoint, the other an anti-rich viewpoint. Some pretty fascinating ideas came about from it.

This is missing the part where the anarchists and socialists start chocking each other over a minor difference in what a utopian society looks like.

More like, "Money hoarded by a few and those few protected by a group who HOPE to be one of those few one day"..bad.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/16/worlds-eight-richest-people-have-same-...

I'd say that capitalism has a distribution problem.

Capitalism is shit

Capitalism is shit

Capitalism is horse shit

u/repost_strangler

I know this adds nothing to the convetsation, but his name was RIGHT THERE. And I still read his handle as Just Inking News

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