How to cope with being in the slave labor market

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:08 am by George Smith

You can’t satirize this place anymore.

Here’s a jobs advice program on how to buck up if you’re working at under the poverty level (compete with a photo of peanuts on top of a paycheck):

We’ve all pondered quitting our jobs. But unfortunately, for many people the choice is not that easy. After all, having a job means earning a paycheck. But what if that paycheck barely pays enough to cover your bills and expenses?

Whether you’re truly underpaid or not, if you’re barely earning enough money to pay the bills, your choices of what to do are limited. But continuing to work in a job where you’re barely making ends meet can cause burnout and other issues.

The recommendations:

Ask for a raise, take on another slave labor job and — the best — “adopt an attitude of gratitude.”

“Rather than surrounding yourself with negative and unproductive energy, try being grateful for your current situation …” it reads.

I’d ask what manner of swine comes up with this stuff but it’s only rhetorical.

Speaking of the slave labor market, one of the prime exponents of it, Wal-Mart, in the news for more kindnesses today:

Prices aren’t the only thing being slashed at Wal-Mart.

Amid rising costs, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, said Friday that it is cutting health benefits for part-time workers and raising premiums for many of its full-time staff.

Cue best commercial ever: “Can I pay you in gum?”

Laborer, sniffling: “No one ever pays me in gum.”

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