• Dae@pawb.social
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    2 days ago

    Forget not working. It’s not even that I want to not work. I just want to not struggle to survive. I don’t want to have to work a gruelling 40 hours every goddamn week. I want to have the time to pursue other means of work, to contribute to society as a whole, not just to one, single company! Yeah, being able to have more time off would be great, but I don’t want to not work, I want to be able to contribute in my own ways too. And I can’t do that when I’m working 40 hours and still living fucking paycheck to paycheck.

  • ToucheGoodSir@lemy.lol
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    4 days ago

    BUT THINK OF THE BILLIONAIRES COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER TO BUILD BIGGER MEGA YACHTS. THINK OF THE YACHTS.

  • I don’t mind working when it’s either something I enjoy doing and would do without it being a job, or if I can see it tangibly improving something or someone by providing something other people (or myself) need.

    If all I see is the boss getting richer while I am doing something I literally would only do because I am being paid to do it, fuck that job.

  • over_clox@lemmy.world
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    4 days ago

    I want to both upvote and downvote this at the same time. So I will do neither, I will just state my opinion…

    This is not a shitpost, this is fact.

  • Diplomjodler@lemmy.world
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    4 days ago

    Actually, I’d be happy to keep working if it means that everybody on earth gets a decent standard of living.

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      4 days ago

      Absolutely agree. I don’t have any urge to stop working. But 40 h / 5 days a week is too much. Life is too fucking short especially given how productivity has skyrocketed yet wages have barely kept up.

      Obligatory fuck Ronald Reagan and the Republican party.

        • LoreleiSankTheShip@lemmy.ml
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          4 days ago

          Everything that needs to be done for society to maintain itself can be done if everyone works 20 hrs a week. The rest is just to allow some other people luxury lifestyles.