was waging as depressing as it is now back then?

was waging as depressing as it is now back then?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you think crime has always remained a huge social issue

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes it was, -t I was there

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Made $286k as PLC tech with 4 yoe in 2023
    Waging isn’t bad you just poor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did you get started in it?

      I got a CS degree but it's impossible to get into HVAC for example up here because of boomer employers and nepotism

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need to leave Canada. The economy there is non existent.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PLC technician average salary is $66k in the US
      Salary range is 57,138k to 76k
      Where the frick are you working to make that much as a PLC tech? Lie & Larp Engineering Ltd. ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’re looking at base pay and an average across all states. A PLC Tech in Massachusetts or similar HCOL area could easily make over $100k. Throw in OT, 401k match, bonuses, etc. and total compensation can easily pass into $200k+ territory.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, people back in the day made the equivalent of like 25$ an hour on minimum wage and lunch breaks were paid. You could pay for college working part time at a pizza shop.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I made $20 a day working in a Wal-Mart as a product sampler in the early 2000s. It wasn't bad and it didn't feel embarrassing. Social media made me embarrassed to work normal jobs.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was not
    you could prosper and thrive back then with basically any job in the states
    i mean, i know people that, came as immigrants in the 60s or 70s, and then they buy houses very quickly, but all were working basically not very big jobs,
    i think, i am pretty sure, u could work at like a blockbuster, and own a house of your own within 5-10 years
    and that's just not happening today, because, obviously it would take about 200 years of that job to own one house
    so it wasn't that bad because there was a point to it
    now waging is just to keep your head above water, and that's just not fun man
    the world was also hopeful
    you didnt hate everyone as much

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No because back then people weren’t lazy homosexuals like you are today

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your hourly rate doesn't increase the harder you work m8. Do you really expect people to work themselves to the bone so that in six months they have the CHANCE to get a wage increase that doesn't even cover inflation?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      & they weren't wasting all their money on avacado toast and netflix like these d*ng millenials

      • 2 weeks ago
        Breakroom

        If a couple bucks a month is a hardship then you got bigger problems

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, it was paradise in comparison today. You got paid a lot more, you could flirt with female coworkers without getting canceled, and the corporatization wasn’t nearly as bad with your every move being tracked and monitored. Waging today deserves its own circle of hell, but back then it wasn’t so bad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > the corporatization wasn’t nearly as bad with your every move being tracked and monitored.

      This isn’t talked about enough. It used to be that people worked at a human pace - you’d do your work, and the work would get done, and everyone else was moving at that pace too so it was fine.
      In the 90’s they decided that wasn’t good enough so they started tracking everything to “boost productivity”. It’s absolutely destroyed any sense of team or cohesiveness since firstly any time you don’t spend grinding away is held against you, and secondly because now your team members are your competitors because everyone on the bottom half of the productivity metrics is on the bosses shit list.
      Companies also used to staff appropriately, that is to say most of the time you’d only have maybe a 70-80% workload so that the team would be resilient to absorb spikes in volume. Now they run everyone at 120% constantly and if they absolutely have to hire temps to deal with spikes (which invariably frick everything up and leave more work for the core team after their departure).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yep, and small companies that have no need to do those productivity improvement crap things end up wasting so much time tracking their time they dont get actual work done, why are we down on production, we track everything, where is the time going, we spend so much time finding whats taking time. Dumb shit on par with daylights savings

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The giant chain stores just dragged everyone down.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No.
      >no cameras / fone vids
      >no online job history income search results
      >funnier coworkers shenanigans because no recording
      >middle class was comfier
      >strangers were strangers and more interesting to meet people nsattached

      WalMart killed local aesthetics, Fox News and Drudge killed media aesthetics

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    15 years ago i had a work term through college that paid 1.5x what i make as HR/payroll/accountant/etc. for a medium sized ag mechanic.
    back then it was money i could barely understand, now if i made that amount it'd all go into debt and big expenses we've been putting off. it'd take years before the added income could be real savings, assuming prices don't keep going the way they are

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not the job, it's your attitude. You have to learn how to see things positively.. you have to learn how to be happy in life. Happiness is a choice.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wish i was as dumb as you

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      On the one hand you are correct
      On the other hand, corpos are pushing that line of bulllshit and shit like “mindfulness” to avoid paying their slaves a living wage.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's not correct. With his attitude he can choose to be happy as my slave.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's not the job
      ....eh...its the status and the money. I make alot of money & I look down on walmart shoppers/workers/attendants. Its mostly filled by drugies, felons & the infirm.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Breakroom

        >I make alot of money & I look down on walmart shoppers/workers/attendants. Its mostly filled by drugies, felons & the infirm.
        You ain't no better bro

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          would

          • 2 weeks ago
            Breakroom

            Berry

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm in your position; however what differentiates myself and your Black person mentality is the decency with which I treat people in these jobs. You're going to reincarnate as some troony junkie who could only dream of working at Wally World. israelite sounding frick.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this. my walmart has nice employees..some very attractive women work there. My aunt worked at a shoe factory (no joke) in the 80s and said her coworker would tell her "frick you" every time she said good morning to him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you mean just learn to ignore all the negative.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Breakroom

        Lrn2stoicism

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not at all, you came home to a girlfriend who didn't have Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, pof, tinder, bumble etc you watched TV, went outside and did something or played a mega drive game, it was simpler, tolerable and heavenly compared to the shit we have now.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We used to frick around a LOT because there were no cameras and algorithms keeping track of us. We still got our work done and while it wasn't always fun it never made you want to suck on a shotgun either.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when I was like 20 I was able to afford and repair a third hand porsche 928 and afford to rent a room with two other guys by working part time at a tech support desk for a NOC.

    so no. it was different.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no man. covid showed this is all meaningless, and your only existence is to obey their orders while you try and live what little life you have otherwise.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The drug war makes a lot of money

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so much fricking money. name brands are being held up by jigs getting rich in a week. liquor brands, all that.
      so many companies would lose drastic profits if the drug war was over.

  18. 2 weeks ago
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    This is more about your location/job role

    Ya customer service can suck in the wrong place/job

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In 1992 I left school at 16 and spent six months working for a guy my dad knew from the pub doing groundworks. This was to tide me over until I started with the Army. I made £200 a week. By 1999 I was 23 and out of the Army. The Monday after I was back home I called the bloke up and asked if I could get a few months work. He took me on and I made about £400 a week. This, combined with my money I saved from ZOGbotting, meant I could start a business of my own by the summer of 2000.

    I bumped into his son a few weeks back, who took over the groundworks company. Can't get anyone to stick working with him. Asked if my son was interested. Said he'd get £500 a week. I pointed out that when I worked for his dad 25 years ago he was paying nearly that, cash, and he didn't understand why no one would work for that now with taxes etc. It's a total shit show. I have absolutely no idea how anyone survives on less than £50k in this country.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dollar you made, at least in the U.S., went objectively further. I remember a large percentage of parents of friends I grew up with in my Catholic school did not have a college degree. All had homes, only one friend whose israeli father (he turned out to be a backstabbing israelite himself) abandoned him lived in an apartment complex. Even "single moms working 2 jobs" or whatever exaggerating shit they'd spout would cover multiple kids and a household. What makes a job depressing is all relative. Office jobs nowadays are full of foreigners and women who do nothing but talk shit about other women emailing them asking for simple tasks all day. The conflation of women and foreigners is directly proportional to the absolute RAPING everyone's wallet has taken in terms of what their dollar gets them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, i remember this as a kid, literally everyone had a house and the parents werent like anything special, like it used to be thats just what u do real quick, 5 years
      like my cousins family came same time, that was 92, and they had papers and were documented, and i think, by like 1998 they had a beautiful, beautiful home in a great neighberhood, not rich at all but just solid comfy
      and they def didnt do any skilled jobs coming off the boat like that, despite having degrees from home
      but yeah man like, idk
      housing is the biggest part of a man's life, it's not a good situation to not have a house

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        maybe 1999-2000? so like 7 to 8 years for no english wage workers basically
        and u can't repeat that today, it's just impossible.
        if u come off the boat right now, oh yea and this was a major major major metro area
        if u come off the boat to that area today and have tow ork regular jobs without skills, then i dont see how with 2 people even, u can comfortable get a house there starting from scratch in 7 years and also a nice car and then also son was starting college

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is a pretty good summary. The weirdest part is how the destruction all seems so intentional. I've never been a particularly religious guy but I'm pretty positive that we're being spiritually attacked by occult forces through extremely well connected israelites using media/banking/political corruption as a fricking wrecking ball

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There’s nothing occult about it.
        Everything happening in the US today is the result of two things: Fiat money, which has never in the history of the world worked but we always think “it will be different this time!”, and weaponised ideological subversion in the form of the various schools of “critical theories” which was originally orchestrated by the Soviet Union but with their fall has mutated out of control.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yea everyone could afford a home
    u had to be a real frick up to not have one
    but now homes are basically luxuries
    that's why waging was different back then
    it had a purpose

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The job was just as shit,maybe less shit because your community and customers were white, polite and well manored.
    You could afford to buy a house and support a family off that wage.
    Can't do that today.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends on the job.
    office work used to be so much better its not even funny. I used to practically live in my office and if I needed furniture for home I always bought office furniture. The aesthetic was everywhere.
    now I can't stand to even look at an office building knowing what's going on on there. Its such a visually unpleasant place to be now.
    Not a day goes by I dont wonder what changed more the world or me. I know it was all corporate shit back then too but somehow it made me believe in the vibe.
    modern office is just like 'oh boy this isnt gonna work out is it.'

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Breakroom

    Work has always sucked.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I waged at Blockbuster in the early 2000s and it was honestly the best job I have ever had. It was just fun to work there, I had great coworkers, and movies were still decent. I think about that job often.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Breakroom

      I wish I could have worked at a video rental store. Sadly there are none of them left and thus my movie making career cannot get off the ground.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why create drama?

        Kys fraud

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry. Not a fraud. Enjoy your hand, your delusions, and your homosexual life partner.

          I actually had two celebrities come in during my time there Leslie Nielsen and Shelly Duvall. They signed VHS cases we had on the shelves. I’ve never had more nuanced movie conversations in my life, which sounds söy now, but was not back then. Or maybe it was. Either way I don’t care, it was just the best work atmosphere imaginable.

          Holy shit! This is what I'm talking about!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually had two celebrities come in during my time there Leslie Nielsen and Shelly Duvall. They signed VHS cases we had on the shelves. I’ve never had more nuanced movie conversations in my life, which sounds söy now, but was not back then. Or maybe it was. Either way I don’t care, it was just the best work atmosphere imaginable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Sadly
        Fricking reddit tier shlop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Breakroom

          Any stores you know of in Wisconsin or nah?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm probably the same age as you more or less. Did you bang at least 1 of the girls that worked there?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Breakroom

        Why create drama?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, but I did bang my gf at the time in the staff washroom. Also there was only one looker that ever worked with us, and it wasn’t for long. Most BBV women were kind of gross.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This was the gold standard of teen jobs in my area, especially before I could work myself. I turned 14 in 2003, which is when I got my first job bagging groceries and pushing carts.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They used to have an internal company magazine that would talk about company updates, movies, etc. In one of the last copies of it I read while working there they had an article about a new company called Netflix, which at the time was still mailing DVDs to people. They weren’t worried about it because
        >People enjoy the experience of coming into Blockbuster
        They were very wrong. On a side note, you now remember the smell of Blockbuster.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worked at a tape/CD store from 1995 to 1998. The pay wasn't all that great but it was the best job I ever had. There was still some decent music coming out that was relatively mainstream/accessible, my coworkers were cool people, had some leeway as to what I could play in the store, and business was booming. It took my manager 2 years to finally ask me if I could get him an ounce of weed lol

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve seen that vid

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's way less big brother analytics and metrics shit than there is now. You could also tell butthole customers to frick off without them running to google and yelp reviews to publicly rat on you and coworkers were less likely to be oversensitive tattle tales

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Trips of truth. It was possible to have a lot of fun and still get your work done before cameras and algorithms weren't creating spreadsheets of your every fricking move.

      I'm not even going to bring up how militant and wienery all the shitskins have become

      • 2 weeks ago
        Breakroom

        >It was possible to have a lot of fun and still get your work done before cameras and algorithms weren't creating spreadsheets of your every fricking move.
        Everything is about efficiency.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Waging isn't depressing, being a neet and shitposting all day is depressing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Breakroom

      I know. The current NEET posterboy is b***hing yet again at 2am.

      https://www.youtube.com/live/HKczBkm8EO0?si=5htNOULqhU1VlxuR

      He's not correct. With his attitude he can choose to be happy as my slave.

      Slavery was abolished nearly 200 years ago, lil'man.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90s UK office work, it was fairly normal to go to the pub at lunchtime.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I worked with an Irish guy who told me that pubs in Ireland could cash cheques in the 90s. Everyone would drink after work, every day.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not if you shopped smart! S-Mart.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      $109.95 for a double barrel back then too, cheap ass gov surplus

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any surplus sites to recommend?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was talking about when army of darkness was made, that stuff was cheap, but shotgun news was my go to for surplus stuff, ordered my saiga 12 back in 2010 through a place i found there

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dad canned paint on an assembly line, my mom worked at a call center for Bell South. They had a house with a pool and a boat. We went to SeaWorld every year.

    I make quartz countertops in a factory and I can't even afford a drug habit.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normal people could actually afford homes back then. My parents were poorgay immigrants and they had a house. I went to a shitty school and everyone's parents unless they were massive frickups had houses.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, working for sustenance is always a drag and kill your soul slowly.

    Whatever they tell you in favor of waging is false. We are lead by two castes full of sociopaths, capitalists that only care about profits and leftists that want cattle to control.

    Jews are in between.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think there was a lot more negative stigma about not having a respectable job but at the same time there was a lot more equality in daily interactions. I’m not sure how that makes sense but that’s the way it was. You thought the guy working as a cashier was a complete loser but at the same time you’re more or less the same culturally and didn’t feel like there was some huge class gap between you. Like he was just lazy and or stupid not some different class of human. These days it feels like you’re living a completely different experience than service workers, you have nothing in common, and there’s some sort of low level animosity between you

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "waging" is only depressing when I make myself go online to watch brain damaged perma online kids or failed losers complain about work all day. when i'm actually working, it's nearly as bad, as time passes fast when you do an actual job instead of just pretending to be busy, and it's a decent way to socialize and even get laid, and uh, yeah, you get money

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back then people could lyingly assure themselves that as the regressive superstitions of Christendom faded a bright future of free individuals telling amazing stories and exploring reality awaited. It might be banal and boring now, sure, but could you imagine what was next??

    Now it's clear that the endgame is infinite brown people on gibs in a fun-hating gynocracy. And the next craft beer or brunch spot isn't going to make it worthwhile.

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