Fuck Your Job

I can never get motivated enough to be a good worker. This is true for any job that I have ever had. In fact, I’m going to be late for work right now and I just can’t give a fuck.

I think jobs are ridiculous. I think that they exist because some humans like bossing other humans around so they can make themselves rich. If people would stop being selfish, we would be able to regulate ourselves in our communities and get the work done that needs to be done. Instead, we have to take jobs that don’t suit our personalities or strengths just to prove we can work before we even get the possibility of finding a job that suits us.

Then, the rich people separate out education and make access to it based on wealth, so that they then have the justification that they NEED to boss everyone else around because they are smarter and it’s for everyone’s good. But they’re the ones who eroded public education in the first place.

Not to mention the fact that only certain “types” of people get to own or run businesses – otherwise, you are stuck in the black market if you want to be entrepreneurial.

I’ve always hated this game and I hate playing it.

January 25, 2013 at 8:52 am
gazz (8) (@gazz) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Zen buddhism : you work for a day, you eat for a day

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savmot (135) (@savmot) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, I know what you’re saying. I hate having to work, and object to the whole concept, and am doing what I can to get out of it, though sometimes I think I’d dislike anything I did because the grass is always greener of the other side in my mind, but sometimes I remember to be grateful for the fact that I have what I have, and how many people would love to be in my position of even having job. Then I think of the people who have made the clothes I’m wearing, and the products I use, and I feel even more grateful for the job I have.
I have to say, I am a pretty good worker, not because I care about the job, but because what I don’t do, my friends have to.

Because despite how wrong the world has everything, it is how it is, it won’t change for a very long time. Ultimately though, you’re choosing to work, so it can’t be as bad as the alternative.

Yeah, there are people above us laughing their asses off and making money from our efforts, but look at the lives of luxury we live in comparison with and thanks to the workers in China or India whose efforts we live off.

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Blubl0cker (34) (@jbc3817) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, Sounds like you need to grow up and quit being immature and blaming the world for your problems. Yes, I agree, fuck jobs but it is apart of modern day survival and you have the LUXURY of being able to choose a job that you somewhat prefer over simply farming and hunting to stay alive. Not only that, but you can follow your passion and your dream if you so choose to put forth the time and effort. But maybe you really enjoy hunting and farming, so then go out into the wilderness and start now because guess what…. ITS FREE! All you are doing is complaining because you are lazy. Find what you love, say fuck the world, and do it… if not, don’t complain about others people success and the position YOU put yourself in, in life. Here’s a quote for you that maybe you can reflect on: “Build your dreams, or someone else will hire you to help build theirs.”

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@jbc3817, Where is it free and legal to live off the land?

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E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, It is a horrible situation, one that has trouble many a deep thinker since the beginning of society. The really sad thing, I think, is that when you try to explain this to people they look at you like you have two heads. People either just accept that this is alright, because they have been fed bullshit and brainwash their whole lives, or just see it as the “way it is” and “what can you do. Personally I think the latter is worse, at least the ignorant are just that, but those who realise the weight of the situation but just chose to go along with it out of…. well laziness I suppose.
I fucking hate work, not the actual doing of labour, just when you work for a big company everything you do feels pointless.
Solidarity brother :D

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Dino (20) (@nosorozh) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@optimystic, Skinner remade some ideas and replaced several…it was made as a response to the Thoureaus Walden

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Wilhelm (4) (@wilhelm) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, Your right. Me and the other bosses all get together weekly and plot our oppressive money making scheme with no regard or empathy for those we subjugate.

I say this in an over the top manner on purpose. Is it what you wanted to hear?

I don’t pretend to have all the answers on this topic, but our system grew into what it is now not out of greed and selfishness, it did because it was economic for the society.

There are immoral corporations out there, but there are also non-profit organizations. There are greedy selfish bosses, but there are also compassionate leaders. There are corrupt temples waiting to implode, but there are also beacons of spirituality spreading happiness.

To classify the entire system as rigged for greed, selfishness, and evil would not be entirely accurate. Life and its systems find ways of creating balance, if you find yourself on one side of the scale, perhaps introspection will make you happier.

There may be a long and difficult journey to more education and knowledge, but complaining that the system is keeping you down is not bettering your situation.

Fight the hard fight. Don’t lay down and take it. If you are going to continue making excuses as to why things suck so bad, then you are contributing to the problem without being proactive to stop it for the next person who will be victimized by an oppressive system.

In 5 years you can be the boss you wished you worked for. You could make other people not dread going to work.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Working hard is often looked at as laborious and draining. It is in fact, the most self fulfilling, personally empowering thing someone can do if they choose to be autonomous in their choice for productivity.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, the economic system is economical?

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Wilhelm (4) (@wilhelm) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@seeker, What point are you trying to make?

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, you said that the system is economical, but that`s untrue.

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Wilhelm (4) (@wilhelm) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@seeker, I’m open to new ideas, but normally after you make a statement, you provide evidence or an argument to supplement the idea.

Why is the economic system not economic?

From what I am observing, it is our political system that is not economic. Our system of capitalism works fine for both takers and leavers. Right now the poorest classes of most western societies are still able to eat better than royalty did 200 years ago on top of having comparable life spans.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, and what about more than half the world`s starving population? what about the destruction of earth`s life sustaining systems? What about the extreme multifaceted discrepancy between the rich and the poor?

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, “I am not here to make someone else rich.”

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Why must i sell a part of my life in order to survive on the mother-planet that manifests me?

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Wilhelm (4) (@wilhelm) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@seeker, Which of the Modern Economically Capitalistic Societies has mass starvation occurring again?

How do you attribute the destruction of the earth’s life sustaining systems to capitalism directly rather than demand to supply our unrestricted rapid population growth?

There has always been a discrepancy between the rich and the poor. Only this time the poor can buy large houses with no money down, spend thousands of dollars in credit they do not have, on things they do not need, and consume food at a rate of caloric intake so high we have an obesity epidemic.

We have a population crisis, a education crisis, a political crisis, but I have yet to be convinced we have an economic crisis.

The USSR had an economic crisis 40 short years after it decided to scrub the system and close the gap between the poor and rich with raw power rather than critical thinking.

Again, I am open to your theory should you provide more sufficient evidence to your statement.

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Alex (345) (@staylucky) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Get a job that pays enough money. Save, leave, travel, discover.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, I will work harder!

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, while we don’t have mass starvation here in the U.S. (although I could argue we have mass malnourishment), we do have a homelessness problem which you could certainly attribute to capitalism. There is so much land in the world, why can’t we at least let everyone have a place to live? I’m not saying give everyone a mcmansion – I repeat, I AM NOT saying give everyone a mcmansion, but do people really, honestly, need to be living in the street? I think by virtue of existence, we deserve more than that.

“Only this time the poor can buy large houses with no money down, spend thousands of dollars in credit they do not have, on things they do not need, and consume food at a rate of caloric intake so high we have an obesity epidemic.”

And who, pray tell, makes all this possible and even ENCOURAGES it? Who tells people they can afford these large homes when they really can’t, just to make a sale? Who gives people credit cards they shouldn’t have in the first place? Who builds McDonald’s on every streetcorner? At least half of the blame should go to the enabler of the problem…you can’t absolve the rich of preying on the poor any more than you can absolve drug dealers for their role in the addiction cycle – people might have to find their own solutions in life, but they wouldn’t have as many problems as they do without the person who continues to supply the problem. In capitalism, we have people whose fortunes depend on others not getting better.

Especially the obesity…maybe if healthy, non-chemical food weren’t so expensive, people could actually afford it.

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Im in the exact same position, working as a TELEMARKETER (People really hate us). It sucks, but its literally right down the street from my house so I save on transportation and food and I’m good at it, so they pay me well. At this point I’m just taking half of my checks, saving it and the other half I spend on things I enjoy or need. As I work I can feel the life being drained out of me as the hours of sitting in a cubicle go by. I wish the system we lived in was different, but I haven’t found a better alternative option, yet (Besides going back to school). I’m just see it as a stepping stone for the time being. I know the universe has better things in store for me.

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Blubl0cker (34) (@jbc3817) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@seeker, “Where is it free and legal to live off the land?”

Good question in which I have no legitimate answer. But are you telling me there’s no place in the world where this exists? I am sure if you tried hard enough googling it you could figure it out. Upon googling “where can you live off the land for free?” there is a blog post of some guy saying he lives remote in Alaska and even provides a check list of what you should be wary of. Look at the Survivorman or Man vs. Wild (despite the credibility of MvW), both shows still provide remote places that are completely detached from civilization. That research doesn’t interest me due to my views and beliefs of “work” and what this world really is to me but the message of my post is still the same, if you want something go out and get it instead of complaining about it. All the resources we need are right here in front of us, and we are blessed for that simple fact alone. Some people in third world countries have no way of escaping their lifestyle who would kill to live a life where they can get on a website and complain about how their life is not what they want despite the fact they live a luxurious enough life to afford internet and free express their thoughts and opinions. Instead of complaining about it on this website, people should be doing their research and planning on how to live a more “free” life if they are that discontent with the life the country can provide them.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@jbc3817, the faulty system which dominates our life must be acknowledged and complaining (the vocalization of dissatisfaction) is the first step towards action.

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@wilhelm, Nonprofits, eh??

Yeah, we all know how much money there is in the nonprofit sector! I could be working right now fairly high up in a non-profit, with just one catch… the “unpaid internship”. The new way of getting people to work for you for free. I think you would be surprised to know that “non-profits,” these supposed beacon of worker’s rights in your mind, are some of the worst offenders when it comes to fairly compensating labor.

I went to school. A great school! I’ve worked jobs, consistently. I’m bright and even, gasp, articulate! Or is someone who critiques the status quo not allowed to be “articulate”?

@theskafish makes a great point. If capitalism is so great, why has it failed so many people in America? Why does this current generation have a shorter lifespan than the previous one? (Look it up, it’s researched by DOH and quoted in NYTimes). If the free market can solve all of our woes, then why the fuck hasn’t it already?

Is it because some people are lazy and others aren’t? Is it because “lazy” means “not doing what you’re told automatically by the ones in possession of the power”??

If your job could be done by a robot, then chances are your boss is trying to turn you into one.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@birdflyinghigh, my other beef with capitalism is that it only provides to those who solve problems, it only really cares for the people who have left-brain pursuits (there are always exceptions of course, but they are exceptions – few and far between). What if the things that interest you are more introspective? What if all you really want to do with your life is improve yourself? What if you’re interested in making good books/movies/paintings/music/etc. and that’s what you want to do? I’m not talking about stars here either, a person can build up a great deal of skill and never become a star. What if you want to travel, or what if you want to read books all day? What if you are making a late start in a right-brained pursuit, you love it and want, no, NEED to be more than a hobbyist to be fulfilled but are still a great deal away from being able to sell any of your works, but you’ve already grown up, aka when people no longer respect that your life has intrinsic value? It’s nonsensical to expect us all to have life figured out by age 18 but that’s how the school system works.

In the end it doesn’t matter, food and shelter are not recognized as human rights so we have to get them some way (often through money) and we have to make our own way or resign ourselves to the shaft. But I just wish society was a little more respectful of the individual’s interests. Our lives are our own, not a boss’, not society’s, ours. I guess we can take heart in the fact that human beings are capable of a great deal, however, and can get out from under capitalism. You don’t have to be a billionaire to retire early.

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Blubl0cker (34) (@jbc3817) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

@seeker, but to complain about something when you have so much is as selfish as the people @birdflyinghigh complains about in his post.

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

MORE THOUGHTS UPON THIS TOPIC, AFTER A NIGHT OUT:

First of all, I’m not a guy, I’m a girl. I am bi if that makes a difference.

WHY DO PEOPLE BUY INTO THIS SYSTEM???

For men, it is to make money so you can impress girls. You want to have money so when you meet a girl who fucking blows your mind, you can pretend you have control and show her a good time, so she will fall in love or fuck you or whatever. You engage in this struggle to be able to have gifts and be a good mate for the women who bring you to your knees.

I went out drinking and had a great time making out with a burlesque dancer, who later bounced out of the evening as though we’d casually said hello and nothing else. This fucking annoying game of hot and cold is one of the most maddening things ever. I think that many men strive to make money and go up in this game so they won’t have to deal with women saying no to them, or playing too hot and cold. Also, kudos to all the men who find the courage to approach women and woo them, even though the overwhelming amount of the time you face rejection. I guess that’s just the name of the game. Seriously, a moment of silence for all of our rejected and still amazing brethren.

For women? We play the game because we either want control because we are naturally controlling people (not always a bad thing, there can be benevolent rulers) or we are trying to prove to ourselves and others that we are just as good as men. We see it as shameful that we would rely on a man for money and a means of living (as I think is probably good; it is way too stressful to provide for 1, let alone 2 + kids on 1 salary).

CONCLUSIONS:

As women, we must take part in this revolution of rejecting the game that is set up! Disregard men who feel entitled to sex because they have wealth! Fall in love with men for ideas and actions! Say fuck it to being a trophy!

If we as a female society held a worldwide pussy drought on those who exploit others, things might change quite rapidly.

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