They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.
Not very many people are fortunate enough to love their job as much as I love mine.
During the COVID-19 fiasco, not many people were fortunate enough to keep their job.
Now that the extreme measures taken by world governments are lifting, there will be plenty of jobs for everyone!
- Mom & Pop restaurants
- Small businesses
- anything else that isn’t Walmart.
;/[‘l.vb (this sentence is compliments of the cat. Translation: I’m cute. I want on your lap, vile b!+ch).
So now, he’s on my lap.
Due to the oxymoron called “cat help,” I must be one of the few humans in existence who want to work at an office rather than from home.
But I digress. Back to the plethora of jobs awaiting those who want one.
In the USA, there is something called the CARES act. Basically, if you’re on unemployment, you could be getting what you would make if you worked. That includes subcontractors (of which I am one). Subcontractors have never qualified for unemployment before.
Did you see that McDonald’s offered people $50 to show up for job interviews? Don’t believe me?
Here’s an excerpt:
- The reopening of businesses across the US that are looking to hire, along with enhanced unemployment benefits, has cut into the number of applicants, according to Casper. He said that it hasn’t been this difficult to hire workers since the late ’90s.
These are not my
circus, not my monkeys words.
In the old USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), just before they fell on their collective faces, there was a saying, “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.”
I cannot pretend to work, but those of us who are working would like the couch potatoes to understand that you can’t have your Mick-D’s delivered via DoorDash if there’s no one to flip the burgers.
I’m not concerned. If everyone went to restaurants as often as I do, about once a month on average, there might be two in each city. And I don’t eat at Mick-D’s. Why? The box has more nutrition and possibly more flavor.
What is going to happen when unemployment dries up like a leech in a salt mine?
Will those kings and queens of the couch scramble to find jobs that no longer exist? Or will they pretend to work for digital “money” while assigned to a government-created pretend job?
If nothing else, the results (or lack thereof) should be interesting.
“Interesting” is a great word to describe it. I will look into the $50 reward for an interview. Maybe I should go just to get some pocket change?! Yes, I know people who at this time are just fine not having to work and still getting paid. Good for them. Until it ends… Did we forget how to motivate people? Oh, or do we maybe prefer if they are unmotivated and don’t want to do anything… Anyway…
I laughed at the cat sentence. Precious.
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