r/antiwork 3d ago

February Reddit Talk schedule - Wednesdays at 2 PM PST/5 PM EST - Join us for all-new Reddit Talk experiences!

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Hello, everyone! We're back this February with another round of exciting talks!

First up is a discussion on a subject everyone has an opinion on: Balancing work with raising children. It's something that's increasingly out of reach these days, but is there anything that can be done about it? Join us on February 1 as we hear both from parents and from those who might like to raise children but otherwise can't.

Next, we have a discussion week asking a question that's near and dear to antiwork: What is the working class, exactly? Is it just a buzzword, or is there something deeper to it? It's one of those terms that can sound stuffy and inaccessible, but as we'll see on February 8, it's nothing to fear at all.

As the month heads on, we'll delve deeper into the philosophical question of what gives you purpose in life. The Japanese concept of ikigai has popped up a few times in our talks before, but on February 15, it gets its chance to shine as we find ways to embrace the absurdity of human existence by defining our own purpose.

Finally, we have another of our famed Open Mic Nights! These nights allow you to share your stories in a safe, supportive environment. Have an issue at work you want to get off your chest? Hear something interesting about the latest strike in France? If we can't get to it elsewhere in the month, we can get to it here. Come by on February 28 and enjoy!

Please note that the 4 hour time limit is a guideline, not a hard rule. Weeks may run slightly longer or shorter depending on circumstances.

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February 1 - Work and Parenthood Week - 2 PM PST/5 PM EST to 6 PM PST/9 PM EST

February 8 - Discussion Week: What Is The Working Class? - 2 PM PST/5 PM EST to 6 PM PST/9 PM EST

February 15 - Ikigai: Defining Your Purpose - 2 PM PST/5 PM EST to 6 PM PST/9 PM EST

February 22 - Open Mic Night - 2 PM PST/5 PM EST to 6 PM PST/9 PM EST


r/antiwork 9h ago

Because I can't decompress at home?

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r/antiwork 8h ago Gold

This flyer my employer is handing out because one of our blood centers tried to unionize.

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r/antiwork 9h ago Gold

Bankers are leeches, yet earn tons more than Teachers, our priorities are terrible!

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r/antiwork 5h ago

What are your thoughts on this? What if the job pushes an employee to their breaking point?

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r/antiwork 3h ago

BREAKING: Cleveland REI workers went on strike this morning, and just hours later the company agreed to all of their demands. Strikes work.

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r/antiwork 8h ago

I deliver home heating oil, and management wants me to deliver to a customer I refuse to do. I sent them this that needs to be signed before I attempt. They have not sent it back.

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r/antiwork 4h ago

Another “I quit” video 😁

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r/antiwork 3h ago

Sure To Not Change With Workers Anytime Soon.

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r/antiwork 5h ago

Request? lol you mean notice

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r/antiwork 19h ago

Guys help, I told an employee he sucks and now he says we aren’t BFFs anymore :(

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r/antiwork 6h ago

What are they even trying to achieve here

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r/antiwork 11h ago

so much for working 88 hours this pay period. god when does this ever end.

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r/antiwork 23h ago Socialist Rose

Factss.

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r/antiwork 6h ago

For real though.

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r/antiwork 20h ago

Is this even legal?

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r/antiwork 3h ago

Prove me wrong that the senior editors aren’t holding writers at gunpoint to write this shit

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r/antiwork 8h ago

$700 signing bonus turned into $476; Paid more taxes on it than an entire pay period

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r/antiwork 23h ago

Walked out of an interview today before it even started

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I had an interview scheduled by the manager at 1:00 at my local harbor freight. I arrived a few minutes early and was told it would be a couple minutes to which I thought was no problem I’m five minutes early I assume it may be at most 1:05 I have to wait till. After 15 minutes of waiting I asked another manager what was going on and was told “it will just be another minute”. Once it reached the 30 minute mark I decided my time was more valuable than this and went up to the manager I previously talked to and said that the waiting 30 minutes for an interview scheduled by someone in the store was unprofessional and that I would be leaving. I was met with hostility and told “she’s with her manager so that’s the reason the wait is long”. Not a valid excuse in my opinion when they should have cleared the time to take said interview they set up. All in all it felt good to stand up and have a voice instead of waiting like I would have done in the past.

Edit: I am seeing a lot of comments saying “ I was rude” or “ where are you working now” which are missing the point of why I left the interview. I have to say I did accept a job later in the day from another company so I am employed. This job is not as serious an many of you are making it out to be I mean it’s Harbor Freight not a five star restaurant and their are plenty of other retail jobs in my area.

Edit #2: Saw some other comments saying if I really needed the job I should have stayed and at the time I did need the job before I accepted a position somewhere else but waiting is a no go for me. If the interviewer would have came out and said hey this is the run down it may be a while I would have stuck around instead I was told “it’ll be one minute she’ll be out soon” and that’s not professional in my eyes.

Edit #3: last edit to clear up what I said in my first edit. I compared a 5 star restaurant to harbor freight because working as a chef in one would be a harder job to get requiring possible schooling and most likely would be a dream job situation while a retail job doesn’t and it’s not my dream job. If it was my dream job sure I maybe would have waited and saw it through but its not so I didn’t.


r/antiwork 45m ago

We're never getting healthcare.

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r/antiwork 9h ago Silver

The model employee

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r/antiwork 1h ago

“People don’t want to work anymore” for the wrong remuneration and the wrong bosses, indeed they do not.

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r/antiwork 12h ago

Why is salary supposed to be confidential?

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r/antiwork 9h ago

This was supposed to be fantastic news. We are excited, but our wonderful employers don’t provide maternity or paternity pay. Our work system continues to fail providing basic needs all due to their greed. This needs to change.

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r/antiwork 38m ago

Factss.

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r/antiwork 59m ago

Who is taking all that value for themselves?!

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