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HeSeemsLegit

Just went to the tweet and dude is in the Twitter comments backpedaling about how those hours are only like that for 6 or so weeks a year then the other ten months he works between 40-50. So, according to him, just PT, then? GTFO with ya bullshit.


concretepigeon

40 hour weeks are too long.


greenops

40hour weeks were designed during a time when one parent stayed home and took care of all the cooking, cleaning, and childcare. Now they want both parents to work 40 hours with no one left to take care of the kids / home unless they give up most of what is meant to be their personal time. Doing dishes and scrubbing toilets is not personal time.


decadecency

It was designed during a time when a pair of shoes had to be completely handmade and took two days. Now we've made our production a lot more efficient. Too bad that we globally chose to make society thousandfold more effective in producing more stuff with our time rather than producing us a thousandfold more leisure time.


HisNameWasBoner411

Or any kind of compromise.. just straight up working the same amount and garnering less despite producing so much more.


Golfrop

They are called outages that happen once every 18 months per unit. I’m a contractor who works them and it’s all hands on deck for like 4-6 weeks. Then those plant guys chill until next outage


Skaarson

He's probably on a turnaround or shutdown type of activity them. Refining does the same thing a couple times a year.


deyw75

in France we call this kind of ppl "idiot utile" akka "usefull idiot"


TheFirstLivingIdea

the *best* kind of idiot


tortilladelpeligro

I like the funny ones best, personally 😁


MrIntegration

To be fair, they are useful for a good laugh.


Kirbytofu

“Yeah you’re important to the economy and stuff, but that doesn’t mean I have to give a shit about you”


redditstatecensors

Good they are always at work or resting and so you don't have to meet them. Probably get a heartattack before retirement or work related illness too.


Dawnbadawn

Guess you won't encounter them in a nursing home


general_kenobhee_hee

moi je dis tout simplement ''un criss de cochon sale qui sait po vivre''


Bellringer00

Yes that‘s the “version québécoise”


GonzoRouge

That's because you're in Quebec


general_kenobhee_hee

ouais pis?


RedBlitzer

You're what the French call, les incompetents.


Narrative_Causality

WOOO I'M LESS INCOMPETENT!


greymalken

Guys, I’m eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me


nick4fake

In US they are called "temporarily oppressed billioners" or "poor conservatives working three jobs to suck capitalist ass"


siandresi

I imagine it sounds better when pronounced right


RVinceZ

I was about to tell you it's pronounced "Ee-Diaw -U-til" but the sound "U" in french doesn't really exist in english. Imagine it's the sound of just the "u" in "supervise" for example.


Chevy_Cheyenne

Is there no liaison between the “t” and the “u”?


Prezzen

Only if the idiot is a woman (Idiotte), otherwise the T isn't pronounced


RVinceZ

Nope. The "t" is silent. The female word is "Idiote" and then the "e" is silent, which would make it "Ee-Diaw-t-u-til"


Delta_Goodhand

Oooew! Say "meeeee" then bring the lips into an "o" shape. That's the pronunciation of the "u" in French


MaybeWontGetBanned

I’m just surprised France even has people like this. Doesn’t your entire country basically take August off?


RVinceZ

The legal full time work week is 35h and yes we have a lot of days off (I think 25 without counting the holidays like Christmas or others). Children have 2 months time off school in july and august, that's why parents often take weeks off during those two months, but it's not mandatory nor automatic.


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MaybeWontGetBanned

Well, the difference is that in America, those people would have no time off at all ever. There’s no working for 9 months with 3 months off, it’s just constant 80 hour weeks forever until you drop dead.


Unable_Mongoose

And September to recover from August.


PistaccioLover

best description ever


pauldeanbumgarner

Is it a Super visor or just a regular one?


Meeseeks4PMinister

Gotta be the Super. I bet he has his frosted tips poking through


jtshinn

That's how you know he's the mayor of Flavortown.


TheMrDylan

It's the Guy Fieri of power plants


TheFunkytownExpress

*This week on Degradation, Divorces, and Despair!*


Maleic_Anhydride

When you don't have enough money for a Hyper Visor, you hire a Super Visor.


pjavaz

Came here to say this. Take a prise.


pauldeanbumgarner

Thank you!


th3f00l

Real talk I used to be that Gung-Ho. Never missed a single day of work, worked 6/7 day weeks during the busy season mostly 12-16 hr days. Put in the extra grind for the same money (salary) on holidays I wasn't able to spend with my family. Postponed surgery and endured pain to get to a slow time to be out for an extended period. All of the untreated burns cuts to save them on worker's comp. Scrambling to cover every time another underpaid cook or dish washer walked. Sacrificing my own sanity to pursue some craft that I tied to my own value as a human. Did it all working towards building a career I could live and support a family on. You'll get let go with no notice and they will fight you on unemployment just to save less than you saved on not making their workers comp go up. You can work 4 months without taking a day off to open a place and make them boat loads of money, just to get let go a year later due to a new managing partner with their own people and vision. Fast Forward to early thirties with international and Michelin Star experience as well as multiple management positions with proven successes. Every time I move to a new city and look for a job is identical to a decade earlier. The resume may as well be a blank sheet of paper. They've budgeted the role and will try different cogs to get the machine running. If they don't like the fit they'll just switch the part out for a new one. The wages haven't changed, and the age of the worker didn't either. I got out. I got into an industry with unlimited PTO, mental health days, and benefits. I gave up my entire identity because it was tied to being some wage slave in a toxic industry. Doing what you love is overrated, it just means they can exploit you even more. The job should support my life instead of my life supporting some company.


lettucenotjudge

What industry has unlimited PTO?


th3f00l

Software. They used to call it unlimited but changed the verbiage to "open". Basically no set amount just clear it with your manager/team.


HealthyBox5

I'm in IT with 4 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks paid personal. And they're super lenient about flexing my time if I have things to manage - so appointments, parenting obligations, just make up the time elsewhere. Evens out to 6 weeks for whatever you want off.


Unable_Mongoose

When I was a kid my father got 13 weeks of vacation every 4 or 5 years. He had to take 9 weeks but could work the other 4. Which he always did, essentially get paid double time for that month.


Joeness84

My dad retired from his longest job officially 01/01/01 but he "stopped working" there almost 6mo prior because he had that much time saved up (theirs didnt expire) and was working at his new job ~6hrs away in another state lol.


OG-Bluntman

And I’m sure nobody in your family is tired of hearing about how he retired on 01/01/01 for the past 21 years.


talkin_shlt

I had this c level at a small company quit after thirty years and he had so much PTO saved up they cut him a check for 21,000


eversuffered

There is NO WAY this was a job held in the U.S.


gingergale312

My dad was grandfathered in at 12 weeks of vacation (counting holidays, sick leave, etc all in) in the US as a machinist.


eversuffered

That is awesome, first time hearing stuff like this is possible.


gingergale312

Now his company maxes out at 6 weeks. It's not possible anymore.


SoMuchJow

My aunt has taken 2 or 3 of those types of vacationsover the past 20 years. They call them sabbaticals but they definitely exist in the U.S.


Weak-Bird

It’s crazy that the IT jobs with the best benefits in the US amount to the same number of paid vacation days as any entry level McDonald’s job here in Germany.


HealthyBox5

Yeah, my company is pretty baller by US standards. The grind it took me to reach this level was awful. I'm a bit older, but my last 3 companies (contract work) have been pretty chill and willing to work with me around anything personal that comes up. Prior to that, just a cog in the wheel, told I'm lucky to even have a job. I really enjoyed blowing that comment up in my first contract's face.


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HealthyBox5

I have a few. Cloud focus is current game in my field, and some Oracle specific to my job.


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HealthyBox5

Security+ is a requirement for me, if you can pull that one, you can skip the first two. If still walking in to the field, wouldn't hurt to go through all 3. Once you have sec+, that's the only one you need to maintain of the 3. Wish I could give you an answer on entry level, I'm a DoD contractor so my world works a little different than the civilian sector. For local guys going entry into my field, they do a little time on help desk, move their way up.


yosefvinyl

Unlimited PTO is a management scam to save money. They don't have to show accrued PTO as a line item on their financial statements and when you leave, they don't have to pay you for anything. Most people take the same amount as they do under both policies, it just works out better for the company for it to be "unlimited"


smhealey

Exactly this. Usually in the industry it is called FTO (flex time off.)


techauditor

This is true. However at a good company you can use a good amount like 3-5 weeks. I'm at a big tech co and my manager tells me to take more and just says go take off Friday etc. If they see I've been burned out or working too much. I pretty much take 3 weeks and then Xmas week to new years and we get 12 holidays. I could add a week and no one would care.


Quillewd

I work in software and the rule is pretty much "as long as it's done by the release date, do what you want"


FantomUnicorn

Unlimited PTO is just a lie that they sell you. In reality you don't take more or sometimes any PTO because of peer pressure and the fewr of falling behind your colleagues.


YouIsTheQuestion

It really depends on the company. I've worked at places where it really was unlimited. I've also worked where it's 'unlimited' but request 2 month notice and approved by 2 managers.


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Crunch


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ExcessiveGravitas

I mean, I’ve experienced it outside game development. Nowhere near to the degree I’ve heard game developers have it, but just some shitty website change with an arbitrary self-imposed deadline for some shitty company that thinks it’s really important can experience crunch. Interestingly, having worked for (counts on fingers) about a dozen different companies and organisations over my career, there’s a definite correlation between projects that experience crunch and projects that deliver half-baked buggy systems that suffer simultaneously with both scope creep and dropped features. But those projects never seem to notice the correlation.


BillsInATL

Lot of companies are doing this. Dont get too excited. It's more a Marketing ploy to attract Millennials/GenZers. My current company recently switched to an "unlimited PTO" model. Small print: "at manager's discretion". No one is taking 6 months off. And if you are a new employee, it won't look great trying to take more than 4 weeks off/year. It also tends to screw over the hard working long-timers. My boss has been with the company 25 years and had climbed to where they were getting 10 weeks off/year. And they typically took most of it (our policy was also use-it-or-lose-it, so it didnt roll over to the next year). Now, with "unlimited" and no more of that pressure of actually using your set amount of PTO so you dont lose it, my boss probably only takes 2-4 weeks off each year. Pretty much it's all for the company's favor: 1. Nothing to roll over or buy out at the end 2. Folks actually use LESS pto when there isnt a set amount 3. Sounds good in job postings


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FantomUnicorn

Exactly. If PTO isn't regulated, then you neither have the right nor the duty to take it. Unlimited PTO a very disadvantageous policy, slowly eroding away the right to take a timeout. There's a German saying that translates to "strict bill, good friends". I live by it and I never had a friendship ending argument about money or anything else.


Hot_Ethanol

Sorry, maybe I'm just tired but I'm really struggling to see how the final part of your comment relates to this. Could you explain the phrase a bit more?


toritxtornado

i’ve had it in my last 3 jobs and my husband has his last 4. we take off whenever we want. probably a week a quarter, many 3 day weekends, another week for thanksgiving, and two for xmas.


EjjabaMarie

I’m in cybersecurity and we have discretionary PTO on top of sick days and benefits. ETA: I switched to cybersecurity from the restaurant industry because of what was explained above. It’s a soulless industry that requires you to sell yours to be marginally successful.


DHThrowawayy

how was the transition? i’m so desperately trying to get out of the restaurant industry. I’ve been working my ass off and now have 5 years of management experience from it, but being that it’s a big chunk of my work experience, it seems difficult to find something that’s less shitty, yet still pays the bills


Catticus42

It’s difficult. I did the whole culinary school scene and spent 16 years in the industry. There aren’t many other fields that have their eyes open enough to notice the transferable skills; communication, work ethic, organization, management, etc. I wound up taking an installation job and going back to school. Imagine a 37.5 hour work week!!! It’s a real thing!! I have an interview tomorrow at a large insurance company. I was passionate about cooking until I realized it was affecting my mental and physical health to the degree it was. Now I just want benefits, 401k, PTO and the ability to use it without feeling guilty and like I’m letting everyone down. It’s tough, but it’s doable. It’s been almost five years and I don’t regret it a bit, especially considering what happened to the industry in the past 20 months. Good luck.


flatearthvaxxer

That’s the thing about restaurant, go’s forbid you get sick cause you know your coworkers are mad at you and your bosses even madder


DHThrowawayy

i’ve actually been applying to installation jobs. AT&T and Cox so far, but they both turned me down. Kind of a bummer, i saw myself doing that type of stuff for a while. it’s a great career ladder to start climbing. I’ve applied to a few field positions with insurance companies, too, waiting to hear back. the last 2 years have really drained me in working with food. i loved it, but i got burned out fast. more PTO and benefits are what i’m after, and that’s not easy to come by in this field. Good luck with your interview!


choogle

I feel like “doing what you love” is bullshit sometimes because of the industry conditions. I love video games but lol at working at a video game company. Sounds like the same with cooking/restaurants


halcyonwade

I went into tech sales from the restaurant industry. If you're a people person you gain great sales skills working in a restaurant. If you can pick up new concepts easily you're golden. I have my degree but I have yet to work for a company that cares whether you do or not. I had to start at the bottom as a sales grunt and work my way up, but within two years I was making six figures with unlimited PTO and great benefits and parental leave. As others have stated, cyber security is a great option as well. They desperately need people in those roles and that industry will only continue to grow.


EjjabaMarie

It was not easy. I spent 18 ish months on self study and a boot camp to get two certifications and then I had the task of getting my foot in the door. If you want exactly what I did or are interested in hearing more about cybersecurity, my DMs are open.


meatdeathtonight

How'd you get into cyber security


paydu

the exact field i’m going into once I graduate with my cybersecurity degree


i8mypen

I'm in a different industry, but used to work in benefits. Unlimited PTO is new and becoming more of a thing in general. Current job has it and we aren't tech at all


TimFTWin

It’s kind of a trick though. Most workers aren’t able to take a ton of time off without stressing their teams. Because they never actually accrue vacation time, the company doesn’t end up having to pay out the time if workers quit or get terminated.


Narrative_Causality

No job does. They just say it does so they don't have to pay you for unused vacation days when they fire you/you leave. I mean, because if it was unlimited then you'd just take vacation 100% of the time, right? But that's not how it works.


translatepure

Don't let the phrase confuse you. It's not as glamorous as it sounds. I assure you the PTO is still highly limited and the company's bottom line is still the winner in the situation. However, it's better than working in food service.


skb239

Unlimited PTO is a scheme that saves money for companies. Don’t be fooled. When you quit they don’t have any vacation days to pay you for lol.


Futanari_waifu

Someone i work with husbands broke a bone in his foot a few months ago. He was supposed to be put into a cast for a few weeks but he refused because he was too busy at the dairy farm he works at, he walks with a limp now. He loves his work more than anything and often works 12 hours a day even though they have three children one of which is a newborn. She is seriously considering getting a divorce.


praguepride

Yep. These are the same people who die like a year after retiring because their entire identity was wrapped in a job and without that job they are a husk.


d0nkeydIck22

I knw plenty of people that work like crazy explicitly to be away from their families. I was a road warrior for a few years in software. Single, but I'd speak to my colleagues that were married with kids, asking how they managed it. Most said if they weren't on teh road like this, the marriage would likely collapse. Was interesting to hear.


Futanari_waifu

I get that some couples can't handle being together all the time, but ignoring such an injury only because he can't stand to be away from his beloved cows and doesn't want to inconvenience his beloved boss sounds really selfish and idiotic. Even things like going to an amusement park with his kids has become a bother because he hobbles along slowly and has to make frequent stops.


Bombsawayboy

Awarded for taking the risk of taking back control of your life. Glad to know you made things better!


th3f00l

Thank you kind stranger.


Bonneville555

Username checks out. Well it used to anyway.


th3f00l

When it comes to the hanged man (the fool in tarot) I feel like I was inverted for a long time in the industry. Stagnating at my own free will and blaming my plight on things other than my own decisions. Then I became the upright hanged man, I found myself in a time of reflection and pause, and made a decision to take what could seem like a step back, in order to progress. The hanged man has always been a powerful card for me.


mg32501

Brah I had this mindset before I killed myself for work and wore it like badge of honor like a fucking idiot. the thing that triggered me was a 1% raised when I killed myself that year to keep that place running. And another trigger then was when I was with my girlfriend and everytime I was doing something with her I recieved a phone call. To the point she had a reoccurring joke " he is on the phone again" . I hated that. And slowly snapped myself out of slaving away for the job but that 1% was the biggest middle finger which honestly in hindsight is the biggest blessing since it helped open my eyes. Now in a new position work from home. Don't answer phone calls. It is simple but it is everything I ever wanted.


nopunchespulled

you work a job to be able to have free time to do what you love and they money to do it


lostinbass

Oh man I went through the exact same path! Busted my ass on the line for years only to “make it” as a sous making $16/h and clocking out for overtime. Totally killed my love for food for a long time.. I had been told my entire life that “if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life”, but in reality it just killed the passion in me. Got an IT cert and worked my way up that industry instead - never been happier. I even enjoy cooking again!


Arkavari1

And this is why the system needs to be changed. Doing what you love should not come with punishment. Society should never be designed to take all enjoyment out of your career, which in turn takes joy out of the other parts of your life, ruining families and marriages. Running it the way they have is why American workers don't even try to do a good job anymore. And the value of a person who sticks with a career and tries to do their job well is ten fold the value of the other guy. And so the system is actually killing itself. It's the stupidest thing I've ever seen.


Jefc141

Unlimited PTO is almost always a scam in my experience… has never worked out for me anywhere


hax1964

He's a supervisor at a power plant. That means he babysitting people who baby sit boilers. When there is a problem they run and go tell. Then the contractors come in.


Illier1

Half that shit probably is regulated by computers these days anyway Easy to do 60 hours when you arent actually doing anything.


SmurfStig

Depends on the generating unit, but most of the time this is correct. There is still lots of manual work involved but not that much. This person is probably working for a small co-op or municipal generator and thinks he is winning in life. Not so much.


BenTCinco

Nobody working 190 hours in 3 weeks is winning in life.


TheRespectableMrSalt

It feels like I am winning when I see my paycheck... But the money is a facade. You will never be rich and in the end your crippled with various ailments and your life is cut short


pointlessvoice

Heyy! You stole my retirement plans!


romafa

There’s very little overlap on a Venn diagram of people who claim to work hard/long hours and people who actually work hard.


Beneficial_Cloud5481

Agreed. As a truck driver that can easily work more hours in 3 weeks than he does, I get paid to sit on my butt and stare out a window most days.


GrizzlyBCanada

Power engineer can confirm, most of the job is spent sitting down doing nothing but they pay you for when shit goes sideways.


MileysMooseKnuckle

>He's a supervisor at a power plant. He's homer Simpson I reckon. Work hours sound burns like aswell.


Y0SSARIAN-22

And I still don't want the cunt working 60+ hours a week, for everyone's sake


ReverendDizzle

Seriously, no matter how much of a middle management dipshit the guy might be... he's still making some decisions, however big or small, at a power plant.


Thrall_So_Hard

Twitter OP is literally Homer Simpson.


Horskr

Easy to work all those hours when you're getting your 8 hours of sleep at the office. So he's really working a little over 3 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not a bad gig!


papaduckduck

The salaried contractors, while this douche makes $200k in overtime.


Jumper5353

I thought more that his long hours means he works at a terribly managed power plant. Where they cannot even staff it properly to prevent overtime pay.


Drmo6

I could never be proud of working my life away. People are truly insane thinking this is a bragging right


powerlesshero111

Well, based on my math, 190÷(21-4)=11.17 hours per day, every day. Dude basically is bragging about living at work. Even when i worked 2 jobs for a month, that was hell, and i would never do it again. It was not worth it, and i would never suggest anyone ever try to do it.


GenderGambler

My math says 12 hours and 40 minute days. 3 weeks is 21 days total, minus weekends (2x3) is 190/15 = 12,6̅6̅6


BreathOfTheOffice

Powerplants probably have weekend shifts which may factor in, and you also need to take into account he claims to have taken 4 days off.


powerlesshero111

That's how i took it. But I've never known any job to allow people to work 70 hours of overtime in 3 weeks. They usually get really pissed if you have 10 hours of overtime in 1 week. Even if they are short staffed, they get pissed. It's worse if you're salaried. Like I'm salaried, so i would never work overtime unless it was 100% needed, because i don't get paid for it.


big314mp

I've worked 70hrs of OT in one week before. One guy I work with averages 5000ish hrs per year. He's a little insane though.


maybe_a_human

Everyone i know who maxes out OT hours is some level of batshit crazy


big314mp

Knowing the guy, he'd go insane if he had to stay at home for any significant period of time.


LeakyThoughts

The kind of person whod rather be at work than at home living their life


Joeness84

> They usually get really pissed if you have 10 hours of overtime in 1 week. Sounds like you've never worked a job that has a huge seasonal rush. When I did supply chain bullshit for DHL Nov and Dec were 60hr expected weeks, with room for more cause they were always happy to have people who'd show up early or stay late (and it was expected of anyone thats above entry level) I left after they failed a warehouse move so spectacularly that I had 92hrs in one week, we were literally sitting there some nights for 1-2 HOURS longer than needed to be because "we're waiting on an email from corporate that everything for today is done" Despite knowing we had no more trucks coming to load with stuff, so there was literally NOTHING more we could do, tomorrows first few truck loads were even near the doors waiting for the trucks.


BettyVonButtpants

I see my supervisors and the salaried people above me at work, stuck doing stuff on days off, weekends, when their st the beach on vacation their still doing work. They ask why I don't try for a promotion, and I tell them I'm much more useful where I am. Which is true, I'm terrible with supervising people, but I excel at my boring tedious job. But really, I'd rather have my weekends than the bigger paycheck.


sputty3

I agree with you, but gotta remember that some people don't feel they are working their life away. Working *is* their life.


Drmo6

That’s just sad. More power to them I guess.


Professionalarsonist

I’ve been so fucked up by my job I did the quick math to get 63hrs a week. My first thought was “pffft that’s nothing”. Then realized I’m part of the toxic problem.


spanctimony

Be proud of your working life, but “number of hours worked” is a metric that only the lower half of the bell curve would feel proud of. It’s accomplishment for people who have to substitute hard work for talent.


TheFunkytownExpress

I mean honestly what other choice do you have but to turn being a work slave into some virtuous badge of honor? I'm pretty sure people like this would have a mental breakdown if they didnt delude themselves like that. Chances are they probably will still anyway, but in the meantime this is the best way they've come up with to quiet the voice in their head telling them shit is fucked.


LehrDivision

To the best of my knowledge (Electrical Engineer here), most of the powerplant workers actually live onsite, and their job is basically monitoring stuff, little to no effort, playing games, watching Netflix, etc. It's a cushy job, pay is amazing, fantastic food, the only downside is that you'd have to live there for 3 weeks, and you get a week off.


GibbonFit

Where is that? Because I've never heard of that, with the exception of an incoming hurricane that they expect to affect the ability to drive to work safely.


LehrDivision

Typical powerplants, I've worked in both US and UK, I mentioned most of the powerplants, some are close to cities so you can commute daily.


Paw5624

My brother has worked at 2 nuclear plants and didn’t have to live at either. They work 12 hour shifts but unless there is a staffing issue or severe weather everyone goes home at the end of the day.


cuethebees

Working 12 hour shifts sounds terrible until you realize your longest work week is only 4 days, and then followed by 3 to 7 days off.


Paw5624

The hours suck but the pay is good. I think he usually works 3 days, then is off 4, then works 4 days and is off 3. I know it’s something like that


cuethebees

Sounds right. It’s hard to beat a 6 figure job that only works half the days of the year.


GibbonFit

Same. And the people I've known that worked at non nuclear plants also went home every day.


gregthekeg

Exactly. But nope. He is definitely wayyyyyy underpaid according to random on the internet.


discardedcumrag

That’s gonna hurt like hell when it sinks in.


BitRunner67

LOL " I am overused and abused by my company and these other Dopes are working less with more pay and complaining!! HaHa...ha.....wait."


Wonderful_Minute31

I remember my boss giving someone shit for taking off 5 days when His first kid was born. Coworker was the father. Five days off. No big deal. My boss (female mother of two) bragged about how she was back at work the next day after her c section. That’s not a good thing, boss. That sucks. You should have been able to take several weeks at least to be with your infant.


AngelWyath

I worked at a call center and an upper mgt guy said he pissed out super painful (very loud) kidney stones in the bathroom there. Like, he was bragging. No one was impressed.


beerbellybegone

Classic case of Stockholm syndrome


d0nkeydIck22

Classic case of being brainwashed to believe that life revolves around working for the man. Odds are this dude ain't making serious money either. BUt that's capitalism for ya. Brainwash the rubes to believe its their life mission to work their asses off so the 0.00001% can go from billions to trillions...


Arrowpi

unregulated capitalism*


d0nkeydIck22

oxymoronic. Guess what regulated capitalism gets you. Ooops, we did booboo. We made billions of said booboo, hurt millions of every day people, please please please don't give us a 10 million dollar fine mister. We'll be good, we promise. Rinse/repeat


LiteralPhilosopher

No, that's capitalism with [regulatory capture](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/regulatory-capture.asp). There's no reason the government *has* to be weak on white-collar crime.


d0nkeydIck22

well we are arguing theory vs. application. We live in a regulatory capture world, so that's what we need to talk about. A system, where humans that are paid to regulate can be bought and sold, is not a system worth shit. That is the world we live in. In america anyway. When your top regulatory body is run by ex goldman sachs guys, you know what time it is. BUt this is a feature of capitalism, regulated or otherwise. Not a bug. The system is built to be a circlejerk. Whether through spending 100s of millions to buy politicians so you can corruptly make 100x that, or regulating bodies trying to enforce laws with practically no teeth, if you try and enforce them at all, since you have people jumping back and forth from said regulating body to the private sector they are supposed to regulate. Until a system is built to properly regulate, and we see these big banks and other shady businesses being held responsible, to the tune of 10s or 100s of billions not 10 or even 100 mm fine for doing shady shit that earned them 100s of billions, I won't hold my breath.


JCKRVSL

Keep that visor super, you old coot.


chrisnavillus

I’m just imagining a giant visor carrying a clip board and a cup of coffee around a power plant telling everyone what a badass he is for only leaving work to sleep.


Detswit

What a tool


KBEPandaCrisis

What a schmuck


Akhanyatin

can't spell supervisor and brags about being better than people


JunkyardYam

Reminds me of the therapist I had in 2015 who acted like I was weak and told me I shouldn’t quit my job that made me work doubles for 3 months straight with no time off, and a lot of sleepless nights. She said “People your age just can’t work like people from my generation. When I’m not here in the office I’m pulling 24 hr shifts at the crisis unit across the street. You have to earn that time off.” I quit seeing her immediately and also quit my job the next day.


TheModGod

As someone who just got their SW license, I can safely say that she was shitty therapist. Not only did she belittle you, but she brought her own baggage into the session. We are SUPPOSED to be strengths-based and patient-focused.


d0nkeydIck22

that stupid bitch should be decertified.


SlothinaHammock

I have 2 therapists in my immediate family. Trust me, no one needs a therapist more than a therapist!


isecore

This seems to me to be such an american thing. Bragging about working yourself to death for someone else. Why is this such a flex to americans?


JPT_Corona

My guess is that back in the day when men were the sole breadwinners in the household, working more hours meant you worked harder for your family for the next guy. Now that times have changed quite a bit and wages have gone to shit relative to living expenses, working more hours and bragging about it just makes you look cucked by your boss.


Scroatpig

You nailed it. And these are huge generalities and mainly about low paying work because that's all I know about. Back in the day you could be proud, the extra hours really benifited your family. Now, no matter how much you work, often you won't accumulate anything of real benifit. Also, people used to stay at jobs for longer and actually be recognized at these jobs for being hard workers. No one really cares about individuals anymore.


qupdub9006

Some slaves are proud of their chains.


austinmiles

I mean 11 hour days for a couple weeks in a row isn’t crazy if there is a big push for something. It’s long but I doubt he’s particularly productive as a super visor. If it’s every week all the time then that’s bad management not good work ethic.


BlankTigre

I’d say a long shift as a supervisor is a bit different than a long shift doing actual manual labour


KayD12364

I hate that society has forced itself around work instead of life.


wilhelm-cruel

To add to the thing, he hogs a parttime job for someone else, people who do excessive overtime are strikebreakers, perse.


HugePurpleNipples

Well said, Sam. Somehow Americans have something like a capitalist version of Stockholm syndrome. We’re not mad at corporations for low wages and fighting against healthcare, we’re mad at refugees and people making shit wages. The fact that our government continues to tax us more while giving tax breaks to the wealthy, denying us any real benefit from those taxes and then has the audacity to restrict voter access as their response should illicit rioting. It SHOULD but we’re all against that too. We should be pulling these fucking traitors out of their beds in the night, not arguing about R v D, it’s all of them.


SonicLoverDS

There was no mention of pay in the first tweet…


arsehead_54

True, but why else would you work that many hours, if 40 hours paid you enough?


Jolly_Tab_Rancher

The moral of [Boxer the Horse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_%28Animal_Farm%29?wprov=sfla1) was don't be a Boxer the Horse.


Ulle82

First time I ever heard of boxer the horse was last night during dinner. So today I got this reference. What are the odds 😳


HurricaneHugo

We were there at dinner.


Truan

BUT COMMUNISM


NoxKyoki

oh the entitlement of the "I work more than you so you can't be tired" bullshit. fuck these people. there are times I'm lucky if I can make it through a 7 hour day. everyone is allowed to be tired. and with some people, it's tied to medications they HAVE to take or medical conditions. so again, fuck these people.


Pile_of_Walthers

LOL fuck that, you’re lucky you’re getting 40 hrs out of me per week.


jacobnb13

I mean if I could work that much at my current pay I'd do it for awhile. Hit FIRE way sooner, of course he's probably on salary or some other bs to avoid having to pay out for overtime.


ChosenMate

40h is the absolute max I'm going to take. No one can make me work more than that, bullshit


Flaming-Axolotl

People like Steven are going to have a bad time when they're older assuming they survive to that age.


whazzar

\- ring ring - "Yeah, this is *Severe Burnout* calling, I just wanna let you know I'll be dropping by soon."


getyourcheftogether

60 hours a week isn't healthy, even if you're in the medical field


BigBubblesNoTroubles

Bragging about overworking isn’t the flex you think it is.


SnowLunaWolf

They are actually not working 40 hours a week they are only doing 7 hours in a day and if they are not doing weekends they are doing 9 hours


gsgcharles

Laughs in investment banking


SatansBananaHammock

Where’s the murder?


Marbled_Headcheese

Imagine being so brainwashed that you brag about being abused by your employer...


RotInPixels

Just baffles me how people not having a work life balance is something to be proud of lol


DJNgamez

I told my parents about working a 52 hour week, in which I was called in as early as 4AM many times… and they called me “lazy” and to stop complaining about having such a good job. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job, but nobody likes working that many hours and that early in the morning.


Lshiff37

This is exactly what r/antiwork is all about


MightyGoodra96

Anyone I know who works 63 hours a week is too exhausted to care about anyone else's problems. They also don't really have friends, family, or any freetime.


gooselegs-bingo

Read the comments. Everyone shit on a guy working hard and then they all started speaking French. Shame.