So, I found this in the Walmart in Concord, and it kind of irritated me, to be honest.
Unpopular opinion time. Sorry, not sorry.
But.. $8.81x40 = $352.40
$352.40x4 = $1,409.60
And this is for menial tasks such as cashier work, custodial work, food and customer service.
$290x4 = $1,160
I get paid $249.60 less monthly for sacrificing sleep and meals, going into burning buildings, helping people that more often call me a confused male than offering thanks, and keeping a town from self-destructing.
Firefighters don’t get to go on strike.
Nor do many, if any, want to. Because we love what we do.
Rarely do you hear us complain about our pay.
I’m sorry, but you can fuck right off with this striking bullshit.
It is not my fault, nor my problem that you hate your job that still pays more than that of a firefighter, EMT or Paramedic.
If $8.81 is not a livable wage, neither is $7.25.
I am not helping you get a raise while you strike and sit out of a job that you could just as easily quit, or find a second job.
I’m not about to sit here and tell you it’s easy to find one job, let alone two. But it’s not exactly impossible, either. Don’t ask me to help your ass get more money when I myself scrape for change just to get by every week and don’t make a scene about it.
But, either way, I know someone is going to take offense to this post. And frankly, I could not give less of a singular fuck.
This is the best thing I’ve ever read.