Bro (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
The problem is that we are forcefully taught that labour is bad. Yet we forget how much we work in so called civilized countries, how any people eventually die from stress. World would be better if 1. we acknowledged that some people are different and they earn with manual labor, some not. 2. we would be open and would welcome and admire people who fought through "shit" jobs to get in a high position. Informated, open society would prosper.
Schro (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
You should change your nickname to MoralizingBro.
tr (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012)
Cambrius (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012)
Who is "we"? Where I live 'we' are "Informated" that labour is good, that industry is a virtue, and it's better to work than not.
Me (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012)
Its a shame that these people work in horrid conditions for awful pay. There is nothing wrong with manual labour, but when they are in the worst kind of poverty, and this is the best job they can get, you really need to rethink your argument.
Truth (Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013)
The truth is, these people aren't working through shit jobs... They're stuck in them. Also, the working conditions in places like these are pretty horrible and often workers are injured or killed.
LogiC (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
I have a lot of respect for those people that work shit jobs, because they have no choice to (being poor, uneducated, etc) so that they can raise their kids properly.
Second is well consumerism forces the situation pictured. Fresh, prime meat is a luxury. With cattle the cost of on the land (cattle require massive amounts of land to raise). For chickens the cost is put on the chickens (battery hens). Cheap goods well the cost is shifted onto poor countries (cheap labour). China is more than happy to take that cost, since they don't respect their people anyway. Yet China is silently taking control of the West's manufacturing. Australia has very little large scale manufacturing, since the minimum wage here is quite "fair" and large businesses don't want to pay a "fair" wage.
Capitalism needs to reign back in on profit and perhaps try a little better with service and community.
Foreigner (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
Hey, I have a shit job too. Everytime you pay with your credit card, reload your bonus card, you use your key card - think of me and send some respect.
winterhog (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
China take these cheap jobs precisely because it respects their people and wants to provide them with jobs. The alternative for them is to let them starve. And what may be considered a mere alms to the inhabitant of the rich country, may be a decent salary in the developing country, where cost of living is much lower. Grand-grand parents of the child in the upper picture could have worked in the similar condition, or even worse ones, it they were hit hard by the Great Depression.
Best laugh of the day (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
Yeah, China respects their people. What a tard.
333 (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
They do have a choice. There's always a choice. You can try another job, move into another country, attempt to launch your business and so on. If it doesn't work, you can always end it all.
ryu (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012)
speaking of shit jobs, read newesy The Economist rticle "Hype and Fear". What is most interesting in the discussion below the article, where people with shit and not-so-shit jobs argue.
It gives good insight in the whole employment thing.
kid (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
i never expected so much to come from one picture
Guido (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
She's making little Ferrari Enzos! I would love to have that job it looks like so much fun!
Pity... (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
"I dreamed to be a child prostitute, but now I have to sit here assemblig those goddamn Ferraris instead :(("
COBRA (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
If they make 'em, why can't they learn to drive 'em?
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Ha ha! (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
A handful of decades ago the States had a civil war during 4 years with hundreds of thousands of killed/wounded to abolish slavery, and now "man of the year" awards go to people who enslave overseas -hah! Made in China, designed in California!
Ho Ho (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
Two and a half handfuls, Einstein.
Captain Obvious (Monday, 10 Dec 2012)
Hey, "ho ho", com' over here a second kid, let me explain you something about "figurative speech" that it seems you're not getting...
888 (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
That's life. Deal with it. Also, if you close down that factory, workers will starve.
Bubba Gump (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
What cracks me up is that the person that did this more than likely did it on a Mac. Irony knows no limits.
timmy (Monday, 10 Dec 2012) Reply
Everyone who's poor is victimized! Everyone who has a shitty job was forced to take it! Everyone who isn't first-world wealthy is noble! Stop it with that crap already. Some people make terrible decisions in life and they end up working crappy jobs that they hate. Guess what? Tough nuts, shoulda made better choices.
Cambrius (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012)
Dear God, I hope this guy is trolling...
whenrealityhitsyou (Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012) Reply
The moment I first saw the picture, I wanted to assume that the lower picture was a sweat shop. Yet' now I laugh for I myself remember working in as rough conditions as do most of you reading this. What do you see really? Look again. The top picture is of a child's first glimpse of the dead puppy he asked for, suffocated because he couldn't eat his pancakes fast enough for his miserly fathers satisfaction, and was given one more as a punishment for his wanting behavior. The lower picture is of an en-genius tibetan female engineering group that invented a new mathematical assembly model, a concept that is now even challenging the constructs of wormhole theory.
Actually... (Friday, 21 Dec 2012) Reply
Actually, that's the same look that I have on my face, at my good ol' American job. It's a double-edged sword. Having a job and income is good, but if your job involves you being a robot, naturally it's going to suck,... all the world round.
So, I do feel sympathy, but more in a "I know exactly how you feel" way.
I live in China (Saturday, 5 Jan 2013) Reply
The "girls" in the picture are actually from 20 to 25 years old... I know, I live in China and visit factories for a living... despite the look of the one on this shot, they're usually quite cheerful and thankful they even have a job... and deep inside they know they'll be eating our lunch in the years to come... now go back to your xbox...
joe l'indien (Sunday, 10 Feb 2013) Reply
so santa delocalized to china