But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.— Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via beccap)
I called out of work today and had to talk to my manager because that’s who answered the phone. When he started asking me why I couldn’t come in, I just started crying. god my life has become so embarrassing lately.
So, I owe over $1000 in medical bills even with insurance which my mom told me she would pay, but she has to take money out of her retirement account to pay it. I really need to go see a therapist/psychiatrist, but I know that would be even more money that I or my mom would have to pay.
If one more fucking
person man tells me to smile at work, I’m going to hurt someone. or quit. Or not do those things because I need a job, but I’ll violently rage inside about how I can’t go anywhere without men thinking my body is fucking public property and that they think they can decide what emotions I outwardly express to the world. I’m so fucking over it.