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    No such thing as an inessential worker

    In this new mysophobic/germphobic culture we are living in, the working class is divided into essential and inessential workers. The essentials get better treatment while the rest are forced into unemployment.

    Lockdown arguments aside, I really hate the phrase inessential worker. It marginalizes those who work in the industries like service and entertainment.

    Theater employees, actors, bartenders, event coordinators, waiters, restaurant owners, shop keepers, baristas, burlesque workers, musicians, museum workers, cruise ship workers, tour guides, and more; you are all essential! We love you!
    Last edited by 6-eyed; 12-12-2020, 06:47 PM.

    #2
    Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
    In this new mysophobic/germphobic culture we are living in, the working class is divided into essential and inessential workers. The essentials get better treatment while the rest are forced into unemployment.
    wait, what?

    i know at first they were denying unemployment left and right, but ever since they got that all cleared up the "inessentials" have been on paid vacation, making more than they would have while working. while everyone else has to work extra to pick up the slack.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Undies View Post

      wait, what?

      i know at first they were denying unemployment left and right, but ever since they got that all cleared up the "inessentials" have been on paid vacation, making more than they would have while working. while everyone else has to work extra to pick up the slack.
      Some are still suffering.

      Like a friend of mine who is a theater manager, recently evicted, but was able to stay off the streets by moving himself into the closed theater where he worked. Those unemployment benefits and funds aren’t gonna last forever

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      • Rev J
        Rev J commented
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        You stupid churl. Wage slavery doesn't exist.

      • 6-eyed
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        It’s more about state oppression of the worker and the entrepreneur. Forcing them out of work. Rather than your fictional wage slavery.

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      ! The identity of this woman as Karen is disputed.
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        #5
        Well 2021 is where most really start to feel the pinch of the stupid stuff done in 2020

        Just give it time

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          #6
          Originally posted by Vanilla Gorilla View Post
          Well 2021 is where most really start to feel the pinch of the stupid stuff done in 2020

          Just give it time
          You always were too sure about the consequences if gone the other road from the beginning. But they are at least as risky, otherwise the people with some know how and those in charge would have seriously considered it. Well, they did of course.

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            #7
            Just because the term inessential worker is unlikeable doesn't mean it fits in the exact context. Problem with OP is he usually doesn't exactly get the exact context. Or ignores it willfully :P
            So yes, it sucks that people in arts and theatre are on average harder hit in their income now, and yes cultural and entertainment things are just as important for a society as more directly essential things. But if a society as a whole is having a big problem like a pandemic, and this could be curbed for a large part by having a minimum of crowded events and burden the healthcare system and hospital as least as possible then this is an understandable conclusion. So maybe it is just the term and there is a more suitable one for it.

            I found it amusing, yet also understandable, how some people are at odds with the term consumer. But frankly it is a very fitting term for most humans.

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              #8
              Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post

              You always were too sure about the consequences if gone the other road from the beginning. But they are at least as risky, otherwise the people with some know how and those in charge would have seriously considered it. Well, they did of course.
              a big part of this year's issue is that there aren't any people with some know how on the current situation.

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              • Din Djarin
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                You're wrong and i assume trying to make a funny witty comment again. Lots of people with specific know how and expertise on lots of essential matters.

              #9
              no, that's just true. yeah, there's people with lots of knowledge on infectious diseases, but nobody really knows how this particular disease works (at least they didn't at first, now they're getting there but still not entirely). and that led to nobody really knowing how to handle it. which is in large part why there wasn't a single logical response by everybody, and instead each governing body did some random thing that may or may not have helped and may or may not have meshed with what other governing bodies were doing.

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              • Din Djarin
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                It's the same talk I had with VG about experts. No, its not true, there are many experts and people with know how. Just because they don't have the solution readily at hand does not simply makes them not experts in their fields or incompetent (as people try to portray a guy like Faucy now)

              #10
              Originally posted by Undies View Post

              wait, what?

              i know at first they were denying unemployment left and right, but ever since they got that all cleared up the "inessentials" have been on paid vacation, making more than they would have while working. while everyone else has to work extra to pick up the slack.
              Yep, this seems to be a good handful of people. Not a bad way to ride out the pandemic.

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                #11
                Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post

                You always were too sure about the consequences if gone the other road from the beginning. But they are at least as risky, otherwise the people with some know how and those in charge would have seriously considered it. Well, they did of course.
                The 'other road' never existed

                There is something potentially scarier now anyway. This will be the first time mRNA vaccines are rolled out on a grand scale. There isn't a single person on the planet that has any idea about the long term effects of that

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                • Din Djarin
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                  If there was no other road then why are you blaming people for going this road?

                • Vanilla Gorilla
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                  Making fun of them would be more accurate than 'blaming'

                #12
                There were a bunch of guys that were spot on about the virus's spread, mortality rate a year on, what measures would be most effective (contact tracing)

                None of them were on a government payroll though
                And they were all statisticians with experience in immunology, not the other way around

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                  #13
                  Originally posted by Youfreeme View Post

                  Yep, this seems to be a good handful of people. Not a bad way to ride out the pandemic.
                  This short clip is for those of you who think nobody is suffering the lockdown


                   

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                  • Youfreeme
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                    Not sure why you quoted me here, I never said that nobody is suffering.

                  • 6-eyed
                    6-eyed commented
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                    My mistake Youfreeme. It was better meant for Undies and Susan

                  #14
                  Do some reading 6
                  Learn all you need to know about nonessential employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes state-by-state information, requirements, and FAQs.

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                  • SpaceMan
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                    what a wonderful thing to say

                  • 6-eyed
                    6-eyed commented
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                    Hahaha 🤣 ok Karen

                    Umm I mean Susanne 😉

                  • Mustard Tiger
                    Mustard Tiger commented
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                    Sooz,you need some time on your own with no internet,what a horrid thing to say.

                  #15
                  Din Djarin
                  It's the same talk I had with VG about experts. No, its not true, there are many experts and people with know how. Just because they don't have the solution readily at hand does not simply makes them not experts in their fields or incompetent (as people try to portray a guy like Faucy now)
                  I kind of want to take the ability to use comments away from you so you have to use quotes like a normal person.

                  Anyway, I never said that these people were incompetent or not experts, I just said that nobody knew what to do about our current unprecedented situation. It's not an insult, just what happens when something comes up that hasn't been dealt with before.

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                  • Din Djarin
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                    I did't take it as an insult, no worries.
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