A “motivational” story about a 70 years old working 12 hours per day to earn rm100(equivalent to Usd20.87 today) to support his wife and two unemployed son.

  • @DarkMessiah@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    “Age is just a number” should not be used to justify people needing to work to survive at 70!

    Somebody start the revolution. It’s time to eat the fucking rich. I’ll get the plates.

      • @explodicle@local106.com
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        22 months ago

        This is always better than “eat the rich”. Because everyone means it metaphorically, until some edgy idiot says “duh I mean literally let’s eat them huh huh”, and then any meaningful call to action gets lost.

        IMHO we should build systems outside government control (like Lemmy), but at least slaughtering the rich is something people might realistically do.

  • @magikmw@lemm.ee
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    302 months ago

    Working on something cool well past ‘usual’ retirement age because you like your work and want to stay active to stave off brain rot - cool. My dream really, I can’t sit still.

    Working until death a demanding, soul crushing job for peanuts because you have to survive and support your dependants - inhuman. Dont @ me.

  • Nougat
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    182 months ago

    Why the fuck isn’t one of his unemployed sons drive other people’s shit around for twelve hours a day instead of him?

    • The article doesn’t mention any issues with them healthwise, which I expect they would have if there were any, considering the perseverance angle, so I think it’s safe to assume they’re lazy assholes.

  • FlashMobOfOne
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    152 months ago

    My parents are in their 80’s and driving for DoorDash.

    You can’t convince me that the Democrats and Republicans have accomplished anything meaningful when I have to see that day in and day out.

    • @TheFriar@lemm.ee
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      62 months ago

      My dad is in his 70s and started driving for Uber/lyft. It really bummed me out when I heard this—and it’s not because he’s retired and wanted some extra cash. He never retired and this was his best option—in his eyes. He thinks no one is hiring old men like him. I don’t know if that’s even true. But it bums me out.

      • @lambipapp@lemmy.world
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        82 months ago

        In a functioning society a 70+ senior shoul be able to not have to work. He should not have to feel like ha have to be hired.

      • FlashMobOfOne
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        22 months ago

        It’s true.

        I tried to help my dad find a day job before they started doing this. What employer wants an 80 year-old when they can get a cheap, young person?

  • ddh
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    142 months ago

    Oh but minimum wage being just a number, that’s different

    • @explodicle@local106.com
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      52 months ago

      It being just a number is a problem. Minimum wage should be a function: its output depends on inflation that we’ve introduced to the economy since minimum wage. (And IMHO, in part because of it)

  • @Oiconomia@feddit.de
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    122 months ago

    That feels right for aboringdystopia, but wouldn’t it even fit better for the orphan crushing machine?

  • Jeena
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    102 months ago

    Very inspirational, I hope I will be so brave when I’m in my 70irs. /s

    • Annoyed_🦀 🏅OPA
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      2 months ago

      Rest is for the weak, work 12 hours daily now you lazy gen z!

  • @AMDIsOurLord@lemmy.ml
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    52 months ago

    The fuck? Send the little shits off to work or kick them the fuck out, the article didn’t mention anything about them having some life crippling issues