Labor Shortage! Time for Workers to Screw Their Bosses the Way They’ve Screwed Them for Decades

Employers report a spike in employee ghosting: workers walking off the job without giving notice. It’s all a result of the labor shortage and low unemployment rate. How else can workers get even with their bosses after years of abuse?

6 thoughts on “Labor Shortage! Time for Workers to Screw Their Bosses the Way They’ve Screwed Them for Decades

  1. Keep in mind, Ted, that the US possesses a population subject to «legal» involuntary servitude second to none (in either absolute or per capita terms), many of whom are quite able-bodied. Too much of that «higher efficiency me-free paradigm» on the part of ordinary workers (you know, the food-stamp recipients) as in the last frame, and this reserve army will no doubt be committed to the fray….

    Henri

  2. I have to question this toon. Most jobs are part time. We have working people who are homeless and starving. Debt is greater than ever.
    SHADOWSTATS alternate unemployment rate runs around 25%. About 95 million people are out of the labor force, nearly a third of the population.
    Anyone leaving a job without notice has either moved away, moved on to a better “real” job, or just given up.
    San Francisco is a literal disease ridden shithole. We have hundreds of thousands of people living homeless in less than third world conditions.

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    Gil Scott-Heron

    You will not be able to stay home, brother
    You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
    You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials
    Because the revolution will not be televised

    The revolution will not be televised
    The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox in 4 parts without commercial interruptions
    The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell, General Abrams and Mendel Rivers to eat hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary
    The revolution will not be televised

    The revolution will not be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia
    The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal
    The revolution will not get rid of the nubs
    The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner
    The revolution will not be televised, Brother

    There will be no pictures of you and Willie May pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run, or trying to slide that color TV into a stolen ambulance
    NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32 on reports from 29 districts
    The revolution will not be televised

    There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers on the instant replay
    There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process
    There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy Wilkens strolling through Watts in a red, black and green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving for just the right occasion

    Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville Junction will no longer be so god damned relevant, and women will not care if Dick finally screwed Jane on Search for Tomorrow because black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day
    The revolution will not be televised

    There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock news, and no pictures of hairy armed women liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose
    The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb or Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash or Englebert Humperdink
    The revolution will not be televised

    The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people
    You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl
    The revolution will not go better with Coke
    The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath
    The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat

    The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised
    The revolution will be no re-run brothers
    The revolution will be live

  3. Why don’t we outsource the CEO jobs? I’m sure there’s somebody in India willing to do the same job for 1/1000th the cost. Think of the savings!

    I always recall one of my mother’s teaching tricks. She’d buy my brother and me one candy bar, and suggest that one of us divide it in half while the other one got to choose which half they got.

    Contrast to the CEO – who not only divides the candy bar, but gets to choose first.

    • I would have given it to the least bloody. Mom make you major women’s study as well?

      AND
      most industry runs on connections via either family or college. CEO’s don’t have to be competent nor sane they only require the right frat brother in the right place.
      Sadly, over the past few years there have been a number of female CEO’s who have run their companies into the ground and still received the golden parachute.
      Feminism wins, HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH!

  4. Rall jumped the gun on the SPUTNICK wall ton. Seems Trump DID get the 5 bil from Congress and only 51 votes required from the Senate.
    Funny though nothing on the troop drawdown in Syria and Afghanistan.
    Of course, the mercs and spooks will remain, but hey it isn’t a perfect world.

    • I forgot in the above, why is no one cheering the removal of troops from an ILLEGAL UNDECLARED war in Syria?
      Or the possible ending of a nearly two decade long war?

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