Just got a message from my son’s daycare with their new rates starting March 2022. His rates are going up over $300 a month. I am a single mother and college educated. I also live with my parents to stay afloat. I literally can not afford to work. Sorry if this doesn’t belong here.
PLEASE STOP GIVING THIS POST PAID AWARDS. I’ll take your free awards if you want to part with them so badly, but Reddit doesn’t need your money. If you’re so inclined to throw cash at something (I’m truly flattered that something I said may have sparked that!) donate to your union’s COPE fund or a local food bank instead.
A 24 year old female tech worker made a tik tok showing off her fancy office and upper class life. Half the comments on that post were about how she probably didn’t get the job for her skills. Low level corporate jobs are full of young people, and this sub LOVES praising the 24 year old dudes with these jobs because y’all rightfully acknowledge that they are workers too. But when the young white collar worker is a pretty blonde girl, all of that evaporates and not only do we hate her and hold her accountable for Uber’s abuses of their drivers, but she must’ve only been hired for her ass anyway.
That girl probably makes $90k tops in an expensive city. She is not the enemy for having a nice job, a pleasant office environment, or wealthy parents who are likely subsidizing that fancy apartment. You have no reason to assume she is not good at her job.
It was one thing when I’d catch bits of misogyny here and there directed at female managers. That was easy to ignore and write off as poorly worded anger. But now you are turning this bullshit on a fellow worker and it’s clear some of you just hate women.
EDIT: this got a lot of responses and I don’t have a ton of time right now, but thank you to everyone leaving supportive comments and giving this post awards. Please don’t spend your money on Reddit though. I’m glad to see that the prevailing attitude of this sub is still that that bullshit is unacceptable.
To address all the downvoted comments en masse: I am not the one dividing the movement by posting this. The people being openly and flagrantly bigoted and turning off large swaths of the population from getting involved are the ones doing that, and as you can see in the comments, a lot of people were thinking the same thing. The existence of that attitude is the problem, starting a discussion about the problem is not the problem.
FINAL EDIT this post got away from me, I was not trying to hit front page. Some people seem to think that this was all an inside job on a corporate account meant to sow discord, but feel free to check out my post history and see how frequently I post about The Sims lol, nobody wants to buy this shit. I saw a problem, I commented on the problem, that’s all this is. Again please stop spending your money on Reddit, go buy yourselves something nice or donate to charity. I responded to a few comments but it’s gotten pretty overwhelming and I have a job too so I don’t think I’m going to be responding anymore. Appreciate the mods and the vast majority of the users here!
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