“Nobody wants to work” means something different depending on whether you’re an employee or an employer. CEOs and management of restaurants and retail stores seem to be saying it generally. Sadly, they seem to believe that America has lost its passion for work. Fortunately, employees of these companies have a more specific statement to make. “No one,” they assure us, “wants to work for $2.13 plus tips.” Though we haven’t reached the point of a general strike just yet, bosses and employees have begun a meme war. They’ve also made funny, passive-aggressive signs because that’s the only way we know how to solve problems in this country.
Memes about the failures of capitalism are abundant. Memes responding to those memes are also ubiquitous. Frankly, we’re in the midst of a good old flame war, except people’s livelihoods are actually at stake. Excuse me, sorry. The livelihoods of these employees are at stake. Obviously, the CEOs only have to worry about purchasing a slightly smaller house or yacht. Tough break, dudes.
We’re in the midst of a labor movement. COVID and quarantine actually made people realize what a garbage deal working at McDonald’s is, and I’m personally happy that everyone woke up to that fact. Don’t go back to work until they give you $20/hour plus benefits.
Here are the best memes and signs that employees posted to tell their bosses to do better:
1. When in doubt, blame the demon.
2. She’s causing chaos everywhere!
3. BuT iT WilL cOsT ToO MuCh!
4. Do you want to know how I got these scars?
5. CEOs out here making some fine points.
6. Aw, poor baby.
7. I understand economics now.
8. The employers simply can’t compete with actual workers.
9. That face you make when you have all the money.
10. Dang, bro. You didn’t have to do em like that.
11. An important message to people patronizing this business.
12. Caught an angry manager in the wild. I doubt the Taco Bell CEO wrote this, but you never know.
13. Be kind. Some people did show up for you.
14. This is the point, yes.
15. Gotcha, buddy!