Working class

To get rid of my work-stress related tight shoulders, I saw my masseuse and she helped my discomfort. On my way out, I saw a very exhausted-looking, worn-down middle aged man, eyes closed, with his feet in a warm bath. He was just about to get a foot massage. He looked like he was working a physical job like warehouse or construction. I am an office worker but in a toxic work environment where I can’t sleep at night. We are 2 very different people. But we are workers. It made me realize how us working class people are put through the meat grinder at work, every day, to bring in paycheques to pay for our endless bills: food, rent, mortgage, gas, fees, etc. We rely on support services like massage and therapy just to get through the daily grind of the rat race for survival. Used and ground down to the bone, to make money for others. I have no answers but when I saw that man, I saw myself too, and felt really frustrated that this work life is not all that enjoyable and wondered what is the point of being in shitty jobs.


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Sep 5, 2023 at 12:45pm

that's all my labourers body has ever had. Walking down to the park and stretching there is much better, even if the massage is paid for by benefits.

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I wouldn't be surprised

Sep 5, 2023 at 5:54pm

If you work at one of the big evil universities that is known for this sort of stuff. My philosophy teacher mentioned it in one of our classes when I was still a student. He warned us. "We pay out a lot in mental health benefits" and he shakes his head. Today, this is just normal though. It seems like nobody at all cares to try make workplaces better.

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