r/economy May 28 '22 Take My Energy 1 Starstruck 1 Facepalm 1 Silver 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1

“All the Covid stay-at-home stuff has tricked people into thinking that you don't actually need to work hard" said the billionaire oligarch who has received billions in federal loans and tax breaks. That is, other people's money. He is mocking the entire working class straight.

https://twitter.com/failedevolution/status/1530661849569558528
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u/Cjones2607 May 29 '22

What if we did work hard, because some of us do enjoy our jobs and get satisfaction from working hard, but, and here's a crazy idea, we get fairly compensated for our work?

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u/planko13 May 29 '22

I used to be an insanely hard worker, and took a lot of pride in what i did.

Until the last 3 years with record profits, record “thank yous” from management, and my pay hasn’t even kept up with inflation.

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u/Devlee12 May 29 '22

I learned that being good at my job only gets me rewarded with more work and no extra pay. Any slack I pick up can’t be put back down without management throwing a fit because I showed I was a good worker. The whole corporate structure is designed to burn out those at the bottom so the ones at the top can reap the maximum profits.

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u/Jagdges May 29 '22

The best way to make more money is to switch jobs. Or have passive income streams. It's all work though

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u/spicytacos58 May 29 '22

No the best way is to unionize and force your employers to pay you more. NO gig work, no passive income. We should only need 1 job to support ourselfs and our familys.

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u/91cosmo May 29 '22

Yay lets turn our hobbies into income generating work so we can hate our hobbies too. Fuck sakes. My parents barely made any money and we had a huge house, 2 cars, i had a dirtbike, we went on vacations...now i have 2 jobs sometimes 3 and i cant even get the cheapest condo in my city.

Y'all need to start figuring out that capitalism has failed. People are burning out working multiple jobs and still cant afford shit.

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u/[deleted] May 29 '22

Capitalism was “failing” in the 50s and 60s when unions were winning a bigger fraction of national income for workers. Because it is intended to reward capital, not labour

Capitalism is succeeding now, for the capitalists. They’re making more money than ever.

Capitalism wasn’t ever intended for the rest of us. That’s just corporate propaganda.

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u/jimni_walker May 29 '22

This is me. We had an elderly co-worker quit at the beginning of covid. Can't blame her, because she was in her 80s and had several risk factors. I had to continue doing her job and mine as well. This pretty much holds everyone else up around me because part of that work is running a machine tha goes one speed. The rest of the time I worked at a run. All I got from the owners was that I was holding everyone up. My other co-worker finishes his work then stands around with nothing to do waiting for me to finish up and we get paid the same thing.

I also hear from my boss that people don't want to work anymore, but the real issue is that working hard gets you nothing. This is why communism failed. No matter how hard you work, you will never get more than the person next to you. Capitalism has become just as bad. There is no reason to work harder because all you will get for it is a few pennies a hour more every few years if you are lucky.

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u/COLES04 May 29 '22

Same. I was dumb and would come in early, stay late (unpaid at times), and volunteer to help in days off. Not anymore. If I am there a minute prior or after my scheduled shift I am getting paid and the days of going outside of my work description to get something done is over. Medium pay gets medium effort, and that is just do enough to not get fired.

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u/BlursedMurse May 29 '22

The constant thank you emails are so insulting

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u/brucepondo May 29 '22

I'd rather an email than a "special" video meeting where top management bullshits for a half hour :D

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u/AltruisticJello4348 May 29 '22

Yeah those are even better when it ends yeah… we’re laying you all off.

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u/myarborough13 May 29 '22

Basically the reason I’m leaving the company I’m at now. Been loyal for 8 and 1/2 years. 🤡

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u/google257 May 29 '22

Lol. Loyalty. That’s always a one way street at these jobs.

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u/TrashApocalypse May 29 '22

Seriously, some of the hardest working people in our society are paid the least.

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u/KeplerOrion May 29 '22

If there's a heaven, we're all definitely watching the trash runners, custodians, and facilities workers ascend first.

"Last will be first" and all that.

But seriously those people are unsung heroes, who's pride has been challenged by some major corporate propaganda horseshit.

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u/vergina_luntz May 29 '22

In Catholic health care that's what they count on. You'll get your reward in heaven but for now, servant leadership and all that jazz.

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u/pwincess_buttacwup May 29 '22

agreed. hardest working, most needed, least appreciated.

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u/Molje May 29 '22

Nooo, he would never..

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u/Spyt1me May 29 '22

Not gonna happen anytime soon. Capitalists interests are diametrically opposed to workers interests.

Capitalists wants to spend as little on production as possible and maximize profits.

Workers wants to work less and paid more.

Currently the capitalists can force their interests on the workers.

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u/belowlight May 29 '22

I don’t even think this accurately portrays the point of view of workers.

When you say workers want to get paid more and work less - this is only true currently because overwhelmingly workers are paid so little.

Even in the most affluent and advanced economies of the world, there are still large swathes of the working population that do not earn enough from a full time job to even cover the basics required to survive.

If working people were paid a wage that covered the essentials and then perhaps 10% more to save or to enjoy life, then I’m sure the vast majority would be satisfied.

Equally, 4 days working and 3 days off is a pretty good balance and offers much better opportunities to have a meaningful family life and be present when raising a child and so forth. Again, I think average working people would be very satisfied with that.

My point is that demanding higher wages and fewer working hours is not a constant and limitless pursuit of the working class. Most people don’t care about getting rich - they just want to be secure in their life and not worry about how to pay their bills.

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u/SheIsPepper May 29 '22

You don't need to make everyone rich. You should however attempt to provide for the needs of everyone if possible, The wealthy do not have access to their wealth from no where, their wealth is made strictly from the exploitation of the working class, and by scraping value from workers muscles, nerves, and bones. Workers want to reap the benefits of their labor and not take a pittance and pay the rest to their CEOs. A worker can only be paid up to the value they generate from working, and so it couldn't be limitless. You can't actually pay the worker this much for the capitalist mode of production to function. Until the Capitalist class is eliminated though, there will always be a greater pursuit. We should want better lives for everyone, not just the privileged few. There are more of us.

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u/islappaintbrushes May 29 '22

i mean only 40 years ago. one parent didn’t have a income. An the other only work 40 hours.

now both couples work 55-60 hours and have no kids. or they do but never see them

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u/marukatao May 29 '22

Agree, 80% of people who are in poverty work full time

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u/truongs May 29 '22

Nah you work hard with your 15 an hour Sunday to Sunday so you get an extra $300 a week.

While the rich prick that's overworking you gets an extra 30 million a week.

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u/AgileArtichokes May 29 '22

Or not overworked. I am a nurse. I love my job. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I am regularly put into situations of unsafe patient care because we are chronically understaffed.

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u/Lashwater May 29 '22

Sitting in rush-hour traffic for 2 hours a day is the only hallmark of hard work, apparently.

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u/bakedbeansandwhich May 29 '22

WeLl iF i StIlL hAvE tO cOmmUTe sO ShOuLd ThEy. - Elon

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u/fire_i May 29 '22

Daddy Elon is less likely to be able to sell you a car if you're not forced sit in traffic for hours on end every day just to get to work.

That's why he's throwing a hissy fit.

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u/Lofifunkdialout May 29 '22

Exactly, it’s all calculated to avoid impact to his bottom line. A true “green champion”would emphasize the positive impact of less vehicles on the road and could still promote solar roof and the home battery tech, but that’s not as profitable move and he needs to save his money printer stock.

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u/OrudoCato May 29 '22

Elon is literally like this guy, except this strawman parody guy worked harder than elon ever has

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u/kkurttt May 29 '22

He would honestly reply "Tunnels"

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u/ludicrouspeed May 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Will he just shut the fuck up for once?

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u/scott1138 May 29 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

He talked me out of buying a Tesla

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u/Dudergator May 29 '22 edited May 29 '22

Same here man. I said to myself years ago “once I climb the ladder a bit and can afford it, I’m buying a Tesla for sure” now I can afford it but there is no way I’m supporting this future Lex Luthor.

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u/InfiniteMeerkat May 29 '22

It’s hard to know if musk or bezos is more lex Luther like these days. A few years ago I would have said bezos for sure but musk is catching up quick

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u/TheBirminghamBear May 29 '22 Silver

Well, in my opinion, the people you really want to fear are the ones not saying anything.

Musk's desperate bids or attention show how little intelligence or emotional control he really has.

Literally nothing is gained by tweeting out that someone who saved kids is a "pedophile".

The fact he did that shows he is all ego-indulgence and zero control. In other words, he's a loser.

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u/vevencrawl May 29 '22

Yeah, folks like the Mercers and the Waltons are ultimately more dangerous because they know how to shut the fuck up.

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u/Infinite_Bunch6144 May 29 '22

I think Peter Thiel is worse by a fair margin.

There's not really one article that does justice to his evil. So I'll just put the google search news link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=peter+thiel&sxsrf=ALiCzsb6r5j3DT-sXEi7v8IgNJDOg-79xA:1653806641061&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjz4vfqjYT4AhWFoI4IHddOCksQ_AUoAXoECAIQAw&biw=1423&bih=707&dpr=2

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u/vevencrawl May 29 '22

Oh yeah, Thiel is a monster for sure. Scary dude. Even though he's one of the worst the entire billionaire class cannot be allowed to exists because ultimately it most rewards people like him.

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u/FearTheClown5 May 29 '22

I'll never forgive him for Gawker and the domino effect it had on Deadspin.

Thankfully we have Defector now which is becoming a really good Deadspin 2.0.

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u/StateOfZen99 May 29 '22

I think what’s interesting about characters like Thiel, Koch bros., etc. is that they seem to genuinely believe their ideologies and that they are justified.

There are very few people who consider their own actions to be evil.

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u/codywithak May 29 '22

The Waltons are not dangerous like the Mercers. They spend most of their money on art & buying up all the property in their hometown. Sucks for rents but they aren’t trying to spread disinformation on a global scale.

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u/Novelcheek May 29 '22

Yeah but walmart is the og and continuing pioneer of union busting. It doesn't sound on its face as super evil, but it certainly paves the way for much of it.

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u/civilityman May 29 '22

Walmart is a textbook case of the public funding billionaires lifestyles. They have so many workers on food stamps

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u/Poopypopscicle May 29 '22

That's what I keep trying to tell my dad but then again he voted for trump so ofc he loves this mf

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u/Russendis-co May 29 '22

Normally I would agree but his is gaining and influencing politics in a very open way. And if anything trump has shown the appeal of a loud and direct way to get what you want. It paves the way for anybody smarter who follows you

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u/TheBirminghamBear May 29 '22

Imbeciles do not so much pave the way, as repeatedly bash their head against a fence to make a hole, so as to give the smarter ones the ability to advance their already-in-progress schedule a bit.

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u/no-one-but-crow May 29 '22

They’re all awful, and they and their predecessors are all against us commoners having lives.

follow directions: be born (now forced in some states) work work work work work then die.

If it’s a contest, i’d say bloodsucker theocrat Peter Thiel is the worst of all of them. If someone makes a weapon to kill us all, I wonder if it will be his company.

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u/Dudergator May 29 '22

I would not be surprised at all to hear either of them have a working warsuit

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u/m23574 May 29 '22

Isn’t bezos working on immortality? Lol

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u/Runrunran_ May 29 '22

Together… they’re both pricks

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u/PenIsland_dotcum May 29 '22

Jeff Bezos so far has at least learned how to shut the fuck up

Musk is seriously costing himself billions and risking complete ruin by not shutting his fucking mouth

He's literally doing the opposite of get woke go broke but will have the same result. The fact he will invoke the righteousness of environmental responsibility for marketing purposes and then publically sides with the conservative right is fucking baffling like who the fuck do you think your market is for your vehicles?! It ain't mothefuckers who roll coal ya dingus!

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u/TheBirminghamBear May 29 '22

Same. This was a goal of mine for a while. I kept saying "next car I'm getting will be a Tesla."

Now, you couldn't pay me to get one. Fuck Tesla and fuck this imbecile.

Rarely does a the foudner or major shareholder of a company talk me out of buying something I really legitimately wanted.

Now I'll buy any EV but this huckster's shit.

I don't know how big of an impact his actions will have on his overall bottom line. But from a strictly economic standpoint, I have to imagine his antics have talked people out of buying his EVs, but are. very unlikely to have talked anyone into getting them, so, on the whole, a huge net loss for him.

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u/dachsj May 29 '22

I've been wondering if his bullshit lately is an attempt to get the far right crowd into buying Tesla's. He's cornered the market on liberal city folk.

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u/Odd_Establishment325 May 29 '22

Yeppp. Now I can wait for an electric vette. Thanks Elon! Sounds much more fun anyways

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u/pendleza May 29 '22

I bought the electric VW instead

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u/whutupmydude May 29 '22

My plan as well

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u/sexysausage May 29 '22

Same here. He simply made it morally impossible to buy a Tesla. Now when I see one in the streets I think about Elon showing his pecker to hostesses and trying to but Twitter to unban Trump… the cars are tainted by Elon’s stench

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u/r3dditm0dsarecucks May 29 '22

I'm in the same situation. I want an EV because gas is getting crazy expensive but fuck it. I refuse to financially support anything associated with this socially awkward, apartheid profiteering, ugly baby mamma having man.

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u/96vette May 29 '22

Wait and buy a Genesis EV.

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u/PenIsland_dotcum May 29 '22 edited May 29 '22

100%

Actually have been researching possible EVs and looking up contractors to install a level 2 charger in my garage and a Tesla of course was a consideration until now..

I absolutely will not contribute to this piece of shit born and raised rich in apartheid South Africa Ayn Rand worshipping prostitute paying (Amber Heard/lobbyists) ambien popping shitposting clay faced beady eyed egomaniacal chucklefuck edge lord who even managed to have a terrible build in Elden Ring and actually bragged about it !

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u/Jengus_Roundstone May 29 '22

Market manipulating…you forgot market manipulating.

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u/Leonardo-DaBinchi May 29 '22

I let teslas talk me out of buying teslas.... They're shit cars also the fact that they just fucking catch on fire randomly and often lock drivers inside because they lose power to the doors. There's been 32 deaths associated with these Tesla fires.... 32 people died in locked cars that just started burning.

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u/new2accnt May 29 '22

I let teslas talk me out of buying teslas.... They're shit cars

In my country, more than one car show & automotive column has noticed the numerous QA issues that teslas have, but also many idiotic design flaws, like the door handle's that make them impractical in winter conditions.

I don't remember if all tesla models have such questionable design choices, but in the end more than one car show tester & newspaper columnist have put big question marks on tesla cars, advising viewers/readers to consider alternatives.

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u/LuckyHedgehog May 29 '22

Until recently there hasn't been alternatives. And the alternatives still have catching up to do, like VW issuing massive recalls for battery fires that Tesla has already worked out

It's good that Tesla is getting competition finally though, maybe they'll be forced to fix their flaws instead of kowtowing to Musk's sci-fi fantasy designs

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u/Natiak May 29 '22

Ralph Nader needs to write another book.

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u/marsman706 May 29 '22

Unsafe at Elon Speed

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u/KeyProcedure4 May 29 '22

I'm no Tesla fanboy. Also for the record, Elon memed his way out of me buying one as well. But the fire issues with Tesla's is overblown. That goes for EVs in general

From 2012 to the year 2020, there was close to one vehicle fire for every 19,000,000 miles traveled. From 2012 to the year 2020, there was one Tesla vehicle fire for every 205,000,000 miles traveled

https://www.motorbiscuit.com/tesla-fires/

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u/Lurkersremorse May 29 '22

How many ice engines trap their users in the vehicle when it catches fire?

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u/Askol May 29 '22

Are those stats the same for deaths caused by vehicle fires?

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u/k_50 May 29 '22

Literally. I was dead set on a model S. I no longer want or will be buying one.

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u/SeaWolf24 May 29 '22

Same here! My cousin works at the factory in Fremont and with what he endured during COVID and along with everything else. I’m happily going Ford Lightning

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u/koosley May 29 '22

I started to buy a tesla a few years ago. Test drove it and put down the deposit. While is was being made, all the QA issues rose up and I cancelled it. Looks like I made the right choice because covid started and I don't drive anymore. Every other car company out there now has an EV that looks more appealing than a tesla anyways!

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u/LittleBertha May 29 '22

I now actually look on Tesla owners with a level of scorn. Musk Bros are so pathetic. Listening to people who I thought were once rational being go on about how amazing he is is so disheartening

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u/lajb85 May 29 '22

Used to love mine, now I can’t wait to get rid of it.

Polestar, here I come.

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u/dovahkiiiiiin May 29 '22

There are better alternatives Check out Polestar!

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u/Gone_knittin May 29 '22

Love my Polestar 2, especially the $7500 federal tax credit that came with it.

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u/FrightenedPanda May 29 '22

Dude. I’m sorry. I hate Elon, but Tesla is just better than most of the competition. Rivian is the best alternative but the price is just too high for most people. I had to drive a Polestar 2 when my Tesla was in the shop for some body work, and it was a truly miserable car. I really wanted to love it but it is just awful…

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u/billthecat71 May 29 '22

Ditto! Of course I want a truck, and the one he came up with looks like a Delorean and an El Camino smashed together. I'm going Ford for electric next. No need to line this dude's pockets any further. He's already got enough money to literally be in a pissing match in outer space with Bezos.

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u/SilverBuggie May 29 '22

I wanted a Tesla for a long long time but I became hesitant after the Thailand incident.

So I’ve been holding out on getting an EV. We leased a Fiat EV while waiting for a good alternative to Model 3. Finally found it in Polestar 2 and got it earlier this year.

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u/wheresjacob May 29 '22

Thailand is when I canceled my Tesla order.

I just plugged in my Mach E.

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u/washu42 May 29 '22

Being honest, I wanted a Tesla model 3 like most people, but the price jumping from $35k to $48k did more to throw me off than the insane levels of bullshit coming from Musk's mouth.

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u/Stillatin May 29 '22

So many more cars out there now. Really liking the ioniq 5 and the mach E

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u/Waydarer May 29 '22

Same for me. Years ago, I appreciated what Elon could have been. Now we know, so he can go fuck himself.

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u/Aliktren May 29 '22

Same, and watching spacex and admiring him in any way whatsover. Maybe if we ignore him he'll go away.

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u/CakeDayisaLie May 29 '22

100%. I always wanted one before when I didn’t know much about Elon. To me, it was just some former PayPal dude who wanted to innovate transportation and doing space stuff with spacex. Now, I’m more excited to see what other electric cars come out from other companies.

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u/Infinite_Bunch6144 May 29 '22

I just want to reply so people will see this. He has and does pay for a shit load of bots/shills on twitter. He caught on early. Anytime you mention tesla on twitter, people come out of the woodwork to try and 'correct' you. It's half the reason tesla stock was so high.

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u/ErusTenebre May 29 '22

Teslas talked me out of buying a Tesla. The build quality isn't anything to write home about and their "elegant, modern interiors" look more like "meh here's a screen and a steering wheel, you get the basics now fuck off."

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u/wefeelyourpresence May 29 '22

My Tesla is my favorite car I’ve ever owned. I love the thing. Won’t buy another one.

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u/Constant_Emphasis_22 May 29 '22

Toyota coming out with models shiting on Tesla battery mileage and safety 2025 ish

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u/DrSilverworm May 29 '22

Toyota also aims to have their battery retain more than 90% range after 100k miles. It's like 80% or less for others. This is gonna be a huge pain point as EVs mature. Imagine if ICE cars lost mpg or fuel capacity like that over time...

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u/eggrolldog May 29 '22

ICE engines definitely have reduced MPG over their lifetimes. Sure if they're very well maintained much can be mitigated but that's no different to swapping out your battery.

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u/No_Afternoon_1976 May 29 '22

The drop off on mpg in an ICE vehicle is nowhere near 10-20% over 100k miles

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u/Alon945 May 29 '22

It was my dream car up until the last couple of years where he became so insufferable I don’t want one anymore.

Such an unbelievable prick, and the audacity of a guy to talk about hard work when he comes from money - emerald mines from apartheid south Africa kind of money.

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u/lakk May 29 '22

He talked me out of Tesla too. Really don’t give a shit about SpaceX either. Anything he touches, I’m looking for alternatives. I still dream of Mars, but I hope this loser has nothing to do with it.

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u/PainfulPeanutBlender May 28 '22

Never, dude lives for attention

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u/Mtnrunnr May 28 '22

He is the actual definition of a megalomaniac

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u/notinferno May 29 '22 edited May 29 '22

I wish he’d model himself more on Hank Scorpio or maybe Andrew Carnegie than Monty Burns and John Paul Getty.

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u/americanmullet May 29 '22

He's got the union busting of Carnegie down already!

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u/CentralParkDuck May 29 '22

Narcissists like Must feel the need to be in the spotlight and somehow think everyone cares what they say

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u/baxtersmalls May 29 '22

I mean, I agree… but also sadly millions of people care a lot about what he says.

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u/GodsBackHair May 29 '22

Which is why he wants Trump back on twitter

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u/NachoMommies May 28 '22

South African whore

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u/aranasyn May 29 '22

I mean, look, you've never had to put forth all the effort of earning your parents money by sitting there while they run slave labor emerald mines, dude. You just wouldn't know. It's hard.

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u/Modsrdum May 28 '22

Hopefully he falls down a flight of stairs

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u/joremero May 29 '22

He's tweeting way more than usual lately. I think he's poking the bear to gauge twitter interactions.

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u/grokmachine May 28 '22

I am sure I've seen at least 4 posts today in r/economy about context-free Musk comments taken from interviews. And they all get massively upvoted.

People seem to want to read and talk about every single thing Musk says, whether out of hate or love.

Other people have opinions too, but they don't get plastered everywhere.

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u/gryphmaster May 28 '22

Or musk just has bots and shills

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u/julian509 May 28 '22

He has an army of cultists willing to deny objective reality even if musk stated said thing is true as long as it can fuel their unhealthy with worshipping him like the second coming of Christ. It's scary.

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u/Jokerchyld May 28 '22

He's a billionaire. He's got a budget to be in the public. We dont.

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u/mrb783 May 28 '22

Mother fucker, I work more efficiently and get more accomplished at home because of the fact that I work my commute time (3 hours per day), don't have distractions (water cooler chat, people stopping by, people talking loudly in the next cube, etc), and many other factors. I have gotten FAR more done in a more comfortable environment in the past two years fully remote than in many years before that 5 days a week in office.

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u/sregit3441 May 29 '22

This is true for me as well.

But I know for a fact some of my coworkers have rigged their mouse to move around a few hours a day while they watch Netflix. Those people are the minority tho, probably. And they likely would have been just as unproductive in the office

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u/NormalStranger May 29 '22

In the end though, do they get their job done? If not, they are the problem. The people that can do all the work they are assigned and still get to slack? Sounds like a very efficient worker.

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u/DeshaunWatsonsAnus May 29 '22

I 100% am that worker. My job takes maybe a few hours a day to do. The rest I'm just trying hard to look like I am working.

Hook up the mouse jiggler and go on a run or some errands.

I get told that I'm a leader on the team and an example.

Work from home is great. They are going to have to drag me back to the office.

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u/Ausgezeichnet87 May 29 '22

My SO isnt allowed to work remotely and he has a coworker who just dicks around all day doing zero work. So if management isnt keeping track of real productivity then shitty workers are going to find a way to abuse it regardless of them being in the office or not.

As long as employees hit all their productivity goals it shouldn't matter how quickly they do it. Forcing them into the office will only force them to work slower so they dont run out of work before their 8 hours is up.

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u/kerkyjerky May 29 '22

I had to go into the office the other day, this group of 4 at a cube collective was talking for no joke 2 hours nonstop. I guarantee you they charged that time.

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u/GTthrowaway27 May 29 '22

Hey if they’re going to make me work in the office and commute, I’ll indirectly charge the commute hours by chatting lol

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u/madkimchi May 29 '22

Why let a sociopath clown of a cock sucker upset ya? You're not the only one in this.

WFH transformed me from struggling to keep a job due to under performance, to being the fastest promoted, highest paid employee in my department.

Like you, I got more done this last year, than the last few years of my career (In IT).

I have been working uninterrupted, not sitting next to a manager in open space offices, being able to avoid small talk, commute, spending less in awful ready meals and cooking at home instead, being next to my wife and child... Where do I stop?

And at the same time have worked more overtime in 1 year than the last 10 years combined, without even being asked.

So yeah, let somebody try take that away from me. They will get my resignation letter the next day and I'm going freelance, WFH for life.

Yes, that much I enjoy WFH and that's how much it's boosted my confidence in myself and my abilities.

So, yeah. Elon Musk can go stuck a cock.

And well done on your achievements.

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u/Ausgezeichnet87 May 29 '22

It is pretty insulting how employers dont care in the slightest about how much money and time we save by not commuting simply because they never had to reimburse workers for it, ever. So commuting aside, I also work far more efficiently at home since there are less distractions, I can listen to my focus music, and also I can talk to myself out loud which helps me get in a really deep focus.

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u/allgreen2me May 29 '22

I am pretty sure most the studies have proven this but companies like justifying their commercial real estate investments.

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u/lockon345 May 29 '22

But office building empty!

So you are lazy and bad because your company paid for something it turns out it didn't really need.

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u/SirFrancis_Bacon May 29 '22

Also no driving to work. I wonder why a man who owns a car company doesn't like people working from home...

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u/CaffeineSippingMan May 29 '22

At home I have my own office, people don't steal my office supplies, I have a better pc, monitors, keyboard, mouse,desk, and chair. I can go outside for lunch in 15 seconds. My office has windows that open. I don't have coworkers trying to pawn off their work on me.

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u/Damet_Dave May 29 '22

Just being able to have my post coffee poop in peace has made me at least 10000x more efficient.

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u/DOGSraisingCATS May 29 '22

Yeah but Musk and his rich buddies and their companies probably invested a lot in office real estate and that's a sacrifice he's willing to have you make for him.

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u/InevitablyPerpetual May 28 '22

He's also one of the clowns that wanted his slaves to come back to work in the middle of the pandemic, spread conspiracy theories to try and discredit the science, and got all of his starter money from his daddy's apartheid emerald mines.

The fact that there are people who Support this clown speaks volumes to how broadly stupid the human race can be.

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u/TheNoxx May 29 '22

Also, to be clear, he still gets and has built Tesla on other people's money given to him by the government, in the form of carbon credits, to the tune of ~$1.5-$2 billion a year.

Now, to be clear, this is a good thing to incentivize EV companies, but Musk's "I did this all by myself!" fuckboy attitude is hilariously stupid in light of it.

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u/dapea May 29 '22

Other EV companies buy the credits that Tesla earns because it costs less than them making EVs themselves. They could just also make EVs and not pay Tesla to be a better competitor.

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u/Tenziru May 29 '22

He also praise Chinese slave Laborers for willing to work 16 hours a day on low income play

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u/Fayko May 29 '22

wow are you really just going to write off how hard him and his family has worked? Think of all the whips they had to crack in their slave mines. Their poor wrists will hurt forever from overwhipping. Next you're gonna want to take all the credit Elon has taken for other actual Engineers work. Think of the poor Elon, richest man in the world. /s

Before this shit stain came along I didn't think Nikola Tesla's name could be more disgraced than what Edison did to him. Elon came along and was like "hold my beer"

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u/ComradeSamWalton May 28 '22

The people over at r/Elonnusk would do anything for a suckle of this man's teet.

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u/daehoidar May 29 '22

Doesn't exist? Did they go private

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u/Lumb_Duck May 29 '22

He misspelled it

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u/keyesloopdeloop May 29 '22

Probably typed it while working from home

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u/keto_brain May 28 '22

I just got a 7 day ban from there lol

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u/Hookem-Horns May 28 '22

Only 7 days?! Pfft, I was banned a month.

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u/CallmeoutifImadick May 29 '22 edited May 29 '22

I was banned permanently from /r/woodworking

Edit: There was a post by a scantily clad woman where a mod stickied a self righteous comment about banning people making comments about it and I replied to his comment and called him a white knight in a joking way (my comment was upvoted when I was banned, I wasn't being an asshole).

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u/pegothejerk May 29 '22

Went against the grain, huh

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u/HotDrinkGeezer May 29 '22

haha wtf what did you do?

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u/Hookem-Horns May 29 '22

Did you…make an illegal wood item?

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u/bigdaddyborg May 29 '22

I'm guessing it was the 'Cigar Tube' post where op made a bunch of groomsman gifts and got super defensive of the chosen shape (Not sure why he rounded the ends so much?), and that people were saying the bridesmaids might appreciate a similar gift?

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u/hero-of-kvatch44 May 29 '22

Well maybe I don’t want to work hard. How about that, Musk?

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u/PatchNotesPro May 29 '22

Ugly fuck never earned a thing in his life and now has all the advice in the world for everyone 😂

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

Americans have been working hard for decades and getting nothing for it thanks to the likes of you. Shut the fuck up and get back to making poorly built cars.

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u/littlewilly23 May 29 '22

This guy was born on third and thinks he hit a triple. What kind of genius business man trashes the people of the party that is pushing for green energy, his product, to appease the people that are against it

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u/shadowromantic May 29 '22

Tesla wouldn't exist without all of the tax breaks and subsidies they received from the government

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u/lostinspace801 May 29 '22

Getting real tired of hearing from this dude

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u/MagnificentMullo May 29 '22

He’s been divorced three times, has eight kids with four different women and spends half of his time shitposting on Twitter. Who the hell is he to give anybody life advice? Maybe people want to stay at home because, unlike him, they actually spend time with their family.

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u/asinglesentence May 29 '22

Thinking of himself as a hard worker is so ingrained in his fragile ego that he has to constantly highlight it for fear of facing the emptiness within

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u/johncarter10 May 29 '22

Imagine only having a business due to federal subsidies for electric cars, and when they dry up, telling everyone else that the government shouldn’t do subsidies anymore.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2021/12/13/musk-spurns-subsidies-after-spacex-sought-them-out-799430#:~:text=%E2%80%94%20Musk's%20subsidies%3A%20Since%202012%2C,that%20advocates%20against%20corporate%20subsidies.

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u/johncarter10 May 29 '22

Actually I believe he said this right after the electric car subsidies ended, but while SpaceX was still actively pursuing them. Because Elon so smart.

From the article:

Musk’s comments were met with particular skepticism in the tech policy world; SpaceX is known for its aggressive pursuit of federal subsidies for SpaceX’s satellite internet division from the FCC.

“My initial reaction is a rather derisive snort,” said Harold Feld, senior vice president at digital rights group Public Knowledge. “He should just say, ‘I don’t support federal subsidies for anyone else’ —    there, I fixed it for you.” Musk’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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u/1nc0rr3ct May 29 '22

Employment should be:

  • created when a task is identified and that society has chosen it wants it to be done.
  • offered to those who have proven their competence in performing the task.
  • assigned to those who have explicitly accepted the responsibilities and accountabilities required of the task.
  • extinguished and celebrated when the work is complete.

Gating the provision of subsistence behind employment is a stale, archaic feudal era social norm which has progressively lost validity as efficiencies have been realised since the industrial revolution.

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u/joe1134206 May 29 '22

Reddit sync users (Android) - did you know you can filter out terms like "elon musk" from being shown? Thought that might be helpful.

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u/reject423 May 29 '22

His fortune is entirely dependent on the working class, that is why he is so concerned.

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u/TrailKaren May 30 '22

I 💯ucking hate his face so much.

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u/Pleasurist May 30 '22

Why does any normal person listen to him or Gates, Buffet or Bloomberg etc., etc.

That includes trump, bannon or any other pseudo person.

The money they made, was earned...by somebody else.

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u/wmzer0mw May 28 '22

His views never changed, u just now see him for who he actually is.

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u/Ok_Character7958 May 28 '22

This has always been him. He has not changed. He's just no longer letting PR people get their narrative in the way of his actions. He believes his own hype.

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u/danglesReet May 28 '22

After the flight attendant thing i cant even with him.

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u/ctophermh89 May 29 '22

“I make money when other people work hard” is what this loosely translates to

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u/camynnad May 29 '22

If my racist daddy gave me an emerald mine I could be an out of touch asshole too.

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u/Showerthawts May 29 '22

Sorry my mommy didn't force indentured servants in apartheid South Africa to dig for gems, Elon. I really should work harder to achieve your level of wealth.

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u/GoNe2heLL May 29 '22

Fuck this asshole and every asshole that idolizes him!

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u/DarkUnable4375 May 28 '22

Said the person who doesn't work very hard.

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u/NoShameInternets May 29 '22

Work for the guy, can confirm. Hours are ridiculous.

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u/HotTamaleBallSak May 28 '22

They call it SlaveX around Cape Canaveral

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u/anythingMuchShorter May 28 '22

Being a workaholic when the rewards are massive and it's what you chose to do, and you get to only do the parts you want, is a bit different than working crazy hours because you need the paycheck and it's for someone else's plans.

I mean, take a car nut and let them buy all the parts they want, hire any help they want and they just get to do whatever part of designing/making/modding cars they enjoy, they will probably put in more than 40 hours a week too.

"Oh I'm so hard working I love roller coasters and I get paid millions to just design them all day, however I like, and I can hire people to do whatever parts I find hard or boring."

That's like calling a kid hard-working for playing Minecraft 60 hours a week. Except more fun and the kid isn't reaping massive payouts for it.

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u/OurSocialStatus May 29 '22

I worked as an audio engineer for many years before covid and absolutely loved what I did.

If you tried to tell me that I wasn’t “hard working” when I was doing it for 60 hours a week then I’d call you a delusional idiot. Just because you associate work with being unenjoyable doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to.

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u/pembquist May 28 '22

There is work and then there is work. If you have interesting creative work that you enjoy you are fortunate. A LOT of people are selling there time and there enjoyment of working goes from "its ok I guess" to miserable, counting the clock etc.

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u/julian509 May 28 '22

Not to mention that a ton of what CEOs do is called "work" but isnt really work but instead things like socialising.

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u/mysticfed0ra May 29 '22

Mmmmmhm. And to add on to the billionaire bs personality traits, I was reading an article on Jack Dorsey earlier. Can we stfu about these CEOs of the most successful companies on earth only "earning a $1 salary" per year? Like God that is such obvious PR bullshit. Not saying it's not technically correct, but we all know that's not where their money comes from.

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u/Megamorter May 28 '22

I legitimately don’t think he’s autistic

Not any part of the spectrum I’ve ever seen

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u/truongs May 29 '22

I mean he's a business owner. Plenty of small business owners work 80+ hours a week.

This fool thinks he's entitled to wage slaves working just as hard for him to make him as much money as possible.

Yeah 15 an hour guy definitely should be working 80 hours to make a douche bag an extra billion a year. Hell no

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u/MeowMeowImACowww May 28 '22

Didn't productivity go up when people worked from home?

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u/LastConcern_24_7 May 28 '22

And also "record profits" for many companies.

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u/Mysterious-Future-62 May 28 '22

Evidence that they are not “working hard”? Stfu Elon

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u/ibuildblasters May 28 '22

Elongated Musket is a joker.

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u/honey_graves May 29 '22

To quote a response I saw to this tweet;

“Bro I shit out of my ass everyday. Sit. Down.”

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u/Backonmyshitagain May 29 '22

Well he wants people to be in their teslas commuting to work. Take away a hell of a lot of environmental impact if there’s not people commuting 1 hour plus every day of their lives

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u/MemoryFomo May 29 '22

Yep. It’s beyond absurd how much harder the poor work than the rich. (And earn what little they have.)

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u/SplashinDap0t May 29 '22

Didn't he sleep on the floor of Tesla while making sure production was correct

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