Monday, 7 September 2020

Happy Labour Day!

It's been a rough year for the labour force, hasn't it?

Layoffs, illness, working from home,
uncertainty about the future.

And the pandemic taught us something else as well --





It's a good thing that being
in the labour force remains
as fun, exciting and fulfilling as ever!



[used with the kind permission of
Captain Kirt of To Baldly Go blog]





39 comments:

The Blog Fodder said...

Whoa, you really called it this time. The essential workers are treated as dispensable too.

Dr. Theda said...

Happy labor day, dear Lady Debra

DEZMOND said...

I should've known working for Devil could be fun!

mxtodis123 said...

2020 has been a nightmare year for sure. So many out of work. So many losses. I see stores boarded up and 'for rent' signs all over.

Travel said...

There is a Jimmy Buffett line, if we couldn't laugh, we surely all go insane. It has been one of those years.

Bob said...

I think we've learned in the last few months who's essential and who's not.

Happy Labor Day!

Kay G. said...

Since Joe left...that is so doggone funny. I lost my Uncle Joe last year, how I wish I could tell him to look at your blog! How he would giggle!
Take care and keep people laughing! :-)

Laurie said...

It’s certainly not a year we will ever forget,, take care,, they’ve whispered the word snow in our area,, Enjoy your day.

Infidel753 said...

It's a point I've been making in conversations for some time -- if every corporate executive in the US went on strike for a month, and every garbageman in the US went on strike for a month, which strike would actually have more impact on people's lives?

And I don't even want to think about what would happen if we suddenly didn't have sewer workers.

Andrea Junker called it. We need to damn well start demanding that the 1% start giving something back to the society which has enabled them to make out like bandits for the last forty years.

Marie Smith said...

Yay for that last one!

Mistress Maddie said...

The three jobs one. Sad thing is its true.

Brian Joseph said...

It has been a bad time for workers in general. Hopefully we will see better days ahead.

Have a happy Labor Day.

Parnassus said...

"Since Joe Left" is a classic!
--Jim

Kirk said...

I was, and for the time being still am, one of those essential workers. Other than being sent home early every now and then, I've been on the job throughout this whole thing.

But I'm not gloating. In fact, if there are any nonessential workers earning six-figure salaries out there that would like to trade places with me...

Linda said...

Yup! Time for Bezos to start paying a living wage to the people he expected to go to work and risk getting sick, and possible die, to delivery a package the next day, while he went off to his private island. Time for Biden to tax the rich their fair share.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Happy Labor Day!

XoXo

anne marie in philly said...

the first one and the last one!

Tasker Dunham said...

Brilliant. Every f---ing one. There are the ones that create wealth, those who assist the ones that create wealth, and those who extract wealth.

Cynthia said...

So thankful that someone is willing to shop for us and someone else is willing to deliver our groceries. I hope against hope that they are being paid a living wage and have benefits. We give the driver a good tip, but tips can't make up for poor wages.

Jamie Ghione said...

Agree with those on the "Joe left" one. It is hilarious. I l also like the Jimmy Buffett reference.

Liz Hinds said...

But already our government has forgotten the debt it owes and plans no pay rise for the NHS workers. Shame on them.

What is Labour day exactly?

e said...

It's a dumpster fire of a year. Thanks for the chuckles - a little levity always helps.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Liz Hinds -- Labour Day in Canada and the USA is our equivalent of "May Day" labour celebrations in Europe and Russia. But here it was moved to a different date and called another name in order to distance it from any commie or pinko associations, LOL

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

So relevant. Yes to it all. Buy fewer damn yachts. Oy vey.
Also the migrant workers on the fields in 100 degree weather, day and out -- they should be off today.
Sorry to go dismal.
Canada is way better.
Cheers.

Mike said...

Some good ones today. The first one hits the nail on the head. I borrowed the Tourette's one.

Tundra Bunny said...

Eat the rich, Comrades! LOL






Joanne Noragon said...

The rich help the rich
The poor help each other.

Linda said...

The Rambo meme! I nearly choked in my coffee lol! All these are funny, but also hold a lot of truth in them, sadly enough.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Wow. Right on with these today! (Oh man did I actually just say "right on"?!?)

This N That said...

Kudos to those essential workers..We sure don't need to repeat 2020..

Liz Hinds said...

Couldn't possibly ally with those nasty pinkos! Hope you enjoyed.

Susan Kane said...

2020 is a year of "oh no" and "What?!" "What now?"

Susan said...

These are priceless, as usual.

Bill Lisleman said...

I have a relative named Joe and I didn't know he was so accident prone. thanks

Sue Bursztynski said...

Sigh! Can we just pretend 2020 never happened? I suspect it will NOT all be over by Christmas. Thank you for recognising teachers among the essential workers. Teachers have had to learn a whole new way of doing their jobs - and who ever thought a teacher could work from home like all those office workers have been doing all these years? They have also had to put up with the whining of people who were demanding they go back to face to face classes so said parents, who were themselves working from home, could have their babysitters back. And calling it “home schooling” - no, home schooling is when you prepare the lessons yourself and teach your kids. Distance education is whrn someone else prepares the work, though you might help, like helping with homework.

Absolutely true that we could manage quite well without the CEOs for a while, but not the garbage collectors!

Happy Labour Day! We have ours in March, and in Melbourne there is also a parade called Moomba.

RO said...

I remember when I worked in the telecommunications field many years ago, and essential personnel were always the people who weren't paid much, but expected to somehow make it in to work in hurricanes and snowstorms. Kudos to those who really keep the world running. Hugs, RO

Rommy said...

And then people have the nerve to be rude to our essential workers. It's horrifying.

baili said...

if we look at the supply and demand thing in the world of today it is hard to say what is essential work though

i appreciate this post as in during this tough year life has classified essential worker for us

unfortunately they are less paid though without them it is hard to survive

The Captain said...

I feel honoured to have made the cut. We don't have labour day but we did have clapping for NHS and key workers early on in the pandemic which became more and more patronising as the weeks progressed.