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Posted on 03/28/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT by daniel1212
One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing. Of course this is not true of everyone. There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working. But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did. Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny. Others are more than just a little bit disturbing. But they all have a common theme. Americans from all walks of life are simply giving up. Whether they are teachers, delivery people or fast food workers, the truth is that there are a whole lot of people out there that seem to have mentally checked out.
For example, in the YouTube video that I have posted below, you can watch a postal worker drive her truck on to someone's lawn. She is so lazy that she doesn't even have the energy to take a few steps and place the package at the customer's door...
And in this next YouTube video, another postal worker does not even get out of his truck. He just carelessly tosses a package (which could contain something very expensive) toward the customer's home...
What would cause someone to act like that?
What has caused so many Americans to no longer take any pride in their work?
Another place where this can be seen frequently is at fast food restaurants...
For instance, the photo that I have posted below of a Wendy's employee gulping down soft serve ice cream with his mouth under the Frosty dispenser went viral on the Internet a while back...
I don't know about you, but to me that is absolutely disgusting. Needless to say, that worker quickly lost his job.
And of course there is no shortage of other fast food horror stories out there.
The following is one of my favorite examples...
Tony Hill, a pastor in Baltimore, Maryland, once got a deep-fried mouse along with his chicken at Popeye's. The old "I found a rat in my fried chicken!" urban legend is decades old - this particular story was given a little credence, however, by the fact that local health authorities confirmed that the Popeye's in question had a rodent problem.
These days even the criminals are getting lazy.
The following story is very tragic. Violent crime in America is on the rise, and as the economy continues to get worse people are going to steal just about anything that is not bolted down.
In the little town of Denison, Iowa, a couple of thugs recently shot and killed an elderly couple while they were attempting to steal some scrap metal...
A Denison man told investigators that he and another man shot two people, then set fire to a trailer with the victims inside, according to court documents.
Jayden Chapman said he and Michael D. Schenk shot Marvin Huelsing, 80, and Alice Huisenga, 81, on Monday, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Crawford County District Court.
This is the kind of thing that we are going to see a lot more frequently in the years ahead.
Those thugs thought that they would get away with murder by burning the victims inside their own trailer, but they foolishly left behind a receipt from the Wal-Mart where they had just been shopping at the scene of the crime...
A pickup truck more than 200 yards north of the trailer also was burned. Near it, investigators found on the ground a receipt from the Denison Walmart with a debit-card number from a food-stamp card. Authorities determined the card was assigned to Schenck.
In this case, justice was served by the slothfulness of the American people, and I hope that those murderers are given the highest penalty allowed by law.
But in general, slothfulness is a terrible thing. And it isn't just a few people that are being slothful. This is a national disease. I like how Jim Quinn put it in his recent article...
The government controlled public education system has flourished beyond all expectations of your owners. Weve become a nation of techno-narcissistic, math challenged, reality TV distracted, welfare entitled, materialistic, gluttonous, indebted consumers of Chinese slave labor produced crap.
But even though so many of us are aware of what is happening to us, we just can't seem to break out of it as a nation.
It really does seem like most people are walking around in a fog these days.
Maybe the fact that 70 million Americans are on mind-altering drugs has something to do with it.
I don't know.
But unless Americans start taking more pride in their work again and start living their lives with meaning and purpose, it is going to be very difficult to envision a positive future for this country.
So do you have any stories similar to the ones in this article to share?
Please feel free to add to the conversation by posting a comment below...
Said to contact Consumer Affairs, which i sent email to with order #, but they never got back to me.
Called national help, which gave me a case number and said they would contact me in 24hrs, but never did.
Plus i ordered forever stamps, 2-3 day priority mail it says, but took 2 weeks (well, they did say they were forever stamps).
And i am just outside the capital of my state.
Plus other mails items have been arriving around 2 weeks late.
Forgot to add the Amazon replaced the order to got it there within 3 days. Thank God and good for them.
I think the big reason why people don’t care is because for many they are locked into their jobs. They cannot advance, so why try.
It used to be that you could take the lowest job in the company and, through hard work, have the opportunity to advance. That’s largely not the case any more.
IMO, It's because
you didn't build that — meaning that the authorities (government, big business bosses, community leaders, etc) do not value the productions, the work, of those under them.
To illustrate: when I was in the National Guard and deployed to assist with New Orleans after Katrina I was assigned KP and other such duties (hey, somebody's got to do it) — anyway as I was mopping the dining-area floor there were some officers sitting at a table talking, I asked that when they leave they use the other door to avoid walking on the portion of the floor already mopped if they had to leave while the floor was still wet... well, of course it is unreasonable to ask them to take a detour of, what, 80 feet... because they walked all over the floor right after I asked.
So, in short it is that the authority demands respect yet gives none in return.
Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?
Seems like most of the examples given are either government employees who can’t be fired, or minimum wage employees who don’t care if they are fired.
Photoshop to the rescue!
What a line:
In America, you can always find a party;
In Soviet Russia, the party can always find you.
I disagree. The Chinese and many Central Americans will work hard for decades without really advancing. It is because the kids are spoiled and lack character. Lots of them get bored even playing sports after 30 minutes. Take away all media, give them work to do before school and after, as in the days of an agrarian economy. And keep them in church that preaches the Prot work ethic.
‘It used to be that you could take the lowest job in the company and, through hard work, have the opportunity to advance. Thats largely not the case any more.’
America was never like that. There was never some golden age of great times that we need to get back to.
I have complained to the his superiors at the post office to no avail. I've been counting the days until he retires.
That is a very pertinent point. It is one of the downsides of a static economy. Promotion prospects generally are very low and with few jobs around people are less able to take a chance on getting another one.
All this comes from an original source, how do we view the essential nature of man? The conservative, as an inheritor of the Judeo-Christian tradition views man as a fallen creature, a sinful creature, one who is in need of education, yes, but more importantly a creature in need of redemption. The leftist sees man as a tabula rasa, an empty field upon which society, led by elite leftists, can with proper stimulation (think of rats in a Skinner box) condition the individual into conformity with the values of the mass.
So John Dewey starts in kindergarten and eliminates merit from a list of virtues taught to children, indeed, the whole concept of good and evil, merit and the lack of it, and especially competition are systematically eradicated from the child's world. Although it comes from a leftist, the old joke about all children being above average is too revealing to be funny.
The whole thrust of the liberal criminal justice system is to eliminate the idea of guilt and culpability and substitute rehabilitation. In the process, guilt is generalized, the individual is exculpated in society is blamed.
The process of generalizing from the individual to the mass is applied by leftists across the board and we see it in spades in the workplace. It is in the interests of employers to find and fix fault and correct them to increase efficiency and profit but it is in the interest of the politician to insinuate himself into that process and distort it so that he dominates the process. So we see a plethora of rules, regulations, union influence etc. all of which tend to see the employee not as an individual but as a unit of a greater mass. The whole idea of collective bargaining is to destroy individual responsibility as it destroys the relationship between master and servant. The politician wants the employee beholden to him so he devises a system which recognizes the employee as part of the mass beholden to the politician rather than the employer. In the process individual responsibility is lost.
Dennis Prager was absolutely right when he said that your view of politics depends on your view of the nature of man.
My grandfather went to work in the mines when he was 14. He owned his own mine by the time he was 40. He had a 3rd grade education. My dad owned 1/2 the co. by 1957 and the rest in ‘62. My family has produced several engineers, a lawyer(black sheep), school teachers, a cpa, several upper level executives in fortune 500 cos., and several multimillionaires, along with a colonel in the army. Big family, 13 children and adopted 2 others. All this from a hillbilly whose dad died when he was 8 and he along with his mother provided for his 6 siblings until they got old enough provide for themselves then he left to seek his fortune at age 14. When grandad died he had a pretty good chunk of change a farm and 2 small businesses he started after retirement. Don’t know where you are from but here it is still possible. Maybe you believe in one of the ism’s that don’t allow you to dream of what might be possible.
Some companies penalize initiative due to some misguided belief that it costs them money.
Example: the site I work at has a stack of air filters for the ductwork that will never be used as management honestly believes that taking a filter off the stack and using it as advised somehow costs money.
Yes, they believe that utilizing an already purchased filter costs money.
So when a member of maintenance changed an air filter, he got screamed at for somehow costing them money.
By replacing a filter with one already bought and paid for on hand.
So there sits an entire stack, useless.
Until they get listed as excess and thrown in the trash.
I’m not saying that there was a golden age, but there used to be a time when it was much easier. Many baby boomers, for example, are doing quite well despite having no more than a high school diploma.
Today, that high school diploma is hardly worth wiping your behind with it.
“For example, in the YouTube video that I have posted below, you can watch a postal worker drive her truck on to someone’s lawn. She is so lazy that she doesn’t even have the energy to take a few steps and place the package at the customer’s door...”
Not to defend her actions, but I imagine that this isnt the only house she had to deliver packages to. More like hundreds on a daily basis. Those few steps from her vehicle to the front door and back to her vehicle may be few for any house, but all those hundreds of houses put together adds up to thousands of steps and alot of energy.
Well ... it is depressing on the whole ... but I look at my daughters who work their butts off ... they were taught good values. My youngest works 80 hours a week and is well compensated for her effort and respected by her company and co-workers. My middle daughter runs her consulting company from home while raising her three small children and managing to have a fine marriage. My eldest travels the world singing opera and manages a great marriage and a business when not singing. They all graduated from great colleges ... summa cum laude ... on scholarship ... while working. Effort ... effort ... effort. I am now fairly housebound and need look no further than my front porch to see honor, work ethic and effort ... I have the greatest UPS driver on the planet ... he has delivered over 250 Amazon packages in the last six months ... nothing damaged .. never late. It’s not over yet ... there are still great stories out there!
IMO much wide brush painting. There have been lazy workers and stupid criminals since work and crime began. The difference now is every instance that gets discovered is broadcast around the world. I can recall many instances of workers not making it through noon on their first day before they were sent down the road. Also, remember a local kid robbing the local grocery store with a bag over his head that holes in so big you could see who he was. This was all in the late 70’s early 80’s, today there’s a good chance a video of this kid’s folly would be on the net and possibly two or three TV shows.
Internet users tracked the photo to a restaurant in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, leading Burger King to fire three employees who were involved. The company said the restaurant in question "is independently owned and operated by a Burger King franchisee," the Los Angeles Times reported.
A statement from the company said Burger King has "stringent food handling procedures," as reported previously by ABC News. "Food safety is a top priority at all Burger King restaurants and the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations such as the one in question."
(and there are even worse photos out there)
Yeah, then get another job.
“Last month the USPS lost a $100 Amazon order of auto parts (FedEx del. to local PO). When i called up past its arrival date, they placed me on hold for over an hour without answering, when i did get thru they said it went to a city nearby, but never got here. Got thru a few days later and they tracked it came to my city, not the one nearby, but do not know why it never got delivered. “
We know by recent experience. Try talking to CS for USPS and they actually placed us on hold for an hour. ONE HOUR. I cant believe we have the same experience. We had to file insurance using a form and based also on my friends Amazon (he’s a seller), it takes 4 months to get a claim decision back...at least.
I’ll tell you what though: Priority Mail is waaay damn cheaper than UPS and Fedex on 3 pounds or less packages. Without those, I don;t know of any Ebay or Amazon seller who would survive nowadays.
“I think the big reason why people dont care is because for many they are locked into their jobs. They cannot advance, so why try.”
So, would it be fair to say that the employer should not have to pay the slugs because thy do not work?
Somewhere, long ago in a world far away, someone said - You do not work, you do not eat
Seems like Amazon is using USPS a lot more for Prime delivery. I have already had problems. Amazon made it good, but I have to say that it would have ended up being cheaper to pick a more responsible carrier.
With regard to your post 15, you obviously come from a family of people with very high IQs combined with more-than-average desire to improve themselves. This is not the norm, as you surely know.
I totally agree that those who wish to succeed and have the brain-power can still be huge successes in this country...for a while.
Our problem is that we are more and more being afflicted by the non-stop over-production of low IQ people who find that their stupidity is not an impediment to being taken care of in this country, i.e., the welfare recipients. Under liberal policies that continue to crank up the welfare machine, in time they will overwhelm the producers. And that’s the scary part.
Right now the ignorant, entitled, disrespectful students with their ignorant, entitled, disrespectful moms and grandmas have just about broken this teacher. Throw in Common Core and Ohio’s new teacher evaluation system and I’m ready to give up on education all together.
This thread will interest you, I am certain! :-)
Some incredibly bitter comments at the link.
Too bad they're actually supposed to be noticing customers. Maybe someone should tell 'em. I just quietly wait and complete my business and decide not to come back.
“Dennis Prager was absolutely right when he said that your view of politics depends on your view of the nature of man.”
So absolutely true.
Our government “safety net” has become sufficiently generous as to provide an acceptable alternative to not working at all for a growing number of people.
We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.
“Not to defend her actions, but I imagine that this isnt the only house she had to deliver packages to. More like hundreds on a daily basis. Those few steps from her vehicle to the front door and back to her vehicle may be few for any house, but all those hundreds of houses put together adds up to thousands of steps and alot of energy.”
Perhaps it would have helped her shed a few pounds. In my younger days I read meters for a local utility. I got in and out of my pickup over 500 times in a week, sometimes almost a thousand depending on the routes that week. Once, the door fell off on the ground. (worn hinges) I picked it up and threw it in the back and continued on my way. LOL Other routes I would walk miles. In all kinds of weather you could think of. I was in the best shape of my life.
That's why there's "up or out".
It's not the only factor, but I am convinced it is a major contributor, and too little discussed. At a minimum, we should have mandatory drug testing for people applying for welfare benefits. I suspect that if we tested the professional underclass, we would find that drug (and alcohol) dependency is the norm.
What to do about it is a tougher question, but the authorities currently refuse to even identify the problem. At the same time, millions of people who are systematically demotivating, and often incapacitating, themselves are being indoctrinated to believe that their problems are all society's fault.
Technology marches on. Touchscreen fingerprinting at the immigration counter at Dulles surprised me a bit last year, but I was glad to see it. When it gets cheap enough, it will appear at ATM's, and eventually we can deploy the technology at polling places to address in-person vote fraud. (The dems, of course, will argue that minorities disproportionately lack fingers and thumbs.) Down the road, it would be nice to have a quick, cheap, non-invasive field test that screened for alcohol and other drugs. If you don't test clean and sober, you shouldn't vote. Alternatively, if you are on welfare, you shouldn't vote. I'd settle for either rule.
“there are still great stories out there . .”
You are correct. We’ve got to just look up and look beyond the barrel of bad apples and over to the truckload of good apples out there.
. . and remember, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Good advice from the Good Book.
It is a fact that the quality of the labor pool is pretty bad. Seen it at *multiple* companies, over and over. The most significant qualification a potential employee has now is showing up every day on time. That what it takes to make the grade.
People would be surprised to learn how many get hired and don’t even show up the first day. Or if they do, manage to make it on time. And stupid? Dear God, the level of education I see would have embarrassed an 8th grader in the 60s. At least me when I was in the 8th grade.
Plus, never ending unemployment benefits have helped create a permanent “on the dole” underclass that is largely content to be there.
How could a postman hate his job? Getting paid big bucks and have a great health and pension plan and never have to worry about getting fired.
Give me that job and I will do it humming show tunes.
Affirmative action hurts all.
Thanks. It is part of the victim entitlement mentality described in Scripture. And you should like this: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/CauseEffect.html
They cannot advance, so why try.
I was brought up to take pride in whatever work I was doing, no matter how lowly. Suspect this trend has more to do with children being brought up with a sense of entitlement.
I have amazon prime...have not had a problem whatsoever, and I order A LOT from amazon.
I've had packages delivered by fedex and even a woman who delivered a package in her own vehicle at 8:00 pm.
I'm very satisfied with the service.
So do many infants. Elderly and conservatives next?
I used to help my past mailman deliver mail on the street even use the bar code scanner. But that’s in the city.
Well said — as usual.
I used to work 60-70 mostly year round, as a truck driver delivery (load yr. own truck) by God's grace. Too much really, but the working class should be revered by the welfare class as the one's who pay for their food and rent, rather than being looked as the oppressors who should be divested of their income so all live as under Communism. Except for the liberal elite would, like the devil, believe they are worthy of the highest status.
I have the greatest UPS driver on the planet
Our is very industrious. You do not see them dogging it. In contrast, when i first began delivering milk in the inner city the warning was not to get stuck behind a city truck.