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Forum Post: OCCUPY DC turns down jobs from potential employers

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 8, 2011, 5:31 p.m. EST by electrictroy (282)
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After more than a month of protest demands for better employment opportunities and benefits, Accuracy in Media saw fit to test their desires with... employment applications. Our headhunters were treated to every excuse as to why these jobs aren't good enough for them. We guess middle management opportunities with healthcare and 401k benefits aren't desirable anymore.

VIDEO - http://youtu.be/DhrvOeDxBrw - Keep up the good work young persons! I like to have as Little competition as possible when I go looking for work. So just keep rejecting those apps. :-)



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[-] 1 points by EricBlair (447) 6 years ago

Activists protesting the unemployment crisis (among other systemic social issues) reject condescending attempt legitimatize/marginalize their protest?


Job applications for few thousand people in protest isn't going to solve the unemployment crisis?


[-] 0 points by electrictroy (282) 6 years ago

They were complaining they graduated college, and now they can't find a job.

There guys were trying to help them get a job... and the college grads refused to even fill out applications. (I think now we know why they can't find a job.)

[-] 1 points by EricBlair (447) 6 years ago

You condescendingly attempt to give them job applications in order to marginalize their protests of the broken system's inability to provide jobs. You attempt to advance the "lazy-hipster-seeking-hand-out" narrative, and then pretend that you're surprised when the protestors respond negatively. Your seriously trying to suggest that you excepted any other outcome? Why on earth would anybody cooperate with someone who is very transparently engaging in a political stunt to discredit them? Further, how (even hypothetically) would finding these specific protestors jobs solve the wider systemic problem of unemployment?

I would try another propaganda tactic. Trying to persuade the masses of unemployed people that they are really all just lazy and could easily find jobs if they wanted to is not likely to be effective. Privileged economic groups might be insulated from reality, but if your intended audience is the general public, they aren't likely to believe that the number of lazy-unemployed people magically had a sharp increase in 2008. The external factors causing the economic crisis are so plainly obvious to people living in the real world---they simply aren't going to believe that its all actually caused by individual choices and laziness.


[-] 1 points by flower (5) 6 years ago

IKES!!! Psychology researchers offering jobs @ Disney!! :S!!!!! IKES scarry