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If I took a break I would go to sleep, so I would work straight through

2017年08月22日 07時57分27秒 | Weblog
power tripとは

他人を支配することに喜びを覚えるためだけの自己顕示欲の強い行動








The restaurant is on “short shift” at the moment, which means it has about half the usual staff, so Fran Marion often has to do all those jobs herself. On the day we met, she estimates she processed 187 orders – roughly one every two minutes. Those orders grossed about $950 for the company. Marion went home with $76.

Despite working six days a week, Marion, 37, a single mother of two, can’t make ends meet on the $9.50 an hour she gets at Popeyes (no apostrophe – founder Al Copeland joked he was too poor to afford one). A fast food worker for 22 years, Marion has almost always had a second job. Until recently, she had been working 9am-4pm at Popeyes, without a break, then crossing town to a janitorial job at Bartle Hall, the convention center, where she would work from 5pm- to 1.30am for $11 an hour. She didn’t take breaks there either, although they were allowed.


“I was so tired,” she says. “If I took a break I would go to sleep, so I would work straight through,” she says.



Even with those two jobs, Marion was unable to save – and when disaster struck she found it impossible to cope financially. Last month, the city condemned the house she rented – the landlord had refused to fix faulty wiring and the leaking roof – and she was made homeless.


After she quit her janitorial job, hoping to find something more flexible so she could see more of her children, Marion started interviewing for a second job in fast food. “I have always needed two jobs. You basically need two jobs to survive working on low wages,” she says.


It makes me feel like a peasant. In a way it’s slavery. It’s economic slavery.”

Like 28 million other Americans, she doesn’t have health insurance. She hasn’t seen a doctor in her adult working life.



Marion says the argument that fast food workers should leave for other, better paid, jobs misses the point. People like fast food. The companies that make it make fortunes. “We are the foot soldiers for these billion-dollar companies. We are the ones doing the work and bringing the money,” she says.

“At the top of America, when it comes to Trump and them, their goal is to keep us down,” she says. “Between these billion-dollar companies and Trump, it’s a power trip.”



大企業は利益を出し、社長は労働者平均賃金の347倍の収入を得ているのに、何百万もの労働者はまともな生活ができない、と

マリオンと記者があった日には、彼女は、8時間労働で、76ドル、マリオンのとった注文が187で、会社のために950ドルの利益をあげている。

時給9ドル50セント、休みなしで、通常は、9時から4時まで、7時間、週6日間の労働。5時から1時半まで、清掃業。時給が安いので、2つの仕事がないとやっていけない。

休憩をとることもできたが、あまりにも疲れていて休むと寝てしまうので休憩はとらなかったのだ。

子どもたちの時間を融通してくれる仕事を探すために清掃業の方は辞めた、と。

ぼろアパートに住んでいたが、市の建築基準に適合せず、大家は改修を拒否したので、アパートを出ていかざる得なかった。その結果、ホームレスに。子どもたちは友達の家に。

高血圧と鬱に悩まされているが病院に行けない。健康保険がないのだ。アメリカでは二千八百万人の人が健康保険に入っていない。

われわれは経済奴隷。社長や企業に金儲けさせてあげている歩兵だ、と。








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