This Online Page Shares Memes To Send To Your Friends To Radicalize Them, And Here Are 106 Of The Most Eye-Opening Ones

When you get up and go to work each morning, do you look forward to your trip to the office? Or are you dreading the day from the moment you wake up and spending 8 hours dreaming of when you’re finally off the clock again? Unfortunately, it’s quite common for people to hate their jobs, as a whopping 70% of workers report feeling dissatisfied with their career choices. So if you’re one of those people, you might need to take 10 minutes out of your day to deal with your lack of passion for your work in a healthy way: by looking at memes and funny photos.

Below, we’ve gathered some of the most painfully true jokes and memes from the Antiwork subreddit that might inspire you to start dismantling capitalism while on your lunch break. Be sure to upvote the posts you find relatable, and let us know in the comments how your job has been treating you recently, pandas. Then, if you’re interested in checking out another Bored Panda article featuring memes that might make Karl Marx proud, look no further than right here!

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#1 Keep Your Nose Out Of Other People’s Business

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#2 Wow Look At How Diverse Your Lowest Paying Jobs Are!

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#3 100% Of The Time

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If you’re not already familiar with the Antiwork subreddit, it is a massive and powerful community online. It has amassed 2.4 million members since its creation nearly a decade ago, and it provides a platform for “those who want to end work, are curious about ending work, want to get the most out of a work-free life, want more information on anti-work ideas and want personal help with their own jobs/work-related struggles.” But along with all of the passion the members of r/Antiwork have for dismantling capitalism, they also have a great sense of humor. After all, there’s a bit of truth in every joke, right?

If you’re not upset about capitalism, or don’t think much about it at all, that’s fine. We’re not here to radicalize you or urge you to read The Communist Manifesto before bed. But if you are interested in why so many people are upset with the system, let’s discuss some of the reasons why capitalism might not be enhancing your life. 

Capitalism is touted as a great way to build wealth and have freedom over your own company, rather than having too much interference by the government. It’s the antithesis of communism, which has been shown to prove many issues in practice, so plenty of people have gotten on board with the idea of capitalism. But in practice, it is prone to showing flaws as well, such as massive wealth inequality. Yes, you have the chance to become exorbitantly rich, but it’s also possible, and much more likely, to have very little money at all.

#4 How You Should Respond

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#5 Self Care On Your Free Time Is Priority Above All Else

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#6 I’d Like To Thank My Job For Giving Me All Four Of These

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Capitalism has been critiqued for failing to take care of the people and allowing the rich to become richer while the poor are doomed to become poorer. Richard Reeves wrote a piece for The Brookings Institution discussing the reasons why capitalism is failing and why it’s so challenging to just earn decent wages nowadays, and he first noted that the system is simply rigged against workers. 

“In the last few years, as the zombie gradually wakes up, household incomes and wages have begun to nudge upwards – but families are still having to work more hours to get the income they need,” Reeves writes. “Women are working more, and earning more (though the pay gap remains). But as men work less, and earn less, many families are simply standing still in economic terms. Since 1979, the median male wage in the US has dropped by 1.4% for whites– and by 9% and 8% for black and Hispanic men, respectively.”

“Workers at the top of the earnings and education distribution have seen their paychecks continue to fatten: not so on the middle and bottom rungs of the labor market. Wage growth remains torpid in the middle of the distribution.”

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#7 Mindset Still Ruined Even On Our Only Rest Day

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#8 Please Come Save Us Alien Invaders

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#9 Imagine

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Capitalism is also being criticized for being a culprit behind climate change. As George Monbiot wrote in a piece published by The Guardian, “It scarcely matters how green you think you are. The main cause of your environmental impact isn’t your attitude. It isn’t your mode of consumption. It isn’t the choices you make. It’s your money. If you have surplus money, you spend it. While you might persuade yourself that you are a green mega-consumer, in reality you are just a mega-consumer. This is why the environmental impacts of the very rich, however right-on they may be, are massively greater than those of everyone else.” 

#10 Sounds Vaguely Familiar

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#11 The Amount Of Companies That Do This

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#12 I Want To Watch This Show!

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Monbiot breaks down how the richest 1% of the world’s population produce an average of more than 70 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, when it’s recommended that the average person produce less than 2 tons annually. And when the ultra-wealthy try to convince people that they’re working to reduce climate change, their actions often backfire. “The switch to biofuels favored by Bill Gates is now among the greatest causes of habitat destruction, as forests are felled to produce wood pellets and liquid fuels, and soils are trashed to make biomethane,” Monbiot writes. “There is a poverty line below which no one should fall, and a wealth line above which no one should rise. We need wealth taxes, not carbon taxes.”

#13 Why We Like This

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#14 Best Part Of The Work Day

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#15 Could Not Agree More

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“More important than the direct impacts of the ultra-wealthy is the political and cultural power with which they block effective change,” Monbiot explains. “Their cultural power relies on a hypnotizing fairytale. Capitalism persuades us that we are all temporarily embarrassed millionaires. This is why we tolerate it. In reality, some people are extremely rich because others are extremely poor: massive wealth depends on exploitation. And if we did all become millionaires, we would cook the planet in no time at all. But the fairytale of universal wealth, one day, secures our obedience.”

#16 They’ll Make Clowns Of Us All

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#17 Gonna Leave This Here

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#18 A Moment Of Silence For Those Working In Retail

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And if you feel like there’s something wrong with you for not being fulfilled or satisfied by your job, don’t worry. You are not alone. Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back, discussed her book with Time and addressed how corporations use the phrase “do what you love” to simply exploit their workers. “I’ve had various service-industry jobs since I was 14—everything from scooping ice cream to making coffee to waiting tables, all public-facing, ‘paste a smile on’, emotional labor kind of work. This work sucks. It’s terrible, and you constantly have to pretend you like it,” Jaffe told Time.

“When I moved to Denver when I was 22, I was interviewed for this job at this sushi restaurant. And the owner was like, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’” she shared. “And I was like, ‘Dude, you’re going to pay me $2.13 an hour. You don’t get my career aspirations and hopes and dreams for $2.13 an hour. You get me showing up on time. The rest of my wage is paid by the customer anyway.’ And so I feel like this has been haunting me since then.”

#19 I’m So Proud

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#20 Telling Them Not To Throw A Party, Throwing A Party, Then Getting Fired For Your Reaction

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#21 Every Single Time

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Jaffe also explained how “loving what you do” can be less conducive to living a stable life, if what you love isn’t very lucrative. “I’d much rather be doing the work that I’m currently doing than waiting tables, even though there are times as a freelance journalist, where my income has been about comparable to what it was waiting tables,” she told Time. 

“I’m not trying to argue … that you should go work at a factory because that will make you happier. What I’m saying is that the way that this story is wielded against us actually makes it possible for me as a journalist who has a graduate degree to make no more money than I did waiting tables because I was supposed to be grateful to get $35,000 a year for my first journalism job.”

#22 The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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#23 I Like This Energy

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#24 Maybe You Are Right

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Jaffe does acknowledge, however, that Americans in particular have a hard time managing in their capitalist society that provides very little benefits and help for employees by law. She notes that in France, for example, they didn’t magically receive better working conditions. “They work 35 hours a week because they went on strike,” she explained. “There’s a tradition of militancy in a lot of these places that stems from having been successful and remembering what it took to be successful.”

“I don’t think that we should be fooled into believing that Americans just love their jobs more than everybody else. We work more because we have to, because we literally don’t have the same job protections that people in Western Europe do,” she added.

#25 Retirement Age

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#26 This F*****g Motivational Quote When I Walked In This Morning

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#27 So Damn Accurate

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I sincerely hope this list has not been bumming you out, pandas. But if you’re feeling inspired to quit your job and find one you’re more passionate about, I encourage you to go and explore! Don’t let capitalism make you feel forced into one specific path or brainwash you into believing that suffering is normal. Keep upvoting the pictures that you find painfully relatable, and let us know in the comments how you’d like to dismantle capitalism. Then, if you’re interested in checking out another Bored Panda article featuring memes about capitalism, you can find that right here!    

#28 Undercover Bum

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#29 Get That Double Meat

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#30 Millennials Are Causing A “Baby Bust” – What The Actual Fuck?

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#31 Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home

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#32 Asking The Real Questions

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#33 Please Note The Timestamps. Any Suggestions On How To Deal With This Outrageous Unfairness?

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#34 This Belongs Here

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#35 • ₊°✧︡ ˗ˏ ˋ ♡ ˎˊ ˗no

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#36 Companies Be Like:

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#37 I’d Love To Do This

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#38 Found On Twitter… It’s A Vibe

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#39 2 Real

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#40 The American Dream Is To Move Out

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#41 Can’t We Just Troll Sue Them Into Oblivion?

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#42 Thoughts?

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#43 Just Gonna Leave This Here

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#44 Completely Unrealistic

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#45 Title

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#46 The Whole Thing Is Just One Big Scam At This Point We Need To Get Rid Of It

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#47 Whoooops…

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#48 Came Into Work This Morning To Find This Taped To The Wall. Boss Went On Tirade Against Me And Co-Worker Yesterday For Taking To Each Other With No Customers In The Store

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#49 At A Certain Point It All Just Feels Like A Constant Distraction

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#50 Boomers vs. Millennials

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#51 Child Labour, Fantastic

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#52 Explain It To Me Like I’m In Kindergarten

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#53 Just Saw This In A Mcdonald’s…

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#54 Most Companies Want Your Soul, Too

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#55 Does Anyone Else Feel This Way?

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#56 What’s With The Double Standard?

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#57 There Are More Of Us Than Them

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#58 Bloomberg… Your Bias Is Showing

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#59 This Has Been Quite The Crushing Realization As I Transition To Post-Grad Life

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#60 I’m With This Guy

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#61 Worry Free From Sorry To Bother You Vibes

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#62 Ceos Be Like

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#63 This Showed Up On My Newsfeed Today And I Couldn’t Agree More

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#64 He Was Hoping For The Opposite Result

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#65 American Dream

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#66 At Work – Where Water Isn’t Free Yo

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#67 Coffee

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#68 Sums It Up Perfectly

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#69 I Think It’s Belong Here

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#70 Master’s Degree Required For A Minimum Wage Job

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#71 A Competing Company Is Offering Us 20 Percent More To Work For Them. Management’s Response:

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#72 Yesyesnono

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#73 It Really Is

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#74 Amazon Is Inhumane

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#75 “It Is What It Is”

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#76 It Do Be Like That Though

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#77 Circle Of Life

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#78 I Left My Job Shortly After Receiving This Prize For My Good Work ???

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#79 Shout Out The Worst Place I Ever Worked (Minimum Wage, Of Course)

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#80 This Was Posted On Another Sub But Definitely Belongs Here

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#81 Company: We’ve Had A Record Breaking Year In Profits

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#82 That Or The Famous, “So What Makes You Want To Work For Our Company?” Question

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#83 My Local Hardware Store:

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#84 You Don’t Say

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#85 It’s Funny Because It’s True

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#86 Funny That Quiet Quitting Is Even A Term

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#87 Funny How The Us And Other Countries Aren’t Making Enough Babies To Sustain The Current Population, Largely Because We Can’t Afford It Due To Low Paying Jobs Whose Raises Aren’t Beating Or Even Meeting Inflation… I’m Surprised Many Comments Are Agreeing With This?

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#88 Maybe Belongs Here, Maybe Doesn’t. But I Thought We Would Find This Funny

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#89 So Close To The Truth

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#90 Sounds About Right

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#91 Tips For Younger Folks In The Workplace

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#92 Hot Take That Needs To Be Said

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#93 Let’s Frickin Go

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#94 Oh, Also, It’s Only $12 Per Hour

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#95 Didn’t Think It Will Be So Drastic

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#96 I Think I’m Gonna Puke

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#97 So True That I Am Amazed

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#98 Hahahaha, Just Got These At Work. Kinda Funny, Kinda Weird. Also, I Work A Union Job At A Hospital

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#99 This Is More Sad Than Funny

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#100 That’s A Funny Way Of Saying “We Don’t Pay A Livable Wage”

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#101 Saw This In Facebook And Majority Of Reactions Were Laughter, But I Don’t See Anything Funny About This

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#102 This Is Too Funny!

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#103 Not Sure If This Fits Here But Thought It Was Funny

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#104 Apt Example For Funny And Sad

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#105 Funny How Work Does That To You

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#106 My Job Is Poverty

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