Smashing stuff with the peoples’ hammer

SpongeBobFor those of you who don’t know, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friend Squidward Tentacles are union activists:

SpongeBob: Alright, Mr. Krabs, you’ve gone too far this time! You can pick on me, but Squidward is a great leader! We are workers united! We’re gonna saw your tables and we’re gonna smash stuff with the peoples’ hammer! And we’re gonna… we’re gonna… Squidward what was that other part?

Squidward: Dismantle your oppressive establishment.

SpongeBob: And that too! And me and Squidward are gonna stay on strike until we get what we deserve! Even if it takes forever!

I didn’t know that either, until I came across this Nation Magazine article which relates how SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward’s employment woes were neatly mirroring the frustration of working people in America.

Author Annabelle Gurwitch, concludes with some advice for workers in America:

“Lastly, if you have to work in America today, for goodness sake, be the CEO or COO of a large corporation. According to the Economic Policy Institute, at the current federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour, it takes a full fifty-two-week year of work to earn what the average CEO earns before lunch on Monday. It’s enough to make you want to apply for a job at the Krusty Krab.”

You’ll be please to know that things are much better here in New Zealand. John Stewart, CEO of National Australia Bank, which owns the BNZ, needs to come back after lunch on Monday and work through to afternoon tea to earn the full year’s salary of one of his Grade M New Zealand tellers

(thanks to SirCharlie for the photo)


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