Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pre-Emptive Strike

We offer below the expected not-so-crypto fascist response to this from Alternet:
According to, a workamper is “an adventurous individual who has chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV (or on-site housing), you are a Workamper. Workampers generally receive compensation in the form of a free campsite, usually with free utilities (electricity, water, and sewer hookups) and additional wages.”


Most workamper jobs are of the minimum-wage variety. Workampers generally don’t receive unemployment insurance benefits, severance pay or any warning that a job is about to end. Workampers face many of the same job insecurity issues as the millions of Americans who have been downsized due to job outsourcing, financial mismanagement and slow consumer demand for products and services, except workampers are purposely more nimble and have been conditioned to pack up and move to where the jobs are. “We have to be mobile to land a job,” said Suzann. Those who become jobless and live in traditional stationary homes aren’t usually able to move to another city on a moment’s notice.
The (momentarily imaginary) response:

"What are these people complaining about? They own an RV (A recreational vehicle. See? Lazy mooching parasites!) so they're not poor & it's not as if they have to ride the rails the way they would have had to in the Great Depression of the 1930s, & this is a good thing anyway, because workers should have to accomodate whatever the desires of their job-creating betters may be. Too bad they can't just float their RVs across the Pacific to Asia, where the jobs have been sent by the Invisible Hand."

(Electrons expended here as well.)
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