He’s Right About the Not Taking a Lunch Thing

They call it “9 to 5.” It’s never 9 to 5, there’s no free lunch break at those places, in fact, at many of them in order to keep your job you don’t take lunch. Then there’s OVERTIME and the books never seem to get the overtime right and if you complain about that, there’s another sucker to take your place.

You know my old saying, “Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors.”

Here is a very nice letter written in 1986 by Charles Bukowski to publisher John Martin extolling the joys of escaping the typical 9-to-5 wage slave job. Fifteen years prior, Martin had convinced Bukowski to quit his post office job by offering him $100 a month for the rest of his life because he believed in Bukowski’s talent. It’s nice to have someone believe in you that much, isn’t it?

(As always, I thank Jon C. for the link!)

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