We humans can tough it out through a lot. We suffer pain, heartbreak, and loss every day. But if there’s one thing we don’t tolerate, it’s messing with our money. Fool me all you may, but do not deprive me of what I am owed. It’s decency at its most basic level. On that note, I wish they would have taught us how to balance a checkbook in school. Okay, maybe they did, I just don’t remember how. But, to say the least, to mess with someone’s money is to mess with their dignity.
That’s why this recent Reddit post ruffled so many feathers over on the antiwork sub, which also served as a great example of how to deal with a wage theft scenario. Labor on, fellow internet scavengers.