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Sarah writes:

Saw this on Dart – friends and I remarked on how offensive it was to fast food workers… Thought this since recession people had lost working related snobbery and wouldn’t be quick to belittle those doing an honest day’s work ..

44 thoughts on “Snobjobbery

  1. Sam

    Thought this since recession people had lost working related snobbery and wouldn’t be quick to belittle those doing an honest day’s work ..

    Not the marketing departments of companies. We must be compelled to feel inadequate so we will continue in the rat race.

  2. Uncle Neddy

    For $deityOfChoice’s sake, so being so melodramatic. There’s no need to pretend to be offended by this kind of thing; it’s a *particularly* harmless joke.

    1. Spartacus

      Relatively good. The chips would be good too, if only they could keep Schrödinger away from the fryer.

    1. Eleanorsss87

      Einstein worked as a patent clerk in charge of basic, repetitive admin for most of his life, and all his achievements he managed on the side. He was probably an ill-informed choice for an ad like this

      1. Just sayin'

        “Einstein worked as a patent clerk in charge of basic, repetitive admin for most of his life”

        He worked there from 1902-09, NOT most of his life and he worked as a patent examiner, a high level patents office position, NOT as a patent clerk.

        Do you always play this fast and loose with the facts?

      2. collynomial

        That is patently untrue.
        Einstein Started working at the patent office in 1901 and was appointed a university lecturer in 1908, having completed his PhD thesis in 1905. He lived to be 76.

        At the patent office he worked as a technical examiner, and would have been required to investigate whether the science behind new patents was sound; such work requires a formal education in science and is not repetitive, rather involves exposure to a lot of different and new ideas.

        1. Wayne Carr

          All this talk of how many years he worked in burger shack, or how he lived until he was 76, is all irrelevant until someone tells me what year he was born in.

  3. The Insight

    Since the start of the recession (which is rapidly fading away lest we forget) many people also appear to have lost their sense of humour.

          1. Fe Dlowered

            So there’s another big f**k up coming down the line is there? Or are you another consumer of woe?

  4. Murtles

    Joe’s Chicken Shack is a kip. I went there for dinner two weeks ago and then all of a sudden yesterday I crashed my car. Be warned peoples.

    1. Just sayin'

      As an Arts graduate with several engineering and science graduates reporting to me, I find this amusing.

  5. RF

    Which is more offensive, this ad, or assuming anyone flipping burgers has reached their potential as a human being?

    There may be some very satisfied fast food workers but I imagine most see it as a stepping stone to something else.

    Given this ad is aimed at people who have probably had money spent on their education, then maybe we should be hoping they try to achieve great things…

  6. Eliot Rosewater

    Has nobody learned the lesson from Good Will Hunting? Achieving your potential is nothing if you’re not happy. Will achieved his potential, but then realised he was happy being with the girl he liked, so ditched his job and moved west. Of course, we don’t know what happened when he arrived there.

    Of course, Einstein seemed pretty happy with his career choices, judging from the numerous wacky photos that we have of him down through the years.

    1. All the good ones fly south for winter

      We do. In the director’s cut he climbs inside Minnie Drivers gigantic mouth and lives happily ever after.

  7. Procrasto

    as if people have lost this snobbery, plenty of money types still about you know! Dublin is not less elitist, things have stayed the same, exactly

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