https://hotair.com/david-strom/2022/09/13/please-please-take-this-opportunity-to-enjoy-your-msm-schadenfreude-n496067

The New York Times is experiencing labor issues, and I have to say I hope it goes on forever.

With any luck the reporters will go on strike and return sometime in 2480, so all the rest of us can get on with our lives without being subjected to the constant whinging of entitled Leftists living the high life in New York.

Reporters at the New York Times are up in arms over the paper’s demand that they actually return to the office 3 days a week rather than work entirely in their pajamas with an occasional jaunt to get a pumpkin spice latte.

The New York Post has the story, and I have to say a smile crept over my face as I read it.

As of Monday, 1,316 Times workers had signed a pledge not to return to the office. This includes 879 members of the News Guild, but also members of the Times Tech Guild and the union for Wirecutter, the paper’s product-recommendation spinoff.

“People are livid,” Tom Coffey told The Post. A 25-year veteran editor at NYT, he works on the news desk and serves on the union’s Contract Action Committee.

The New York Times is famous for being a sweatshop for the Ivy League crowd, and they have no shame about it. I say the Contract Action Committee should throw as much sand into the gears of the organization’s machinery as humanly possible. For justice! Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

He [Coffee] added that being forced to return to the office during a period of high inflation means workers will have to spend more money on gas, mass transit, clothing and lunches, despite the lack of salary increase.

NYT video journalist Haley Willis tweeted today: “The @nytimes is giving employees branded lunch boxes this week as a return-to-office perk. We want respect and a fair contract instead — so I’m working from home this week along with 1,300 of my @NYTimesGuild and @NYTGuildTech colleagues, with support from @WirecutterUnion.”

One source said that the branded NYT lunch boxes did not have any sandwiches or other lunch food inside. “They were empty,” said one source. “And the lunch box had no handles.”

Lunchboxes with no handles! Shame on A.G. Sulzberger, Chairman and publisher of the Times.

But should we be surprised? Sulzberger is a scion of a long line of capitalist pigs who have shamelessly gotten rich off the backs of the nearly slave labor of the overeducated and pampered proletariat workers at the Times. Six generations of oppression is enough!

New York Times reporters have been working without a new contract for some time now, so I can understand their frustration. Not sympathize, because they are NYT reporters who deserve every bit of minor discomfort they experience. But I can understand their frustration because I am a human being who is capable of empathy.

Unlike NYT reporters, who apparently are not.

But it is hard to get all lathered up in justified outrage when negotiations are stuck on important issues such as adding holidays.

Sources with knowledge of the company’s stance previously told The Post that Times management was putting off wage negotiations until many other issues — such as adding Juneteenth, Veterans Day and Indigenous Peoples Day to the calendar — were settled.

One good thing about reporters having to get into the mud to negotiate a new contract is that issues such as inflation are suddenly hitting home, instead of merely being abstract issues that plague the plebs. Until they get a new contract they are directly experiencing the shrinking of the value of their paychecks.

Good. Experience it gooder and harder, please. Shrinking paychecks have been everybody else’s problem of late.

Inflation isn’t abstract to normal people, and your reporting will be better if you experience what the rest of us do under Biden’s incompetent management.

Do I sound bitter and vindictive? Probably. But I have a huge reserve of disdain for the ink stained wretches at our nation’s premier paper, and just once I would like to enjoy my little share of schadenfreude. I encourage you to do the same.

P.S.: I demand Juneteenth and Indigenous People’s Day off too!

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