Companies saying their employees are valuable to them and they care about their employees.
All of the casinos in my state are video poker and video slot machines. There are barely any table games left.
No one is happy, no one is having fun. It’s just a room full of zombies feeding the machines and losing money. Every person I talk to is convinced that they know the secret formula to win. You cannot win.
It might sound trivial but the old slots were just a spinning reel. These new machines are extremely addictive. The way the lights flash and the sounds go off like: Bing Bing BING. WINNER of 40 cents. The entire thing is a psychology hack to give people the impression that they’re winning when they’re not.
College tuition. I graduated with a B.S. Information Technology and Computer Science. Working at a job and earning just as much as my coworkers who didn’t go to college and earned certifications. They have zero debt, while I’m $40k in the hole.
Trying to look good for men by reading women’s magazine articles! Throw those magazines away, take good care of yourself, make the best of what you’ve got and don’t be defined by someone else’s expectations of what you should be.
Less than 10% of plastic waste is actually recycled.
The five day work week
In the US, doing my own taxes. The government literally has all my info and can do it for me, but their excuse is that “but Americans like doing their own taxes!”. No. I especially don’t like being forced to pay for a service like TurboTax either.
Essential Oils being marketed as having these major health benefits/as treatment for illnesses. The only exception being clearing your sinuses. Some essential oils actually do pretty good work in that regard (at least for me personally… mileage will vary I’m sure).
The entire working economy is a scam. You bust your ass for half of your waking hours, at least, then get told that your work is worthless and you don’t deserve basic needs… even though your rich owners are making millions in profit off of your “worthless” labor?