Available for the 1st time in one quantity, the 2 influential and well-circulated pamphlets that contain Abolish Work provide state-of-the-art category research and reviews of everyday life from the frontlines of the category struggle followed through uncensored, leading edge illustrations. “Abolish eating places” is an illustrated consultant to the day-by-day miseries, tension, boredom, and alienation that eating place paintings can entail, in addition to the ways that eating place staff struggle opposed to those. It attracts on a number anticapitalist rules in addition to massive own adventure. “Work, group, Politics, conflict” is a comic advent to fashionable society, picking either the oppressive and subversive trends that exist this day with the purpose of remaking society. jointly, the items learn alternately like a worker’s diary, a quick tale, a psychology of lifestyle, and a ancient account.
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On a slow night we try to get the hostess to seat people in our sections. On a busy one we try to get her to seat “problem tables” in other waiter’s sections. 32 Abolish Restaurants • Coercion and Competition Although division of labor is pushed to an extreme, often the lines between job descriptions are purposely fuzzy. This makes certain small tasks at the edge of different jobs a source of conflict. Different workers think it is someone else’s job to do these tasks, and fight over who should have to do them.
A restaurant is a boring, uncomfortable, stressful, repetitive, alienating, hierarchical machine for pumping out surplus value. Even the obsequious waiter who is always hanging around complimenting the boss and suggesting ways to better run the restaurant will one day get into a heated argument and quit when the boss blatantly treats him like a subordinate. Ironically, it is often those that openly recognize the miserable position they’re in that last longest in restaurant jobs. J 38 Abolish Restaurants • What the Worker Wants Our fight against restaurant work is much more fundamental than our consciousness.
We can’t yell at the boss and we can’t yell at the customers, so we yell at each other. 33 o o o o o o HOW A RESTAURANT IS TAKEN APART “Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. ” François Martin 36 Abolish Restaurants • What the Worker Wants With few exceptions, the workers in a restaurant want one thing more than anything else: to no longer be workers in a restaurant.