Every now and then I find myself trapped in front of a TV and use it to go to sleep – here’s a show I thought was genuine a few years ago and now of course I watch for fakery and the blatant scripting.
Advance to 31:11 and let your jaw drop. Scroll down for the spoiler.
Yes you heard right – his 220;mom” was in the WTC! Now, perhaps some of these people are real. I am leaning more towards many of these “workers” are actors. There is no doubt in my mind that there is a specific script here – single mother with minimum 3 children, medical issues due to no health care insurance, working 60 hours to pay for school debt.
This is the plight of retail workers and always has been. Minimum wage, little chance to advance, no health insurance. There’s really nothing these suddenly-noticed-the-plight-of-their-workers CEOs can do other than share the wealth and we know that’s never going to happen.
For all those arriving at this post via google, please know that even reality TV is scripted. It has to be – otherwise it would be deadly dull. Life in retail is dull (I worked in it for years) – and low pay. Walmart and Amazon will only make the situation worse for these people.
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