Pointing out that blue-collared jobs are portrayed by men to be a strenuous one, she validates that they are quite easier than we think.
Every job requires a certain amount of effort whether mental or physical. Some roles require analytical thinking, where our brains need to meticulously solve problems, while others require immense physical effort throughout the day. Either way, a person needs to work hard to satisfy the requirements of any role. However, most people feel that labor jobs are substantially harder than office jobs that do not need any physical effort but pay more. However, Bailey Janette—who goes by @baileyyjanette on TikTok–thinks differently as she explains why labor or blue-collared jobs are easier than they are portrayed. While some agree with her point of view, many believe that her perspective is faulty.
Janette begins her video with a controversial statement saying, "Men are lying to you" and added, "Labor jobs are f*****g awesome." The reason she thinks labor jobs are not that hard is because "you just get told what to do and you go do it." She emphasizes that they are the best jobs in the world. "When I'm looking for jobs, I'm not using my brain for this company," she says while adding that her brain is reserved for the creative endeavors she did outside her work hours. Janette explains, "I want you to tell me to go shovel some s**t while I'm wearing the exact same uniform every single day and I'll go do it."
She gives personal examples to support her argument, "I worked in waste water too. One of the easiest jobs I've ever had in my entire life." She circles back to her disputable opinion that men are painting a different picture of how hard labor jobs are. "These men, for the longest time, they're like, 'I work so hard. I pick things up and I put them down,'" she said. "Dude, that's awesome. Do you know how much better the relationship that I have with my body is now?" Janette explained that doing physical labor helps her stretch and eat better, as she needs to be healthy to do manual work. "My body, my physicality is tied to the work that I do in the real world. That's my paycheck. I'm getting paid to get fit," she said.
Finally, the woman insisted that labor jobs don't require us to put our brains to work. "My brain? That's for me. That's for my book. That's for my creative outlets. That's for my twine projects," she said. "Get a labor job. They're so f*****g easy," laughed Janette. Her video is captioned, "Blue collar work is where it's at." It went viral with over 957K views and nearly 4000 comments swarmed in for both sides of the debate. Many people agreed with her saying that labor jobs are easier as @anon_ramblings said, "I actually love this take soo so much. At my first labor job, I was like, wait, I'm not burnt out mentally?? I can do art? Not to mention feeling powerful." @smolstainedglass commented, "I was in a call center getting screamed @ to the point of crying, I'm a welder now and I get to stim and yell and fart without anyone know or caring."
However, most people did not agree with the part where Jeanette called labor jobs fairly "easy." @amanda_blake_said, "Okay valid, but what about long-term physical labor effects? Some can't even enjoy retirement because of pain, injuries, surgeries, damage from the job." @landilaneee commented, "Labor job takes a lot of energy then you have no energy left for your creative stuff."