supaunknown wrote: Are you suggesting that working as a food preparer is meaningless and those that do it aren't worthy of respect?
au contraire. I'm suggesting that all work is meaningful and all workers are worthy of respect. People should treat their work seriously, and in return be paid a living wage.
If somebody lays a goober in a sandwhich, they are making a demeaning statement about themselves, their work, and their value to others. The statement is "I can behave like a savage because me and my role are meaningless crap. "