An airline passenger captured the moment when an employee out on the ramp took a moment, sat himself down, and appears defeated – or at least contemplating life – likely before rising up again to face the challenges of the airport. The worker’s solemn look is everything.
I don't know what he's going through but I understand him. pic.twitter.com/j1Xj749pQf
— Just Bianca (@TamudaBianca) March 15, 2023
What a contrast to those times when they’re having fun out on the ramp.
If you were a teenager in the mid-1960s you might have shut the door to your room and blasted Simon and Garfunkel’s I Am A Rock. Growing up in the 90s it may have been the angst-laden grunge of the Seattle sound. Now all grown up, an office worker might just shut the door like they’re in a meeting, binge watch The Last Of Us on their computer, while ChatGPT 4 completes their assignments.
However if you’re working out on the ramp you still suffer the same ennui about life. You just have nowhere to go, and no music to blast. But the existential angst remains.
Management might not like it, and it might not support efforts for an exact on time departure, but sometimes you have to pause, and contemplate what does it all mean? Before heading back to work. And if you’re doing a unionized job that can’t be replaced by AI, well, you feel pretty good about your ability to do that.