It’s raining, and odds are if you’re reading this you’re sitting at a desk somewhere and not out there speaking out on the litany of 99-percent-friendly issues Occupy hopes to reignite today. The idea behind today’s general strike is to call out of work, shopping, school, chores … anything you would normally be doing, and join the movement out on the streets in a moment of solidarity. But not all of us can just bugger off work today, as there’s important interneting to do (and as much as I’d love to stick it to Faye for the day, we’re kinda in this together). And we doubt (hope not?) anyone is walking out of their jobs in the ER or driving the G train today. A bunch of our rabble rousing Trader Joe’s friends said they would strike today if they weren’t confident they’d be replaced immediately by the hundreds of people who apply for jobs there. So give us the scene from wherever you work: did any coworkers call out to go strike? Are you stealing their stapler while they’re gone? Do you wish you could be out there? Or do you think this is all a bunch of soggy sound and fury, signifying nothing?
Of note, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer this morning, de facto Occupy spokesman Jesse La Greca disputed the notion that Occupy was trying to disrupt the workforce today. “If anything, there’s not enough work in this country,” he said.