Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
March 12, 2024 ·  2 min read

‘I’m not doing that’: Lowe’s worker says he’s looking for a new job after being given a list of things to do, sparking debate

The reason why Lowe’s worker Teey announced that he’s looking for a new job sparked debate between viewers. Showing viewers his boss’s list of tasks for the day, he prompted some thought when mentioning one of the tasks was to clean outside. “Um, I’m not doing that,” the TikToker says. Adding, “That’ll be the last thing I do..”

Going viral for both positive and negative reasons

With his video accumulating 66,ooo views on TikTok since Monday, the Lowe’s worker received some rather mixed feedback from his followers.

“Let the wind do that,” a viewer commented. “LMFAO CLEAN OUTSIDE,” a second said. “All of the outside? All of it?” a third asked – sarcasm much?

A large number of viewers were completely unphased by the list handed to the Lowe’s worker, arguing that the TikToker might come across not wanting to work rather than feeling unable to perform the job.

“Every job is going to make you work bro sorry to tell you that,” one user wrote. “It’s called work bro [laughing emoji],” another joked. Someone even commented, “‘can’t believe they don’t just pay me to exist’- every Gen Z ever.”

Lowe's worker ranting about boss
Image Credit: @Teeynew TikTok

With the unemployment rate actually dropping, is this Lowe’s worker swimming upstream?

Published by the Statista Research Department, “The seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate is measured on a monthly basis in the United States. In August 2022, the national unemployment rate was at 3.7 percent. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method of removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends.” one has to wonder what would trigger an increase. 

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the principle fact-finding agency for the U.S. Federal Government in labor economics and statistics – “A trend of decreasing unemployment followed after a high in 2010 resulting from the 2008 financial crisis. However, after a smaller financial crisis, it fell to 5.3 in 2021.”

While nobody should be rushing to their place of employment to quit, it makes one wonder what would happen economically to us all, because as they say – the first person to feel the pinch is the person at the bottom of the pecking order. 

Or as one commenter on the Lowe’s worker’s TikTok post said, “Learn to finesse bro or life will be a continuing uphill battle. But, do you.”

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  1. “Monthly unemployment rate in the United States from August 2021 to August 2022.Statista. October 4, 2022. 
  2. That’ll be the last thing I do.TikTok. August 24, 2022