No, You DON’T Know
In the first place
A decade ago, for instance, retirement wad still a reasonable expectation for millions of members of the laboring class who now with equal reasonability can look forward only to working until they drop in harness.
In the second place, what these summer visitors actually experienced was the treatment which actual denizens of the laboring realm ~ in this case both supervisors and coworkers ~ knew they had better extend, or find themselves progressing through a perhaps somewhat slower but in other respects quite similar ejection to that of our “trouble making” long-distance bus passenger.
Their visitor is protected by the status quo
He or she will be given an only slightly more than reasonable workload under only marginally illegal conditions.
Complaints will be given ear and suggestions acknowledged before being forgotten.
No, the theoretical workweek
which will truly enlighten our reader
to the actualities of daily life for his fellowman would have to actually be spent in the lifelong laborer’s own sweat-caked, sole-compacted shoes, while both receiving and radiating the impression that this week represents a carbon copy of every other week remaining for the remainder of his or her life.