Twitter user, Thomas Violence (@thomas_violence) really kicked off the debate when he tweeted, "no billionaire has ever worked harder than anyone that cleans toilets for a living. Every mega rich person has an origin story like "at the start we were working 20 hour days, 6 days a week" but that 'work' was them sitting on their ass thinking of ways they could legally ban employees from taking the time to sneeze while on shift".
People began to debate whether this was in fact true. Some of it really riled people up and this opened up a can of worms with many expressing their views quite openly…
Here are some of the views expressed by people…
If hard work was all it took, we've got some future billionaires here… pic.twitter.com/wFFRb1YR90
— Matthew Wright (@matthew01wright) January 31, 2019
if there were no garbage men, society would fall apart. if there were no billionaires, not so much
— thaddeusXmachina (@Sam_Stick) January 31, 2019
extremely centrist voice: i'm sorry but i once met a billionaire at a party and they were very humble and down to earth
— Kagenzo (@whatisdelicious) January 31, 2019
Idiot. What about Toileto, the toilet-cleaning billionaire, who cleaned a billion toilets?
— Naaman Zhou (@naamanzhou) January 31, 2019
Toilet cleaners don't TAKE RISKS, except the risk of contracting hepatitis.
— Horseshoe Terry (@HorseshoeTerry) January 30, 2019
Honestly anyone who's working @ a gas station n has to clean the bathrooms ? Hats off (I only had my job @ Casey's for like two months but… Oof)
— shilha cutie (@ursamonroe) January 31, 2019
Here is the larger point that sailed over your head: 100% of all workers are able and qualified to clean a toilet. Less than 1,000,000 people are able or qualified to be a Billionaire. The difference? Billionaires force themselves to stop cleaning the toilet and risk failure
— David Nihipali (@first_man_alive) January 31, 2019
literally every person on earth is qualified to sit around and do nothing while also owning a billion dollars.
— alex (@AbysmalAlex) January 31, 2019
My mother works as a cleaner in a nursing home.
She deserves to be a billionaire.
— ѕтєνєn 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@killerma) January 30, 2019
I dunno…I think it's kind of interesting that the mythical toilet cleaners in your mind are all super hard workers. I think I'd probably be pretty chill at that job.
— Chrysanthemumbler (@maudletov) January 31, 2019
Yeah, I've always been a decidedly lackadaisical toilet cleaner, for work or leisure.
— Christopher Munden (@cpmunden) January 31, 2019
but their dad made them work in sales for 6 months before giving them a $20m portfolio!
— Harold Tree (@92tharold) January 30, 2019
"i started from the ground floor, when my parents gave me $2.4 million dollars to fund my start up."
— renne 💫 (@rennemiles) January 31, 2019
I'm poor but that's not the billionaires fault, billionaires gonna turn it round for me any day now
— Missing my old glasses (@fiddledeeedeee) January 31, 2019