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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 02, 2013
Ray: Did you know that restaurant workers use food stamps at twice the rate of other workers? Zonker: No, I didn't know that. We should have struck long ago. It's amazing how passive you become in a poor economy. You just accept your situation and roll with it. It is what it is, and what it is could be worse! Ray: Sounds like a slogan for management. Zonker: Attention, workers! It could be worse!
I have had employers who communicated that sentiment to workers rather frequently. Different words, same meaning.