Back in November of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from his in-laws’ reality show, Counting On.
His wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show shortly thereafter as a gesture of solidarity.
For a time, the Dillards were without a source of income, which would be a problem for anyone, but was especially daunting in this case, as the couple is raising two young sons.
Recently, Jill launched a midwife service, but business has reportedly been slow, both due to concerns about her licensure and ongoing issues with her family’s reputation.
Meanwhile, Derick seems to be devoting most of his ample free time to spewing his political opinions on Twitter.
Naturally, fans and critics alike have been quick to encourage him to get a job, but it seems that’s the one issue that Derick has no interest in arguing about with strangers.
In fact, it seems he’ll do whatever it takes to avoid the subject of his lack of employment, so you can imagine our surprise when Jill addressed the issue for him:
This week, Jill posted the above photo, taken at her local polling place — and she raised quite a few eyebrows with the caption.
"We just voted! Teaching ‘em young the privilege of letting your voice be heard…and took both boys with me since Derick was at work. lol," she captioned the pic.
On top of the usual comments about the Josh Duggar sex scandals and concerns over whether little Samuel is the right size for his car seat, lots of fans wanted to know exactly what sort of "work" Derick was engaged in.
Last we checked, the 29-year-old was unemployed and seemed to have no interest in changing that condition.
And as Jill’s followers were quick to point out, it’s not like D-Dill is the type to keep his accomplishments to himself.
"Does he work at Twitter?" joked one fan.
"’Work’ and an actual job may be different things at the Dillard house," quipped another.
"Haha. ‘Derick is at work.’ That cracks me up," remarked a third.
Another dispensed with the humor and simply stated exactly what we’re all thinking:
"He doesn’t really work or hold a job," the follower wrote.
"If he did, he would proudly be announcing his job all over the internet."
That’s both tough but fair — in other words, the exact opposite of a bigoted coward like Derick.
Zing! We’ll be here all week, folks!
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