Bottomliners by Eric and Bill Teitelbaum

Bottomliners

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ve been meaning to procrastinate, but I keep putting it off.

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Obviously the decision maker for his agency.

  3. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, almost 2 years ago

    One of these days we’re going to start a Procrastinators Anonymous meeting.

  4. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Please. There are numerous times where my staff and I (all government workers) have responded incredibly fast to taskers from my bosses, government workers, who have to respond, usually within 48 hours, to taskers from their bosses also government workers. We create information to help the public, as well as other agencies, to make their lives better. Compare that to the responsiveness of the “fast-paced world of Wall Street,” or the other subjects this strip supposedly addresses. Which reminds me, I couldn’t remember which strip I meant to drop from my rotation. Sayonara, y’all.

  5. erictee

    erictee said, almost 2 years ago

    Procrastination’s a big problem—-sooner or later
    it should be addressed…perhaps.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @naturally_easy

    I will come to the meetings, but I will probably be late. I generally show up the next day.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @jeffc42

    How do you create information? Isn’t it already there?

  8. erictee

    erictee said, almost 2 years ago

    @jeffc42

    Part of neg feelings toward gov workers stems from collusion taking place between Democratic party and
    Public unions regarding retirement—the back room deals. Lousy investments mean John Q taxpayer must guarantee shortfall in revenue and obligation for taxpayer to guarantee
    funding state worker retirement checks. Thus state workers are NOT at risk, the taxpayer is.This is a significant issue…taints image of low risk public workers.

  9. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 2 years ago

    @erictee

    Let’s say that I was an employer and made promises regarding new employees’ benefits packages – in exchange for paying them lower salaries than they would get elsewhere in the marketplace, I would give them better health insurance and retirement benefits than they would get elsewhere. If I then made bad choices in investing their retirement funds and did not have enough money in the retirement accounts to keep my promises, shouldn’t I make an effort to find money so that I could actually provide the promised benefits? Yes, the unions can at times be too powerful, but most public workers accept a lower salary in exchange for greater security and better benefits. If an employee has worked his or her entire adult life at a lower wage in exchange for a generous retirement package, how is it OK to renege on that promise at the end of that person’s career?

  10. erictee

    erictee said, almost 2 years ago

    @fishbulb

    With due respect here is the fallacy: If one takes a look how salaries for the same workers change as they shift between jobs in the public and private sectors in terms of abilities and worker traits (intelligence, motivation and creativity training) the worker ability stays the same…and a higher salary in most cases does not occur.

    In other words an employer gets what they pay for…thus perhaps the lower returns on public sector investments may be a result of government types at the helm who may not have the “cojones” to generate higher returns no matter how they try—- ouch!!

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