Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    Funny how logic works, Roz. When you get a promotion, it’s due to your superior skills. When someone else gets a promotion, it’s due to dumb luck. I don’t know about the luck part, but I think that the dumb part certainly applies to you.

  2. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 6 years ago

    There’s always ten percent. Always

  3. Orion

    Orion said, over 6 years ago

    MAN that is way to familiar…Got back in January from a year of doing that with Chinooks.

    And we smoked the Marines on every metric you can name. LOL


  4. dkram

    dkram said, over 6 years ago

    While Roz is complaining Mel is working as she always has. Pulling rank? No, a reasonable request. Roz will get used to it, or drive her self crazy. Hope this dosen’t ruin thier freindship.


  5. zev.farkas

    zev.farkas said, over 6 years ago

    Mel - no fair lying there on your back while the rest of the team is working… :)

    “Just fix the d!&^ thing and leave my private life out of it, OK, pal?”

  6. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 6 years ago


    Why not just head over to the Oyster Bar? ;-)

  7. zev.farkas

    zev.farkas said, over 6 years ago

    @Wildcard24365 -

    it took me a while to get your obscure reference to my obscure reference… cool!

  8. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 6 years ago

    I thought Mel was going to do desk time? And I think GBT got the op wrong. Shouldn’t grease monkey’s be wearing overalls?

  9. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 6 years ago

    Sheik: in the real world, promotion is based on both competence and luck. For every promotion opportunity, there are many competent candidates, so factors other than skill and knowledge play a major role in determining which candidate is actually promoted. To someone who hears (and foolishly believes) the official story that promotion is based solely on “merit,” this looks like luck… or something worse.

  10. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 6 years ago

    So, let’s see. Mel re-enlists even though she’s still all kinds of shocky from MST. Roz points the Chaplain at her and everyone goes “Yay, Roz!” Oh yeah, and that lasted a long time, didn’t it?

    When it comes to sexist environments, promotion and reward is given for reasons as trivial as your looks, or whether you can do an about-face in high heels. It’s not always a meritocracy. It may not apply in this particular scenario, but that’s the cold hard truth in real life.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 6 years ago

    Sheik,,,,,,,,, What world are you living in? Too many times I have seen promotions for all the wrong reasons, to get rid of someone, because they cater to the boss, for sexual favors, etc, etc. I had an instructor in advanced training who told me, “If you want to get ahead in this army, (mess up) it makes them notice you.” I came back to the states with this man who was a PFC rather than the Staff Sgt. he had been.

  12. Frankr

    Frankr said, over 6 years ago

    @Zev Farkas. Okay I give up. Where’s that quote from? Sounds familiar but-

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    From the “Hell-hole” in Hueys, aft transmission filter on hooks, tracking blades, don’t miss it, even after 40 years. Now, thinking the most deserving always get the promotions in any large organization? Wipe that brown off your nose.

  14. Chuck1002

    Chuck1002 said, over 6 years ago

    Is it just me, or is the one that’s complaining the most working the least? Nothing like a promotion to ruin a friendship.

  15. olmail

    olmail said, over 6 years ago

    i don’t see anything in the strip that could not be light hearted banter among friends. maybe not, but i don’t think there is yet enough to assume otherwise.

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