Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Senate Staffers really are over-achievers. GT isn’t far off the mark. They’re sort of like interns in a law firm.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Nobody pays me enough to work that much.

  3. IamUnique1

    IamUnique1 said, over 3 years ago

    There needs to be more experienced ‘real’ people in the work force. At the top. Someone has to tell these scallywags that you don’t have to burn the proverbial at both ends to survive or be seen to be ambitious.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    but, one staffer got fired for a tweet that he did for his boss.

  5. keenanthelibrarian

    keenanthelibrarian said, over 3 years ago

    Let them get over it. You have more to offer than being there every hour. After all, what’d they hire you for?

  6. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    If all these young staffers are working so hard how come nothing gets done on the Hill? See last 4 years total accomplishments.

  7. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 3 years ago

    Joanie is 73.

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    The older and more experienced you get, the more you know how to utilize your work time properly and maximize your production.
    When I was young, I thought that working round the clock was what I was expected to do. As I matured and took on responsibilities of home and family, my priorities changed.
    By the time I retired ( sort of ) I knew how to accomplish more in four hours than these kids could get done in sixteen… .

  9. Jack Closson

    Jack Closson said, over 3 years ago

    They work that late so that the public can’t find out in time what they have done to the Country.

  10. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 3 years ago

    So, it’s finally come to this!
    The biggest regret at death is, “I worked too hard.”

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    It’s funny how we apply ludicrous amounts of pressure to people in certain professions and expect them to show almost superhuman levels of stamina and endurance. Why do we force our doctors to work ridiculously-long shifts and yet expect them to be just as fresh-minded and capable at Hour 36 as they were at Hour 1?

  12. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 3 years ago

    Much does get done on the hill and other legislature bodies, the problem is that it is usually payback or a pet project that could never get far enough to become a bill(thank God). Calif has the most restrictive gun laws of any state and they still have many anti gun projects going. Isn’t there a point when the feds finally say enough is enough and make the laws themselves?

  13. davidh48

    davidh48 said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, you’re making sense here. If you equate sense with “work” or labor. Well, I can get a mule to that.

    Wanna try “Horse Sense”?

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    The last two years before I retired the hours worked kept going down.
    Experience had them keeping me until I went under 4 hours a day.
    Then I trained my replacement, she takes 8 hours to do what I did in 4.
    Job satisfaction.

  15. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 3 years ago

    SSI means you are DISABLED

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