For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t worry. She will be complaining about the hours, the boss, the customers, the kids, or something else before too long. This is ellie, after all.

  2. Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" -  Murray

    Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Ssshhh !  Don’t tell Elly that .

  3. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 1 year ago

    This is a different John from the sarcastic, buffoonish one we’re used to seeing. It’s hard for a man to open up his soul, and it’s kinda scarey when he does.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, about 1 year ago

    @luckylouie

    But it does explain a lot. You’re often not at your best when you don’t love what you’re doing.

  5. rsurran

    rsurran GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    John is mostly Every-Man.

  6. Jean

    Jean said, about 1 year ago

    I remember when I used to love going to work and couldn’t wait to get back after a forced vacation. I worked at that job for 10 years before I moved to another town and had to find another job that I hated for 10 years. I am now retired now.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Around this time we were both well into our careers, and from time to time, felt like we were stuck in a rut. I guess even the most satisfying jobs can become routine! Taking flying lessons helped me to “stretch my wings,” and Rod began a lifelong passion for model railways.

  8. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 1 year ago

    It must get pretty boring looking at people’s teeth after a while but he makes good money for it at least.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    And later on the model railway passion would manifest in the comic.

  10. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I noticed yesterday that the date was 2-01, with no year mentioned. Today it says 2013. Is that significant?

  11. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 year ago

    Even the most satisfying jobs become routine sometimes. I was very fortunate because in my one job i was able to do things relating to many areas of employer’s business.

  12. Sierra

    Sierra said, about 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Me too!!

  13. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, about 1 year ago

    Never never ever turn what you like doing for a hobby into a job for money. You will end up hating the thing you use to loving doing. I have seen it happen more than a few times.

  14. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @marvee

    Huh? You may want to recheck that. It has a ©2013, just like today, and I don’t see 2013 anywhere else in the strip.

    The 2-02 (here) just tells the newspaper when to run it. The original had 2-4 in the first panel.

    That change necessitated a new copyright, although it doesn’t really extend the original’s ©1994 (both will run out 50 years after Lynn dies).

    If the original’s run-date had been placed outside the panels, a new copyright wouldn’t have been necessary.

    For example, the November 23, 2012 Get Fuzzy strip has 11/23 before the last panel, but still has the original ©2010 (after the first panel). The November 23, 2010 strip has both those after the first panel, but is a completely different strip.

  15. gaebie

    gaebie said, about 1 year ago

    Fact: 80+% of people working do NOT like their job.
    Women who are STAH moms look at an outside paying job as exciting. After a few years they regret it. Men think their wives at home have it made, till they get laid off, or retire. Satisfaction is elusive.

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