For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago

    Isn’t personal information not allowed to be discussed in the work place (unless it’s really a pregnancy)?

  2. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, almost 3 years ago

    Swinging from the chandalier.

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 3 years ago

    Somehow, I have a feeling that John is going to make this all about him.

  4. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, almost 3 years ago

    Lynn sure knew how to make the husband look bad.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 3 years ago

    John you have two children. Surely you know how babies are made.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 3 years ago

    They know what causes that now.

  7. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, almost 3 years ago

    So he becomes a dentist and forgets how everything else works?

  8. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, almost 3 years ago

    … and he has how many kids?

  9. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ji2m

    Ha! ;-)

  10. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, almost 3 years ago

    When you are a small business, it is really disruptive, and I say this as a woman. I once worked for a small company and our Marketing person got pregnant, assuring everyone that she would come back. So we all scrambled to cover for her, taking on new responsibilities in addition to our own. Six weeks became 12 weeks became 6 months, and she finally admitted she wasn’t coming back (I think she was as surprised as anyone, and now, 25 years later, she never went back to work). So we went nearly a year without a full-time marketing person. Eventually the company went under, not solely due to that, but it certainly didn’t help.

  11. Poollady

    Poollady said, almost 3 years ago

    Three guesses, John. First two are right! LOL

  12. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    He already did. It’s clear he was in a panic because he relied so much on Jean for all the nuts and bolts of running his business. We all know bosses like that. They take all the credit when things go well and blame ‘the staff’ when things don’t work.

  13. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ji2m

    It’s called ‘learned helplessness’. Examples abound. We all know bosses who can’t figure out how to add paper to the copier, because they don’t want to do anything other than ‘boss’.

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve been reprimanded for asking this question, but it makes sense to me: there are so many other comics on GoComics and other sites. Why continue to read one that doesn’t appeal to you? Life is too short to spend time doing something unappealing.

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @PhoebeDog

    Most of my family owned and operated small businesses. Pregnancy is a part of the life of employees (and bosses, for that matter.) Like anything else, it has to be planned for. When my StepDad’s assistant ended up having to leave early for bed rest for a difficult pregnancy, he was ready because as soon as she had announced she was going to need some leave, he brought in a part time worker to ‘shadow’ her and learn her job. Yes, it costs a bit more, but in the long run, you have the people with the skills you need. My uncle handled it in his business by cross training some of his workers. They grumbled at first, but some of them ended up getting promoted as a result. Also, when one employee ended up being called up by the reserves, the business was able to keep on handling customer issues well.

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