For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 6 months ago

    This is soooo true…even though this comic is no longer a new daily every day, I don’t things have changed much since then… ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 6 months ago

    Waitress having a bad day? Look how she is giving good service to that man in the background.

  3. barb4255

    barb4255 said, 6 months ago

    Women don’t tip well.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 6 months ago

    The man with the menu is going to order a meal. Elly and Claire appear to be limiting themselves to coffee, so the waitress is paying more attention to the person likely to give her a bigger tip. That doesn’t excuse the waitress’ poor service, but Claire seems to be taking it as if the waitress is a traitor to her gender.

  5. sukiec

    sukiec said, 6 months ago

    Oh, gosh, so much HAS changed. There have been types of progress for women that I never expected in my lifetime due to hard work by so many women then, but other needed improvements like the ratification by enough states of the Equal Rights Amendment still have not happened, and while women earn more now than then compared to each dollar a man earns it still is only about 3/4 of the pay for the same work. Many issues that killed women and violently victimized women are safer situations now. But for our day to day lives we still lack the legal equality that we deserve.

  6. sukiec

    sukiec said, 6 months ago

    BTW, the women I have known have often been better tippers percentage-wise than our hubbies, not always of course, but tipping generosity is not based on gender.


    The meal will result in a better tip than coffee, though, unless the diner is a jerk.


    The two occupied tables are also a distance apart so the women might be in the station of different but missing waitstaff.

  7. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 6 months ago

    @sukiec

    and while women earn more now than then compared to each dollar a man earns it still is only about 3/4 of the pay for the same work
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    This is not quite correct. The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men", because the full-time female workers often do not work the same jobs that the full-time male workers do.

  8. Cheryl Kuhnert

    Cheryl Kuhnert said, 6 months ago

    You only get lousy service if you put up with it. If I got terrible service like this I’d complain to management. Crappy service is crappy service and management knows an unhappy customer is unlikely to come back and spend more money on a larger meal.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 6 months ago

    re:sukiec

    “a man earns it still is only about 3/4 of the pay for the same work.” That never took into consideration the average of 12 years off women took to raise kids. When equal experience and equal education was compared, women made far more.
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    As of 2011, women actually made slightly more per hour in the U.S., using the old flawed formula that ignored experience.
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    If one includes affirmative action hires (most of federal civil service) then the pay is massively greater than men. For example, the three federal departments I once worked for changed the hiring rules and started hiring women without the required degrees or experience in 1993. Contrast that with 1992, when 51% of of Federal service was female and tended to be qualified.
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    By 2005, most of federal civil service was comprised of women without the required degrees. And thus they were not able to do the work. Others had to do it for them. For example, the Deschutes National Forest had two different Supervisors who had high school diplomas. The Klamath National Forest had one with a college degree, but not in forestry and no experience in forestry. All three had to depend upon her staff to understand what needed to be done and lacking the experience, they often failed miserably. The head for northern California for NMFS was a secretary elevated to the position. All 25 of the men and women under her were better qualified and did her work for her. Over time, this has become the standard situation in Federal Civil Service. Given that they were being paid for work that others ended up having to do, they were about as overpaid as it is possible to be.
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    I’d much rather have the situation of 1992 where it was 51% women and they tended to be good at what they did.

  10. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Cheryl Kuhnert

    Exactly! More respect starts with absolutely NOT tolerating that behavior – whether it’s just coffee or a six course meal. That waitress may be the prime reason that only two tables in the entire restaurant are occupied and management should be informed about it..

  11. Brandon

    Brandon said, 6 months ago

    BTW, the women I have known have often been better tippers percentage-wise than our hubbies, not always of course”

    “but tipping generosity is not based on gender.”

    LOL! So typical. After telling us how virtuous and better women are, then you say “not based on gender”. I often notice how militant and dishonest feminists tend to be. Really quite disgusting, when they then try to portray themselves as so wonderful.

  12. Lauren M

    Lauren M said, 6 months ago

    She sucks. Plain and simple.

  13. Lin Collingwood

    Lin Collingwood GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    No tip for you.

  14. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 6 months ago

    I was surprised to learn that the biggest obstacle a woman has to overcome to become president is the women’s vote.

  15. SheMc

    SheMc said, 6 months ago

    @barb4255

    Not all women!

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