Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 20 hours ago

    Ha! Good one…..

  2. BlueJayRobin

    BlueJayRobin said, about 19 hours ago

    Better to be a janitor in pseudo-Heaven than to clean up in the other place.

  3. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 16 hours ago

    No one ever talked about their profession in my neighborhood growing up. These men were trying to forget what they did for a living with the help of strong drink. They usually had nothing to say about anything.

  4. Island Boy

    Island Boy said, about 16 hours ago

    Maintenance Supervisor … Sanitation Engineer … don’t ever use the “J” word!

  5. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 14 hours ago

    Recently asked my brother and sister-in-law how “Tom” (their son) was doing. They told me he got a new job at a local college doing “maintenance”. I thought that was odd as I knew he had probably never picked up a screwdriver in his life, much less any tool. Found out later he’s a janitor there.

  6. Indycar

    Indycar GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Frazz, the irrepressible optimist!

  7. Dsnerker

    Dsnerker said, about 13 hours ago

    Frazz enjoys his work.

  8. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Much of today’s commentary points out the reason colleges and universities are filled with people who don’t belong and won’t benefit.
    With the goal of a “high paying job” and disdain for service, they are ripe for an easy “joint major” and failure.
    My favorite story is of a student who was trying to get into university as an engineering student with “honor status”; but he did not quite have the GPA. His counselor advised him to drop physics and calculus to help his senior grades.
    He made the cut; switched majors to architecture; then to media. Graduated in six years with a job as a TV cameraman based on his work in school. Only guy off camera with a college degree. Pay differential … $0.00 or minus $1,100/mo if you count his loan payment.
    Note: college students are the only people NOT eligible to negotiate a lower rate with their lender.

  9. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago


    … and honest, necessary work it is!

  10. Duncan Idaho

    Duncan Idaho said, about 12 hours ago

    .. meaning he’s got a lock on a municipal job that is over paid under worked and comes with an incredible pension plan.

  11. wheintz

    wheintz GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Unfortunately the word “janitor” has become a derogatory word, even though the dictionary meaning “is a person employed as a caretaker of a building; a custodian.” Frazz is the building custodian, which has a more socially acceptable connotation.

    Ewal Doh hit the nail on the head. We as a nation have millions of children who have been told a great lie. Get a college degree and you’ll live the good life. Unfortunately, most of them come out of college without any marketable skills and thousands in debt. We need plumbers, electricians, camera operators and yes, custodians. All honorable positions, and in many places quite well paid, just without the cachet of some other professions.

  12. Al Nala

    Al Nala said, about 10 hours ago

    I was a janitor’s assistant in HS. Very useful when in the service, especially knowing how to run a buffer.

  13. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 10 hours ago

    I like how Frazz emphasized the word “here”, implying that he really enjoys the opportunity to interact with the students and the other staff. He’d probably rather do this and make his janitor’s salary than be some high powered executive and make a CEO’s salary. The fact that his song writing pays well is just a perk.

  14. Marshal Mercer

    Marshal Mercer GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    ….and then he was fifty; sixty; seventy. Oops!

  15. Daniel Quilp

    Daniel Quilp said, about 9 hours ago

    “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”
    John W. Gardner, former President of the Carnegie Corporation and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson.

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