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Gary Varvel


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  1. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 9 months ago

    Looking for a P/T job also,,, In today’s world having a second job is a wise move.

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 9 months ago

    Gary – nice depth effect with the kids in the foreground..

  3. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The Economy has now split in half – Those without high school diplomas are experiencing unemployment at over 15%. Those with High school diplomas experieince unemployment at between 10% and 12% depending on the area. Those with Bachelors of Science degrees are seeing unemployment at less then 5% and those with Masters and PhDs are seeing unemployment at less then 2%.

    The writing was on the wall 20 years ago. It’s not enough to get a degree. You have to continue to invest in yourself through education, networking, and job skill development.

    Those that pursued the tough college paths in the 80s and 90s: Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Science, Finance, Accounting, etc. Are still doing OK today. The History and English majors not so much and those that dropped out of highschool are really struggling.

    Stay in school kids and don’t shy away from the tough courses.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, 9 months ago

    Genome Project said, 37 minutes ago

    “So, suddenly, there are no more jobs for Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, or Accountants?

    My company has been hiring for over 2 years and still can’t find enough qualified candidates."

    we are in the same boat Genome. each job ad renders about 400 resumes. out of the 400 resumes, maybe 8 are qualified. of the 8 that Appear qualified, 3 pass the phone interview. of those three, usually all are liars, have a bad attitude, or are just looking to extend their unemployment.

    I blame the GOP for trashing the education system with creationism and ‘teach to the True/False test’ mentality.

    we are quickly becoming a third world country, and it’s because of the GOP/Religious dominated education system.

  5. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, 9 months ago


    “the GOP/Religious dominated education system.”

    Which exists only in your deluded, hallucinatory mind.

  6. foofinho

    foofinho said, 9 months ago


    Each side blames the other and no one takes responsibility. I find those that believe in God tend to be better employees.

    I agree that trying to find qualified job candidates is getting harder than ever. Filling technical positions with people that understand the technology they work with is very difficult. At least I can screen out 80% of the candidates using simple technical questions now.

  7. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, 9 months ago

    You want to improve the economy and grow jobs, remove power from Washington, shelter the poor as well as everyone else from hidden taxes. Read about the fair tax. The only tax plan ever put forth that has millions of dollars of research behind it. If we don’t change the tax structure and get spending under control, get ready for an america where its more common to have multiple part time jobs instead of one full time.

  8. Larry

    Larry said, 9 months ago


    Nice, yes, but the kids are a puzzle.
    1. Messed hair, maybe same shirt.
    2. Totally different girl.
    3. Black kid unchanged.
    These detract from the artist’s message, unless it is a message also.

  9. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 9 months ago


    “I blame the GOP for trashing the education system with creationism and ‘teach to the True/False test’ mentality.”

    Blame if you want, but your first culprit is nonsense, and the second is a Dem thing.

  10. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 9 months ago


    Right, focus on the trivial. I guess that could be how you were educated, though.

  11. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    All of the media, left-wing kooks and conservative alternative media is unwilling to admit there are jobs out there. The problem with these jobs is the qualifications required. The majority of unemployed and under-employed Americans are not qualified. The freight railroads are attempting to hire people to replace all those crews coming up for retirement soon. Trouble is, most Americans don’t want to work long hours. They want their sissified 8 hour day for girly-boys. Then there are the trucking companies unable to find qualified drivers. The key word here is qualified. Did drugs in the past? Past convictions? Unwilling to work long hours and odd times of the day and night? Unwilling to be away from home for extended periods? Guess what? You don’t qualify. Over in the manufacturing sector there are high precision machine shops in need of people with good math skills, spatial relations comprehension, and not afraid to get their hands dirty building intricate one of a kind tools. Most unemployed Americans have trouble with balancing a checkbook, let alone trying to use trigonometry and geometry. Diesel engine mechanics are in short supply. Knowledge of electronic and computer systems along with good mechanical skills and a willingness to get dirty are required. Again, most unemployed Americans don’t qualify because either they are unwilling to get dirty, can’t comprehend computer systems, or are mechanically declined. Mechanical declination is a major problem for the country. I see complete and total idiots attempting to change a flat tire out using channel locks instead of the proper lug nut wrench and skipping the part which says a jack is required in step one.
    Over the years I learned a rule which always works, provided there isn’t a union in the way to protect the useless worker. That rule says the most qualified and most productive employees are the last to be laid off. The least qualified and most unproductive employees are always the first to be laid off.
    The other rule I have states that when business picks up slightly during a recession, employers will not hire more workers. Instead they will always ask the current employees to work more hours.
    This last rule fits perfectly into Obamacare. Considering how Obamacare is going to cost employers more per worker, employers will not hire if they can avoid it. Instead they will get the maximum amount of work out of the remaining productive employees. If this means shelling out overtime pay and other incentives, so be it because overtime and other incentives are still cost less than providing Obamacare to new hires.
    Of course, the socialist is unable to comprehend any of this, because socialists don’t believe in performance pay. All of this is the fault of the socialists, dumbing down the schools for the past several decades while inventing new regulations for businesses. Meanwhile the socialist media along with socialist run entertainment tells people its perfectly fine to be a lazy worthless deadbeat because somebody else will provide for you. I am convinced the reason why so many socialists are on drugs and alcohol is because it is the only way to keep the mental disease from constantly inflicting pain.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    Worked two partime jobs when I was in college one winter, forty or more hours a week and not one hour of overtime. Plus a 12 credit course semester. I was cold tired and ticked off most the time but you know it was mine.

  13. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 9 months ago

    Back in the ’90s the Conservative “joke” was “Clinton created 2,000,000 jobs, and my wife has three of them.”
    the whole “Part time jobs” routine is just the right wing trying to have something bad to say about a condition they can no longer say is the end of the world.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    The mental disease caused by the right wing.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    That whole slide from a life’s work to part time jobs began with the Reagan admin.

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