Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 2 years ago

    Yup… an audible, all right!… Sometimes you need a bit of time and strategy before “facing the boss”….and even then , there are no guarantees! Cos no is just one letter fewer than yes…

  2. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago

    Might have been better done face-to-face. Easier to blow someone off on a phone call.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    Never have quite understood how bosses are so clueless in the last 20 years. Four or five worker bees on the job that get everything done and the boss doesn’t even notice them when it comes to promotion time.
    Dumbest example of the pointy-haired boss phenom I know of is Eugene’s Apcot Distributing. GM took the company from a half million to 4 million in two years time. Then, in gratitude, the boss hired one of her friends from college to be the GM instead. Within 6 months the company was toast.

  4. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 2 years ago

    Over the last year, my hours at work have been cut by more than 50%. When I complained to my manager, she said I should be grateful to get whatever hours they deem to give me. Real nice.

  5. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No raise – no proposal.
    In this situation, a successful mission doesn’t bring in more money and charitable giving may be down too.

  6. Nermal M

    Nermal M said, over 2 years ago

    I can’t imagine any church able to pay their staff more than they do already. One dollar from each person in the congregation doesn’t add up to much. Sorry, Phil, but that shouldn’t stop your plans. Certainly two can live together for less than two in separate households, so pool your earnings together, and purchase the book “The Tightwad Gazette”. Then read it and believe in it (except for the part of wearing shoes that are pre-owned).

  7. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    They think they are doing you a favor by letting you earn money for THEM.

  8. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Bishop Bushmiller has much to answer for!

  9. Burnout70s

    Burnout70s said, over 2 years ago


    Toast. I like Toast, :)

  10. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, over 2 years ago

    Just like Dagwood in the Blondie comic strip – never getting a raise!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Since 1970 wages froze. By 1980 automation was putting people permanently out of work in their fields. Retraining was on a self costing basis. No one wants to train you even when it is recommended. With so many un and under employed the squeaky wheel gets replaced even if it is inferior to the one being replaced.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    IN Germany instead of firing workers they would cut the hours so that at least they would still be working though all earning less. Not here in the USA.

  13. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 2 years ago

    The Bishop probably gave himself a big pay raise and a bonus and will say he saved the church money by not giving Phil a pay raise. He won’t say anything about what he gave to himself.

  14. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe he got Mr. Dithers by mistake.

  15. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 2 years ago


    Not only that, but some bosses don’t want you “riding on their train”, so to speak. They want to be ahead of you in line, and as long as they get theirs, it’s all good!

    That’s not everyone , but I have experienced some bosses like that.

    And some fear that if you got one before them, then it makes them look bad. Or they may want (or need) to “justify” to the “bean counters” (who may be a bit tight with the company’s money- well, that is their job) why. And some have the attitude that “They get theirs before you get yours.”

    But, there are the cases where the economy simply doesn’t permit it….for that particular branch, or that particular industry, or that particular company. That happens, too. Sometimes, it honestly just isn’t enough money to do it….

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