Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, almost 3 years ago

    Wally is such a decent, honest guy. The world needs a few more of him.

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 3 years ago

    Is she interested in getting therapy, or providing it?

  3. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    They don’t mean cutting literally, and just so that you know, they ALWAYS start at the bottom of the totem pole and work their way up when it comes to firing employees.

  4. arsmall

    arsmall said, almost 3 years ago

    I thought he owned his own insurance company?

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Babies are such good listeners. And that may be the last time they listen to their parents with such rapture.

  6. Janet

    Janet GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hey, hey, hey….in this economy, you don’t cut people….you cut hours. This way, everyone keeps their job. Unless you’re union. Then you’re screwed.

  7. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    @Thirdguy

    She’s already providing it, so I guess she it thinking of making it a “profession”…ie collecting money for her service.

  8. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doctor11

    Not in some places. I used to work pt for county and they ordered all full time workers close to retirement and some not ready for retirement to leave. Next year 170 workers will receive notice to leave.

  9. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 3 years ago

    @Janet

    Hours in some areas may not get cut employees get cut. I know this.

  10. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 3 years ago

    Lucy just think get education to be a therapist and listen to whiners all day.

  11. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doctor11

    That’s the problem: job cuts always start at the bottom, where the real work is done. If they’d cut two upper management positions, that might equal (in my corporation) 10 front-line, casual positions saved. And it’s those casuals who see the clients, and who take in the money from the clients, and who hear the complaints about how expensive the product is. It’s the casuals who get 0% – 3% raises (because we’re not working productively enough), while upper managers get 10%-15% raises, and the CEO can demand a 25% raise simply because he claims to be head-hunted by two other companies. Nobody dares call his bluff, and his management style is to hire even more managers. Thus, management takes more money from the profits without increasing productivity.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    arsmall, a lot of “independent” insurers nonetheless have strong ties to big corporations. I’m not exactly sure how it works, and I’m not going to insist this ISN"T a continuity lapse, but Wally might own his own company and still be answerable to, say, National Union or State Farm or something.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 3 years ago

    Whenever jobs are cut the money is pocketed by the owners and called a “windfall.” Poor Wally, a decent guy in a place catering to psychopaths. Corporate mentality these days = psychopath and all those who should want to act like them.

  14. iced tea

    iced tea said, almost 3 years ago

    Babies make good therapists. They listen to you.

  15. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, almost 3 years ago

    @slug_queen; the world needs a lot more like him!

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