Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 3 years ago

    The paperwork on Val’s desk is impressive.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    9AM: Arrive at work
    9:15-9:45: Coffee break
    11AM-1PM: Lunch
    2PM-2:30: Coffee break
    3:30-4PM: Nap time
    4:45PM Go home.

  3. robert  culver

    robert culver GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I like that idea

  4. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm, true… So will it be margaritas or beer?

  5. opentomeet

    opentomeet said, over 3 years ago


    As opposed to my last position:

    6:45am: Leave for work.
    7:45am: Arrive at work (Boss: You need to get in earlier!)
    No coffee break:
    Work through lunch:
    No coffee break:
    6:30pm Leave work (Other Boss: Why are you leaving early? you’ll need to work weekends to make it up!)
    7:30pm Arrive home
    7:45pm to bedtime: Bitch about getting a new job!!

  6. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago

    Or my supervisor.
    Come in between 8:30 and 9 (day begins at 8)
    9:15-9:45 Break
    11:30-1 Lunch
    2:30-3 Break
    4:30 leave for the day

    My day
    8-12 my work and a co workers
    12-12:30 working lunch
    12:30-4:30 my work and co workers job too

  7. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Monkeyhead; sounds like your co-workers need a two level promotion and a heafty raise! You? Get back to work!!

  8. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well, for starters, not getting a break and lunch is a violation of Federal law, so that needs to be changed, pronto. I used to have a boss who never came in until noon, in spite of the fact that the day started at 8:00. HE worked an 8 hour day, and expected US to stay until he was ready to go home. The CEO fixed that.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    It may be the law that you get breaks and a lunch break but if you complain you’re out the door. My husband used to work 8 hours on his feet with NO break at all. Just because something is the law doesn’t mean it’s enforceable.

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 3 years ago

    My day – Get up when I want, work if I want, take breaks when I want, go to bed when I want. It’s so nice to be RETIRED!

  11. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago


    got that right i work about 10 to 14 hours a week teaching and that’s just right . Can’t totally stop working because brain will stop too !!

  12. whitet3260

    whitet3260 said, over 3 years ago

    These guys must be Federal Civil “Service.”

  13. Babbalou

    Babbalou said, over 3 years ago

    Dani, unfortunately there is no federal law requiring either lunch breaks or coffee breaks. I have checked the laws in my state (Minnesota) and the only requirement is that I be allowed to use a restroom. I haven’t had breaks at any of my jobs in years. I can eat at work, but can’t leave. Current job, I’m taking care of elderly people in their home – working 11 hour shifts. No break, I can’t leave. I’ve also worked in a tax office – 8 hr plus shifts. I have to help anyone who comes in. I can go into a small utility closet and take a bite of food, but have to come out if someone walks in the door.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    The point is that it is kind of early for Val.

  15. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago


    It’s five o’clock somewhere…. ;)

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