Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup


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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 12 months ago

    Lunch it is. Considering the week she’s had lunch s going to be at least two hours.

  2. samvadi

    samvadi said, 12 months ago

    The paperwork on Val’s desk is impressive.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months 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.

  4. robert  culver

    robert culver said, 12 months ago

    I like that idea

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  6. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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!!

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, 12 months 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

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  9. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months 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.

  11. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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!

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, 12 months 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 !!

  13. whitet3260

    whitet3260 said, 12 months ago

    These guys must be Federal Civil “Service.”

  14. Babbalou

    Babbalou said, 12 months 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.

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 12 months ago

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

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