Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, 9 months ago

    And you can take the day off as no one there will know the difference.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    You would still have to come in and punch in. They can check that. Better to not lose your job.

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, 9 months ago

    Which is why in Latvia, 23rd was exchanged with 14th, and 30th with 28th, so that instead of “2 free – 1 work – 3 free – 1 work – 2 free – 1 work – 2 free” we have “6 free – 2 work – 4 free”.

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 9 months ago

    You can sure see how enthused Rena is—Val has put her to see standing up.

  5. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Why do you think most employers (the SMART ones) give their employees the day after Christmas as a extra day off?
    Not only do they get through the sugar overload, but they come back much HAPPIER!

  6. david_42

    david_42 said, 9 months ago

    Didn’t over-eat, didn’t over-drink, no cookies this year, got a good night’s sleep … and don’t have a job to got to today.

  7. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Knows this office I does
    That’s me in P2
    (with a goofier tie, of course)

  8. Brian Fink

    Brian Fink GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Ron, ours gave us the extra day. Im on call for emergencies but as long as I can get home in 15 minutes Im good :)

  9. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, 9 months ago

    Yup, pretty much here at my office. Well, there is work going on, but the “breaks” seem to last longer than normal!

  10. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    And you can take the day off as no one there will know the difference.

    I will know the difference. And I will call out those people to upper management. People who skip work and think they can get away with it make life miserable for the rest of us with stronger work ethics who are on the job today.

    Listen to Night-Gaunt49: s/he speaks wisdom.

  11. zippycats

    zippycats said, 9 months ago


    Yeah, work til 8PM on Christmas Eve; your co-workers will really admire you for it :>

  12. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 9 months ago

    You think so?!

  13. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, 9 months ago

    When I was a programming project leader, I scheduled December as if it were two weeks long. Between parties, potlucks, days off, long lunches, virtual half-days before Christmas and New Years and the inability to contact others for information for any of those reasons, anyone who expects 10 days’ work from their employees is either deluded or a slave driver. Maybe both.

  14. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    christmas day should be moved to the last Thursday of the month, like Thanksgiving is. The day is irrelevant, as no-one knows for sure if and when the event actually occurred.

  15. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    Think about what you’ve just written. It really only applies to people who “work” first-shift, M-F. I know people who were forced to do real work Christmas (snow plow driver and nurse) and Boxing Day (retail).

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