Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, over 3 years ago

    But isn’t he on temp status as the way to get his job back after the big cutback?

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    That’s pretty much what’s being said here.

  3. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 3 years ago

    A large part of the problem with this economy is NOT the government but the CORPORATE greed that is failing to allow workers a decent wage and benefits. Large stores like JCP have almost all P/T worker with only store managers and supervisors being full time with decent benefits. A.C Moore the same way. Companies have found it easy to keep people trapped as P/T with no benefits.

    I have two masters and consider myself lucky to have a 40 hr /wk job with no benefits and $11/hr. Health Ins just went from $875 to $945 a MONTH with no health issues. No vacation, no nothing.

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Topper Strikes!

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    what’s with the ubiquitous plastic water bottle ALWAYS on hand with this character?

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We didn’t do today’s panel in order to get our readers fighting among themselves. I think Sportymonk was trying to point up the irony of his situation, not boast. It may be that russell5419’s son is one of the lucky ones. Too many grads are having trouble finding the work they’re qualified for. The labor unions were created to level the playing field and free workers from corporate exploitation, but it seems as if the employers have found loopholes to get the ball back in their court.

  7. Rauderi

    Rauderi said, over 3 years ago

    Before this runs away any further, did anyone think that “masters” meant, y’know.. “bosses”? Two JOBS and only making the equivalent of $11/hr, part time.

  8. Nels Balwit

    Nels Balwit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Where I work half our team is temps making about 1/3 of what full time employees make. Corporate policy is that we can’t have a temp doing the same job as a full time employee for more than 18 months without hiring them. We still manage to have “temps” that have worked for several years and are still considered temps. Management figured out how to fudge the policy by having them work different hours.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    There are masters degrees, and then there are masters degrees.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    We probably won’t even be able to fight any more wars to defend our interests. And then try to rebuild those countries. It really touches me to see our people sending textbooks to far off lands. They could have sent them to us. We didn’t have textbooks in our public schools, here in the US. We did have some pretty snazzy football uniforms though. And me, and a bunch of other guys didn’t even want to be on the team!

  11. invertedyesterday

    invertedyesterday said, over 3 years ago

    I know I don’t want to be immortal. I don’t want to see this planet turn to anarchy within 100 years. And it will if something isn’t done. The ‘common good’ no longer exists. How sad.

  12. Ralph Ziggy

    Ralph Ziggy said, over 3 years ago


    our government is in the pockets of large corporations, it’s one and the same problem

  13. invertedyesterday

    invertedyesterday said, over 3 years ago

    Merriam-Webster definition…


    1 a: absence of government
    b: a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
    c: a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government

    2 a: absence or denial of any authority or established order
    b: absence of order

    Take your pick, but I surely doubt it’s gonna be 1c (the utopian society)

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    c has always been the belief of those who fail to understand human nature. It’s an idealistic dream. Take away government, and do we honestly believe all those corporations will just be nice and fair, out of the goodness of their hearts? All we did relax government, and the greedy were set free to bleed us.

  15. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, over 3 years ago

    July 5th was my 13th year at my current employer. I also worked 13 years at my previous employer. At my previous job I had earned 120 hours of vacation time that I could take any time, any way I wanted. This was in a place where our work weeks were 3 days on, 3 off, 4 days on and 4 days off. So essentially half the year (26 weeks) was 48 hours and half was 36 (12 hour work day). And ALL holidays were honored. Current position used to be unlimited overtime but when the owner passed, that passed too. Everybody had to work the 4th and a 40 hour “vacation check” won’t pay anything so I gave up on those and without enough overtime pay I had to almost drop my 401(k) contribution!

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