Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, over 1 year 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 1 year ago

    @KenTheCoffinDweller

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

  3. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 1 year 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. bpullin

    bpullin said, over 1 year ago

    Probably useful degrees like Liberal Arts, or Basket Weaving.

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    Topper Strikes!

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  8. Rauderi

    Rauderi said, over 1 year 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.

  9. aipo86t

    aipo86t GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    @russell5419

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

  11. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The way the U.S. economy is presently treating its workers will ultimately be responsible for the collapse of its consumer-based economy. Right now I think we are hoping that the rest of the world thinks we are “too big to fail”. But as our economy shrinks relative to the rest of the world (think China and India, among other growing economies), it becomes less likely that we will be bailed out. If that happens, it will get very ugly here.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    @phritzg

    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!

  13. invertedyesterday

    invertedyesterday said, over 1 year 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.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Sportymonk

    Out put by employees have gone up 99% but their pay went up 4%. Out of every dollar earned the 1% gets 58 cents of it.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @SeaFox10

    That is just the old order returning. Gilded Age II is here.

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