Nice work Dilbert
Honk Honk, PHB!! Him being the gentleman, sort of ignored it and moved on!
She should have followed it up with a beep, beep.
Go ask Alice…when she’s ten feet tall….
Simple… just need to hire another Alice…!
It all pays the same.
One of the corollaries to Murphy’s Law (I forget what it’s called) says: Work flows to the competent until they submerge.
One of the great classics of this strip, IMO
Didn’t that work out honking well for Alice? Good for her.
Made me laugh.
It’s been my experience that when the work load gets to the “beyond ridiculous” point, people do react like this. Still.work, still work hard even, but the hours drop back to something approximately reasonable and the number of projects drops to 1.5: The 1 that the worker cares about and about .5 for the one that seems important to the company. All the others get marked as “No progress this week” on the chart if the immediate manager is sane, or “Waiting for response from client” otherwise.
That golden moment when you realize all you can do is fail. Alice has gone through all the stages of overwork; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance and honking.
Dilbert risks becoming the first victim of The Fist of Death! PHB is too frightened and or weirded out by Alice to react to being honk honked….
Alice is free! Free! Free!…
I suppose it is sort of liberating when you finally accept the inevitable and just go with it. If you can see failure coming you have some time to brush up your resume and leave. Totally liberated and let the fails go to the next guy.