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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 17, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Does that mean she won’t be sleeping over tonight?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 5 months ago

    Troubles in Paradise. Diplomacy is reccomended.

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    Caldonia  5 months ago

    And she quit having shoulder straps on her top, too. Making it a tube top.

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    Alabama Al  5 months ago

    Eh … If you did fire her, Mike, she’d be all “How could you do this to me?” with the same results. Doonesbury’s “Kobayashi Maru.”

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    Orcatime  5 months ago

    Sophie had her choice, Mike gets his!

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    Decius Premium Member 5 months ago

    Mike should maybe have talked to her?

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    RonaldByrd  5 months ago

    If Mike fired all of Kim’s friends, does that mean that the 149 remaining coders aren’t Kim’s friends? That means that if he’d instead fired fifty of those coders, everything would be as well as could be reasonably expected. Like I said earlier, he should have brought her into the loop right away. Oh well.

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    Krokodil  5 months ago

    Did she change tops in panel 3? That’s a way to punctuate an exit!

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    Looneytunes65  5 months ago

    Now he doesn’t have to fire her. Nice.

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    rugeirn  5 months ago

    Totally 100% predictable.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 5 months ago

    No offense, but I saw that coming. It’s hard to be the last man standing.

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    Monchoxyz Premium Member 5 months ago

    Are they currently married?

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    Wimpy boyfriends are even easier to find than jobs for good coders.

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    Pointspread  5 months ago

    Bad move Kim. If you are let go you can claim unemployment, when you quit it’s much harder. Thought she was supposed to be smart?

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    dadlivonia  5 months ago

    doesn’t he end up marrying this whatever?

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    rionmorrison69  5 months ago

    Story of my life. No matter what I would do, it was the wrong choice.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Don’t dip your pen in the company ink.

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    Jaymi Cee Premium Member 5 months ago

    So not only did he show a lack of personal integrity, he also doesn’t have faith in her skills (assumes she can’t get another job). Of course she’s going to peace the f right outta there. He’s going to have to work to make this right.

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    Flatworm  5 months ago

    I too once chose a job over a woman, who coincidentally was Korean and named Kim (although Kim was her last name). It was absolutely the worst choice I ever made in my entire long life.

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    konjiki  5 months ago

    Bad move…Mike assumed she’d be grateful that he “chose” her…definitely should have talked to her first…

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    I’m glad I’ve read ahead.

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    NWdryad  5 months ago

    I knew that was gonna happen.

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    NWdryad  5 months ago

    How is it self-respect to choose your girlfriend at the expense of someone else? Self-respect means that you do the right thing. And it’s not to choose your girlfriend over someone else.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  5 months ago

    No good deed goes unpunished. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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    eddi_tbh  5 months ago

    He just kicked Kim in her self-determination. Very bad move.

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    neatslob Premium Member 5 months ago

    My friend who was promoted to manager and given the assignment to lay off everyone in the department solved the problem by quitting himself.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 5 months ago

    No right answer, dude.

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    Durak Premium Member 5 months ago

    Dude shoulda just walked out the door in the first place.

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    cherns Premium Member 5 months ago

    Actually, firing Kim might be a good move for both Mike and Kim. First, we are given to believe that she’s a super-programmer, and probably would have no trouble finding a (probably better) job elsewhere. Second, this would remove Mike&Kim from any charges or suspicions of favouritism or nepotism.

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    ndblackirish97  5 months ago

    She should’ve been first then maybe she could’ve helped her friends getting the news. Whoops. LOL

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