Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 28, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 years ago

    Does Bernie have anything to comeback to?

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    RichardHunter3  about 2 years ago

    Is this based on anything that really happened? It seems somewhat implausible.

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    Looneytunes65  about 2 years ago

    I bet this really happened back in the 90s. They’re was a lot of tech companies that got bought out, or got replaced.

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    too-zonked  about 2 years ago

    When I worked at BigNewTechCompany X, we joked that we were acquiring BigOldTechCompany Y – one employee at a time.

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Who names their company Chien Fou? That’s just bad for marketing in francophone countries, and it sounds like they’re based in a francophone country.

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    Decius Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Why is she with him again?

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    prrdh  about 2 years ago

    “Good coders are hot”…in her case, in more than one sense.

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    Droptma Styx  about 2 years ago

    “Good coders are hot”. Of all the things that have changed in the tech industry since this strip was produced, that, at least, hasn’t changed.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Take the money and run. Bernie’s have sort of gotten a bad rap over the years. What ever became of old “never paid off” Madeoff?

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    Troglodyte  about 2 years ago

    Why do I think Kim is pulling Mike’s leg here?

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    Teto85 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Bernie is in Maui to sell everything off and leave the buyers with all the problems.

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    marshalldoc  about 2 years ago

    Does Kim have hepatitis?

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    willie_mctell  about 2 years ago

    Mad dog.

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    RevvieQuar  about 2 years ago

    “chien fou” mean “crazy dog” if my high school French serves me correctly.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member about 2 years ago

    This strip was from 1996.

    12 years later, Bernie came back from Maui for good.

    April 2021, he left for parts unknown to mere mortals.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    There was a famous Silicon Valley story of a guy who interviewed for a job at one company in the morning and another company in the afternoon—and found himself interviewed by the same guy! Who had changed jobs that day (and who most certainly was trying to make a good story out of the process.)

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    bakana  about 2 years ago

    Note that the French company was actually Monitoring their competitors.

    I can remember a time when one of the managers from the company’s Dallas office was telling us about the plague of headhunters that office had been infested with. He said that one headhunter had even offered his Secretary a high level coding job a month or so earlier. At a substantial pay increase.

    We kidded him that he should have offered to let her take a few weeks Vacation just to find out how long they would keep paying her before they realized she wasn’t a programmer.

    He said they hadn’t done That, but that she Had gone out and enrolled in Night Classes. Classes the company would still reimburse Tuition for, at that point in time. If she passed, of course.

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    cherns Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Fresh out of grad school in another discipline, but with a long history with computers, I interviewed for a job at the local bus company. The interview was conducted by someone from a consulting company that was handling the transition of the bus company from a larger entity to a stand-alone. I then got a phone call from the consulting company saying that they were recommending that the bus company not hire me, but the consulting company did want to. So, I ended up working for the consulting company. First assignment: the bus company. In a way, the consulting company was right—although I had lots of fun and learned things at the bus company, moving around with different assignments and platforms and organizations was much more interesting and challenging than the bus company alone could have provided.

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    mistercatworks  about 2 years ago

    Be careful “hot young coders”. My nephew got a “good-paying” job with a startup. Because of cash flow problems, they told him he could work on the project from home and get paid at the end of the month. He worked a month, submitted the code … and the company – office, desk, chairs, etc. was gone when he went to find his check. But they kept his code.

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