Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 01, 2014


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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Oh, and by the way, you’re fired…..

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    Lost in the Twilight Zone  over 6 years ago

    I always felt Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave at the thought that conservative American businessmen put Americans out of work and torpedoed the US economy to create jobs and build up the economy of the most populous Communist nation to ever exist.And somewhere, Chairman Mao is laughing, and laughing, and…

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Just a note, I keep getting phone calls from the same idiot with a strong Hindi accent trying to claim he’s from Health and Human Services asking for personal information. He obviously doesn’t pass me to a supervisor, or give me a number that I can call him back at.


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    dadoctah  over 6 years ago

    Labor Day in other countries is in May. Something to do with an earlier harvest, I think.

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    CoolcatDK  over 6 years ago

    that’s adding spite to the damage

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    Arianne  over 6 years ago

    And, that’s BULLS… EYE!

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    soclassic  over 6 years ago

    How many people are willing to pay $8,000 + for that 42" flat screen or $300 for that Oxford shirt?

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    dukedoug, we all know you don’t have to answer the phone. If it’s important enough they will call again….Why do people feel they have to answer the phone? I forget who said it but a hundred years ago somebody asked “Why would I want a bell in my house that anybody in the world could ring anytime they wanted to..?”

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    ladykat Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Definition of a job in a customer service call centre: where you get paid minimum wage 24 hours per day and 365 days per year to meet impossible standards to listen to verbal abuse and obscene phone calls.

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    WaitingMan  over 6 years ago

    A few years ago, I had an excellent job in the A/P department of a well known national company. (I won’t mention the company’s name, but their initials are United Rentals.) Then one day, management announced that the department was closing, to be relocated to India. Nice of them. My bank account still hasn’t recovered.

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    ladamson1918  over 6 years ago

    “The trend began in earnest in the late 1970s at large manufacturers such as General Electric. GE’s then CEO, Jack Welch, who was widely respected by other corporate chieftains, argued that public corporations owe their primary allegiance to stockholders, not employees. Therefore, Welch said, companies should seek to lower costs and maximize profits by moving operations wherever is cheapest. “Ideally,” Welch said, “you’d have every plant you own on a barge to move with currencies and changes in the economy.” Not only did GE offshore much of its manufacturing, so did its parts suppliers, which were instructed at GE-orchestrated “supplier migration seminars” to “migrate or be out of business.” ’

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    dabugger  over 6 years ago

    Pathetic, but too true. His coworkers will work a 16 hour day without health and safety conditions for starving wages.

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    aprilrg  over 6 years ago

    OMG we are all doomed ! What a bunch of whiners !

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    Guilty Bystander  over 6 years ago

    We’ve got caller ID so we can screen which calls we choose to answer. Worth a few extra shekels per month. OR you can get an answering machine and if you hear your mom’s voice starting to leave a message, you can pick it up.

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    David1960 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Reminds me of Lexmark once they started shipping software development work to India and Cebu.

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    Jonathan Kahn  over 6 years ago

    Funny how soclassic is the only one who really got the comic. My only tweak: $300 for that Oxford shirt that won’t fit quite right and will fall apart after three months.

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    IQTech61  over 6 years ago

    Neither are most of us who are working stateside, pal.

    And that scene should be inside a convenience store or department store or a tech call center. That’s where most of the people who are working today are located.

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    braindead Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Your basic Job Creator.

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 6 years ago

    Anyone else found it funny/sad that it was announced today that a certain manufacturer of athletic shoes will pay their spokesperson $300 million?This is the same company that a few scant years ago stopped production in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, because they found they could make their shoes for cheaper elsewhere.

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    CO Premium Member over 6 years ago

    He is got to be there on a holiday because they are in a hurry for him to be finish up training his co-workers and so he can be fired.

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    DavidGBA  over 6 years ago

    Manufacturers, living off 5% of the retail dollar!

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    Acetek  over 6 years ago

    This is so true. My team is 6 full time down from 14 and 30 off shore

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