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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 07, 2020

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    mwksix  about 1 year ago

    …at least so far!

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    willispate  about 1 year ago

    do i get the V.I.P. seat for this?

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    I Mad Am I  about 1 year ago

    Choice between such severe work and death? I Quit!!!!

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    eastern.woods.metal  about 1 year ago

    I’m not sure that it’s the “last”. just the latest

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    eastern.woods.metal  about 1 year ago

    Since the others didn’t “survive”, what does that imply ?

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    eastern.woods.metal  about 1 year ago

    Does anyone remember the date of the Sunday panel where the man is under the tree with his dog.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    I used to fear job interviews. But somewhere around the middle of my career, I realized that I had actual skills that were actually valuable, and that a job interview cuts both directions. It was definitely a blinding light moment when it occurred to me, near the end of a particularly worthless interview that I really didn’t WANT to work there. After that guy, I just walked over to the HR desk and said I was leaving. And left.

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    Superfrog  about 1 year ago

    Like a rolling stone.

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    Bilan  about 1 year ago

    Is that Conan’s grandson?

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    danketaz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Because we LIKE you.

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    wiatr Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I feel honoured that my last employer went to all that trouble to re-arrange the method of production just to get rid of me./s

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This is the PERFECT metaphor!

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    DonPoole  about 1 year ago

    O’Brien or Barbarian?

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    Charliegirl Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Oh, joy!

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    Say What?  about 1 year ago

    I remember when this sort of thing happened to me at my first full-time job. I was the last non-managerial designer in the company until they laid me off. Mind you, this was several months before the stock market crash that led to the Great Recession of 2008. I was two years out of undergrad with my bachelor’s degree, and it took me years to recover since I didn’t have enough years of experience and the fearful job market kept requiring qualifications that were out of my field. I studied a lot during those recovering years to meet these requirements, but each time I looked for work in my field, companies kept piling the requirements on until I had no choice but to take on another career. Now we’re seeing the same disaster hit the country again as lessons fail to be learned, warnings fail to be heeded, and action fails to be taken to get us back on track.

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 1 year ago

    I hate company down sizing.

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    gopher gofer  about 1 year ago

    he’s trying to whip up some enthusiasm now…

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    jreckard  about 1 year ago

    I guess that’s the drudge report.

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    sandpiper  about 1 year ago

    a distinction without a difference

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  about 1 year ago

    Alone?

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    Kaputnik  about 1 year ago

    So you’re still employed here. But we’re going to have to give you a pay cut in order to stay competitive.

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    sdean7855 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Ah….much like your wonderful Oarsmen series from 10 years ago….

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    tjlmaz  about 1 year ago

    Job security…

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    wirepunchr  about 1 year ago

    I would be looking for a one man layoff while they’re hiring.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  about 1 year ago

    I made it through two rounds of post-merger/takeover layoffs. Survivor’s guilt and a sense of fatalistic angst permeated the workforce, while management devoted all effort to winning highest possible rung on the corporate ladder. “Are we having fun, yet?” became the mantra.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    You know that if he could do it, management would do it.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The desire to accomplish more with fewer resources is a great spur to technological innovation.

    People keep fretting about how all the computers and robots are going to take all our jobs. I say “HOORAY! Let them take all our jobs! ‘Work’ is a 4-letter word! Let’s all live like we’re retired. It’ll be glorious!”

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Today is the half-year anniversary of the alarm going off:

    2020-01-07 • Presidential Daily Brief: “Analysts concluded [coronavirus] could be a cataclysmic event.” • Trump did nothing.

    2020-07-07 • US death toll: 133,013

    For comparison • Korean War (33,686) + Vietnam War (58,220) + Afghan War (7,970): 99,876

    Now past • WW1: 116,516

    Future targets • WW2 (418,500) • Civil War (~620,000) • Spanish flu (~675,000)

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    Calvins Brother  about 1 year ago

    He can now pick any rope he wants.

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    thelost wizard  about 1 year ago

    Remember that you have a lot more pull now.

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    Linguist  about 1 year ago

    I have a feeling that copies this cartoon will be hanging in offices throughout the U.S. and U.K. within days!

    I’m sure there’s thousands of workers who are feeling this way.

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    konjiki  about 1 year ago

    In reality, that guy with the whip is really a squadron of middle managers that miraculously deemed itself indispensable and so escaped the layoffs.

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    mistercatworks  about 1 year ago

    Now you’ll also get a few extra cuts as salary.

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    ChessPirate  about 1 year ago

    “I’m ecstatic…” ( ͡° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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    UpaCoCoCreek Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Whew, that’s a load off of my mind… hey, wait a minute!

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    KEA  about 1 year ago

    good news like that I could do without

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    Buckeye67  about 1 year ago

    If not for the honor, he would have prefered to have been laid off.

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    DondiDoo  about 1 year ago

    Layoffs were a little different back then. getting cut or getting the axe might be more accurate :(

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 1 year ago

    Though that wasn’t done with slaves. Everyone got paid.

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    bakana  about 1 year ago

    Layoffs. Also known as “The rollers need lubrication, so whip a couple slaves to death.”

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    keenanthelibrarian  about 1 year ago

    A case of doing more with less. Now where have I heard that before?

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    eddi_tbh  about 1 year ago

    Yep. That just how it feels. The “privilege” of doing everybody’s work. The pay cut is just a bonus.

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    ajnims Premium Member about 1 year ago

    My coworker said that it is 3 guys with whips shy on the block.

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    silverbutterflyss  about 1 year ago

    That pretty much describes working at WallyWorld.

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    bill.berry  about 1 year ago

    Hmm maybe he is an “essential worker” and all the others are working from home?

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