…at least so far!
do i get the V.I.P. seat for this?
Choice between such severe work and death? I Quit!!!!
I’m not sure that it’s the “last”. just the latest
Since the others didn’t “survive”, what does that imply ?
Does anyone remember the date of the Sunday panel where the man is under the tree with his dog.
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.
Like a rolling stone.
Is that Conan’s grandson?
Because we LIKE you.
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
This is the PERFECT metaphor!
O’Brien or Barbarian?
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.
I hate company down sizing.
he’s trying to whip up some enthusiasm now…
I guess that’s the drudge report.
a distinction without a difference
So you’re still employed here. But we’re going to have to give you a pay cut in order to stay competitive.
Ah….much like your wonderful Oarsmen series from 10 years ago….
I would be looking for a one man layoff while they’re hiring.
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.
You know that if he could do it, management would do it.
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!”
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)
He can now pick any rope he wants.
Remember that you have a lot more pull now.
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.
In reality, that guy with the whip is really a squadron of middle managers that miraculously deemed itself indispensable and so escaped the layoffs.
Now you’ll also get a few extra cuts as salary.
“I’m ecstatic…” ( ͡° ͟ʖ ͡°)
Whew, that’s a load off of my mind… hey, wait a minute!
good news like that I could do without
If not for the honor, he would have prefered to have been laid off.
Layoffs were a little different back then. getting cut or getting the axe might be more accurate :(
Though that wasn’t done with slaves. Everyone got paid.
Layoffs. Also known as “The rollers need lubrication, so whip a couple slaves to death.”
A case of doing more with less. Now where have I heard that before?
Yep. That just how it feels. The “privilege” of doing everybody’s work. The pay cut is just a bonus.
My coworker said that it is 3 guys with whips shy on the block.
That pretty much describes working at WallyWorld.
Hmm maybe he is an “essential worker” and all the others are working from home?