The worst for me was being called by my boss (his office was in the building across the street), told to go stand by the fax machine, and having him fax my layoff notice to me. He didn’t even have the decency to tell me to my face! Needless to say, not one of my favorite bosses.
Glad someone other than I noticed that. Why do people confuse its and it’s so often; it’s such a simple grammatical issue. I’ll give Steph the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he uses someone to ink his final drawings, including the lettering.
The company where I work did this about 15 years ago. Since then, everyone just comes to work sick. Corporate greed has no bounds.
Reminds me of when I was a kid. We still had some two-lamp traffic lights in Brooklyn into the late-1960s and early ’70s. I was kind of sad to see them slowly be replaced by the three-lamp lights. Hearing “Silver Bells” at Christmastime, with its reference to traffic lights blinking “a bright red and green” always takes me back to those days.
Agreed. Glad somebody else noticed it, too. Perhaps there’s hope for the English language after all.
Wow, for a change he’s being honest! That’s a first.
I’ve always thought their car is a Studebaker; that round part of the grille is what’s on the Studebaker Fozzi Bear and Kermit drove in “The Muppet Movie” years ago. :-)
ISO9000—I believe today it’s called QS9001—is just a sham. For example, when this first started at the company I’ve worked at for 38 years, we had an internal audit that revealed many measuring devices that weren’t labeled as requiring or not requiring periodic calibration. As a result, we were all given rolls of “no calibration required” stickers to apply to all appropriate measuring devices. Even 12-in. wooden rulers that we all had in our desks got stickers! Ridiculous.Yet, here we are a couple of decades later and this nonsense is still going strong. And quality is no better, and probably worse. (Evidence the seemingly endless Takata air bag igniter recalls; it wouldn’t surprise me if every car on earth will require a replacement air bag igniter before this is over.)I honestly think the reality is that this whole “quality program” silliness is just a kickback scheme to enrich upper management, whereby these consulting companies that “register” a firm as “QS9001 compliant” gets paid gigantic fees, kicking back the standard 2% (perhaps as high as 5%) to the registrant’s management.Scott Adams, right from the beginning of Dilbert (and this strip is from 1995), has had the pulse of the corporate world and has made the most of it with Dilbert.And the beat goes on….
Nowadays, only charities send calendars. I don’t recall getting one from a local business I have dealings with in years. I remember the fuel oil company always sent one.
It looks more like a Dalek with arms than a fire hydrant. Am I the only Whovian to think so?