How to Listen to a Coworker's Complaints

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Reader Comments (19)

I being slightly dumber than your boss due to brain damage is better than being incredibly stupid and in prison from smoking crack....hmmm. And they wouldn't find anything in a reasonable suspicion or random drug test with the brain damage angle either...VERY smrt...DOH!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Initially, I thought he was getting a video camera so he could record him braining his co-worker, but they the less violent solution clicked into place. Alas, I'll have to continue reading ASP for my unnecessarily gory resolutions. :p Another great comic Meyer.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

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September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwitted by ab_aditya

Quite convenient strip for my return from holidays. And it is very nice to have that many strips and posts to read, specially with those weird misunderstandings ... I am really "rolling on the floor laughing" (most probably a confirmation of my brain damage in the eyes of my boss).

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

As long as we are discussing brain damage ...

As someone who is slightly dumber and brain damaged, I'm highly offended.

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJW

I was hired specifically because I seem smarter than my boss. He was worried he came across as `to working class' and wanted someone `posh' to offload more traditional clients too.

Actually I made that up.

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs

Could be that this strip is actually typo free? Hope nobody is disappointed now that correcting is encouraged (me, being a hapless foreigner, would never dare to try and risk to ashame myself, he he).

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

I think it is, Francesc! I'm a copy editor and can't find any typos here.

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Flapwell

Francesc, it seems typo free to me. However, is the instruction in the second panel grammatically correct? Should the second "you" be replaced by "yourself"?

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShan

Panel three was the best one. Coworker is so closed-minded . He doesn't try at all to comprehend what Scott is saying. And he thinks he can handle reality. So many more people like that out there too. Some folks ya just can't reach.
Seems the comics are gettin better. That vacation time must really increased your creativity.

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Hilarious. I look forward to posting a link to this for some of my co-workers' enjoyment. Assuming, of course, that they are almost as intelligent as I. By the way, I know I am smarter than my boss, I just don't like to boast...

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Committing Yak

My last boss would have fit this strip so very very nicely. But he was offered a position at agency HQ in which being a bitter, clueless schmuck who could learn people skills from Boo Radley is actually a qualification, so he got out of our hair. I might forward this to my former colleagues, anyway.

"Well, that's what you're hearing, at any rate." Perfectly observed.

September 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

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September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBorderline Fantastic » M

Regardless of whether my past jobs sucked or not, I totally sympathize with this. Nothing ruins a job more quickly than people talking all day about how crappy it is.

Present company excepted, of course. There's nothing wrong with writing a webcomic about how much your job sucks. Or any other kind of website.

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

Why do you work with George Lucas?

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackabc

"To give me time to get my video camera" That is pure gold!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat Person
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