How to Try to Make Someone Hear What They Are Saying

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Reader Comments (13)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand . . . Panel 4 FTW!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Forster

How is Jenkins still employed? Does he have video footage of the boss doing hideously inappropriate things with his mistress?

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy

Missy, of course, wins.
(Both for her sick burn and because Jenkins kept Scott out of her hair for a few hours.)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWaladil

He's still employed because the company can't fire him if they don't have an up-to-date Form RJ-17.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Jenkins is still employed because the boss loves to watch him drive everyone else crazy.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergroovykinda

Jenkins has a mistress?

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPointy

Thing is, is the meeting important to Jenkins work?

Quite often meetings can be boiled down to the last five minutes and turning up there was a waste of time. Especially if you're not going to be able to affect the outcome and will really just be there to be told what to do.

Sometimes a manager wants you along not because it's useful but because they want to tell you to be there.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSwannee

Go Missy! Laughing my @@@ off!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiscus

"Nothing you say is going to convince me that I am inflexible." Thanks Scott--I want that on T shirt, please!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I thought the only word that can follow "unmitigated" is "gall" Isn't it always "unmitigated gall?"

Just like sports teams: when they struggle, the can only "struggle mightily," which must be the first phrase they teach in commentator's school.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermstrange

@Fluffy: I wouldn't be surprised if he did. Or maybe this comic is like "Dilbert," sacrificing realism to preserve the status quo.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I'm with Swanee on this - as often as not, the boss needs to show his boss how many people he can persuade to sit through a meeting to show how much backup he has.
If you get along with the boss, or think there are worse people in the company to work for, it's better to go to the meeting, nap awhile, and wake up for the big finish, when everybody agrees it has been productive.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I'm completely new to the comic, and I thought that the inflexible character was deliberately drawn to look like George Lucas. A regular reader corrected me, but I remain amused.

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Yamada

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