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Panel two is sheer genius. That is all.
Just had customers come in a few days ago. Same scenario, except that we actually get less done with onlookers.
Holy crap this one is so freakin good! Ive been following BI for a couple years now, and this is the first time I've been compelled to comment and tell you how talented you are. You've written this level of gold plenty of times before, but they always had plenty of comments already. Thank you for making so much wonderful art for us to enjoy.
Mullet Boss as the workplace underdog? This works great. I hope we get to see him bending over backward to please more often.
strips like this remind me why you were born to be an author, your wordsmithery is simply fantastic man, you phrase things absolutely perfectly.
I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say the less I know about what mullet boss is into, the happier I'll be.
I never realized Kane from Command and Conquer had such useful career insight! It does explain how he became the leader of Nod, though. A man with many layers.
Wait, wait, wait; I thought a clause in the contract in which Mullet Boss sold the company to the other company was that he couldn't be fired? Retcon!
Nah, I'm just kidding, I don't really care. Great work, Scott. You've identified why I have trouble keeping jobs.
So Jenkins IS necessary! The plot thickens...
Jenkins sole job is to lower the expectations of management so the rest of the team looks good. I worked with a guy like that. He was a total slacker and I had to fix his messes all the time. I miss him.
Is your boss's boss Steve Jobs??
I needed this about a month ago. We had our CEO and his entourage visit here for a week, and it was pretty much as you described.
That also explains why my supervisor kept trying to hide me, but then insisted I attend a meeting with the group.
The CEO looks like he's having a practical joke on everyone.
Obviously, Jenkins is a multi-purpose tool.
"Man, I've dropped so much and there's still more to drop!"
I've had the Panel 4 conversation before ... except I was more noticeably sarcastic ...
@ DaveH wrote: "That also explains why my supervisor kept trying to hide me, but then insisted I attend a meeting with the group."
You're lucky. Every day they put me in a dark room and take away my pants.
Wow. I worked in civil service my entire career, so managed to avoid this particular experience. I'm not feeling deprived. Mullet Boss displays the classic boss behavior of kick down / kiss up, though, which does exist in the public sector as well.
Wait, I thought mullet boss owned the place?
Jeez, every panel's a winner, but you set the bar high at the get go with "Drop everything and look busy!" And Jenkins-bashing is always good for a laugh.
I am an avid reader of web comics and have never commented or shared a single one. I have done both with this one. Your art style is simplistic like the chords the Beetles played, and in like fashion it is just enough to provide a worthy vehicle for your genius, which in your case is concise analyses and deliciously al dente satire. I have enjoyed every one of your pieces, and hope you continue writing for years to come. Your insights are refreshingly honest and unfailingly entertaining. You sir, have earned a life long fan. OK, I'm going to stop gushing now, and wish you and your loved ones all the success and happiness the world has to offer.