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Cartoon Brian


Original Release Date: May 25, 2010

Here's another page influenced by my work situation. This time, it was about a job interview.

I interviewed at this place for both a graphic design position and a writing position. I interviewed poorly with a lot of wishy-washy answers. For example, they asked me whether I thought Flash or HTML5 was the future of the internet. I was awfully sure HTML5 was the answer, but I didn't man up and tell them that for sure. The interview bottomed out when they told me I was going to be paid for 40 hours a week, but that I should expect to work 50 or more hours a week. I took exception to this because I was already working a ton of overtime hours I wasn't getting paid for and needed a job with stable hours and fair pay. I appreciate hard work and doing what I need to in order to get the job done, but I want to be treated fairly for that, and I don't think that's unreasonable. Their response, more or less, was that they thought I was lazy, which is reflected here in Mike and Todd's argument.

I spent about 20 hours of my Memorial Day weekend working on a "test project" for them to prove my mettle and ended up not getting the job. It's best that I didn't, because I learned a few years later that a friend of mine got the job, worked there for about a year, and his position was eliminated.

Mike's pupil size in the last panel is an indicator that he just lost it. It's a little scary, to be honest.