Like Thieves

There are some places that just expect you to steal from them. Time is money, after all, and if you’re wasting time on facebook or Gchat, some companies consider that stealing. Evil fucks. Like anyone can really work all eight hours of a damn day. There are lunch breaks, smoke breaks, bathroom breaks, email breaks, meetings, reports, time cards, phone calls. I’d say you’re lucking to get in four real work hour on a really good day. And that’s without facebook. There’s just so much ancillary bullshit hoop jumping that companies make you go through on any given day that it’s impossible to do a full eight straight hours of work.


  • Anonymous

    Watch out Ally said “steal thier time” instead of “steal their time”
    I like where this is going, keep it up!

  • Anillak

    I know what you mean. I don’t have facebook and I don’t smoke, I don’t go out for a lunch, because I eat home-made food in the office, I’m at work two hours before my boss and he still gives me “the look” when I go home earlier than him. Well, blah.

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Not to mention that if you DO work 8 hours straight you’re setting yourself up for RSI and a lot of debilitating pain and suffering.  The company I work for is pretty cool and Gets It.  Mostly.

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    ah shit! I gotta fix that when I get home. That’s what I get for doing all three at once.

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    ah shit! I gotta fix that when I get home. That’s what I get for doing all three at once.

  • http://twitter.com/HSMagnet jeff poss

    ever wonder why “work” is a 4 letter word?

  • Hamstadini

    I kinda like the way you drew Kane in the last panel. He looks zen-like, or maybe he’s copying Plato?

  • Anonymous

    me too. It’s a contrast to his normal self

  • Anonymous

    Then again, so is “Boss”…

  • JarrysKid

    I left corporate in ’03, temped for a while, and now work for a private company consisting of 7 people total. The boss is a great lady who believes that efficiency-improving ideas should be rewarded by taking the whole office to lunch, and doesn’t get overly upset by personal stuff at work, as long as the work gets done. I consider myself extremely lucky.

  • Anonymous

    I actually don’t have facebook. I’m wasting time typing this at work right now, but if I was the boss I’d want people to be productive. It IS a business. Maybe I’d offer everyone peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for free before meetings (like the Boston Celtics do before games) to make up for it.

  • Kelipista

    I work nights at a hotel, during a busy summer night we may be working the full eight hours of our shift, outside of our lunch which is off the clock. But during the winter when the tourists are all gone, we have a whole lot of down time.