Faceless Cogs

I so despise corporate culture that encourages bosses to take credit for successes yet throw underlings under the bus when it comes to failures. Accountability should go both ways. Wishful thinking, I guess. Although it is kind of weird that this the rule rather than the exception across all kinds of corporations. Something must be broken with the human condition to allow this kind of bullshit.

Anyway, I am not at a convention this weekend! Which means, infinite sleeeeeeeep! See ya Monday.


  • zomgenius

    You know, one thing I really, really love about your comic is that you make their facial expressions so exaggerated and wonderful. xD It’s a blast to see the characters really get into an emotion like that. I also love how you take a moment to do more dramatic scenes, like the bit with Ally, Kane, and Bodie standing on the gears. It’s things like these that make me really fall in love with a comic! :D (You know, besides the awesome story, of course.)

  • Pie

    Now THAT is what I call a grimace!

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Maybe it’s different as a software engineer, but even at the corporate jobs I’ve had, management has generally been good about praising for success and taking the blame for failure. But I’ve probably also been lucky with the particular places I’ve worked at, too.

  • Whatev

    I think it’s A) not so much a matter of “corporate culture” as it is of “human nature,” and B) it doesn’t actually work, because even if your boss’s bosses believe that it was your fault, there’s going to be more than enough blame for your boss, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.rotter Sean David Rotter

    OMG panel two is fucking epic!!

  • purplelibraryguy

    It really is.

  • purplelibraryguy

    See, things’ll be different when the revolution comes.
    . . . That sounded like a joke, didn’t it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/aenya.silverleaf Aenya Hiri Silverleaf

    Wow okay, panel two just made it to the top of my list of favourite scenes here XD

  • thekiyote

    I’m a manager, and I subscribe to the view that you should always give credit to your team whenever possible, because here’s the secret: as the leader of the team, you’re going to get credit no matter what. If someone performed exceptionally well, make that shite known!

    The opposite is also true, you should never just throw your team under the bus, because here’s the secret: as the leader of the team, you’re going to get blamed no matter what. If somebody on the team did frack up colossally, you should deal with it, but in a way that fixes the problem, not just to find a scapegoat.

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    That’s what I like to hear. I wish there were more of you!

  • wyrd_lyte

    I gave myself a cramp trying to emulate Kane’s face in panel two. Awesome.