Work Daze from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:16:10 -0800 Work Daze from Creators Syndicate f30121ac661fa59d71cf519eb43f5ef1 It's a Mystery! for 01/23/2020 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>How can so many potential employers smart enough to invite you to a job interview turn out to be dumb enough to reject you? No doubt, they made a big mistake. Unless, of course, it turns out that the person making the mistakes is you. </p> <p>"13 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Job Interview, According To Hiring Managers" is the title of an article by Casey Bond in the Huffington Post (HuffPost to its friends).</p> <p>Is it possible that you made all 13 mistakes? Maybe not, but you do have to admit &#8212; if anyone could do it, it's you. <p>Updated: Thu Jan 23, 2020</p> 53d5e615e8c04fd157a925a879e24d2f Quitting Time for 01/16/2020 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Thinking about quitting your job?</p> <p>Dumb question. You've been thinking about quitting from the day you started. </p> <p>You remember that fateful day, of course. "It's a great opportunity," you told everyone. "It's not a huge salary, but I'll be making a boatload of money eventually. My co-workers seem really nice, and my boss really cares. It's a great move."<p>Updated: Thu Jan 16, 2020</p> 127e6b77a6dbd4dbb5d3d275c7106709 Happy New Tears! for 01/09/2020 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Remember way back in 2019? </p> <p>You made a bold resolution &#8212; a promise to yourself that you would stop being a wimp at work. Instead, you would gird your loins and loin your girds and finally ask for that promotion you so richly deserve. <p>Updated: Thu Jan 09, 2020</p> 652a09b3c704bd7981b1dfb0027606e5 Happy New Job! for 01/02/2020 Thu, 02 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It's 2020. Do you know where your next job is?</p> <p>Or are you one of those very special people who love their current job and would never ever thinking of changing? We have a name for people like this. We call them "weirdos."<p>Updated: Thu Jan 02, 2020</p> d57d444005593d605384e379967c0b20 Make the Disconnection for 12/26/2019 Thu, 26 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>There's no place like home for holidays.</p> <p>So says the song. <p>Updated: Thu Dec 26, 2019</p> 83a3bcb420ec63a8cb176d3c8a0265c6 Manage This for 12/19/2019 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It's always been your dream. </p> <p>Someday, somehow, somewhere, you are going to be a manager.<p>Updated: Thu Dec 19, 2019</p> 84ad0f711c93230b6da099e59dd14474 Charmed, I'm Sure for 12/12/2019 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>You're very smart. You're extremely loyal. You even work hard at your job (on occasion).</p> <p>Yet, your career is going nowhere. You're not advancing in your company. You're not getting job offers from outside your company. On LinkedIn, you're Linked Out. <p>Updated: Thu Dec 12, 2019</p> 2389a1d4037d13d2c17e3d7d801d1897 How to Avoid a Great New Job for 12/05/2019 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I know it seems impossible, but there's a chance that somewhere out there an employer wants to offer you an amazing job.</p> <p>I didn't say there was a big chance, but when you're stuck in the mud, career-wise, it's good to entertain the thought that there is a teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy possibility the phone will ring and you will be offered a great new job.<p>Updated: Thu Dec 05, 2019</p> 97c31c94a02ca284624cbca6e1a6c44c Taking Off for 11/28/2019 Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>For a working person, there's nothing better than time off.</p> <p>Right?<p>Updated: Thu Nov 28, 2019</p> 0191818b50a1c06ecb220f45f601eec3 Odd Jobs. Old Jobs. for 11/21/2019 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A young person first entering the job market faces many challenges. Until you learn certain very important rules for job hunting, your search is likely to be frustrating and even disheartening, which could lead to disappointment and depression. This is something I care about deeply.</p> <p>No, I don't. <p>Updated: Thu Nov 21, 2019</p> 8093039d5dd4eb5cc542aa0687bbb434 Reaching Your Expiration Date for 11/14/2019 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Is that your phone?</p> <p>Don't pick it up.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 14, 2019</p> bc334553b3e49118334072180fad51ec Promo A Go-Go for 11/07/2019 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Congratulations!</p> <p>Your big new promotion is wonderful news. You definitely deserve your new, supersized salary and juicy executive perks.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 07, 2019</p> 7b85e454a8391f43c33ce5a5db61b04a Beat the Bots for 10/31/2019 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>You are going to be replaced by a robot. </p> <p>You know it's going to happen &#8212; someday.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 31, 2019</p> d525592a57c809d428ffb9110f3a8af9 A Likely Story for 10/24/2019 Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Need more paranoia in your life?</p> <p>Happy to oblige.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 24, 2019</p> 99b51cd19365f635d692bfb25568ecdd Mistakes Are Us for 10/17/2019 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Make as many mistakes as you can as quickly as you can." </p> <p>That's a mantra in the high-tech biz. The idea is that making &#8212; and fixing &#8212; mistakes early on lets you move on. <p>Updated: Thu Oct 17, 2019</p> 8388b57ef8cfd63f80acfd05851c7c4f Stuck in the Muck? Yuck! for 10/10/2019 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Believe it or not, there are people who love their jobs. Not only do they enjoy every hour of every day they are privileged to come to work, but they also see a broad, bright future ahead on a career superhighway to power, pay and perks.</p> <p>They're delusional, of course, but they do exist. <p>Updated: Thu Oct 10, 2019</p> 5f19dcb991c9c68253be42d44da1fea8 I Want to Be Alone for 10/03/2019 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Ask the typical employee what they most want from their jobs ... </p> <p>Go ahead; do it. I'll wait right here.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 03, 2019</p> f400c042966eeaf2d7b6715cb80a4ce1 Hocus Focus for 09/26/2019 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Does your mind wander? Do your managers stop you in the middle of presentations to ask, "What are you thinking?" Do you constantly lose your car keys, not remembering you don't own a car?</p> <p>These are classic symptoms of people who have trouble with focus. <p>Updated: Thu Sep 26, 2019</p> eb9df0a3c9510c5cf33ad277cf330d93 A Lunch Is a Terrible Thing to Waste for 09/19/2019 Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I congratulate you! </p> <p>You've become an expert at how to avoid work at work. No matter how many assignments you have or how tight the deadlines are, you still manage to fritter away most of the workday. <p>Updated: Thu Sep 19, 2019</p> d0551ae1663dbe427cecca687544422b Workaholics of the World, Unite! for 09/12/2019 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>There are a lot of names your co-workers could call you, but workaholic isn't one of them. That's not right.</p> <p>Just because you do almost no work doesn't mean that you're not a workaholic. You're simply a workaholic when it comes to not working. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Put another way, no amount of work is too much if it will make it possible for you to not do any real work at all.</span> <p>Updated: Thu Sep 12, 2019</p>