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Mr. Meddler



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Apr. 2: Soon... Reply with quote



I think this happens to all of us job seekers?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WE are down to our last chimichanga in the freezer Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that feeling comes and goes. It's thrilling to apply to your first job, and maybe your second job (especially if you hate your first job), but eventually it's just stressful. I need this job, otherwise I'm screwed. Student loan payments, car payments, rent... fuck, I just need a job! ... and then the mirth comes if you finally get a job that pays a living wage and the stress lifts.

So maybe I'm unemployed for the first time since I was 15 and it stresses me out a little bit to think about how much grad school is costing me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh if only applying for the job actually meant you would get the job. I would suffer from SO much less anxiety... and be much less poor...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and then he finds out what is in those burritos and swears off them for the rest of his life. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actual title: 2014-04-02: Hiring 2

Panel two is exactly how I act when I think about all of the cool steampunk stuff I would buy once I start earning money.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts at applying for my first job: Yes, now I won't have to constantly be dependent on dad's money!

Nowadays: Damnit, I wish dad would still give me an allowance above this.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if he's all full of mirth now, wait 'til his first paycheck
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall Squig selling a part of his porn collection, to pay for burritos.
Yet the collection, seen recently, still seems big.
Rather than purge his collection again, he's getting a job?

Think again, Squig!
This is the perfect time to copy digitise those old VHS tapes to computer, then sell the tapes on eBay as "Collector's Items"

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It feels weird to have a main character apply for a job - when all the main characters (except the devil girls) don't have a job, I can willingly suspend my disbelief about how they support themselves, etc.

But if one character has a job/ is applying for jobs, that brings attention to the fact that nobody seems to be supporting themselves.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creative work is still work. I don't know about Slick, but Monique is at the very least a locally famous performer at this point. Squig has been busking for a little while now.

Sam is vaguely in charge of Being America, Barackstar is a rock star, Author-insert Tat draws comics.

It's true that none of those are clock-in-clock-out 9-5 or shift work, like we see most of the devil people are dependent on (and there's probably a discussion on privilege in there somewhere, and how different sorts of work and working conditions tend to be more readily available to different classes of people,) but I don't get the assertion that the main characters have all been jobless until now.

Until recently with the devil girls worrying about being demoted and fired, and this bit with Squig, the need for a job and joblessness really haven't been played on very heavily, that much is true, and early on when everything was more hammy and fourth-wall-breaking, the question was much more up in the air. I don't think that bringing jobs up now begs too many unreasonably difficult questions, though.

And I really, really don't get where the claim that the non-devil main characters are all jobless comes from unless you're -only- counting Slick's lack of popularity as a performer, Squig's general bummy-ness, and Crim's apparent perpetual studies.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if Lil'E counts, but we've seen him work before.


There's another strip where him behind the counter is the punch line, but I CBA to spend that kind of time digging through the archive.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lil'E only got that job so he could buy more weaponry from deviltech, iirc

he didn't need it to eat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure Squig does, either... I mean, he's survived the entire length of the strip so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rune wrote:
Creative work is still work. I don't know about Slick, but Monique is at the very least a locally famous performer at this point. Squig has been busking for a little while now.

Sam is vaguely in charge of Being America, Barackstar is a rock star, Author-insert Tat draws comics.

It's true that none of those are clock-in-clock-out 9-5 or shift work, like we see most of the devil people are dependent on (and there's probably a discussion on privilege in there somewhere, and how different sorts of work and working conditions tend to be more readily available to different classes of people,) but I don't get the assertion that the main characters have all been jobless until now.

Until recently with the devil girls worrying about being demoted and fired, and this bit with Squig, the need for a job and joblessness really haven't been played on very heavily, that much is true, and early on when everything was more hammy and fourth-wall-breaking, the question was much more up in the air. I don't think that bringing jobs up now begs too many unreasonably difficult questions, though.

And I really, really don't get where the claim that the non-devil main characters are all jobless comes from unless you're -only- counting Slick's lack of popularity as a performer, Squig's general bummy-ness, and Crim's apparent perpetual studies.


But we never see them getting paid, and at least in the case of Monique and Slick, it's heavily implied that they don't get paid at all for their creative work. 'Nique goes to open mic nights where she gets boo'd (and as far as I know, people don't get paid a living wage to participate in open mic nights), and like you said, Slick is constantly portrayed as not being financially successful in his creative endeavors.
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