how come managers who pretend to do real work get to keep their jobs ? this is so true and really sucks - as is captured in this strip.this is almost close to a real life event that just occured well except for the right size / wrong size part :)
I love your strip, it is always so right on. But right now during these tough economic times, this strip and others you did related to laying people off is too right on. It really hits home and it hurts when you see coworkers being laid off. It's just hard to laugh at this strip right now. Hope you'll lay off (no pun intended) this subject matter until the economy turns around, at which time hopefully we can all look back and laugh some about it.
My HR "Partners Director" used this tactic to give me the shove after 9 1/2 yrs.last week. Nowhere was the term "accretion of duties" even intimated. "Unfortunately" was in the termination notice quite prominently, however. Now, the e-mails from my former co-workers are populated with "if it wouldn't be too much trouble" and "password" and "procedures manuals" and "instructions." Let the games begin.
Yeah, this just happened to me back in October. And it happened to my sister last week. Thanks for at least giving us both some humor on the subject. Of course we know that somehow...some way....there were evil accounting trolls SOMEwhere who to blame for the layoffs. You should add into your strip that there are usually managers who should go first, but never seem to get targeted. For instance, in my sister's department there are six or so of them, and even though most of the workers have been laid off, they are all still keeping their jobs. And at my former workplace, all the six-figure window-office managers remain while everyone else is getting a pink slip.