Unfortunately, the Wally's have no trouble getting transfers. They are a pain in the neck, etc. to the PHBs and they are happy to be rid of them. The worker Bees like Alice are valued and given important assignments (and more work) and are discouraged from transferring. One other thing - we've noticed that people are remembered, and given important assignments if management remembers their names. How do they remember - the employee has made great contributions, or caused great misfortune. Management forgets which was the case - they just remember the name.
@S_Degnan: Some of us are engineers who actually DO care about correct and proper usage and grammar. Personally, one of my greatest pet peeves is engineers who DON'T care about such things. In this particular case, I think nosnivel was nit-picking, but I firmly believe that there is no excuse for the blatant errors that show up in a lot of comic strips these days. Scott does a decent job; while he does make errors from time to time, his errors are infrequent and minor enough that I'm willing to grant him the occasional lapse in proofreading. However, there are some other cartoons in which ridiculously obvious errors are almost a weekly occurrence. Sorry for the rant; the "who cares" attitude that a lot of people have toward writing correctly disgusts me.
Should Wallys be in missile guidance, this'd be most peaceful planet.
Except maybe for a couple of false fires from fiddling with the controls (or spilling coffee on it), after which Wallys would finally drop any idea of pretending to be working and would prefer to stay away from the sensitive organs of the defense.