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Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind

RSS By: Leigh Rubin,

A cartoonish look at life...

You're not the boss of me!

Apr 26, 2011

I work for a guy who is on my case 24/7. He never leaves me alone and just because I’ve known him all my life he thinks he can take advantage of me. Even when I’m on vacation I am still “on call.” Why, that’s unfair you say! But it’s true. My boss is a real slave driver. “Why don’t you quit?” you ask, no boss should have such power over an employee. Believe me, there are some days when I want to give him a piece of my mind!  “Just who do you think you are?” I’d say. “You’re not the boss of me!” But then he’d calmly remind me in no uncertain terms that he was indeed the boss of me and that I can quit any time I’d like and good luck finding another job in this economy. He does have a point. The hours may be long but I can take as many coffee and bathroom breaks (and naps!) as I want, I can play with the dogs any time I feel like it, I can even watch TV or listen to music as loudly as I want. Maybe my boss isn’t such a bad guy after all. Maybe I should try to be more understanding of his position. I know he’s just trying to make a living like the rest of us. Gosh, now I feel kind of bad for complaining.  I should really tell him what a good guy he is. After all, he does have to constantly put up with me, and how easy could that be? I guess before I criticize my boss I should take a good look in the mirror. That would probably be a pretty good reflection on me.

Slave Diver


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