So I am sure this editorial cartoon may ruffle some feathers. If you are new here first let me explain and also remember I was the guy that was praised for my last cartoon.
There were two situations in the last few weeks that prompted this.
The first was someone I was talking to who refused to continue looking for a job. She said that she earns just as much money on government assitance as she does with the jobs she had been offered (even though several included benefits and a path to making more money)
The second I actually feel for. His company closed and has been looking for months. He had his mind set on getting the same salary he was earning before and has passed up several opportunities because it meant a significant drop in what his salary was. The problem is he is so loyal to the companies he works for that he knows he isn’t the type to keep looking once he lands somewhere. So instead of taking a job again that he could earn some money, he keeps holding out and making none.
Times are tough and I know many people are hurting because of lack of jobs. I am very grateful for everything I have. But I have told my wife, I am not above going back to cleaning toilets (my very first job) if it meant adding even the slightest to the household. My dad worked a full time job and several part time jobs. We didn’t eat dinner most nights until 8PM when he came home.
Want a job in an industry you prefer. One suggestion. Volunteer. Volunteer for a trade organization or even a company you are interested in just to learn, get new marketable skills, and get connections. When they see your value, they will come after you. If I didn’t volunteer at various times in my life I would not have the job I have or have even met my wife.
So am I off on this one? C’mon don’t hold punches.
Forgot to add this gem of fan art I got from Tony at Mental Pills. It is his rat character Cedric trying to bring down the man wearing my I am the 1% design. Why he put Cedric in a baby onesie, I am not sure..haha