TWB 1 Feb 2018: Invitation...

TWB 1 Feb 2018: Invitation...

Joined: January 11th, 2016, 8:57 pm

February 1st, 2018, 11:57 am #1

When someone shows that many pointy teeth while inviting you to come with them, it would be ....unwise.... to refuse (not to mention impolite!) And Sandy should be grateful she's not as trussed up as Roger is.
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Joined: February 26th, 2015, 2:02 pm

February 1st, 2018, 1:15 pm #2

I have been to staff meetings that felt almost exactly like this...
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Joined: February 2nd, 2015, 4:36 pm

February 1st, 2018, 1:45 pm #3

I telecommute. The physical office is in a neighboring state. So I have been effectively carjacked to staff meetings. (But mot often, and there's food, and my boss is a lot less scary than Doc.)
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm

February 1st, 2018, 2:14 pm #4

When someone shows that many pointy teeth while inviting you to come with them, it would be ....unwise.... to refuse (not to mention impolite!) And Sandy should be grateful she's not as trussed up as Roger is.
http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00157.htm
http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00197.htm
http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00354.htm (my fave)

Where's Sandy's straw?

And a typo note: "could you please ..."
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm

February 1st, 2018, 2:31 pm #5

To refer to somebody else's strip; I certainly didn't mean to imply any plagiarism...

Also apologies for replying to my own post - I didn't see an edit post option...
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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 3:32 am

February 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm #6

... in fact, that's the first thing that popped into my head as well. Doc's clearly an honors graduate of the Florence School of Negotiation.

(IIRC, Doc hangs out in their forums as well every now and again.)
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Joined: August 14th, 2017, 10:03 pm

February 1st, 2018, 4:43 pm #7

I have been to staff meetings that felt almost exactly like this...
But sometimes it feels like hauled in in chains and attached to a wall.

You have all the freedom not to attend this meeting, if your work is of a critical nature ... which often enough isn't quite enough to keep out of the meeting.

Back in the day, we had people who called meetings to justify their positions -- nothing actually took place and a quick visit to an office or two usually eliminated the need for the meeting, but that just annoyed these organisers and they'd then schedule more meetings.
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm

February 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm #8

https://s3.amazonaws.com/under10/websit ... 1460701440

http://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=meetings

One (the only?) good thing about my company's switch to Skype is that most meetings are held via it vs having to go to a conference room, so I can stay at my desk and goof off on the web, er, work on other stuff...

Too bad Skype doesn't seem to work in India based on all the complaints I'm hearing...

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Joined: January 4th, 2015, 12:41 pm

February 1st, 2018, 5:01 pm #9

... in fact, that's the first thing that popped into my head as well. Doc's clearly an honors graduate of the Florence School of Negotiation.

(IIRC, Doc hangs out in their forums as well every now and again.)
This strip has referenced (and has been referenced by) so many others that it seems like a perfectly reasonable comparison. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me it it was deliberate.
"Vox populi, vox humbug!"
- William Tecumseh Sherman
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Joined: October 28th, 2014, 1:06 am

February 1st, 2018, 5:46 pm #10

When someone shows that many pointy teeth while inviting you to come with them, it would be ....unwise.... to refuse (not to mention impolite!) And Sandy should be grateful she's not as trussed up as Roger is.
I think it would be slightly funnier if it was obvious that a little rope had been taken off of Roger, such as his shirt was just barely showing through in a couple of spots. But that's just me.
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