Man, don't you worry Graphic Designers, the [i]are[/i] some luxurious jobs that involve your talent, I mean think a bit about all the big entertainment superpowers, for instance, Disney? Nintendo? Microsoft? Those all involve graphic design.
Hah, I know that's a big exaggeration, but really guys, important companies need you.
SO let me get this straight. Your saying that our labor problem is because people are going to college, and then trying to get a job in their field? Heaven forbid. I can't believe so many people thought this was funny, I find it personally offensive, and huge leap in logic.
congratulations on oversimplifying my already oversimplified statement.
i'm not saying people should give up on their dream jobs. i'm saying the problem is we seem to be running low on people who are willing to do the basic tasks necessary to keep society running. i certainly don't want talented, intelligent people to give up on their dreams, but we still need people to do general labor. and sometimes even us talented people need to swallow our pride and realize we're not going to land our dream jobs right away. we have to do something to pay the bills while we try to break into our desired carers. even Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips worked at Long John Silvers at one point in time. i'm not saying that it's everyone's duty to contribute to the general labor force, but i have a lot of respect for those who do for even just a year or two.
I guess when you put it that way it makes sense. I just didn't get that at all from the strip. The logical problem with the strip is that you are saying after college, you think you should do these "toilet cleaning" jobs. Which leads me to believe that you didn't have to work your way through college. I did. I worked all through high school and college. So I'd already done my "toilet cleaning" jobs for 7 years. So by the time I had my degree it was time to get a real job. Which I now have. As you may have guessed I am a graphic designer. Again I'm not at a high profile ad agency. I'm cutting me teeth working as the lead designer at sign shop. So yah, I didn't take dream job right,and I wasn't expecting to. But I had given up after a month of looking for a Graphic Design job, and gotten a job cleaning toilets, that would have been silly. I think you also don't realize that once you have one of these crappy jobs it's about 5 times harder to look for a good job.
You're horrible and butt-hurt. Notice that everyone else who commented here laughed and agreed, but you just threw a hissy fit. Your majored in something useless - you should've saved your money, learned graphic design, developed a portfolio, and gotten hired on the merit of the artwork you submitted for the job. If and when I hire artists, I ask for samples of work, and I don't even bother looking into their resume if they can consistently provide good art. You had to live off of your parents / friends / whoever would let you mooch for over a month because you wouldn't bite the bullet and get a temporary job while hunting for a good one. And I bet you're strongly opposed to illegal immigration, too, aren't you? I hate retarded people on the internet. Get over it.
Fist off sorry it's taken me so long to write back. I've been busy at my job for the past couple months and haven't gotten a chance to check my deviantART account lately. I'm fairly positive you didn't even read what I wrote, but let me address your statements one at time.
I did notice that everyone else thought this strip was funny. I address that fact in the fourth sentence of my first post. That's why I found this post to be so infuriating. I think most of the people that read this didn't really think about the subject that was being presented here, and how simple and wrong this idea fundamentally was. I mean really think about it. The joke is that so many people are going for these specialized jobs that there is no one to do the menial jobs, but is that true? No, it's absolutely not. I don't know about you, but McDonalds and 7-11 aren't hurting for employees, in fact whenever I go in there they seemed overstaffed. The real problem is that it's just hard to find jobs anywhere, in specialized fields or general labor.
As far as being butt-hurt as you say. I'm not at all, I was simply presenting a level headed argument to the contrary of what the author was suggesting. You are the one who is doing all the name calling. Which in my opinion is something a "Butt-Hurt" person would do.
Your next argument was that I majored in something useless. Well I majored in graphic design. And I did make a portfolio which helped me secure a job in graphic design on the merit of my artwork. So that hardly seems worthless.
I also didn't mooch off anyone, in my second post I said I worked in general labor for 7 years before I got my graphic design job. In doing so I saved up enough money to support myself while I looked for a job full time.
I have no idea where the illegal immigration thing came from. I didn't say anything of the sort in either of my posts.
I'm sure once you read this and realize how right I am, you'll have no response just like Mr.Bob-Rz here.
And finally if you hate retarded people on the internet so much, why do you continue to be one yourself?
If you're going to learn something hard, like physics or chemistry or computer science (not programming, but actual computer science), it's to learn that. If you're going for art or english so that you can enter a field like writing or graphic design, I don't think I can give you a reason, except you 'have a college degree', which some employers seem to really like.
You, sir, are an idiot. America gets by on cheap labor. Before illegal mexicans, it was the chinese, and before that children, and before that the irish. Your whole NATION has been built out of exploiting cheap labor of immigrants.