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the labor crisis by Bob-Rz the labor crisis by Bob-Rz
haha, graphic design majors.

ok i have no room to laugh, i'm working on a fine arts degree.
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PumpedAaron Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
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.
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Artist
Stupid robots. coming in and takin all the good tiolet-related jobs.
PepsiSlushie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Artist
Poor guy in the middle! I'd hire him
radda3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
evd-design Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Loved this one so much, I posted it on my twit: [link]!/EvelienOnTwit

:love: from Belgium!
purplecowstudios Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's funny cause I'm a Graphic Design Major.

But I'm getting a BFA!

Better Fuckin Appreciate.
FailureConfetti Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Hahaha, I'm a graphic design major.

Awww... I made myself sad.
Drunken-Dark-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the guy in the middle looks and probably is that one guy in the middle.

i love it!
lydario Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
amen... amen
neworlder Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
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.
Bob-Rz Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
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.
neworlder Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
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.
kaosjester Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
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.
neworlder Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
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?
acckt85 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Ah, so true... Love this piece, it speaks to my soul :P

I'm working on a civil engineering degree and the only job I could get this summer was at a fast food restaurant. Luckily no toilets at this place, but I've had to clean them before at previous jobs!
saintvulcan Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
lol im a graphic design major lol...i had a horrible experience cleaning the bathrooms at burger can they miss so bad?! dea god the nigtmares! :'(
shellbellnz Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
i know that pain (dip of GD and Grad dip of GD (ha i only did 2 years instead of 4)) and i did clean church toliets but now the only toilet i have to clean is my own
Bethzles Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Aww, poor guy in the middle!
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Student General Artist
graphic design majors can eat it. load of crap if you ask me.
rose224 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, dun make fun of teh mexicans...I is a mexican -tears-
Sekhimet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
This comic is funny and at the same time extremely depressing. But you've inspired me to do something.

Thanks. :>
MuffinMachine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
yeah but what about Golems? HMM?
Chibithy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whats the point of college???
kaosjester Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
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.
Chibithy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Oct 5, 2008" how time flys.
DSil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Yeah, those frickin' graphic design majors get way more work than us.
narutofanx100 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Hey COOL! I wanna major in Graphic Design/Illustration! I'm goin' places!

*is probably lying to himself*
lululinart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
ha. enjoy starving. :3
That's true about Mexicans,they are willing to work any job for their family. Unlike SOME certain people...FYI I'm Mexican,difference is. I got papers! :D
xloganx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008

SO true.

I'm a Graphic Designer that dropped out of college, now working at a print shop. It's a living-ish. Also, I've scrubbed toilets to pay the bills; one of many things I've done to get by.

And Robots WILL DESTROY US ALL!! Which means, no more scrubbing toilets! Yay!!
KuroTsuki003 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Whoo! Business degree! It may be boring, but I'll get paid. Lots.
JunkUpShowUp Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Student General Artist
I knew there was a reason I got my degree in history and education instead of animation. I even know the HISTORY OF TOILETS~ I am prime for toilet scrubbing material
;_; please hire me?
kaosjester Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I get it. You thought your major might be useless, so you instead switched to another useless one. At least you can teach America's youth, though, so education wasn't a complete waste.
NeonMilk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ehehehe your comment made me giggle.
Sun-face Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
): That poor middle guy.

Reminds me of "The House of Sand and Fog."

What a sick (bad kinda way) movie. Errgh.
dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Well, 1/3 of the problem are those who think it's beneath them, the other 2/3 are the pay and lack of gratitude, and the people that hire the illegals.
kaosjester Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
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.
dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I never said I approved of or was ignorant of it.
Kashatan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
anyone who studies a BA should look into learning skills like toilet cleaning and taking out the trash for your mom.
i should know... and id like everyone at my college to know.
Furrama Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   Digital Artist
I'm a graphic design major....

Got any toilets you need scrubbing?
demios Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
music BA ftw!
mizutamari Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student Filmographer
I'm going for my BA in Film/Character Design so I know exactly where you are coming from...

Though I am actually really good at cleaning toilets, though I definitely list it as one of my LEAST favorite activities EVER!
Gabytron Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pft, who ISN'T getting their BA in Graphic Design these days?

We were assembling a project, and we all ask ourselves, "Why are we doing graphic design, so close to the end of the world? ..."
theartistd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
YES!! finally some one who gets it!

the world is gonna end!
mallikinney Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
LOL, I'm studying graphic design and I already feel that way *G*
bonesomething Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
god I love this one, if I could show it to my friends who majored in graphic design they wouldn't get the joke.... instead those bastards would complain about the type-facing.

anyway, I thought it was funny.
roadkillroy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I have my BA and have spent five years working at Wal mart, but damned if I scrub toilets...
Annachuu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist
It could've been me too :XD: I almost opted for a Fine Arts course.
Iwasthefallingsnow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
robots + funny= hilarious!
CorvidCatastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Oh this does not bode well. O_o
*is a Graphic Design major*
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