Blacklisted

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MARTIN: Alan, I'm starting to get worried. I'm at the point where I can't even get recruiters to return my calls.

JOHNNY: Me either.

JACK: I noticed that too, man. First I thought it was just the economy, but something else is going on.

ALAN: Yeah, it's happening to me too. And you're right. It doesn't make sense.

ALAN: Every single person at this table has the kind of technical background that should make recruiters fight for our attention, and it's not happening. I think it's pretty obvious what's going on: we're being blacklisted.

MARTIN: Why?

ALAN: Because our department got outsourced to the Dork Brigade, is why. It made us look bad. It damaged our reputation.

(Silence.)

PAUL: Also I assaulted my last supervisor.

ALAN: Also that.

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This prompted me to go paging

This prompted me to go paging back through the KP history, and I came across "/reckoning-draweth-nigh".  I think you predicted the latest DirectTV campaign years ahead (or else they owe you money or CC attribution ;) !  (Personally, I'd have preferred you to predict the DirectTV Genie, but given your artistic skills, the effect might not have been the same....)

I figured that no one was

I figured that no one was calling them because their skills were two years out of date... Gotta harrass you and thanks for the surprise!

That was actually the

That was actually the original gag, but hanging out in the coffee place for two years stretched credibility a bit.

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So being too lazy to take

So being too lazy to take this comic off my feed despite no updates since 2011 finally paid off? Crazy!

That's the beauty of RSS!

That's the beauty of RSS!

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I'd given up hope about

I'd given up hope about Kernel Panic. It's great to see it back.

I know that Help Desk is your first priority, but IMHO HD works better when a KP appears every three or four HD episodes. For reasons I strongly feel but am unable to put into words, the two strips together are significantly better than their sum separately.

Well, I managed to get the

Well, I managed to get the whole call floor looking at me this morning thanks to you.  Apparently my exclimation of "Holy flaming crapballs it's a KP comic!!!" carried a bit further than I intended.  At least I hadn't logged into my phone yet, it would have really been embarassing to say that to a customer.

Well I'm not trying to get

Well I'm not trying to get you in trouble at work, but that's a neat reaction to picture in my head. :-) 

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.