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Entry-Level

by kribbit
A slightly cynical look at the world of customer service and the pitfalls of trying to find a so-called "real job." ENTRY-LEVEL is a journal comic about my life as an artist and retail monkey, detailing real stories of customer service from my own experiences and my friends' as we try to escape the vicelike grip of soul-sucking jobs. Easier said than done, as they say!

Updates every Thursday.
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A slightly cynical look at the world of customer service and the pitfalls of trying to find a so-called "real job." ENTRY-LEVEL is a journal comic about my life as an artist and retail monkey, detailing real stories of customer service from my own experiences and my friends' as we try to escape the vicelike grip of soul-sucking jobs. Easier said than done, as they say!

Updates every Thursday.

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There are some interesting closing dates on this article however cabkddeekefd
I've never done this, but...
For some reason, the comic makes me want to find a tagless item and try that line out!
...so to speak. A collection of random ideas that ended up just being one-panel comics. xD
My mom works in childcare, if a parent comes in past closing time they get to pay 10 dollars for every 10-15 minutes they're late.
kribbit
May 31st, 2012
Whenever someone asks "how late are you open?" about 5 minutes from close, this feeling of nervousness starts up. Mostly because they often follow up with "can't you keep the store open for me?"

The answer I usually want to give them is "I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR EIGHT HOURS. YOU STAND HERE FOR EIGHT HOURS AND THEN TELL ME IF YOU WANT ME TO KEEP THE STORE OPEN."
Hahah i see what you did there LOL!!
A workplace so cool, it has angle-brackets around its name. *dons shades*
kribbit
May 24th, 2012
Who hasn't been in this situation? Doesn't make it any less hilarious!
You get some fun stuff working in theater, too. We at one point had to make concrete pillars out of pressboard, grey paint, and a chisel. The best part: we SUCCEEDED.
Not even kidding. You really can't make this stuff up!
Sometimes it's hard to comprehend how some people get through life not knowing that "no" means "no."

Speaking of the printing department, I don't think I mentioned before, but I got a transfer into that very department! Meaning I only work in the retail part of the store every so often. I'm enjoying it a lot so far. :D But not to worry! There are still plenty of crazies!
kribbit
May 5th, 2012
Ever like to imagine you have your very own soundtrack? Yeah. This is my usual work music on that personal soundtrack. ;P

(For reference, the song lyrics are: "fuck you" by lily allen, "brand new day" from dr. horrible's sing-along blog, and "want you gone" from portal)

Sorry for the delay -- as I expected, my internet issues were a hands-on affair. But I've got it working now! Hooray!
I suck! This was supposed to be posted on Thursday, and I clearly forgot this week! A lot's been going on, I suppose, but better late than never, right? This was honestly a first...and hopefully is a last. xP Protip: if a website has the name of a major chain competitor's store, it's most likely not ours.

Just a heads up: I'm moving this week and don't have internet in the new apartment yet! Hopefully it won't take TOO long to get that set up, but just in case, I might be late this coming week as well. I'll try to have it up by Sunday!
I just want to say, first off, that this is the very first ENTRY-LEVEL! comic that is ACTUALLY about someone with an entry-level job xDD He teaches english composition courses, and uh...sometimes I fear for him. I really do.

So yeah. Actual entry-level job in this comic! It's a momentous occasion!!
kribbit
April 12th, 2012
PHEW! I sure did promise you a comic! FINALLY I think things are settled enough for me to make a triumphant return -- this time, a REAL triumphant return! Not only have I secured a place to live, but some other exciting stuff is coming up. I'll be in touch about it. :) For now, I'm bumping updates down to once a week, so I can do this whole moving thing at the end of the month, get settled, find myself a scanner, etc. We'll see what happens from there!

I have so many comic ideas, it's kind of crazy. It's so good to be back!! Hope everyone's been doing well. <3
Hi
Hey just found your comic and man is it giving me flashbacks of working in retail something awful! Especially the "guess it's free!" line. Another I got was when I had to check all bills over $50 for counterfeits and EVERYONE said the line "Oh I just made that last night!"
Enjoying what you've got so far. Keep it up!
I think the correct thing to do is to say something completely out of the blue like "Is your mother's name Julie" and run while they are thinking about it. :-)
"You know... there's more to life than material possessions..."
There are times where you just don't know what to say to a person because they just act so goddamn CRAZY...
kribbit
February 2nd, 2012
I finished this one before I got a couple weekends off temporarily, but still! Working weekends wouldn't be nearly so bad if everyone and their mother didn't make a big deal out of getting out of work on friday for the weekend. xP