A year or two ago, I started work on a comic strip called “The Long Job.” The premise was that Charlie, a college-educated 20-something, found himself laid off and looking for work — any work at all.
As a last resort, he decides to take a job offer from his girlfriend’s brothers. It’s a position as a handyman’s assistant with their company “Long Bros. Construction.” It’s beneath his education, icky manual labor and the pay is terrible, but it’s still money for groceries.
For Charlie, it became known as “The Long Job,” and you can follow his frustrations here.
The Long Job 1:The Interview
The Long Job 2: Clothes Make the Man
The Long Job 3: On the Rebound
The Long Job 4: Work Terms
The Long Job 5: Home Improvements