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Office Life

I have only worked at one massive company, so these comics have a pretty narrow scope.

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Ring-a-Ling

#5: Ring-a-Ling

Stick figure sitting in a cubicle across from another empty cubicle with a ringing phone.

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Speak Louder

#6: Speak Louder

Two stick figures sitting in cubicles across from each other. One is on a phone call using the speaker phone, "Great! Now that we've established everyone on the call is under NDA we can start talking about the Super-Duper Secret Thing that no one else at this office knows about or has even heard of...what's that? Speak louder? NO PROBLEM!"

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Phone Booth

#7: Phone Booth

A person is sitting in a toilet stall, "Oh, girl! No he didn't! ...wait I'm getting a call on the other line. Let me put you on hold...

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Intellectual Erotica

#8: Intellectual Erotica

A standing stick figure is asking a seated stick figure, "Whatchya reading?". The seated stick figure response, "Intellectual erotica." The book is titled, "Philosophy of Logic".

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Subtitles Computer Repairmen

#33: Subtitles Computer Repairmen

People who need subtitles: Computer Repairmen. "Yup. It's definitely the peta-giga-byte processor defragmentation USB chip. I'll have to C++ the SQL RAM." Subtitle: "I'm about to charge you $1,000 for nothing."

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Think Outside the Cube

#46: Think Outside the Cube

A stick figure longingly peeks his head over the wall of a row of cubicles and looks out into blankness. "Think Outside the Cube."

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Infinite Cubicles

#59: Infinite Cubicles

A large grid of line-art stick-figure cubicles arranged in an isometric pattern. Notable ones include a character peeking over the wall at a coworker. Pin-the-tail on the donkey. A cubicle with a happy birthday sign. Two people making out in a storage room. Someone burning papers to make s'mores. A character asleep on a cot. A moose head hanging on a cubicle wall.

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Monopoly

#63: Monopoly

A stick figure standing on a podium proclaiming, "Good news everyone, we're a monopoly again."

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Perseverance Demotivational Poster

#64: Perseverance Demotivational Poster

An iceberg. "Perseverance: impossible, buddy that was just the beginning."

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Courage Demotivational Poster

#65: Courage Demotivational Poster

A stick figure jumps off a cliff into very shallow water with rocks. "Courage: easily confused with stupidity"

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Endurance Demotivational Poster
Robot Technical Support

#69: Robot Technical Support

An angry customer responds to a string of emails with, "You keep sending me the same response. Seriously, are you a robot?". The Robot Manager along with the Supervisor Robot look on with the Supervisor Robot noting, "Sir, I think he's on to us." The Robot Manager exclaims, "crap!"
Achievement Demotivational Poster

#70: Achievement Demotivational Poster

A poster with a stick figure standing on top of a very tall mountain. Two taller mountains overshadow the very tall mountain. The stick figure exclaims, "Seriously?!". "Achievement: Sometimes it's better to just lower your standards."

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Robot Shredder

#73: Robot Shredder

The Robot Manager is sitting behind his desk interviewing a shredder. "I'm sorry but we're looking for a candidate with a more diverse skillset.""

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Punctuality Demotivational Poster

#74: Punctuality Demotivational Poster

A poster with a worm wearing a necktie with the sun rising in the distance. "Punctuality: as for the early worm - well, he gets eaten alive by the first hungry bird that comes along."

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Robots Learn Humans Need to be Fed

#77: Robots Learn Humans Need to be Fed

The Robot Manager along with the Supervisor Robot examine a skeletal corpse sitting at a desk; the person appears to have did while working and is still holding a pencil to paper. The Robot Manager concedes, "Well, I guess you were right. It did require sustenance.". The Robot Supervisor adds, "Yes sir, they're pretty fragile."

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Ideation Demotivational Poster

#80: Ideation Demotivational Poster

A poster containing a lit candle, a tungston lightbulb and a compact fluorescent bulb. "Ideation: and you thought you were the first to have a bright idea."

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Robot Urinals

#81: Robot Urinals

The Robot Manager walks into the men's restroom and notices oil slicks underneath every urinal. "Seriously!?" he exclaims.

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Robot Specialized Skillset

#85: Robot Specialized Skillset

The Robot Manager is sitting behind his desk interviewing a Swiss Army Knife. There is a perseverance demotivational poster on his wall. "I'm sorry but we're looking for a candidate with a more specialized skill set."

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Is it OK to be a Cog in the Machine?

#86: Is it OK to be a Cog in the Machine?

A machine with numerous interconnected cogs, except one. The disconnected cog asks wonders aloud, "You guys ever feel like you're not contributing?" to which the others respond, "no".

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Team Demotivational Poster

#112: Team Demotivational Poster

Demotivational poster with the word TEAM written in a square-blocky style with a lowercase letter "i" as the whitespace in the letter "a". The caption reads: "Apparently there is an "I" in team after all!".

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Team Demotivational Poster and Team Demotivational Poster Postcard and Team Demotivational Poster Newsprint
Koalafications

#113: Koalafications

The robot supervisor is interviewing a koala. The koala has climbed the back of the interviewing chair. Robot supervisor says, "We need a candidate with better koalafications."

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Coffee Grinder's Job is Automated

#118: Coffee Grinder's Job is Automated

A manual Zassenhaus coffee grinder is in Robot Manager's office. Robot Manager says, "We've automated your job, so we'll have to let you go."

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Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

#123: Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

An elderly gentleman is being interviewed in Robot Manager's office. The Robot Manager says, "I'm sorry but I feel like you just don't have enough experience."

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