This is one of those cartoons where this pretty much happened and I just wrote it down.
I was working at a smallish company where my manager was a real go-getter. Actually, he was more of a manic control freak. OK, he was a nutjob, and he really really wanted to impress his supervisors.
He’d take on unbelievable amounts of work, and, inevitably, not be able to follow through on his promises. That’s where I came in. I got to clean up a lot of messes under the premise of a “special project” only I could be trusted with.
For a while I genuinely wanted to help out, but after watching his reputation and stature grow, and a few reviews without more than a “Mark is a fine employee,” I wrote this cartoon for a little self-therapy.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.