Who’s The New Guy?

Who’s The New Guy?

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Every so often at work there’s “the new guy.”  Someone is hired, given a desk, and is then thrown into their new habitat to fend for themselves.

Then the chatter begins.

“Is someone leaving?” “Where’s he from?” “Is he related to (insert common last name here)?” “Are there any donuts left?” And the all-encompassing, “Who’s the new guy?”

One week (in a better economy) after a glut of hiring, I’d heard “Who’s the new guy?” so often that I decided to take it to the extreme and have an actual brand new human being report to work in the cartoon above.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

5 Reactions
  1. Mark,
    I thought it was a home office and the Dad is saying to the Mom — who’s the new guy…

  2. This is so true. Too bad that “glut” of hiring” isn’t goign on so much any more. It’s more of a “who’s the new guy” because the people that are left are wondering if the new one is there to replace them.

    Small business all the way!

    -Joshua Black
    The Underdog Millionaire

  3. Martin Lindeskog


    It should be some kind of guideline for introducing the “new guy” to a workplace. Your cartoon should illustrate this guide!

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