Jon Osborne's Blog

Temporary staffing comics

It's a rare thing for comics to touch upon the subject of temporary staffing.

However, the Dilbert comics recently featured a series of four strips on the subject of 'overqualified temps,' of which there are probably quite a few in the current job market. 

You can view these here, in series: First comic, Second comic, Third comic, Fourth comic.



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