Dustinland — The Other Side

Regarding this week’s Dustinland: You know, at the end of Office Space, the main dude from the movie solves his office worker blues by trading a white collar for a blue one and becoming a construction worker. I always thought that was a complete BS ending. Blue collar jobs suck just as much as white collar jobs — just for different reasons. At the end of the day, we’ve all had times when we’ve seen someone with a job that’s the complete opposite of ours and thought, man, I’d be happy doing that instead of this crap. Investment bankers get jealous of teachers, guys in bands get jealous of lawyers — everyone sees that other route as the way to happiness when their own road is going the wrong way. What’s the answer? Who knows? It’s different for everyone. Unless you win the lotto. That seems to work all around.

UPDATE: In what is becoming a pretty sweet trend, this strip is pretty hot on Digg right now. Thanks MakiMaki!

8 responses to “Dustinland — The Other Side

  1. JERK! You forgot something.

  2. I always thought that was a complete BS ending. Blue collar jobs suck just as much as white collar jobs — just for different reasons.

    You’ve JUMPED to the wrong CONCLUSION. If you think it’s BS then you missed the point. It wasn’t saying that blue collar work is better than white collar work. It was saying that the construction job was better for Peter than the office job.

    Anyways, good comic, dude.

  3. Nice comic.

  4. Ive worked construction and in office settings. They both suck. LOTTO here i come!

  5. Good comic man
    Nice idea

  6. solution: be your own boss.

    If someone doesn’t have the discipline, intelligence and determination to make it on their own, they should just shut up and quit biching about their jobs. It’s only a reflection on their own shortcomings and inability to solve problems.

  7. meant to say bitching. I think “bich” is Latin for genorosity, according to the South Park movie.

  8. I redact my earlier comment…you’re right.

    People at work are taking me out next week for a a “Sorry You Got Screwed Over” lunch.

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