Word must have gotten out that Andy likes to color. You know you're up the creek when after two years of impending reorgs and layoffs the Chief-of-Staff suddenly decides it's time to boost morale with monthly employee appreciation on a whiteboard in the common area.
Right out of the gate, I got some pushback and was specifically told not to make October too scary. What? No zombie employees rising from graves with little toppled headstones? I thought we were on board with personalization.
Following the historic acquisitions of Directv ($49B) and Time Warner ($84.5B), layoffs were announced that March. Boy, that would have been a doozy of a board if they'd kept me going. Maybe a wind theme...The Ides of March...hmm...
The whiteboarding was fun, despite knowing I was almost certainly on the chopping block. Absurdity is fuel for a cartoonist. And you know, I was never reimbursed for those dry-erase markers.