"I Just Work Here" presents: Oh, SNAP!

Here it is! The first-ever "I Just Work Here" comic! The truth is I never expected anything to come of it. I've always drawn comics, and when a coworker suggested I do a comic about the office, I did it with very low expectations. I gave it to our site manager asking if she would consider putting it in a monthly SNAP (previously known as Food Stamps) training letter we send out, since this was about policy. She told me she couldn't put it in the letter, since the letters are training related, but instead e-mailed a copy out to the entire office. I never in my wildest dreams expected the reaction I got.

People actually thought it was funny! I was really and truly surprised, because the office has always struck me as a rather humorless place; it's stressful, everyone has too much to do, and it's not uncommon for both clients and workers to be frustrated over SOMEthing. Only later on did it hit me that maybe that's exactly why people thought it was funny. To this day I suppose I shall never know if people like "I Just Work Here" because it is in fact funny, or because there's nothing else to laugh at. But I'll take what I can get.