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29-year-old Alexander Dyakov has had his share of office jobs. And I'm not talking about the hit TV show. Alexander has been working in one and about 6 months ago came up with a new way of venting his everyday problems away. Comics. Even though the Russian had no real artistic background, he decided to begin illustrating the struggles a typical office worker goes through on a daily basis and people quickly started seeing themselves and their colleagues in his relatable comics.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Well, it will sure look good in my CV in the eyes of my next employer."

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have observed this one in my last 5 companies I worked for!

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"I've never taken any drawing lessons," Alexander told Bored Panda. "When I was a student, I used to edit photos for internet shops and the idea of telling something with the help of cartoon drawings came to me about half a year ago. I used to draw "neutral" stories, made a series of pictures and short funny comics about a cartoonish cat. I didn't succeed but got some drawing experience. And then I created Sova the owl, (sova means owl in Russian). It's a satirical webcomic where the office boss makes wrong and sometimes absurd decisions."

"After graduating from university, I had been working in trading companies in a few different positions," the artist explained. "During my career, I was a storekeeper, an assistant, a sales manager, but I spent most of the time working as a purchasing manager. I reached the position of head of the purchasing department. Sometimes I had to use my hands at work but most of the time I worked at the office. Throughout this time, I interacted with a lot of superiors and subordinates. And one day I realized that work relationship in modern companies aren't that smooth. My drawing ideas are based on my personal experience about 90% of the time."

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"For these comics, I decided to transform the forest into a company. The boss of this company had to be someone who feels smarter and superior to others. The owl was the perfect candidate."

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't ever, ever give in and buy your own work equipment (mouse, monitor, etc.) Once enough of us do that, it's all over and that will become the expectation. If your employers want you to be productive, they should give you the tools to do so. (I'm a software developer and they won't even spring for the $25 for a programmable mouse that would save me a minimum of 15 minutes a day.)

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"I feel inspired when I read new comments under my work. Such words as 'I've experienced the same in my previous job' or 'Me and my boss are in the same situation' mean a lot to me. These comments prove that I wasn't the only one who went through these ridiculous moments. Every form of loneliness is pretty tough. I hope that my readers can find some support in my comics and I hope that they can help them at least a bit."

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Later: 'Why is the bridge not working?!?! You are such useless workers'

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For anyone struggling: "Our forest has earned two times more than the competitors this year, which let us increase dividends multiple times. You invest one nut today, and get a hundred tomorrow! Look how much you have saved!"

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'll never understand why they want people "passionate about customer service" for their call centers. No one is passionate about that.

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Happens every time. Take someone else idea and present it as your own..

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