Frustrations at the workplace

Before becoming a freelancer, I have spend 9 years in the corporate world as an electrical engineer. And it still angers me how much power the corporate world has over the regular person. Half of the stuff they do and say, doesn’t even make sense.

I have made a list of my biggest frustrations which is intended to make you laugh (while crying 😉).

Do you agree? Which one spoke the most to you? 🙂



  1. I completely agree with you. I work the case management of our local hospital. It is sadly all about the money and not the person. I like the one about the stressed out cat.
    There are get illustrations about the modern crazy work life


  2. Unfortunately this is true! And it isn’t the fault of the staff. The entire system is just about money and profit.
    Thank you! I always like to draw grumpy or skeptical looking characters and these type of cliches provide the perfect opportunities 😄

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  3. The application process just shows how arrogant the corporate world is.
    You have to supply them with all the information, yet the first question in an interview is always “tell me about yourself/let’s discuss your CV – I didn’t have time to read it”.

    Lies! It is often just one or two pages and can be easily read during a toilet break.

    Not to mention how often the page crashes just before you want to click on submit.
    All the information is gone and you can start describing you employment history all over again 😩

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  4. I must say that “relatable “ is one of the best compliments to receive on such posts. 😄
    Thank you!

    Ps. You site doesn’t seem to work. Maybe you have changed your web address recently?
    You can change this by:
    1. Click on your profile picture (the one in the circle)
    2. Go to account settings
    3. Check and change the web address

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  5. It’s a tired and clichéd statement, but my Dad always said, “You’re just a number on a page, son”.
    We turn up everyday and pour our souls into someone else’s empire. For what?


  6. Working in the corporate world is like surfing. When you’re on top and riding the crest while enjoying the sun—wow! But get sucked down by the “under toad” of corporate culture and the greedy—yuck! Fortunately, I received excellent advice early in my career, captured in these ten two-letter words: if it is to be, it is up to me.

    Those few words helped me learn to stay on top and avoid the undercurrents.


  7. Hahaha, I completely agree. Some of these also applies to educators. I have been teaching for almost 2 decades and reaching the end of my career. I am planning to switch to a full time writer, but waiting to gain a following before I do. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.


  8. Hah yeah, I can only imagine the stress teachers are under!
    A transformation as a writer is an awesome idea.
    For the following… I guess social media is key. But I don’t have the patience for all those hashtags and what not .
    The blogging community is much better for me 🙂

    If you want to do a smaller project before writing an entire novel, I am organizing a book project where I asked people to write a small story based on one or more my drawings.
    The bundle of stories will be self published later this year 🙂
    It is the 3rd book and has connected many bloggers with each other !

    You can read more here:

    But I’d understand if children’s story might not be your preferred genre, so no worries 🙂


  9. Yeah, I’ve had way too many thoughts about the frustration of trying to get a job. I even created a Facebook page for people that wanted to complain about job rejections. It never went anywhere, but feel free to use it if you ever want to vent about job applications.


  10. This was a GREAT post! I chuckled at so many of your illustrations, ALL true! We’re a number when applying for a job, not a person. It’s a numbers game and LUCK is involved. I saw you have a book project you are working on for children, sounds interesting. I need to head over there and see what it is about. Thank you for making us smile with your illustrations.


  11. My number one question would be “Why did you apply for this job?” This question seems unnecessary, unhelpful since no one wants to talk about negative previous work experience…otherwise, why would you look for another job:)
    Thanks for checking out my post!


  12. Aww thank you so much!
    I think everyone can relate to these situations. And if we can’t change it, we might as well get a chuckle out of it 😄

    Ah yes, if you are inspired by any of the drawings, I’d love it if you’d join! The first two books turned out wonderfully 🙂

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  13. I don’t have social media, for pages like that, I’d join! Unfortunately, too much other crap would annoy me quickly.

    Because I do want to vent! It’s unbelievable how politically correct everyone has become! Whenever you try to make the slightest complaint, people will tell you to “just don’t pay attention to it.” 🙄

    I have been toying with the idea to do something where these type of frustrations could be twisted in a humorous way and something most people can relate to.
    Since I do like to draw these skeptical looking creatures.
    A book with quotes/short stories… a site…?

    I just have no motivation for the whole marketing aspect of it 😅

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  14. I wish I had more time. I’m in the process of submitting my own picture book to Agents, while working on a MG book, which takes a lot of time. It’s fun to be creative, right.


  15. Yeah, I would love to do something with it as well, but haven’t found the right platfrom for it. It would be awesome if I could illustrate like you though. I could make a Dilbert-like or Office-like comic about how much jobs suck.


  16. Especially love the first and second ones! And they’re so funny because they’re true. Also, thank you for reading my latest post (Its how I came across your blog).


  17. Oh, I agree and I’m still stuck in the corporate world because I need money 🤪😂 And I don’t think I’ll ever get to retire, I’ll be working there until I die! Happy Sunday! 🥳


  18. Honestly, I am trying to target more adults, but…I may be interested in writing a poem or short story on one of your drawing. The exposure will be beneficial. What age group of children are you targeting? That’s what I need to know before I commit.

    I am trying a variety of platforms to support my writing. I do use social media and it does helps. Blogging is definitely supporting exposure too.


  19. If I do write, I’d be interested in writing something about death and a cat. That fits my personality more. Just let me know what age group your targeting. Thanks.


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