Monday, July 20, 2009

Cartoonist Job with US Government Canceled


I never knew there was such an office as the Bureau of the Public Debt, but there is. And it was going to hire a cartoonist, until Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) put the kibosh on the deal.

"The cartoonist was sought to provide presentations for the bureau's management meetings, according to the ad.

"'The contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace [and] the close relationship between humor and stress,' the ad stated."

Full story at The Hill.

The Bureau of the Public Debt has apologized for attempting to hire a cartoonist.

Hat tip to Mark Martin!

Above: a cartoon of mine from the March 2009 Reader's Digest.

3 comments:

Brian Fies said...

Well, there goes my day job.

Greg said...

"Federal Cartoonist" would have been a great job title!

Benita said...

I was counting on it!