WillCaption contest #8 – piñata in the conference room!

previous all 

FIRST PLACE

your job offer is not in the piñata

Want to use our cartoons on your blog or website? Just click ‘show source’ below, then copy and paste the HTML into your site. Or, talk to us by e-mailing cartoons @ latpro-inc dot com.

<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-8/" target="_blank"><img src="http://learn.latpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pinata-conference-color-kidding.png" alt="diversity cartoon - job offer" border="0"></a>More diversity comics here:<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest/" target="_blank">learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest</a>.

A few words with contest winner Jeri Hird Dutcher of East Grand Forks, MN:

What do you do for a living?
I help creatives and techies find and land new jobs by writing resumes and coaching them through the job search process to achieve their goals.

Has your sense of humor ever helped you on the job? Every single day! By the time they get to me, many jobseekers are so stressed out, they don’t know which way to turn. A little lighthearted conversation goes a long way to cut the tension so we can get to where they need to be. 

Ever used humor in a job search? Definitely, but I don’t recommend it for an interview until you’ve gauged the atmosphere in the room. Use your sense of humor to keep up your spirits, laugh at the funny ways companies recruit, and the goofy questions asked at some interviews. A retail manager was asked what kind of tree she would be and why. An IT specialist was asked what color M&M he would be … and why. (Want more? Here’s a list along with a stab at the reason for the question and suggestions for answers.) 

What do you find funny and not funny about job search? A job search is often an intense time, breeding both comic and tragic experiences, occasionally in the same breath. A single mom leaves a job she loves because her boss has temper tantrums worse than her 2-year-old’s. Picturing her boss pounding his hands and feet on the floor is hilarious. A single parent starting a job search because of some idiot’s infantile behavior is as serious as it gets.

What’s your best advice for jobseekers? Decide what you want; make your plan; work your plan. If you get stuck, call me.

SECOND PLACE

<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-8/" target="_blank"><img src="http://learn.latpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pinata-conference-color-cultural-diversity.png" alt="diversity cartoon - paid good money for cultural diversity" border="0"></a>More diversity comics at:<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest/" target="_blank">learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest</a>.

THIRD PLACE

<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-8/" target="_blank"><img src="http://learn.latpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pinata-conference-color-tequila.png" alt="diversity cartoon - bring tequila from Mexico" border="0"></a>More diversity comics at:<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest/" target="_blank">learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest</a>.

FOURTH PLACE

<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-8/" target="_blank"><img src="http://learn.latpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pinata-conference-color-more-diversity.png" alt="diversity cartoon - more diversity" border="0"></a>More diversity comics at:<a href="http://learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest/" target="_blank">learn.latpro.com/cartoon-contest</a>.

previous all 

 

92 comments…

  • avatar

    Nicole C Harris May 17, 2012, 7:51 pm

    This is the new incentive for productivity? 

    Reply
  • avatar

    FBUSer May 18, 2012, 7:25 pm

    Facebook board meeting

    “we will set the price of shares in the IPO equal to how many times he misses!”

    Reply
  • avatar

    Mity53 May 18, 2012, 7:31 pm

    Wall Street in recession?Whew! what a nightmare, time to go to work

    Reply
  • avatar

    Edwardfmckeown May 19, 2012, 4:08 pm

    Wait!  Stop! There’s an app for that!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jo Tonne May 20, 2012, 5:53 am

    I did it again, didn’t I? I guess you said to order Pina Coladas for the office party?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Larryculver May 20, 2012, 8:16 pm

    And the final vote for president is ….

    Reply
  • avatar

    Hank May 21, 2012, 1:33 am

    Combining Cinco de’ Mayo celebrations with quarterly reviews to help the budget really boosted employee moral, but can’t say the same for management.

    Reply
  • avatar

    bahdabing May 21, 2012, 1:50 am

    Youngest manager was asked to bring the snacks and he thought they requested smacks.

    Reply
  • avatar

    EL ZORRO ! May 21, 2012, 7:41 am

    Quiet guys, is how to get the most accurate forecast for Latin America at the moment!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Margo May 22, 2012, 6:57 pm

    Whoa, heads up guys! If this the way he handles all of his office work, we’re in big trouble.

    Reply
  • avatar

    T.Miller May 23, 2012, 1:30 am

    George will no longer be in charge of refreshments at new employee orientation

    Reply
    • avatar

      Marianelfurger May 24, 2012, 11:03 am

      Good one!

      Reply
  • avatar

    Wetbooger79 May 23, 2012, 2:43 am

    Office party going wrong when someone spike the office fruit punch and blind fold, gives up a stick and say take your best shot. P A R T Y !!!
    Wetbooger79 

    Reply
  • avatar

    Marianelfurger May 24, 2012, 11:01 am

    Don’t be blinded by the job discription!

    Reply
  • avatar

    John Watson May 24, 2012, 8:24 pm

    STOP! The President just changed his mind.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Kathryn Aegis May 24, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Remember, gentlemen, the meeting doesn’t end until Jones gets our car keys out of there.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Catorresdesigns May 26, 2012, 2:19 am

    It’s alright gentlemen this is just how we decide who stays after the merger

    Reply
  • avatar

    Catorresdesigns May 26, 2012, 2:35 am

    I know we agreed to more cultural diversity in the work place but this is ridiculous! 

    Reply
  • avatar

    Catorresdesigns May 26, 2012, 2:53 am

    The first and last time “Piñata Conference Tuesday” is considered a good idea. 

    Reply
  • avatar

    Tina Louise May 26, 2012, 3:13 am

    “Forward thinking design ideas from Guatemala” I said, “progressive insights” I said …

    Reply
  • avatar

    Catorresdesigns May 26, 2012, 3:19 am

    Steve and Greg suddenly realize why a position in Cement Glue Management comes with a great insurance policy

    Reply
  • avatar

    Kim Vagnone May 27, 2012, 4:27 am

    Who had the bright idea of bringing a pinata to the office birthday party? Isn’t cake enough?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Diana May 28, 2012, 8:47 pm

    Wait!! We can get our mexicans at Home depot!! 

    Reply
  • avatar

    Cjplus5 May 29, 2012, 2:11 pm

    DANG FLIES!!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Djcdroid10 May 29, 2012, 3:54 pm

    If he’s able to break the piñata, that’s his vote against the merger

    Reply
  • avatar

    Joe DeVitto May 30, 2012, 4:56 pm

    The boss is coming !  Hurry up and  hit it will ya ……

    Reply
  • avatar

    Pam May 30, 2012, 9:54 pm

    turn to the right, a little more, a little more…..now take two steps forward..ok hit!   crash

    Reply
  • avatar

    Patken1654 June 1, 2012, 5:08 pm

    Alright already, you can have the promotion!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Oscar Ferro June 2, 2012, 5:19 am

    Wait!… It’s my turn.

    Reply
  • avatar

    dolphin June 3, 2012, 12:48 am

    Olvida el plan de producto y me dale las bon-bons

    Reply
  • avatar

    Clcouch17055 June 7, 2012, 3:25 pm

    The problem with scheduling meetings on Cinco de Mayo.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Arnpau June 13, 2012, 7:22 pm

    hold nothing back. Give them your all

    Reply
  • avatar

    Pacis027 June 14, 2012, 10:04 am

    Man in gray suit: “No! No! Not the window!”
    Man with blonde hair: “I guess Julio got a little carried away with his new ‘Viva Pinata’ game.”

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jeri Hird Dutcher June 15, 2012, 5:17 am

    OK, Bob. Your job offer isn’t really in the pinata. We just wanted to see how badly you wanted the job.

    Reply
    • avatar

      Eric Shannon August 1, 2012, 9:08 pm

      congratulations Jeri, you won! just sent you an e-mail…

      Reply
  • avatar

    Jordan Noe Martinez June 18, 2012, 7:10 pm

    man in suit: “don’t worry, its the new office anger management program.” man in red: “is their candy in this thing?” man in suit:”no, stress balls..”

    Reply
  • avatar

    TonyG June 19, 2012, 3:22 pm

    Joooones, Next time just bring some tequila back from Mexico!!!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Albert June 20, 2012, 4:29 am

    So… this is how they work at Lehman Brothers

    Reply
  • avatar

    yen June 21, 2012, 2:22 am

    Hmm..Which one should I come first? They won’t know that Im pretending!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jeanne Stapf Robinson June 22, 2012, 2:32 pm

    It was announced at the annual meeting that salaries would be frozen this year, but one!!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jessi June 22, 2012, 7:49 pm

    This anger management meeting is a hit.

    Reply
  • avatar

    SteveL June 26, 2012, 5:58 am

    MRS. RED: “Hi hun, how did your interview go?”
    MR. RED: “Well, I took your advice: I was colorful, demonstrated my comfort with taking risks, and I definitely separated myself from the competition.”
    MRS. RED: “Great!”
    MR. RED: “I don’t think the separation was in the right direction.”
    MRS. RED: “That would explain the candy wrapper trail to the garage.”
    MR. RED: “I’ll stick to my macarena dance-a-long next time.”

    Reply
  • avatar

    Cristale Adams June 26, 2012, 5:58 pm

    This is not the best way to creatively express an idea to co-workers during a meeting, especially when they are not ready!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vicky Stauffer June 26, 2012, 6:08 pm

    “Wait, I want IN on this ‘Bring Your Child To Work Day’ activity!”

    Reply
  • avatar

    StarvinMarvin June 27, 2012, 2:36 am

    Oh, what the… Ok, I guess it’s safe to assume the pink slips and the severance checks were delivered to Junior’s birthday party… let’s just make the best of this and roll with it, he’ll appreciate it… let him keep at it.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Gregory Whitfield June 27, 2012, 7:42 am

    (man on the far left)…”Wait! Don’t do it! Ironically enough, that pinata is the only thing our company owns that was actually made in America.”

    Reply
  • avatar

    ponyxpress June 27, 2012, 3:14 pm

    Obijuan trains a jedi, “use the force gringo!! Search your feelings before some one gets hurt bendaho.

    Reply
  • avatar

    marylu June 27, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Clearly, our newest policy implementation “Mystery Benefits Pinata” has given us some call for concern.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Dan Greeley June 28, 2012, 6:23 pm

    Olvídalo Carlos, te estoy dando la negociación a Angel. Una demostración de sus habilidades de Jedi no va a cambiar de opinión, idiota!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vashesh June 28, 2012, 7:24 pm

    Ok, that’s the last time we hire that Mexican consulting firm.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Ariel June 29, 2012, 2:30 pm

    When we told John most of our decisions are like ‘swinging at a pinata, sometimes you hit, sometime you miss’, we didn’t think he’d actually start making all his business decisions based upon the action itself.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Em June 29, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Work,work,work, I just want some candy,or atleast maybe a pay raise!

    Reply
  • avatar

    ocvargas June 30, 2012, 1:03 am

    Let’s celebrate diversity in the workplace!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Blondosito June 30, 2012, 1:56 am

    Que trabajo mas piñata!

    Reply
  • avatar

    mimi June 30, 2012, 2:37 am

    Waitttt!!…Gee, I didn’t think you would take me serious…the job is yours!.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Anna Garcia June 30, 2012, 3:42 am

    Hey , The Pinata’s For Our Happy Hour Party !

    Reply
  • avatar

    Ryan June 30, 2012, 4:54 am

    It was only after the casualties reached double digits in the Marketing Department that Bob began to realize that what was coming out of the pinatas wasn’t actually candy…

    Reply
  • avatar

    Edgar June 30, 2012, 5:30 pm

    I got it! I got it! We understod why we need an Strategic Sales Plan! STOP BOSS!

    Reply
  • avatar

    EG July 1, 2012, 6:24 am

    Forecasting Activities!!!!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Nicole Hernandez July 1, 2012, 11:41 pm

    Welcome to Corporate America. The BLIND leading the BLIND.
    Man on left: “PiNATA, maybe, NOT-A good idea…”

    Reply
  • avatar

    Luz Sandoval July 2, 2012, 6:15 am

    Ok, ok, I understand your frustration with the budget cuts and the recession, those politicians can’t seem to agree on a reasonable budget, but come on; that Pinata is literally what’s left of our pay checks.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jose R Sepulveda July 2, 2012, 8:16 pm

    He just needs a bigger bat to improve this years forecast!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Luz Luciente July 4, 2012, 3:03 pm

    Not the face… NOT THE FACE!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jose Castañeda July 11, 2012, 11:26 pm

    Just another normal meeting with the Anger Management Team!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Lynn July 13, 2012, 2:33 pm

    Once again, the four finalists for the job have to prove themselves able to do anything they are asked to do.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Sandy.A July 13, 2012, 7:54 pm

    ….and they I have no talent! I can hit the candy out of this pinata!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Kris.Lyn July 13, 2012, 10:11 pm

    Pinata: Oh the union rep Will hear about this

    Reply
  • avatar

    Janete Guardia July 15, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Miguel, don’t you think that the issue of overcoming your bad childhood memories has gone too far? When your therapist suggested confronting your fears, I don’t think this is what she had in mind.

    Reply
  • avatar

    ac July 16, 2012, 8:41 pm

    Ok, maybe hitting a pinata as part of the interview process wasn’t such a good idea.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Manny July 17, 2012, 5:29 am

    Whose idea was it to replace the Spanish fluency test with this!?!?!?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Mr.Gut Buster July 18, 2012, 7:31 pm

    Wait! That pinata was for Carl it’s full of shit.

    Reply
  • avatar

    I.T. July 19, 2012, 9:51 pm

    How really important decisions are made in the board room

    Reply
  • avatar

    karina July 20, 2012, 5:07 am

    Bringing the party to work the next day will only get you fired.

    Reply
  • avatar

    terrykasz July 21, 2012, 1:16 pm

    just give me a minute here…I can fix this

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:18 pm

    Modern Ice Breakers!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:23 pm

    Feel The Force!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:24 pm

    I hate hybrids!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:25 pm

    Now who’s the jackass?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:27 pm

    To the right! No, your other right!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:30 pm

    To be successful, I need a bigger stick . . . Or bigger sign on gift!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:54 pm

    Hey? Is this thing working?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:55 pm

    When people lie, Pinatas fly!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:57 pm

    I can do this . . . It worked in the movies!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 10:59 pm

    Cut! Cut! Cut! I said CCCCUUUUUUUTTTTTTT!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Piñata – the most secure position in the room.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Seasonal hire, anyone?

    Reply
  • avatar

    Vickers July 22, 2012, 11:03 pm

    Two words. Background CHECK!!!!!!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Elizabeth Villarreal July 23, 2012, 12:20 am

    The instructions were to not turn around not matter what. You both fail the interview.

    Reply
  • avatar

    Elizabeth Villarreal July 23, 2012, 12:20 am

    The instructions were to not turn around not matter what. You both fail the interview!

    Reply
  • avatar

    ashley ingelido July 23, 2012, 12:49 am

    (man about to get hit) -thought bubble- who hung that there?!?
    (man with bat) -thought bubble- what a ‘jackass’ ha ha

    Reply
  • avatar

    Jack Ross July 23, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Ralph, that’s not a pinata…..it’s our new designer bee hive!

    Reply
  • avatar

    Dani July 24, 2012, 2:58 pm

    WE GET IT, WE GET IT!!!! Being 1/64th Mexican Counts!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

*

Follow latpro on Twitter visit our facebook page subscribe with RSS

Recent Comments