Gainfully Employed, by Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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10 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    Congratulations, Elayne! Rock on!

  2. Alan Coil says:

    Congrats again, Elayne!

  3. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I know when I got my latest job, I went around singing the song from Hired! the Musical from MST3K: "I got a JOB today! I'm selling Chevrolets! I'm bringing home good pay…I just got hired!"

    • Russ Rogers says:

      Hired! The Musical

      I went to college with Mike Nelson. I swear, some of the choreography in this bit is straight out of my college's production of the musical, "Working!"

  4. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    Congrats. I was fired February 13th and my unemployment runs out in August. I've had no health care since my job ended. COBRA contacted me but they wanted $500+ a month to continue my coverage so I passed. Thankfully I'm in relative good health, asthma notwithstanding. Luckily I have extra inhalers. When they run out I guess I'll use Primatine. Unlike you I have no safety net so life may get pretty scary if the u/e stops before I've found a new job.

  5. R. Maheras says:

    Well, that's just great news!I've done the job search dance four times in the past 10 years, and I can't think of too many experiences in life that are more humbling.

  6. Neil Ottenstein says:

    Good to hear. Congrats.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Elayne! Way to go!So does this mean you're going to actually blog about comics now?! Please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

    • Elayne Riggs says:

      As soon as you come out from hiding behind the drive-by "Anonymous" tag, I suppose. (And I'm still wondering why you don't hit-and-run on any other ComicMix columnists when they write about subjects other than comics.)

  8. Brian Pate says:

    Congratulations, Elayne! I had to laugh about the type of questions you didn't like. I just completed a supervisory skills course at the university I work at, and part of the training was on asking questions just like those when doing interviews!