Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: August 2014

"Funny Pharm" features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. Submit your caption and win!

★Winning Caption★
 "I hear you’re looking to hire someone to help with the layoffs." - Vincent Coca

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing presents "Funny Pharm," featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist, Jerry King.

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the Pharma Manufacturing website and the winner will be mentioned in upcoming enewsletters. The winner has a choice of two prizes: a coffee mug with the cartoon and winning caption printed on it OR a $15 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to [email protected]. Thank you for your contributions!

Contending Submissions

Bill Russo:
"For some people, it's more like RIP."

"Look on the bright side - we'll have to hire more people to process all that paperwork."

"All those people will be back. Merck my words."

"I said - downsize our supply of cranberry JUICE, not downsize our plant in Cranbury, NJ."

"You'll go through that stack in no time. Reading Is Fun!"

"Just relax and breathe normally. I realize downsizing can be a Respiration Inhibitory Factor."

"Both baskets are for people who are being downsized. We're just giving some of them recently discovered cases of root beer."

"You've just been downsized. So, now that there's no one to go through that stack, all those people will have to stay on."

"And you dared to wear a pink shirt?" - Ted Hilliard

"The mean value of Lean." - Tara Bronson

"I though RIF ended in the 1980s, when Jimmy Carter was US president." - Dana Orten

"Does RIF mean Robots In Force?" - Dana Orten

"Our hiring ration between New Hires and Temp. We hire, saving money!" - Devendra Rawal

"I hear you’re looking to hire someone to help with the layoffs." - Vincent Coca

"With all the cut backs we are out of TP, mind if I borrow a few those from the RIF pile?" - Leonard Hungiville

"Ay Caramba!!!! I am doomed." - Ana Placencia

"George, somehow knew they weren't going for morning coffee." - Tammy Leathers

"We’re not really firing anyone, my kids just made me a card with my initials on it Ronald Ingold Ferris, RIF.” - Leonard Hungiville

Atul Deshmukh:
“Hey, Boss, looks like you’ll be interchanging the names of the trays soon.”

“And he’s wondering why downsizing is leading to an increase in the head count. Obviously he has not taken the regulatory auditors into consideration.”

“He’s beginning to realize that the cost of downsizing is exceeding the financial benefits.”

“Hey, Boss, have you considered halving their salaries instead of downsizing? That could be more profitable than paying those huge lawyers’ fees.”

“Yes, he just realized that the last file he approved was his own.”

"It’s a Friday, 3 PM, and of course they want the work done by … Monday." - Michael Ryan

"There's been another merger. The guys are having a bonfire so bring everything on your table." - Siddarth Datla