By Cat Wyatt
Every issue of Giant Days brings us farther and farther along in Suzie, Esther, and Daisy’s lives. In the last issue, we saw all three girls moving on and getting their own places to live – separate from each other. So it’s only natural that Giant Days #39 has them taking the next logical big leap – it’s time for a job fair.
Now, if you sat down and thought about how a job fair would go for these three, you’d probably have a good idea of what was about to happen. Let’s be honest here; all three girls have pretty obvious patterns that they tend to stick to. It’s what makes them so fun and loveable.
Naturally, we know that Daisy is going to over prepare and be incredibly nervous about the whole situation. Suzie will probably blow it off. Or if she does go, it’ll be in an unconcerned manner – after all, she’s still got several years of school left, thanks to her chosen career. Meanwhile it probably never occurred to Ester to even write out a resume, let along consider showing up to one of these events.
This issue officially starts off with Esther fantasizing what Daisy’s career in archeology is going to look like. Her fantasy is very heavily influenced by Indiana Jones, which isn’t terribly surprising all things considered. Daisy, however, is a bit more realistic about her prospects – she knows how difficult it will be to get a career in her chosen field. She’s also aware of how hard it’ll be for Esther to use her degree, a fact she bluntly shares with her well-dressed friend.
Surprisingly Esther was planning on going to the job fair, though it sounds like she was going because Daisy had told her to do so. More surprising is the fact that Esther dressed for the part. Granted she opted to go with cute skull tights as well as a dress suit and skirt, but that’s not bad considering what she could have gone with.
As predicted Daisy has completely over planned and over prepared for the day. Her schedule is packed tight, as evidenced by her stuffed day planner. Meanwhile Esther had her own plan: wing it. There’s some truly hilarious banter back and forth here, ending with Esther becoming over confident and heading through the wrong door. Sounds about right.
Meanwhile Suzie and McGraw are at home. Naturally that means McGraw is working on something – it looks like a drawer pull this time. Believe it or not it’s Suzie that brings up the job fair…but not for herself. She knows full well that McGraw is planning on hanging around here for a year or two, just to be with her, and she wants him to be happy in life. For McGraw being happy in life means being able to afford his own garage full of equipment.
On the bright side McGraw does listen to Suzie and let her push him forward in his career, something he’s immediately grateful for. Say what you will about McGraw, but he’s an open and honest guy. Not many people would be able to turn around that quickly and realize that what they were being pushed for was the right thing for them.
Back to Daisy, where she’s completely acing all of her interviews. Seriously, the quote “No one has ever give the correct answer to that question” quite literally came up. The girl clearly knows how to sell herself. Hopefully she’s actually being careful about what jobs she’s applying to, and isn’t just simply going for as many as possible.
Esther on the other hand…well…she’s not a big fan of corporate environments. Or in pretending you like something for the sake of getting a job. So this isn’t exactly going well for her, not that she seems aware of that. That’s why Daisy caved and forced Esther to take the appointment she had for resume building. It’s not like Daisy needed it anyway – her resume is spotless and literally sparkling.
So while Esther is breaking the poor sap trying to help her write a resume, Daisy is finding herself utterly overwhelmed by the whole process. She’s got more business cards than her planner can hold, her phone is blowing up with offers, and she’s not the best at handling stress on a good day.
Cue Suzie. Suzie is great under pressure. Even better, she’s down to earth, slightly jaded, and has no fear of negotiating. In short, she’s the perfect person to field calls and job offers for little Daisy. Sure, Daisy may end up working for some horrible companies with fantastic benefits, but that’s the cost of getting help from Suzie.
Meanwhile Esther has gotten a job offer…granted, we’re pretty sure it’s a job offer to be a spy…but beggars can’t be choosers? She probably won’t go through with the offer, since she’s actually very aware what is going on...
In the end Daisy settles on a job, Esther is still jobless, and McGraw has decided he’s going to go for his master’s degree. This is surprising, considering how he’d rather not let the government get any more of his hard earner money that way, but he seems content with the choice. After all, by taking more classes he can stay close to Suzie. It’s actually quite romantic.
This was an absolutely hilarious issue. It was probably funnier than the last several, as the humor and banter seemed to be particularly on point. Luckily no major changes seem to be on the way for the girls, though there is something building up with Ed’s plot. We’ll just have to see where that one leads us.
Giant Days #39