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If you’re having trouble at work, and can’t seem to concentrate on simple tasks because you’re daydreaming about collecting more stars in Super Mario Galaxy or toasting aliens in Mass Effect, try this handy guide to turning your work life into a game.

Like every videogame boss battle since the 8 bit days, work bosses have their weak points for you to exploit. For example, your boss’s weak point might be pride in his or her personal appearance, which you can exploit through flattery. It might not be glowing red, and you might not have to butt-stomp it three times exactly, but these are just general guidelines.

Check out the comic for more tips on how to deal with your real life bosses as if they were in a videogame.

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