By this time in the comic I had my job already and had turned full time. I knew from the get go that I didn’t want his life to entirely parallel mine. For one reason so I could have a degree of privacy despite my putting my full name on the website. Another because part of the whole idea of the comic is that nearly everyone around him is stupid in some way and jokes that could be about where I work would really mostly just be funny to the people that I work with. This is why later on when I chose his job I chose a job that is very much himself dealing with other people and not co-workers really.