(Strip Number 1274, Original Publication Date, 6 April 1988)
Panel 1: A little while later, we find John living up to his agreement to pay Mike for sort of doing the yardwork by handing him a two dollar bill.
Panel 2: Mike complains that he pretended to work for over an hour and states that he's getting less than minimum wage.
Panel 3: He has no immediate answer for John's quip about doing less than minimum work.
Summary: We get the sort of answer to this tomorrow when John sets Mike up to become a figure like himself: someone who doesn't know how to just sit back and do nothing.