Top Posts of the Decade

by Evil HR Lady on December 30, 2019

We’re about to enter into the roaring 20s, and that also marks 10 years for me as a professional freelance writer. Here are some of my favorite posts from the past decade. They aren’t necessarily the most popular, but I think they are fun.

My First Paid Post:

Your Boss Loves You. Here’s Why He’s Going to Stiff You

I have to say I’m eternally grateful to CBS for taking a chance on me! Pamela Kruger recruited me and trained me. Thank you, Pamela!

The Post That Showed Me We See What We Want to See

Why Mitt Romney Like Firing People

CBS changed backend platforms like five times while I was working for them and the comments went away when they did that. But they were spectacular.

Liberals said: How dare she advocate for Mitt Romney! This is biased!

Conservatives said: Just another example of the liberal media attacking the Republican! This is biased!!!

What it really was is an explanation of how firing works in the real world.

The Political Post that Showed Me People are Insane about Politics

No, Megyn Kelly Should Not Have Worn that Dress

Y’all, I got death threats over this post. A post about a dress. People were crazy. It got picked up by Yahoo and I got over 3 million views on it.

Fun fact: I wrote it in 20 minutes as a throw-away post. Ha!

One Of My Favorite Questions and Headlines.

I’m gay, disabled, litigious, and recently fired. Wanna hire me?

The letter writer used this as her subject line in her email and I thought it was so perfect. She did go on to find a much better job, so all’s well that ends well.

My Most Helpful Post

How to Work When You’re Depressed

I try to be helpful in all my posts, but this one gets hits every day and I hope it continues to help people. Depression is awful, but there are things you can do.

And if you’re feeling depressed see your doctor, therapist or call your EAP. There is help!

The Post I Email People at Least Once a Week

Forced to Resign: What Are Your Options?

I wrote this in 2012 and it is still relevant. No one can force you to resign!

When I email it to people, I also include a link to Donna Ballman’s follow up article:

My Employer Says I Have to Resign. What Should I Do?

Tomorrow I’ll share some more favorites from the past decade!

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Happy almost-NYE December 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Hey, EvilHRLady. Thank you for this compilation!

One note – the link ‘No, Megyn Kelly [..]’ is broken. (Actually, it doesn’t look ike a link at all, so maybe it just never worked..)

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Braden Bell December 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Congratulations on ten years!!!

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BethRA December 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Congrats on 10 years!

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