I had plans to defend (well and do a little bit of mocking) HR today, but I’m afraid some HR VP has spent too many hours at the hairdresser and too little talking to actual humans. Radio Shack just fired 400 people via e-mail. Please, let us pause
An old friend (we’ll call him Steve) shared his job hunt experience with me. As a recent graduate from a top graduate program, he was being courted by two separate companies. After interviewing, Company A’s Staffing Rep told him how impressed they were with him and then asked
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports: Roughly half of all sexual impropriety reported in U.S. prisons and jails last year was perpetrated by correctional staff, not inmates. Great. And it turns out that female staff were the offenders in 2/3 of the cases. Hmmm, not what one would expect.
Dear Evil HR Lady, Why do companies “request” that you not discuss your salary with your co-workers? Sincerely, Talkative Dear Talkative, Two reasons: 1. People are largely immature whiners. 2. Everyone else makes more money than you do. Let’s deal with the points in order. Truly, I have
I apologize in advance for the depressing nature of today’s entry. Fox News Reports: LEXINGTON, Ky. — A commuter jet crashed during take off early Sunday and burst into flames, killing 49 people and leaving the lone survivor in critical condition. Investigators were trying to determine if the
Sun: Pluto, would you please step into my office? Pluto: Sure, I just need to finish this orbit– Sun: That won’t be necessary. This will just take a few minutes. (Pluto steps in) Sun: This is Miss Mars, from Human Resources. I believe you’ve met? Mars: Actually I
Dear Evil HR Lady, My boss is a micromanager and feels he must go over his written instructions with me to make sure they are clear. I do not need him to explain his instructions. I have worked for him long enough that I understand what he means
This article about pamphlets Northwest Airlines gave to their unstable work force actually made me guffaw. Prior to this, I didn’t even know it was possible to guffaw–I thought it was just a term writers used. Evil HR Lady is Evil, but even so, she is not this