When I tell people that I write a quasi-human-resources-blog, they expect to read HR horror stories.
I don’t blame them.
I used to write and speak about the chaotic, dirty and convoluted experiences I had as a human resources professional.
- Employee relationships
- Etiquette mistakes
- Drug abuse
- Addiction (alcohol, porn, gambling, fetishes, etc.)
- Wardrobe malfunctions
I don’t do that, anymore.
People are quirky and gross. I have stories that are both hilarious and heartbreaking. But most of the people in my stories are massively messed up. You don’t risk everything — your job, your career, your marriage — when you are a happy, healthy and functioning adult.
And if the characters in my stories are not mentally unhinged, they are tragic characters who have been failed by a series of systems, processes and institutions that should have known better.
I don’t want to fail these people a second time around.
So no more HR horror stories. Well, okay, I can’t make that promise. But not the easy, obvious and lazy ones.
You can find those elsewhere on the web.