management

No Asshole Rule

This is a call to all HR professionals to head over to The Happy Employee to confess your AQ. (Asshole Quotient.) It probably comes as no surprise to you that I’m a borderline asshole.

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Go F–k Yourself, Chump!

It’s almost too good to be true. Researches find that swearing is cathartic for the working man’s soul. Of course, you knew this. We all knew this. Research is 1,000 years behind common sense, as usual. I remember working at [an unnamed company] and dropping the f-bomb (for the first time) in the middle of […]

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We are overpaid, say US executives

This article and its byline are somewhat deceiving. Executives in America say that CEOs are overpaid, but the executives themselves are not necessarily overpaid. You see, the word executive is used to describe most people who earn more than $100,000/year. Using that definition, some union workers at auto factories who work a ton of overtime […]

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Human Resources & Rock 'n' Roll

I stumbled upon the British, human resources ‘leadership guru’ that is Peter Cook via Flip Chart Fairy Tales. Who the hell is Peter Cook, this self-described leadership guru? I just don’t know. I can’t find much on him, which makes me think that this is all a lark. Peter Cook calls himself the thinking man’s […]

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Punk Rock HR Question #9: I Hate My Boss

Dear Laurie, I hate my boss. [INSERT BAT-SHIT-CRAZY, OBSCENITY-LACED RANT HERE.] Signed, Several People Who Hate Their Bosses * Oh man. People. Please. For reals? Is something in the water? Do we all hate our bosses at the beginning of the fourth quarter? I have several readers who embarked on passionate but somewhat crazy rants […]

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