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Should I Go Into HR?

“Should I go into HR?” I think it’s a great profession for many people. Go into HR if you’re a young mom. The cool thing about human resources is that the job offers a ton of flexibility if you can keep your eye on the prize: your kids. The barrier to entry is low, and…

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Giving a Fuck is Very Buddhist

Organized religion is a simple man’s way to understand philosophy. Many of the big questions are explained for the average consumer who doesn’t want to do a deeper dive into the meaning of life beyond his individual experience. So it’s weird for me to read management books from people who steal ideas from organized religion…

Worst Diets for 2017

It’s a new year. All around the world, HR professionals are overseeing new wellness plans and weight loss initiatives, which is a truly aspirational role for people who also monitor work conditions with low wages, toxic open-space office models, and long commutes. As an HR lady, I’ve seen a ton of sketchy office weight loss…

Take Your Vacation in 2017

Vacation policies are boring, dull, and yet totally essential for the health and morale of your company. Many businesses don’t have PTO plans because they don’t want to cover everybody fairly. Harsh but true. Some companies don’t want to put money away to pay out unused vacation when you quit, either. So they say things…

2017 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. This post is all about my biggest 2016 resolutions. I go back and forth on resolutions. Sometimes I think they’re valid. Sometimes it feels like a crock of shit. But a friend of mine who blogs under the name “HR Wench”…

2016 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. This post is all about my biggest 2016 regrets, and the list is too long to replicate on my blog. My regrets fall into specific categories: angry conversations, missed opportunities, inconsiderate words, and inattentive behaviors. And some of my regrets are…