If you have ever wondered about what the people in the Human Resources department do, you may want to read this article on xojane. Written anonymously by someone who has spent way, way too much time doing this job, it recalls some of the most disturbing encounters -- or downright fascinating, if you ask me -- they have had to deal, from interviews, firings to flatulence interventions.
For the past 20 years (wow that hurts to type) I have worked in HR. I have hired hundreds of people, fired my fair share and laid off far too many. I have listened to people cry, bitch, moan, and scream. It's the best job ever.
I love people. People are messy, unpredictable, predictable, mean, caring, nasty, and unbelievable. All in the same day. It's my job to help the ?human? element of a company perform at maximum efficiency. All this, and I play a killer game of buzzword bingo.
When I am not optimizing the bandwidth of my employer?s human capital or socializing a new message on a granular level (BINGO!), these are some of the deep thoughts that run through my brain.
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|Fish-processing in Alaska|
|Designing Greenhouses for the Red Planet|
|"Omnipotence is the power to create orders, not merely the power to enforce them."|
|Later that day, on Tatooine...|
|"Fossil fuel executives want to get a piece of the clean-energy business."|
|“The release of methane from hydrate may be apocalyptic.”|
|Nerf John Wick|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|Top 10 Reasons Men Are Scum|
|“One of the major concerns with asteroid mining is, of course, getting to the asteroids.”|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|
|Loneliness is Not an Old Friend|
|“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”|
|“It's unbelievable how much energy is released.”|