Posts tagged "human resources"

"It's not my job" and other Famous Last Words

There’s a standard mantra repeatedly uttered at your company amongst your coworkers during meetings and typed in emails. It’s a multi-purpose statement, sort of the corporate equivalent of “prego” in Italian. People use it as a greeting, a salutation, place filler, and most particularly a defense. Four simple words:┬áit’s not my job. How many times... Read more »

In Transition and Other Lies My Boss Told Me

Recently, employees at a company somewhere near you, maybe even your company, received a memo notifying them that several of their coworkers were “in transition.” This is the new, trendy human resources palaver for “got whacked,” designed to be sensitive to the delicate emotions of those who’ve survived to collect their wages for another day.... Read more »