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(Daily Mail)   30 percent of office romances lead to marriage. The other 70 percent lead to awkward post-breakup interaction and headaches for the HR department   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 38
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2013-02-15 11:53:01 AM
5 votes:

farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow


I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?
2013-02-15 10:30:43 AM
5 votes:
Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.
2013-02-15 12:13:00 PM
3 votes:
I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?

You know, a lot of people can do a job. Even the really hard technical ones. You aren't as unique as you think. It's actually sort of important to not bring damaged people who can't get along with anybody into a workplace.

If you can't get past the HR screening interview, maybe you should try not rubbing everyone the wrong way. That way you'll get past the screening interview and get to talk to the hiring manager.
2013-02-15 01:46:23 PM
2 votes:
A few years ago, I consulted for a large-ish company that was having problems recruiting and retaining appropriate candidates for highly-skilled, technical positions. I spent time looking at how involved Human Resources was with their hiring process.

Their HR department, in addition to screening via resume, was given its own telephone and in-person interview with the candidate. They would ask soft and squishy fit questions like "Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker" or "What's the last book you read and what did it mean to you?" or "What does our corporate value statement mean to you?"

 Candidates who did not pass these interviews could not continue in the selection process

We ended up removing Human Resources from most of the hiring process. Their streamlined HR department handled basic background checks, employment history, and reference checks, along with the usual vetting of employment advertisement/postings to make sure that the company didn't run afoul of any legal issues in recruitment and selection.

HR no longer had anything to do with the actual interview process. Their general counsel recommended that an HR rep be present at the interview, but HR was no longer allowed to actively participate in the interview itself.

HR complained mightily about being marginalized, but over three years on the company has improved its one year and three year retention rates significantly. It turns out that departments were better able to figure out both who would be a better fit and who had either the appropriate skill set or best potential to acquire the necessary skills on the job.

Human resources is very good at some very rudimentary things during the hiring process, but for this particular client I found that minimizing HR's role in hiring process led to better results.

/Got a fat bonus for all the money I saved them
//HR departments are the first thing I look at when a client tells me they're having issues with employee retention
///Going to need you to come in on Saturday
2013-02-15 12:42:26 PM
2 votes:

vento: Question for the HR people in this thread:  Why is it so difficult for you to call someone back or let them know where the interview process is?  I've been at my current job for 15 years (get off my office lawn!), but I had that experience then and I have several friends who are experiencing the same now.  The process appears to be:

1.  Send in your resume/CV
2.  HR contacts you to set up interview
3.  Interview where they talk up how awesome they are
4.  You send thank you note
5.  (radio silence from HR)
6.  Contact HR for status.  No return contact.
7.  (radio silence from HR)
8.  Contact HR again.  No return contact.
9.  (more radio silence from HR)
10a.  They call you a month later asking if you'd like the position.
10b.  You get a job elsewhere or continue looking

(intentional caps lock)  WHY IS IT SO FRIGGIN' DIFFICULT FOR HR TO MAKE A PHONE CALL?  Even if it's just to say, "Hey, we don't have any information yet.  Just hold tight."  The one thing HR-folk need to realize is that you make your company look like shiat by not communicating.  You interviewed me, and if I said that communication wasn't a strong point, would you hire me?  Yet, from my experience on both sides (employed and trying to gain employment), anyone in the HR department sucks at getting back to you in any useable amount of time.

/the people in accounting can give the HR department a run for their money


A lot of the time, it's just due to the sheer amount of recruiting and applicants.  One recruiter could be covering 20+ postings, and if they only bring in 3 applicants for each open position to interview, that's 60 people that they have to continually follow up with.  It's a crappy excuse and it sucks.

Some recruiters I know have pre-canned emails that they'll send out to make things easier saying, "thanks for coming in, we're still reviewing candidates, if you don't hear from us in two weeks, please feel free to reach out to us".

I can completely agree with what you're saying though (as someone who is currently employed, but actively searching) - there is nothing worse than not even getting a simple email saying "Hey!  We haven't forgotten you!".
2013-02-15 12:34:03 PM
2 votes:
Question for the HR people in this thread:  Why is it so difficult for you to call someone back or let them know where the interview process is?  I've been at my current job for 15 years (get off my office lawn!), but I had that experience then and I have several friends who are experiencing the same now.  The process appears to be:

1.  Send in your resume/CV
2.  HR contacts you to set up interview
3.  Interview where they talk up how awesome they are
4.  You send thank you note
5.  (radio silence from HR)
6.  Contact HR for status.  No return contact.
7.  (radio silence from HR)
8.  Contact HR again.  No return contact.
9.  (more radio silence from HR)
10a.  They call you a month later asking if you'd like the position.
10b.  You get a job elsewhere or continue looking

(intentional caps lock)  WHY IS IT SO FRIGGIN' DIFFICULT FOR HR TO MAKE A PHONE CALL?  Even if it's just to say, "Hey, we don't have any information yet.  Just hold tight."  The one thing HR-folk need to realize is that you make your company look like shiat by not communicating.  You interviewed me, and if I said that communication wasn't a strong point, would you hire me?  Yet, from my experience on both sides (employed and trying to gain employment), anyone in the HR department sucks at getting back to you in any useable amount of time.

/the people in accounting can give the HR department a run for their money
2013-02-15 12:16:03 PM
2 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: farkerofDOOM: As an "HR drone", I'd like to attest to the fact that not all HR people are like that.  A lot of the time (for example, my current company), HR is held back by what senior leadership wants, thus, a hire is often made that isn't right for the department, but it's what the big guns want.  A good HR advisor/consultant/generalist/etc. WANTS to hire the best person for the job - the one that has the best qualifications, the one that had the kind of personality that will mesh well with the existings ones and what not.

Just keep that in mind.

That's bullshiat.
HR is the problem. There are no zero defect human beings. Get over it and find a real job, one in which you do productive work with economic value.

/Oh right. You probably can't get hired because ... oh man ... of your employment history.


Dude.  Hostile much?  I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience with HR.  I happen to love what I do (benefits and leaves), and loved what I used to do (generalist).  A good HR employee doesn't search for imperfections in their company's employees - apparently the one where you work does, and that blows.  To be honest, I despise the "evil HR lady" stereotype that is out there.  Let's be honest - that's what it is, a stereotype.  There are a bunch of douchetwats out there that give HR a bad name - I probably dislike them more than you do.

I think that when it comes to employee relations, managers need to take more responsibility for what happens in their department and not have HR to the dirty work, which is what happens 99% of the time.  So when you are brought down to HR b/c you've been late 6 times in the past month, it's b/c your manager whined to HR that they didn't feel comfortable talking to you about it - it's not HR bringing it up to be  PITA.

A couple of rules of thumb to not be biatched out by your HR rep:  Don't come to work drunk/high/impaired, try to show up on time, be civil and courteous, and don't become drunk/high/impaired WHILE at work.  That usually keeps the majority of a population out of the HR office.

I also think that I what I do is valuable and productive.  I help employees with their leaves, which can be very tricky for anyone, let alone someone who doesn't speak English as a first language.

/General rule?  Don't shiat where you eat, don't sleep where you work.
2013-02-15 12:15:28 PM
2 votes:

Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.


HR is the cop with the radar gun of business. They perform no function that is useful to the people they supposedly support. They are often an incumbrance on those that intend to serve. They absolutely NEVER take the side of those that they suggest that they are there to help. Most of their workday is geared to do exactly the opposite of their stated goals. And you'll never meet one that is honest about any of this.
2013-02-15 12:09:30 PM
2 votes:
I work for a division of my company that is 80-90% women right out of college, who specialize in health & fitness.

Why yes, I do love my job! :^D
2013-02-15 11:52:11 AM
2 votes:

Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.


I agree, fark HR.   I've never met a department in a company that is so incompetent.  They know how to ruin a good interview,
Me: "what's entailed in the job"
HR: "reads the description"
Me: "well does that mean this or that?"
HR: "I don't know, you'll have to ask the manager after you're hired"
Me: Then how do I know I want the job?
HR: OMG BENEFITS!
Me: right benefits are usually a standard package, I want to know what my scope of work will be
HR: ...
2013-02-15 11:45:48 AM
2 votes:

Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.


I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.
2013-02-15 10:10:53 AM
2 votes:
Post-breakup awkwardness is calculated in direct proportion to how mature you were during the breakup process. It doesn't  haveto be a hot mess of childishness. Case in point, I am still genuine friends with a few exes, to the point that 2 are invited to my wedding (and yes, the fiancee is actually fine with it).

The headache for HR...is another story.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-15 09:44:00 AM
2 votes:
All my current female coworkers are married. Job before that, our one woman employee was engaged (and the insanely cute consultant was married). Before that, the only woman was the HR recruiter who was only there a few hours per month. Before that, all married or really nasty looking. Before that, married, engaged, or sleeping with our boss. Before that, it was almost love at first sight except she already had a girlfriend.

So I'm thinking I need to get out of the computer field.
2013-02-15 04:28:25 PM
1 votes:

the money is in the banana stand: Hebalo: the money is in the banana stand: Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.

If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.

Oh Bullshiat. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're one person now. If you do EVERYTHING together, you have nothing to talk about, share, tell the other person. Everyone needs some time to themselves. I don't want to spend every waking moment with my wife, but I love her like crazy. Don't be a douche.

Again, I said you can have your own things and do them. To say that you can't and don't want to work with your spouse or the idea repulses you signifies that there is something wrong in paradise.


No. It doesn't. Your saying it does is hardly convincing proof. Work has different rhythms, pacing, and decisions made at non-emotional levels. It requires different skill sets and actions than home life.

To make a blanket statement like "thinking working with your wife would not be optimal" hardly equates to "there's a problem with your marriage."

It's straight up bullshiat, and not correct. To claim that it's true implies that every relationship is the same, that there's no room for individuality or specific circumstances. Finally, it's the sort of blanket statement that inexperienced douchebags make.
2013-02-15 03:21:12 PM
1 votes:

farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow


I have mixed feelings on the subject.  Every job except this current one, HR has been a swamp of idiots who think they are the reason the company exists.  Not just "the reason the company succeeds," but the reason the entire company exists is show up and jump through their pointless hoops all day long.  And they've been uniformly incompetent the entire time.  They make vapid cows look like Lassie.

This latest job is the exception that proves the rule.  It's a company of about 50-ish people.  "HR" here is one person.  A middle-aged woman, married with kids, I think her husband works in the same building.  She. Runs. Everything.  She is Human Resources... and the facilities security officer, and the contracting manager, and the business manager.  She stocks the break room and answers the phones... and has one of the highest clearances in the company, because everything eventually goes across her desk, and she's damned good at it.
2013-02-15 02:34:00 PM
1 votes:
The only people more useless than HR departments are the self important IT monkeys.
2013-02-15 01:59:35 PM
1 votes:
vento:(intentional caps lock)  WHY IS IT SO FRIGGIN' DIFFICULT FOR HR TO MAKE A PHONE CALL?  Even if it's just to say, "Hey, we don't have any information yet.  Just hold tight."  The one thing HR-folk need to realize is that you make your company look like shiat by not communicating.  You interviewed me, and if I said that communication wasn't a strong point, would you hire me?  Yet, from my experience on both sides (employed and trying to gain employment), anyone in the HR department sucks at getting back to you in any useable amount of time.

You're making the mistake that the people in HR give a shiat about you.  Their goal is to fill the position with the best candidate, not make friends.

Don't get me wrong, I agree with you.  When I interview people (I'm not in HR, I don't use HR to hire people) I always make sure to tell them what day I will be making the decision and when they will hear back from me by and I do just that.  Granted, I tell everyone I'll make the decision Friday and really I make the decision Wednesday, in case my top choice turns me down.  But that way no one is left hanging.
2013-02-15 01:40:24 PM
1 votes:

the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.


Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.
2013-02-15 01:33:00 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Forbidden Doughnut: "What can you contribute to a culture of diversity and tolerance?"

That would have been it for me. I would have deliberately said the most politically incorrect thing I could think of, got up, and left.


And the HR filter would have proven it's worth right there.  If you tantrum like a child when someone asks an annoying question in an interview where you are presumably on your best behavior, how are you going to act day-to-day on the job?

Better answer:  "Well, it sounds corny, but what I can contribute is in fact the tolerance you're asking about.  I don't care who someone is or what they look like.  If they know their stuff and can do their job, that's the person I want to work with.  Anything else doesn't really matter to me."

See?  You made your point about competence being more important than bullshiat, but didn't stomp out like a freak in high dudgeon.  THAT'S THE POINT OF THE QUESTION.

Also, HR people network together.  Pull a tard stunt like that and you'll be talked about over drinks and will find it very difficult to get an interview anywhere.  And you'll never know why.
2013-02-15 01:30:18 PM
1 votes:
My HR CSB:

It's 1989, at a Fortune 500 company, in the world's tallest building. I'm a young copywriter at a retail company that's undergoing staff-reductions in all departments. I'm called into a meeting with my National Manager and the HR rep.

Them: Good news. There is a job for you. It's not in this department, it'll be in a new department called "Strategic Marketing". Would you like to take it?

Me: Well, thank you. What would I be doing?

Them: Strategic marketing.

Me: What is that?

Them: We don't really know yet.

Me: Who will I be working for?

Them: We don't quite know that either, yet.

Me: Do you know how much it will pay?

Them: (literally, an eyeroll, implying it's dumb of me to even ask such a question)

Me: Well, how long do I have to think this over?

Them: (long pause) We need an answer.

Me: You mean... today?

Them: Welllllllllll... (sigh) OK, you can have a couple of hours, tops.

Fast forward to 2 weeks later. I've been in the new position for several days now, and I still have very little clue what the job is supposed to be or even how much it pays. But at least I'm still gainfully employed during a bad recession. My department head hands me a form to fill out, for the purpose of making new business cards. I get to the space marked "Title" and I'm stumped. So I call my HR rep...

Me: Hi. I need to know my actual job title. It's for my business card.

HR: OK, let me look that up. (long pause)  Huh. Let me get back to you.

(20 minutes later, the junior assistant to the HR rep calls me)

Me: Hi. Is this about my job title?

HR asst: Yes! How did you know?!

Me: Lucky guess. So...?

HR asst: So...?

Me: Wait, are you asking ME what my job title is?

HR asst.: Uh-huh.

In a flash, I could see what had happened. I asked the rep, and she didn't know. So she delegated the task of finding out to her underling... who did the obvious and logic thing. She called me to ask me.

It took all the discipline I could muster to keep from answering "Pimp Kingpin" or "Evil Genius". Because, without doubt, that's what my mutherfarking business card would have said. And it would have been awesome.
2013-02-15 01:30:12 PM
1 votes:

Molavian: I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?


It's funny how the IT guys are always so butthurt about everyone else.
2013-02-15 01:24:19 PM
1 votes:
I'm 41 and banging a hot 24 year old redhead from work... oops.
2013-02-15 01:23:05 PM
1 votes:

Hebalo: 1) Interviewed a while back with a software company, and the HR "manager" was clearly someone's hot bimbo gf/wife. Whenever the subject of salary came up, they fell back to "CULTURE!!!!" "We send the girls over to Costco every friday, there's smoothies in the break room!!!!!! Some employees eat all their meals here!".


My favorite are the recruiters who are 22 years old with a newly minted college degree who are trying to evaluate my resume with 20 years of experience on it.  I was once contacted by such a guy from a major retailer (*cough* Best Buy *cough*) who went on about how I was a perfect fit and how awesome the place was.   After 25 minutes he asked me where I got my degree.  When I informed him I didn't have one and he told me he couldn't pass me on without a degree.  I told him have a nice day.  Three years later I get a cold call from that exact same retailer asking me to come in for an interview for a job I was a perfect fit for (and this time they didn't care about the degree).  I informed them they had their chance three years ago and a nice gentlemen by the name of Kyle blew any chances of considering your company for employment.  Oh and have a nice day.

/idiots
2013-02-15 01:19:19 PM
1 votes:
I have sex at work all the time, and things have never been awkward.

/Proud farmer
2013-02-15 01:10:24 PM
1 votes:
1) Interviewed a while back with a software company, and the HR "manager" was clearly someone's hot bimbo gf/wife. Whenever the subject of salary came up, they fell back to "CULTURE!!!!" "We send the girls over to Costco every friday, there's smoothies in the break room!!!!!! Some employees eat all their meals here!".


Greeeeeat. I'm married and have a mortgage, and am capable of buying my own food. But not if I work here, because you don't actually pay people.

2) They also asked "Where do you see yourself in 5 years". In my head, I answered "Not working for a company that asks that dead horse of a question"

3) Asked me "Do you see yourself as more of a developer, or a business side person". I answered "this is an implementation position, right? So really, in the middle, talking to both sides. That's my strength.

Them: "But if you "HAD" to choose?

Me: Probably more on the business side.

Them: "Oh, we're a development shop, you might want to rethink that".

Me: (in my head) Well, asshole, you made me answer your stupid question, then called me on the answer. I'm definitely rethinking even being here.

I really wished I had more guts, and went in to tank mode. When they ask a question I don't like, I look at buddy and snap "Terrible question". (point at other person) "Your turn, GO!"
2013-02-15 01:08:32 PM
1 votes:

vento: Question for the HR people in this thread:  Why is it so difficult for you to call someone back or let them know where the interview process is?  I've been at my current job for 15 years (get off my office lawn!), but I had that experience then and I have several friends who are experiencing the same now.


I'm not in HR but as someone who is actively interviewing people at the moment - its because we don't want to get sued.

/i feel the pain
2013-02-15 12:45:01 PM
1 votes:

pdieten: It's actually sort of important to not bring damaged people who can't get along with anybody into a workplace.


You call em damaged.  I call em engineers.  :p

Just because *you* don't get along with them doesn't mean their peers wouldn't.  Which is why you shouldn't be in the room, and their potential PEERS should.  Because who gives a rat fark whether you like me or not?  I don't have to work with you.

I'm sure you're a nice person and not *that HR drone*, but I've watched too many brilliant minds go by the wayside because they "weren't compatible with our culture here" to really trust a third party to vet someone's personality.  And on that note, no corporate culture is that unique either.  And you're not a psychoanalyst.  You are HR.  You are there to manage people.  As if they were a resource to be burned.  Like gasoline.  Or paraffin.

Out of curiosity, do you have a Headcount Report you read/generate/send for review periodically?
2013-02-15 12:29:08 PM
1 votes:
Hooked up with a co-worker back in the early 80's. We've been married now for 29 years and until recently, worked at the same company for 9 years.
Marriage ain't so bad.
2013-02-15 12:27:56 PM
1 votes:

Girion47: Mugato: pdieten: If you can't get past the HR screening interview, maybe you should try not rubbing everyone the wrong way.

So you have to put up with the HR girl's bullshiat and tell her what she wants to hear. I learned that a long time ago and it's not the most professional way to choose who to hire but it's the game you have to play. Sort of like knowing how to convince a stripper to come back to your hotel room with you.

The annoying part is when you have to put their questions on hold so you can explain how your qualifications do meet their minimums she just doesn't know what she's reading.


Do you think they would have even bothered to call you back for a screening interview if your qualifications didn't meet the minimum? If they were at least slightly competent, they already knew that you qualified. They're trying to make sure that you can communicate like a human being and that your resume isn't full of BS.
2013-02-15 12:07:02 PM
1 votes:

farkerofDOOM: Meh.  I'm going to hell for a number of reasons.  Working in HR is not one of them.  Trust me.


I'm trying to think of something worse than working for HR:
- selling drugs to toddlers
- raping babies to death
- genocide


Nope...
2013-02-15 12:02:24 PM
1 votes:

farkerofDOOM: Molavian: farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow

I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?

As an "HR drone", I'd like to attest to the fact that not all HR people are like that.  A lot of the time (for example, my current company), HR is held back by what senior leadership wants, thus, a hire is often made that isn't right for the department, but it's what the big guns want.  A good HR advisor/consultant/generalist/etc. WANTS to hire the best person for the job - the one that has the best qualifications, the one that had the kind of personality that will mesh well with the existings ones and what not.

Just keep that in mind.


May you burn in Hell for all eternity.
2013-02-15 12:01:00 PM
1 votes:

Molavian: farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow

I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?


As an "HR drone", I'd like to attest to the fact that not all HR people are like that.  A lot of the time (for example, my current company), HR is held back by what senior leadership wants, thus, a hire is often made that isn't right for the department, but it's what the big guns want.  A good HR advisor/consultant/generalist/etc. WANTS to hire the best person for the job - the one that has the best qualifications, the one that had the kind of personality that will mesh well with the existings ones and what not.

Just keep that in mind.
2013-02-15 12:00:43 PM
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.


How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.
2013-02-15 11:54:55 AM
1 votes:

Molavian: farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow

I'm not trolling.  I despise HR drones.  I especially love it when they butt their noses into IT interviewing.  You can't imagine the retards they want to hire based on "corporate values" and the like.  How about you start worrying about "people who can actually do the f*cking job", instead?


I completely agree with you, when hiring people for technical(i.e. revenue generating and not overhead like HR) positions, HR does it's best to ruin the experience for everyone involved.
2013-02-15 11:49:36 AM
1 votes:

Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.


2/10

/Not a vapid cow
2013-02-15 11:39:29 AM
1 votes:
That's a 30% failure rate.
The two purposes of office romance are 1) sex and 2) alleviate boredom at work.
2013-02-15 10:58:35 AM
1 votes:
Back in the late 80's, I was sleeping with a coworker that I shared an office with.

Predictably, it ended in disaster.

/We've been married for 22 years.
2013-02-15 10:26:39 AM
1 votes:
Ah, nothing like fishing off the company pier.
 
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