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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sometimes, Even HR Does Something Stupid

This article about pamphlets Northwest Airlines gave to their unstable work force actually made me guffaw. Prior to this, I didn't even know it was possible to guffaw--I thought it was just a term writers used.

Evil HR Lady is Evil, but even so, she is not this evil. Someone should stop worrying about dress codes and whether open toed shoes are allowed in an office environment and read pamphlets before they are handed out.

Not that they aren't good hints--Heaven knows the neighbor's trash is your treasure--but someone should have said, "This lets everyone know that Northwest is aware that we either aren't paying their employees enough or that Northwest is going to be firing people." Either way, bad, bad idea. They should have asked the Evil HR Lady for advice first.


First Year said...

Thank you for sharing that. I got a good laugh out of it, unfortunetly the employees did not. What an insulting way to give your employees helpful "suggestions"

mean aunt said...

Sheesh, I would have been offended, too. "You're fired, but don't worry, you can always save money by dumpster diving!"

Evil HR Lady said...

I kind of feel guilty laughing at what must have been a humiliating experience for the Northwest employees.

But, that's why I'm evil.