Category: HR Strange But True

Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories.

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What a Nightmare: Strangest Work Dreams

Having dreams about work sounds like a nightmare! Sleep is an essential component in workplace productivity, but according to a new CareerBuilder® survey, 26% of respondents feel they don’t get enough sleep each night, and 60% say that a lack of sleep has negatively impacted their work.

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New ‘App’ Keeps Annoying Coworkers at Bay

Let’s say you’ve been in the office for 2 hours and your coworker, “Sally,” has talked your ear off for 11/2 of those 2 hours. You can’t get anything done because Sally just doesn’t know when to stop. Don’t you wish there was something to help you escape the constant chatter?


Thumbs Down for Jerky Maker—Fires Employee for Calling 911

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, written in 1906, portrays the harsh conditions immigrant workers faced in the meatpacking industry at the turn of the century.  Sinclair’s novel helped pave the way for reform in the meatpacking industry and probably spawned the vegetarian movement, but that’s just neither here nor there.


Can Your Boss Do Your Job?

Think about all the aspects your role entails, and then ask yourself if your direct supervisor can perform your job. What’s the answer? If you said “no,”  chances are, you hate your job—at least that’s what Harvard Business Review (HBR) is implying with newly released research.


The Job Rejection Heard Around the World

Interviewers take note: It’s best to check who you are sending your text message to before actually sending the message. One interviewer learned the hard way after the interviewee received a text that was intended for the manager.