HR Strange But True

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


Is This Morale Booster a Fantasy? It Does Make Productivity Disappear!

It’s that time of year, again, where you eagerly mark the calendar while waiting for that first day. The anticipation builds as you watch TV and begin investigating the best deals. And no, I’m not talking about the kids going back to school.

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Unique Retirees Need Help; Plight Brings Bipartisan Support in House

We are used to the U.S. House of Representatives being divided along party lines, but a proposed bill has shockingly garnered bipartisan support from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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Famous Fashionista Attends Employee’s Wedding—As a Bridesmaid

Would you ever ask your boss to be a bridesmaid or groomsman for your wedding? Well one assistant did just that, and her boss gladly accepted the invitation. The bride’s boss was none other than Sarah Jessica Parker!

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Hey Waiter, There’s a Minimum Wage Fee Included in My Bill!

How many times have you been at a restaurant and noticed the hidden fees, like tips and gratuity, tacked onto your bill? Most restaurants usually post a disclaimer at the bottom of their menus—in tiny print—or on a sign by the hostess stand, but not too many people pay attention to these things. But there may soon be something new on your bill.

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Is Your Workplace Prepared for a Sharknado?

Federal rules require employers to ensure that employees know what to do in an emergency such as fires, hazardous spills, power outages, and other workplace threats, including severe weather. However, your workers may be buzzing about something you may never have considered—a sharknado!

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My Name Is Sam Sung; I Work for Apple

It may seem like a joke, but believe it or not Apple® hired a man named Sam Sung. It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung (the company) are bitter enemies; they’ve been fighting over copyrighted designs for the last 3 years.  But ironically, Sam Sung is the one getting the last laugh.

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What a Career Path—From ‘Exploring Galaxies’ to Recruiting Others to Reach for the Stars

Career paths often take unusual turns, but Nichelle Nichols went from travelling through galaxies on TV to recruiting minority astronauts to actually travel in space!

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It’s no secret, our company cafeteria is dreadful!

The Central Intelligence Agency is known for its secrecy, but recently, an e-mail was leaked critiquing the food—and service— that the CIA cafeteria has to offer.

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Believe It or Not—These People Make a Decent Living Wage!

On Married with Children, Al, the main character, was always complaining that being a shoe salesman was a lousy paying, degrading job. You can’t afford nice things or live in a nice house, and it’s hard to keep up with the Darcys. But imagine working for a shoe store where you actually can afford nice things?!

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Most Actors Are Low-Wage Workers, Need Living Wage, Says Famous Advocate

Asking for recognition that most workers in the acting profession struggle financially, Sir Ian McKellan asks that they be included in groups that qualify for a living wage. “Most actors are not rich—they are very poor indeed,” he told RadioTimes.com.

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