Category: HR Strange But True

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

Teen worker

Summer Is Here, and So Is the #WorstSummerJob

Summer begins on Wednesday, June 21, and in preparation for a fun-filled summer, Jimmy Fallon recently highlighted the worst summer jobs Twitter users have experienced. These tweeters were definitely not having fun summers when they worked at these jobs, but here’s to hoping they’ve all moved on to bigger and better things! Here are a […]

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cat

Cat Cuddling? Count Me In!

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Around the office, I’m known as a crazy cat lady (I dressed up as one for Halloween a few years ago, and the title stuck). I only have two cats. I don’t think that constitutes as being “crazy,” and to be honest, I like llamas more […]

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baseball

1 … 2 … 3 Strikes, You’re Out!

Summer is almost around the corner, which means baseball season will be in full swing. Hopefully your favorite team is doing well. However, if you’re a Mets fan, I’m sorry. This next story is like adding salt to the wound!

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Retail

Are There Any More Jobs Left … for Humans?

Automation is becoming a major trend in the HR world, with some researchers claiming HR will be fully automated in 5 years, and others claiming a majority of HR professionals will be automating tasks as early as 2019. If these estimates are correct, will the human in Human Resources be out of a job in […]

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cake

Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

Office celebrations are a great time for staff to gather and socialize, but could these celebrations also be bad for your health? Civil service workers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) were recently asked to stop bringing in cake for fear it would put other workers in danger, labeling cake a “public health hazard.”

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kitchen

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Vegan Butcher

In high school, we had to take a test that helped us determine what we wanted to be when we graduated. I’m not sure if all high school students had to go through that test, but if so, I’m curious to know what your results said you were going to be—and are you actually in […]

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