Category: EntertainHR

Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions: Why Your Employees May Be Quiet Quitting

Have you googled the term “quiet quitter” or “quiet quitting” recently? The sheer number of videos and other posts addressing it, analyzing it, complaining about it, lauding it, and advising on it on news sites and social media in the past 2 months is staggering. Employees are upset that their coworkers have stopped pulling their […]

What Serena Williams’ Retirement Can Teach Employers about Retaining Working Mothers

On August 9, 2022, Serena Williams, the undeniable G.O.A.T., said “Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And in Her Own Words,” in an emotionally riveting article for Vogue magazine. In the article, Serena recounts a precious story of her five-year old daughter, Olympia, being asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. Olympia, […]

God’s Favorite Idiot (in the Workplace?)

In God’s Favorite Idiot, Netflix puts a new spin on the workplace comedy. The show begins with a seemingly normal midlevel tech employee, Clark (Ben Falcone), getting struck by lightning while searching for his cat. Clark is surprisingly OK and blissfully unaware that strange things are happening around him—stop lights are turning green for him, […]

Offensive Language and Physical Violence in the Workplace: Was Will Smith Justified in Hitting Chris Rock in the Face?

Television audiences for award shows have been in steep decline for years, but the 2022 Academy Awards received far more media attention after the fact than any other in modern history. This attention was all thanks to an off-color joke by Chris Rock, which was immediately followed by Will Smith marching onto the stage and […]

Incessant Fighting Among Bravo’s Real Housewives Illuminates the Need for Employers to Defuse Drama at Work

I used to really enjoy watching The Real Housewives on Bravo.  The franchise gave a glimpse into the glittering lives of women in Beverly Hills, Atlanta, and other major cities across America (and Dubai).  Unfortunately, over the years, the shows have taken a dark turn. Rather than offering a light-hearted look into the stars’ families and […]

FMLA and a Winning First Step Towards Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

On March 6, 2022, HBO premiered the show Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, chronicling the showtime era of the Lakers dynasty. The show is based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman. The show focused not only on star athletes […]

A Good Mentor Can Keep Your Potential Jedis from Turning to the Dark Side

As if that title didn’t give it away, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. I don’t speak Klingon, and I’ve never watched a single episode of Dr. Who, but my current reading list includes a revisit of Foundation, I have a Starship Enterprise pizza cutter, and I lose more time than I like to admit […]

This is Us: What’s the FMLA Got to Do With It?

For six seasons, fans of the NBC hit drama This is Us tuned in each week to watch the Pearson Family saga unfold and to have a collective soul cleansing cry. This is Us delicately weaved in and out of multiple time periods to tell the heartwarming story of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy […]

EntertainHR: 3 Lessons to Learn from Depp-Heard Defamation Litigation

There are countless television shows and movies that offer viewers a front-row seat to witness fictional characters engaged in salacious behavior that ultimately lands them in court. In all of these shows, the outcome at trial leaves a winner and a loser.

Party Down Reboot – More Workplace Dramedy Guaranteed

In case you missed the news, everyone’s favorite caterers are returning to the small screen with most of the original cast. The series previously starred Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Megan Mullally, and Martin Starr as weary Hollywood catering employees trying to navigate complicated work and life situations while chasing […]