I’m experiencing this exact process at the moment, and at least I can still laugh at it. I was hired because I was out of the box, edgy, took risks and tended to break some china in the shop.
I’m now being “managed” to not upset anyone, change the status quo, or even speak at any external functions. I might say something that people wouldn’t like.
There has to be truth in humor, or it isn’t funny.
That book is spot-on chris. Anyone who is not an owner of a company, and thinks that company exists for any reason other than to make money, and won’t cut them out like a cancer in a heartbeat is delusional.
If you ever thought HR was anything other than a line of defense against you for the company, then you never had ANY clue as to what HR is there for.
That is *so* awesome. The sad part is that it’s 100% true.
That’s the ‘what’, here’s the ‘why’….
* There’s no right to free speech in the workplace
* Layoffs aren’t what we’ve been told
* Promotions are lost in the asking
* Why being too smart is not too smart
* HR is not there to help you, but to protect the company from you
What a wonderful article!!! The one blog I don’t miss. Her “featuritis curve” is my desktop background and stuck on my wall that every product manager (especially now that I am not one) and developer gets to see it if they walk into my office.
Awwww, Robert : ) You made my week.
(and George and Vincent and Greg and Jeremiah)
George, I’m right this moment in the midst of hiring someone to fix all the problems with the blog, including the worst one — that one of the feeds is broken! (I think the RSS is OK.) I suck at front-end web development.
Thanks Robert. Both of us having worked at hugh tech companies… gee, I can’t imagine why we’d ever think this… ; )
Many folks in upper management across all corporations should read this.
She rocks HARD
How surprising ! When I saw her post this morning on my aggregator I almost wanted to write a post called “Kathy Sierra est mon héroïne”. You did it.
Wow! read that post, then another, thought this is great and tried to subscribe to the feed and couldn’t:(
What a pity, like many people if I can’t get a blog into my RSS reader of choice I will forget to read it, which in this case is a complete shame.
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