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Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts

We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but they all negatively impact your life and your health. Sometimes we can’t understand how […]

6 years

On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last. But I felt I had something to say about HR and I also wanted to find a way to feel more connected to […]

Thomas the Tank Engine & Your Job Search

Job searching sucks. Trying to find opportunities sucks, the application process sucks, networking can suck, interviewing sucks, and rejection sucks. It all can be an emotionally draining and dehumanizing experience. I’m just full of sunshine and bunnies today, aren’t I? When I was young and the job markets were nicer (gotta get some “The Economy […]

How would you answer these questions?

About a month ago now, Glassdoor released their Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. They are fun for a giggle and as an HR geek I am often intrigued by the motivation behind asking such questions. Surely someone had to get permission to ask them and presumably there is a good reason. Wouldn’t you want to […]

Honoring Kelly Dingee for #timsackettday

Felicitations on such a happy day everyone! Another year has passed and it is once again Tim Sackett Day!! It is the day for us to celebrate an outstanding HR Professional who does not get the recognition they deserve. Presumably because sometimes you don’t quite know how to celebrate all the awesomeness they represent. Last […]