First Annual We’re Not Turkeys List

cat_ThanksgivingIn the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve decided to share my top ten reasons why any organization should be thankful for HR.    Here goes:

 10 – We figure out where to find people to get the job done, even if there are no niche employees to be found who are experts in Java, HTML, Sequel Pro, Cobol 2.56a, team building, play a mean set of drums, AND come to work on time – sober.

 9 – We understand that it is difficult to merge Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Al-Hijira, Bodhi Day and the Wiccan Yule for the annual holiday get-together.  But we do it anyway.

 8 – We explain – in simple terms – why NO ONE will be getting a raise this year, merit or otherwise.  We also explain why the C-suite got an increase in stock options.  We’ve got the bruises to prove it.

 7 – Instead of asking, “where’s the form for that?” we take care of it.

 6 – We tell you that your supervisors suck at managing people and then try to do something to make them better.

 5 – We say “no” even though the boss may not like it or it hurts, ’cause it’s good for business.  We also say “yes” when it’s good for business.

 4 – We routinely manage FLSA, ADA, FMLA, COBRA, OSHA, and HIPPA  – hell, do you know what these even are?

 3 – We cover your ass, legal and otherwise.

2 – We take care of all the people crap no one else wants to deal with.

 1 – We put the LEAD in Leadership.



  1. Kamala Prahl says:

    Your list is detailed, truthful and funny. Thank you for making your readers smile. We all need it.

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