OpEd Category

Head of the Class: The Diversity Double Standard.

“Me move to Stockton, him fed him monster, I can’t live here no more. Sip holy water, turned working people into the working poor. Well I keep on knocking; I keep on knocking but I can’t get in.” – Fantastic Negrito, The Working Poor Every so often I have to make the trip to the […]

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The Top 10 Reasons HR Bloggers Suck.

There’s the A List, the B List, and so forth. Of course, as Courtney Stodden and Andy Dick prove, even the F List at least get invited to the occasional VH1 awards ceremony and shop at Kitson. Below that, on the totem pole of fame, there are local network affiliate meteorologists, inspirational speakers and newspaper columnists. Then, […]

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No Can Write? No Problem. This is Marketing!

Writers gonna write. Marketers gonna “content market.” What up now, thug?

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April Fools: Why Elevated Careers Is A Joke.

  The first time I heard eHarmony was making a jobs play was all the way back in the Summer of 2013; I even pushed back a flight home from SHRM to attend an ancillary conference where Dr. Steve Carter, eHarmony’s Chief Data Scientist, was speaking about using their matching software for recruiting for the […]

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One More Night In Hollywood.

My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out and thought to myself how awesome it […]

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Office Politics.

  Despite our general apathy about politics, like an Olympic Athlete in some obscure sport, our collective focus gets drawn every 4 years to the race to become the Leader of the Free World – which is one hell of an optimistic job search objective, if you think about it. This increased interest in politics […]

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Thanks, LinkedIn.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably sick of reading scathing attacks on LinkedIn by now. Hell, I am too, and I kind of invented the genre. I’m like the Fritz Lang of trolling this particular company, and by now you know just how many fundamental problems I have with their business model, data integrity […]

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Equal Opportunity Employment Is A Myth.

As a white male, there are few conversation topics more taboo than talking about (much less writing about) the issue of race. It’s one of those things, like politics, sex or religion, that’s just not considered apropos for the workplace. This is why we only speak of ‘race’ in terms of “diversity” and “inclusion.” While […]

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Shit I Did in 2015.

Warning: massive self-indulgence ahead. It’s my blog, asshole. Last year, I looked back at 2014 and thought, at the time, I had had my annus mirabilis. I had just settled into my apartment with my fiance, my preternaturally cute Cavalon puppy, and was just starting to get a taste of what actually having people pay […]

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Socialist Media: Viaja en Cuba.

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”   – Fidel Castro. Contrary to popular belief, I actually take great pains not to personally attack people, only institutions – which means that while I can attack “HR Ladies” in general, writing a response to my most recent trip to Cuba would […]

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