Fri.Sep 11, 2020

How to Approach and Improve Diversity Hiring

Evil HR Lady

My vice president asked me to hire someone Black for a vacant position and include #BlackLivesMatter in the job posting. Can I hire a Black person solely based on race like this? It seems like I can’t. How can I even respond?

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Why Sports Isn’t a Waste of Time

Corn on the Job

It’s becoming increasingly common for people on the internet to criticize things that other people enjoy. It often starts with a long explanation of why they personally don’t watch or do a specific thing anymore, and then it ends up trying to explain why you also shouldn’t enjoy said thing.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I have been hoping for months now that I would be able to contribute to the Friday Good News, and finally I’m able to!

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The 9/11 post where we reunite

Penelope Trunk

I was at the World Trade Center when it fell. Each year I write a post on 9/11. Here is the archive. Here is my post for today: When Nino came back to live with us he came back in stages. We ha been spending a few weekends together for a long time, but we hadn’t lived together in twelve years.

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open thread – September 11-12, 2020

Ask a Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

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Ask a Manager in the media

Ask a Manager

Here’s some coverage of Ask a Manager in the media recently: I talked to the New York Times about how to help someone who’s lost their job. I talked to Cosmopolitan about taking vacations during Covid. The Washington Post referenced Ask a Manager in an article about library staffs being forced to provide child care for county employers (and quoted the letter writer from this post ). I talked to Refinery29 about the deserved backlash against “dream jobs.”

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