HR Strange But True!
July 28, 2011

Here are some our favorite summertime Strange but True articles from warm weather fashion faux pas to the worst summer jobs.

Worst Summer Fashion Faux Pas in the Workplace—By coincidence,® and each conducted a survey recently about summertime fashion faux pas in the workplace. What did both surveys find out? Cover up in the workplace.

Lessons from the Lemonade Stand—After being out in the summer sun, coming across a lemonade stand can be a thirst-quenching relief. Year after year, neighborhood kids set up shop outside their homes, stock up on paper cups and lemonade, and eagerly wait for their first customer. It seems that some of these little entrepreneurs could offer more than a refreshing beverage, but also a few tips on how to run a business.

Worst Summer Job: Baboon Beater? Burnt Brows?—After sorting through hundreds of submissions, has narrowed its Worst Summer Job Contest down to five finalists, and the company is inviting visitors to cast their vote for the worst of the worst.

Je Suis en Vacances—Beaucoup!—Which workers around the world put their own health at risk because they feel obligated to work, work, work and seldom take a vacation? And which workers will take off at the drop of a beret? Results of a new Reuters/Ipsos worldwide survey probably won’t surprise you.

Most Unusual Internship Experiences—The stereotypical internship is lackluster, filled with clerical work or data entry. This is far from how we would describe these experiences, which made Vault’s “Top 10 Most Unusual Internships.”

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