HR Strange But True!
December 30, 2010

As the year 2010 comes to a close, we thought a brief recap of the wacky world of HR was appropriate. Here are the top 10 HR Strange but True stories of 2010.

  1. Je Suis en Vacances—Beaucoup! – See which country’s workers take the most vacation days.
  2. Best CEO Resignation Ever? – This CEO felt it was fitting to end on a haiku.
  3. ‘Fun’ Things to Ask HR – A blogger suggests amusing questions to ask HR reps.
  4. 8 Best/Worst Workplace Pranks 2010 – Around 1 in 3 workers have been a victim of an April Fools’ Day office prank, and some of them were quite mean.
  5. A Dopey Call to HR – If you are calling HR, don’t forget to hang up the phone—especially if you are talking about prescription drugs!
  6. Cat in the Flap? Employees’ Outrageous Excuses for Running Late – If you work in HR, you have probably heard excuses for running late, but have you ever heard, ‘I was concerned impending comet impact’?
  7. Unusual Gifts for Co-Workers – Exchanging gifts with co-workers can lead to some unusual, and sometimes inappropriate gifts.
  8. Women Roofers Harness Their Fashion Sense – Who says you can’t be fashionable at work? PPE can be pretty too!
  9. Former Playboy Mansion “Party Planner” Sues for Sex Bias – The former Playboy party planner filed suit against the company for improper termination and gender discrimination.
  10. Birthday Party for Owner Was a Real Surprise--for Employees – On his birthday, this man decided to give his employees a present … his company!

Happy New Year!

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