Isn’t it refreshing when you read someone’s unbridled rant and you just have to say out loud, “Thank god someone finally called it”.
Anyone who’s been exposed to HR conferences will immediately empathize with this raw post by HR and social media blogger Laurie Ruettimann, who I will be avidly reading from now on! Here are a few quotes that just cracked me up:
“I just feel like I’m choking on the ashes of my enemy every time I meet an analyst or a vendor who wants to talk about the future of strategic human capital management”.
“The HR conference circuit operates in the craziest bubble. A bunch of people talking, thinking, and writing about work but no one actually does real work. I know, I know. We’re all knowledge workers and strategists and futurists. But much of the language we use — on stage, in panels, on the expo floor — comes awfully close to denigrating the labor market and creating a pageant out of mediocre technology and solutions.”
“We are wasting time. I’ve spent years with self-aggrandizing fools who couldn’t create jobs in a xxxxxxxxxxxx job factory.”
Tell us what you really feel, Laurie! While a tad cynical (ahem), you’ve reminded me what blogging’s all about – cutting through the fluff and puff and letting out your true feelings about something.