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Comment by Valentino Martinez on August 27, 2011 at 11:54pm

Tim,

I'm not sure which is funnier...the comment, or the two eyes on the left side of the nose; or the child size chair (unless all job applicants are small people); or the permanent title on the door of "HIRING MANAGER".

I saw all that as really, and subtly funny, but when I first read the comment, I had a secondary reaction based on a past experience related to why some people actually would be attracted to such an employer as depicted in the cartoon funny you posted.

It reminded me of a happenstance that actually makes the observation a good reason, among others, to be impressed with an employer.  Case in point, I knew of a candidate who had accepted a job prior to graduating with a Ph.D in genetics.  A start date was set and all was right with the world.  Long story short--the offer had to be yanked and the employer did something that flabbergasted me...to this day.

They sent the candidate a letter withdrawing the job offer with a brief explanation why with apologies.  Also included in the letter was a check for a half-year's salary at the monthly rate quoted in the offer letter.

The candidate was dumbfounded (as was I).  She sent a letter explaining her understanding of the situation and underscored her great appreciation for generosity displayed in the monetary gesture that certainly was not expected.  She wished the company well and invited the employer to certainly reconsider her should the need arise in the future.   

My guess is that candidate's story is out there in the closely connected world of genetic researchers at the Ph.D level.  It somehow inspired this cartoonist that any employer who has the capacity to treat a person who has not worked one day on the premises with such a severance package (in this case cash settlement)—that is an employer worth admiring and pursuing for career opportunities.

The gesture simply nipped-in-the-bud any animosity that could be generated by the circumstances.

Comment by Tim Spagnola on August 26, 2011 at 9:54pm

Toon: Severance Package

Comment by Valentino Martinez on August 25, 2011 at 1:32pm

A diver's workforce...HardyHARHAR.

 

Comment by Tim Spagnola on August 25, 2011 at 1:17pm
Comment by Tim Spagnola on August 24, 2011 at 10:32am
Comment by Suzanne Levison on July 18, 2011 at 5:37pm
The "Grateful Dead" comic is one of my favorites. In my market, this is a very real situation! Also, may be a plus if seeking a Lights/Sound tech for a concert tour! Still funny for most markets!
Comment by Tim Spagnola on July 16, 2011 at 9:19pm
Tino - it made me laugh.....honestly it did. Yes- this group has been a bit dormant. I would guess economy played a role, but one of New Haven's best drinking holes recently closed it doors. It was favorite for both Steve and me. Perhaps once he gets over his grieving we can get him to show his face around here a bit more. In any case- keep them coming. I am always game for a good chuckle.
Comment by Tim Spagnola on July 16, 2011 at 8:53pm
http://recruitingdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/GreatfulDead.jpg
Comment by Valentino Martinez on June 16, 2011 at 2:34am

In another group a request was made to come up with words that had "startup" in the word and I came up with the following

(Again, an attempt at humor here...your thoughts?)

 

 

Ahhstartup

Astartupmaster

Astartupmiester

Asstartupster

Asstartuphole...sorry, I digressed

Startuppity (mine has two Ps)

Startupster

And Abouttostartup, which looks likes this...

 

Comment by Valentino Martinez on June 15, 2011 at 3:45am

I call this photo...PERSONALITY EXAM.

At least that's the comment I made on a previous blog post discussing the testing of job applicants for the right job fit.

I got no reaction...so I'm trying the visual on you all in the "Recruiting Humor" Group.  WHADAYA think?

 

 

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