Recruiting Daily’s Most Excellent Meme Contest

I love a good meme. For the web savvy out there, I’ve been a meme aficionado since the Know Your Meme segment used to play on the Rocketboom. The flood of memories whether we’re talking about Bubb Rubb and his whistle tips, the Chubby Bubbles girl, or the infamous Leeroy Jenkins never fail to make me smile. 

I’ve actually had an entire conversation using meme’s and gif’s. Internet memes have come to define how we commiserate, commemorate, and communicate with our friends and peers in a shared language that only some of us with a wicked sense of humor can speak. I keep quite a stockpile on hand at all times – they also make a big block of boring blog copy far more entertaining. Since blogging is the name of the RecruitingDaily game, that works out.  

In fact, I’d say that interjection of humor in the face of an industry that could easily bore you to death, is one of the reasons why I’m so proud to work at RecruitingDaily. We get to say, with pictures or words and increasingly memes and gifs, the things no one else does. We get to poke fun where others are too scared and have a good laugh while we’re at it. We’re kind of the like the Don Quixote of Talent Acquisition Humor, dreaming the impossible dream and going where the brave dare not go. (And we get to sneak in literature references. Little known fact, Mr. Charney is a quite well-read individual.) 

So we’d like to invite you to join in on our fun with a contest we’re kicking off today calling Recruiting Daily’s Most Excellent Meme contest – at least until we think of something better.  In short, it’s a meme making contest. If you’re a rules type, you can check those out here.

 Here’s the basics on how you participate:

  1. Create a meme using any photo you’d like
  2. Post it as a comment below
  3. 7 winners – 1 overall and 6 chosen by our team - will get one of our kick ass RecruitingBlogs t-shirts (check it out here:).
  4. Tell people how funny you are on Twitter and use hashtag #HRMeme or  #RBCMeme.

Not sure how to create a meme? We've created a how-to you can check out here.

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Comment by Ryan Tarriff on April 13, 2015 at 4:17pm
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Comment by Alison Williams on April 13, 2015 at 5:52pm

the human resources story (new starter induction, ironic reference to human resources management, keeping promises, employment standards)

A highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically knocked down by a bus and killed. Her soul arrived at the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter welcomed her:

"Before you get settled in," he said, "We have a little problem... you see, we've never had a Human Resources Manager make it this far before and we're not really sure what to do with you."

"Oh, I see," said the woman. "Can't you just let me in?"

"Well, I'd like to," said St Peter, "But I have higher orders. We're instructed to let you have a day in hell and a day in heaven, and then you are to choose where you'd like to go for all eternity."

"Actually, I think I'd prefer heaven", said the woman.

"Sorry, we have rules..." at which St. Peter put the HR Manager into the downward bound elevator.

As the doors opened in hell she stepped out onto a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club; around her were many friends - past fellow executives, all smartly dressed, happy, and cheering for her. They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old times. They played a perfect round of golf and afterwards went to the country club where she enjoyed a superb steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil, who was actually rather nice, and she had a wonderful night telling jokes and dancing. Before she knew it, it was time to leave; everyone shook her hand and waved goodbye as she stepped into the elevator. The elevator went back up to heaven where St. Peter was waiting for her.

"Now it's time to spend a day in heaven," he said.

So she spent the next 24 hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing, which was almost as enjoyable as her day in hell. At the day's end St Peter returned.

"So," he said, "You've spent a day in hell and you've spent a day in heaven. You must choose between the two."

The woman thought for a second and replied, "Well, heaven is certainly lovely, but I actually had a better time in hell. I choose hell."

Accordingly, St. Peter took her to the elevator again and she went back down to hell.

When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends dressed in rags, picking up rubbish and putting it in old sacks. The Devil approached and put his arm around her.

"I don't understand," stuttered the HR Manager, "Yesterday I was here, and there was a golf course, and a country club, and we ate lobster, and we danced and had a wonderful happy time. Now all there's just a dirty wasteland of garbage and all my friends look miserable."

The Devil looked at her and smiled. "Yesterday we were recruiting you, today you're staff."

(Thanks CB and CC)

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