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The video for Fell In Love With A Girl by the White Stripes is kicking my arse hard. It's slick and well done, but not the best that the guy who made it has ever done. That is the Prodigy video (the track name escapes me) set to a train ride. Both are available on the guy's DVD. If I knew his name, I'd tell it. I know figg has a copy, if he would furnish the name I would be more than happy.

In other news, I work with a guy who used to work at the shipyard with my dad. He's one of the programmers I test for. A while back he even sat with me and my bro a couple of times when my parents went out for the night. He's a very cool guy, though right now I do feel like a go between for him and my dad. I need to tell my dad to call him at some point. In other, more random work news, I do not have a cubicle. I have an office, shared with the other three testers. So I'm one up on the cube farmers at least. But still... fucking small world. I just need one of the HR girls to be someone I went to school with. Speaking of HR, why are they always female? Every company I've been to they have all been female. Perhaps it's because guys don't notice when a girl treats them as a resource, rather than as a human. I will probably never know.


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Jan. 15th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
I do believe you mean the Chemical Brothers track set to a train ride, called Star Guitar. Excellent excellent video.
Jan. 16th, 2004 01:23 am (UTC)

Director is michael gondry.

Jan. 16th, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
Now you say it, I remember it. My memory's going something harsh, must be all the booze, women and drugs that I consume in my copious free time.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
you see, this is what friends are for.

booze, drugs, music.

and reminding you of cool stuff.
Jan. 15th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
Speaking of HR, why are they always female?

As someone with about a year of HR experience, all told, this isn't hard. I know very few men in either factory or technical fields who are remotely interested in working in HR. Women seek out HR because, stereotypically, it's a job that requires a lot of human interaction, and, stereotypically, women want jobs that do that. It also requires an ability to be completely nonthreatening, helpful, and empathetic. (I stress the "nonthreatening" part for a reason. In the 3 summers I worked for the company I did, there were at least half a dozen threats of bodily harm to HR folks by employees or former employees, including one who drove to work with a gun.) Sadly, I don't know a lot of guys who pull off HR duties well, and even most of the ones that do don't care for the job. On the other hand, most of the women I know in the field enjoy it, and aren't just "stuck there."

Perhaps it's because guys don't notice when a girl treats them as a resource, rather than as a human.

The term "human resources" was considered an improvement over the original term that was used, which I'm blanking on at the moment, as Org Comm was 2 years ago. It's meant to elevate employees from "dehumanized cogs in the machine," a view taken from systems theory and organizational communication studies in early management research, and to reflect the fact that each worker is a resource that the company relies upon to improve itself. Instead of thinking "resource" as in being eaten for fuel, think "resource" as expert advice and input.

I'm not saying that's how it works necessarily *grins*, but that's the reason for the term. I know "Employee Relations" is used a lot now, too, but I think that sounds rather crappy. *shrugs*
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