I do know I am going by the identify Evil HR Girl, however that’s extra tongue-in-cheek and a mirrored image on the unfavorable angle individuals have in direction of HR individuals basically. Plus, who would learn a column written by the Heat and Fuzzy HR Girl? Not you, I’m certain.
However, actually, I’m a pleasant particular person and I assist individuals out. I reply much more questions than I publish and genuinely hope that my readers get jobs, maintain jobs, get promoted, and get together with their unusual coworkers. However, niceness has it’s limits, and that’s why when I discovered an organization weblog that consisted largely of poorly plagiarized Evil HR Girl columns, I needed to act.
I known as the principle firm switchboard and requested to talk to the particular person whose identify was on the blogs. He was on trip, so I left a message telling him who I’m and that plagiarizing my articles was a “jerky” factor to do and to please electronic mail me. (Sure, that’s as robust as my language will get. Seems I’m heat and fuzzy.)
Properly, yesterday I received a really apologetic electronic mail. Seems that the particular person I contacted was the boss of the particular weblog “author.” The perpetrator wrote, partly
Whether it is any comfort, please bear in mind that I acquired a severe disciplinary motion as consequence of my actions.
Curiously sufficient, if this particular person labored for me, the disciplinary motion would have been termination, however I really feel barely unhealthy for getting this particular person in bother. Not that she didn’t deserve it. She did. Stealing quite a few articles, altering a couple of phrases right here and there, and posting it on an internet site that represents an organization ought to be a fireable offense.
I did reply to the confessional electronic mail and requested:
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And, sure, that is from the archives. I stumbled up on it right this moment, and Inc remains to be down and I’ve all this new content material there, simply ready for the location to return again! So it’s a rerun right this moment, however I promise this can be a actually good rerun. And I don’t even work for CBS anymore, so I don’t profit from sharing this in any approach, besides the enjoyment of sharing a very good story.