• Living with Hurricanes

    I have come to HR Florida despite some trepidation about coming to Florida. Why?  Well in case you had not heard there has been a tropical storm Issac, bouncing around in the Caribbean and then turning into the Gulf of Mexico.  Fortunately the storm has not moved in the direction of the west coast of Florida. Before heading out I contacted some of friends here in Florida, and they were pretty much unconcerned about the hurricane.

    So here is what I have learned about living in Florida and hurricanes. I liken it to being around someone with a gun.  That is something to be concerned about.  You watch them see what signals they are sending out and so on.  Now when the armed person points the gun at you, you get distressed.  That would be the equivalent of the hurricane warning. You are paying attention and should be ready to take action.  Lastly the armed person pulls the hammer back on the pistol with it still pointed at you.  This would be the hurricane hitting land where you live – and you can still get out of the situation at this point. You should have made some plans for the event.

    Here is my point, you can’t stop your life because something bad might happen (although it probably miss you where ever you are). You can not put your life on hold because of a hurricane.

    I am glad that I decided to go ahead and come to HR Florida and didn’t wimp out based on the unlikely event that Issac was going to hit the area.  Life goes on – man up and deal with, the Floridians deal with this for about half of the year.

    More from HR Florida later….

     
  • My 3 Favs from HR Fishbowl, The Human Race Horses and Fistful of Talent

    How many blog posts do you think you have read?  I thought about this for a while and came up with a number 2500.  I maybe under or over but it doesn’t really matter.

    I first started reading HR Blogs in 2007.  Some of the first ones I started to read were  The Evil HR Lady , Three Star Leadership – Wally Bock and Gautam Ghosh.  In my world these bloggers were some of the pioneers.

    Now there are HR bloggers on every virtual corner.  My project social partners and I were discussing this – as we now each how our  own virtual corner as well.  Accordingly,  I suggest that we  write  a post about the three favorite blog posts ever.  Lyn’s  aka @designtwit post is here and Laura’s  @workgal is here.

    As for mine, here they are … in no particular order.

    The first post is from Charley Judy aka hrfishbowl. The post is titled “Even Security Guards get it.”   This is classic.  If you are in HR read  this, it takes 3 minutes.

    The next fav is from Mike VanDervort  and his site The Human Race Horses. The post is title How many HR Managers does it take to change a light bulb.   Mike describes some positions he has held in HR, and this really hit home with me. That’s why I love this post.

    My last fav is from Tim Sackett at this post which first showed up on the Fistful of Talent site.  It is simply  titled HRVille.  This is a hoot! If you work in HR and you don’t get a chuckle out of this QUIT!

    These are not related and don’t have anything special to them other  than I REMEMBER them and each of them moved me.  By the way I do think each of these guys are great writers and have a lot of important things to share.  So  a big thanks to  Charlie, Mike and Tim for somewhat hijacking their material.