Everybody Hates You: Welcome to Working in Human Resources

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

What would you do if everybody hated you?

Well, everybody does hate you if you work in human resources.

* Employees hate you for being an administrative obstacle. What? They can’t sleep late and take mental health days? Why you gotta be like that? All bossy & stuff?

* Supervisors hate you because they can’t just hire and fire people based on instinct—or racism. Why you gotta be like that? All rulesy & stuff?

* Leaders hate you because you make them follow the law and spend money on safety, training and compliance issues. Why you gotta be like that? All legal & stuff?

* Other HR people hate you for thinking differently and daring to do new stuff. Why you gotta be like that? All brave and into data & stuff?

* And consultants hate you because you have a budget, share of voice and authority over systems and processes that are quite lucrative. Why you gotta be like that? All powerful & stuff?

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).