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Monday, October 02, 2006

Lowest Form Of Life

What can be the lowest profession in this world? Prostituion? - working in the corporate sphere is not very different from it, especially in IT and suchlike. Being a pimp? Low alright, but not the lowest. On eliminating all the other professions and ways of life, we are left with only one answer - HR. The funny part is people spend huge amounts of money to get a degree/diploma in HR to lead a life of parasitic scumbags when those people can be the same dirt without the 'qualification'.


  • I just got off the phone with a friend who is a manaser of sorts at a sw company - he says, that his HRs get him 4 people with one year experience, when he asks them to get one person with four year experience. :-) Another manaser friend of mine has been claiming for a long time that their only role is to filter out all the good candidates.

    The whole notion of someone below the age of thirty being the HR person is deeply flawed as is the currently practised version of HR. For one thing younger people in a personnel handling role are not taken seriously in our society and there is a good reason for that. When it comes to technical subjects like programming or even physics you tend to be at your best when you are young. But understanding and handling human beings is a much more complex and you tend to get better at it with age. Just having a paper degree doesn't cut it. That they are shallow, that in some companies they are corrupt etc is all true - but basic notion of HR itself is screwed up. Adding to the problem is the unwritten quota system for females in HR depts which results in lots of mediocrity and echo chamber effect.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Wed Oct 04, 10:17:00 PM  

  • why such a hatred..eh?

    By Blogger thilak, at Thu Oct 05, 10:24:00 AM  

  • LOL @ "echo chamber" effect.

    I am reminded of the Pizza+Coke Lunch for New recruits I attended, few minutes after confirming Interview time with a different co., that I ultimately joined :/

    By Anonymous ttm, at Thu Oct 05, 11:58:00 AM  

  • bnb,
    One more tale from HR's fables goes like this: I was working in Mumbai then. Was sitting in my company bus when i heard the HR person sitting nearby making a recruitment call. It turned out that the person he was looking to hire was sitting three rows in front!!
    And the most recent one is that i joined a company 3 days back and i've already got 3 mails since from the HR asking me if i would be interested in joining them :)
    That said, these things are just the tips of the ice bergs.... they are some real gems :)

    anubhavam dhaen :(

    idhe madhiri dhaan en ex-colleague um senjaru... they invited him for a party even before his joining date and our man joins another comp a day later :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Oct 07, 01:38:00 PM  

  • Hi Karthik
    I came here from Ferrari's blog. Nice blog u've got! Am enjoying it (esp because I happen to be a die-hard Kamala & IR fan :))

    By Anonymous Pradeep, at Tue Oct 10, 05:06:00 PM  

  • EKSI... enge paathulum discouraging news about joining a software company... seri, if i am thinking about becoming a manager, it seems that i have to be ready to digest many abuses...

    the lowest form of life is being a student, who has to write loads of records and observations on unknown-experiments for no good reason...

    By Blogger karthikeyan, at Tue Oct 10, 11:29:00 PM  

  • Pradeep,
    Vanakkam and Welcome saga! :)
    Nice to see another fanatic of Kalaikkadavul and Isaikkadavul

    Ella manager-ayum sollala... Perumbalana Manidha Vala Thurai nabargalai pathi sonnen... Manakkumural.. vera onnum illa... Kaaya vudrangaba.. :(

    "the lowest form of life is being a student, who has to write loads of records and observations on unknown-experiments for no good reason..."
    We progress man, we progress... :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Oct 10, 11:36:00 PM  

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