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The People of the United States of America as Employer

Oct 02, 2011 / Just Me / Trackback

As I sip a Sunday morning latte along with Sunday’s roundtable: Becerra, Murphy, Dionne, Noonan on Meet the Press, and Facebook with Audrey Chernoff, Laurie Ruettimann and Michael VanDervort about the Occupy Wall Street movement, I’m thinking about We the People as an employer. Flashes of news stories over the past several months covering candidates for the soon to be open position of President  come to mind and I begin to analyze how we stack up as sourcers, recruiters, panel interviewers and the board of our CEO.

Scrutinization of Gender, race, weight and physical attractiveness, religion…. things that we as citizen job seekers enjoy EEOC discriminatory protection from – assuming things go as they are mandated to. Yet, we seem to revel in participating in a movement completely contrary to the same guarantees of freedom we enjoy.

It’s a good thing that as workers we have laws enforced by EEOC and at the same time I’m saddened by the fact that we need them. And I’m abhorred that We the People do not lead by example in our election of our leader.

That’s all for today, I am on my way to march in The Buddy Walk and the Suicide Prevention Walk. It’s cold and rainy in NEPA today, but sitting home by the cozy fireplace won’t change a thing.

If you are making a difference today I want to hear about it in comments.

P.S. Yes, this is my fireplace in the pic.



4 comments
Brenda Le
Brenda Le

I cleaned out my closet today - it made a BIG difference, does that count?! 

Karla Porter
Karla Porter

Brenda - If it made you feel better then yes, who am I to judge?

Terrence Seamon
Terrence Seamon

Hi Karla.  I am musing along similar lines this Sunday morning. Hundreds of marchers have been arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. What are they protesting about? From what I am reading, they want the sleaze out of American politics.I also just looked into this new 3rd party movement, Americans Elect 2012, which asks: What if you could nominate your choice for President in 2012? http://t.co/AFcFu4JTerry

Karla Porter
Karla Porter

Terrence - Yes, arrested for trying to wring the sleaze out - not so popular in come circles, and when they block traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge apparently it makes the cop'rs testy. That's the first time I was introduced to that movement - wow. I'm uncertain how they contend to get the winning candidate on the ballot in every state but give them tons of credit for trying to make positive change. Thanks for sharing  http://t.co/AFcFu4J.


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