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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 withSunday’s round­table: Becerra, Mur­phy, Dionne, Noo­nanon 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 month­scov­er­ing 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 EEOCand 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?! 

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

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

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.