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Human Resources

Ed McManus, editor of The Jokesmith newsletter, has put out a booklet of humor about folks in human resources. It’s called What is a Human Resource? and in it he explains how people get assigned to particular jobs.

You leave them in a conference room for four hours. Then, you go back to see what they’re doing:

  • If they don’t look up when you enter the room, assign them to the Security Department.
  • If they’re counting the butts in the ashtray, put them in Finance.
  • If they’ve taken the table apart, put them in Engineering.
  • If they’re screaming and waving their arms, send them off to Manufacturing.
  • If they’ve left early, put them in Sales.

Bits & Pieces, March 4, 1993, p. 10