Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy, published every other day.

Policing, USA

It is a national shame that the talks documented in this video are necessary. But there it is.

Instead of trying to end it, our so-called President tweets support for the racists that make it necessary. And calls the victims thugs.

Wave of Violence

This is dead-on. It has to stop!

This week’s Central Park birder instance was just the latest in a long line of such garbage. Whites, mostly women, are happy to weaponize the inherent racism of the police against any black man threatening to make them aware of their extreme privilege. Most of them get away with it, unlike Amy Cooper.

Here’s this kind of story from the black birder’s point of view, that I found this morning. And here’s a piece about the same issue I did a few years ago.

Sunny Goodge Street

Is this the hippiest hippie song that ever hippied?

It just might be!

Here’s an almost-as-good version but, oh, okay, I guess he DID write it.

I am just not into a combination of surreal and sad.

Pandemic Activities

Click for all that is good and just

When the stunning levels of denial and outright mendacity come back to bite them….

…how will they manage to blame Obama?

Always Ask Why

Feature this scene: I am on my LinkedIn page and I have private messages from two people within minutes of each other.

In window #1, a friend of several years– and a co-worker of several jobs– who’s just been laid off due to COVID-19. They’re a star performer but only began their current job about 10 months ago. And their company followed a strict Last-In-First-Out method for making cuts. (Abysmally stupid but that is a rant for another day.)

In window #2, a recruiter looking for someone just like my friend in window #1. “In NYC”. My friend in window #1 would blow the doors off this gig, and it would be amazing to hook them up with the gig in window #2. But they are on the Left Coast.

My BS alarm goes off right away. Why “in NYC?” Are they going to an office next Monday if they get the gig? Hell, no! So they will start as a remote worker, right? Why can’t they just BE a remote worker?

But that’s just the line I got from window #2: they can start remotely but “after the lock-down” they must be onsite. I tried to get window #2 to poke at this. If a client tells you it has to be onsite, ask WHY. Especially if they are willing to onboard remotely but then switch to the onsite requirement “after lock-down ends.”

First off, I promise you, they have NO IDEA when– or if– the lock-down will end. Second, what is it about the job’s requirements that allows working from home now but magically changes if the lock-down ends? If the job’s information security requirements aren’t compatible with WFH after lock-down, they aren’t compatible with it now, either.

Recruiters, you are missing out on a lot of good prospects. People are already in enough uncertainty, THEY can’t be sure if they will be able to move. Make your clients break their old useless mental habits.

The world is changing about this issue
right freakin’ now

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