You remember Murphy, right? He’s the one who said “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Or at least it was something like that, and it became known as “Murphy’s Law”.
We don’t want to be too pessimistic about what HR practitioners do, but we do need to laugh from time to time (one of our partners used to say: “I only laugh to keep my teeth from chattering”). One way to keep our sanity is to share some common experiences, hopefully in a humourous way.
So that leads us to “Murphy’s Laws of HR” – an attempt to identify some of the realities of our world in short statements that should lead to a laugh, or a wry smile, or at least a sigh of recognition. We’ll start off with a couple we thought of. We hope you will add some of your own. Just hit the “Comments” link at the bottom of this post and give us your ideas.
Murphy’s Laws of HR #1: The temp is always better – usually way better – than the employee on leave.
Murphy’s Laws of HR #2: Employer frustration sets in months (or years) before legal frustration.