Just say no to HR

This is why any company I own will never have a department named "Human Resources."

From CARLTON VOGT's "Ethics Matters" InfoWorld.com column of Friday, April 18, 2003 (I don't bother with permalinks since they don't bother to properly archive their columnists):

And finally, the conclusion of one reader: "That's why they are called Human Resources Department: They treat people just like a barrel of crude, or any other resource -- lowest cost commodity. I've worked for this company for 34 years and have seen it go from a company that cared for its employees to one that uses bean counters to determine how to treat them."

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Sun 20 April 2003. Tags: business, commentary, complaint, employment