Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Look what showed up in my email box. Look at the greeting, "Hi Company Picnic Planner." I thought for sure HR's days of planning picnics were over. It literally made me laugh out loud and I had to post it on facebook for more laughs.
How do spammers know that a) I am in HR and b) HR has the perception of planning picnics?
I can remember when I was just a young HR chick. I worked for a technology company outside of Atlanta. One of my primary duties back in 1994 was to plan our annual company picnic. I hated that. Everyone wanted fat free this, and I hate hot dogs, and I am a vegan. It was exhausting.
I haven't thought about HR and picnics in the same sentence since probably around 1995 when I left that company and went to work at Aon.
So, have I been riding the strategic HR horse too long or is HR still in the picnic business?