Ok, I’m on a plane and there are some a-holes behind me talking just to 1) size each other up, or 2) just to hear themselves talk. They are both jerks. The chick keeps telling the guy “secrets” that she makes him promise not to share at the office. The guy keeps spewing ridiculous HR hiring strategy statistics.
“Never hire someone over 60 or in their 20’s,” A-hole number one says. “People in their 20’s will quit for the slightest irritation. People in their 60’s are hard to fire because of litigation for age discrimination.”
They banter on and on about more stupid gender statistics and A-hole number two comes up with :
“So what we learned here is that we won’t hire young people because they are more likely to quit and old people are hard to fire.”
It gets better.
“Married people work harder because they have families to care for, but they are often more distracted than singles,” says A-hole number one.
More irrelevant banter about A-hole number two’s kids and a trip to Disney… And then:
“So, try as we might, we are better off with single people so we can get more work out of them.”
Who the Hell do these jerks work for?
A-hole number two then tells A-hole number one to make sure he shreds his notepad because if anyone ever finds their notes on this conversation they will both get fired. I hope someone finds that notepad.
From what I gather, they are HR reps for a small law firm in Houston. I worked for a mid-size firm in Houston and can attest to the fact that most HR people in this field that I’ve met are sharks. Dirty sharks with few morals. And the rampant discrimination is unbelievable.
Aside from their assholiness, I enjoyed eavesdropping on their conversation. It also makes me think twice about what I say because you never know who might be listening.
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