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Possibly the most significant impediment to having any
fulfilling and enjoyable aspects in a life is the job interview.
Job interviews are universally more hated than so-called-
islamic state killing random people in random places at
random times; americans running around shooting each other
the time; poverty and recession dragging people down into
debt and hopelessness; ebola; dangerous weather and rising
sea levels; pollution and whaling; religion poisoning peoples
chances of understanding reality; cultures dragging quaint
peoples backward while everyone else runs on ahead; nuclear
weaponry being traded secretly; plane hijackings in the
middle east; opec putting oil prices up; governments making
stupid decisions; the united federated forces of the
symbionese liberation army holding up banks; prison riots due
to overcrowding; and bacon being labelled as evil. Yes, the
job interview is clearly the most fucked-up aspect of life
today in the 1970s.
Anyway, it doesnt matter, as well all lose our jobs to robots,
then never find another job, then die.
For this, well need a new discipline or science or, no wait,
this is a business subject, so itll be a modern mythology.
Well need a new modern mythology to be taught as a
subject, called Nonhuman Resources.
Fortunately, almost all of the training materials for the
current mythology called Human Resources should be able to
be re-used with only a few minor search and replace editing
actions. Probably all of the people involved could be re-used,
too. Although Im not sure we need so many lampshades
these days, with LED lighting having integrated diffusers.
||So, loosely translated into English, you're saying that
there should be a new job department "Non-human
Resources", whose purpose is to manage all the
robots and other equipment?
||And is this job to be filled by a person or a machine?
||I know! I know! I know! ( Waves hands in air until the teacher reluctantly calls on him. )
|| "And is this job to be filled by a person who likes machines, -- and would even date one." ( Looks around at the class expecting applause and gets a couple of Yawns. )
||After class Billy Snodgrass punches him in the arm. "If I had a robot, you wouldn't do that." he thinks to himself.
||I think the best scenario is to let humans do it
people who are currently human resources people.
Then the robots come. Then the hr people lose their
jobs. Then they never ever find another job in their
lifetime. Then they die.
||Yes, thats easily the best scenario.
||Yes, [Ian], indeed it is. Your prescience does you great credit.
||The odd thing is that whereas the old Personnel staff
were generally lacking in personality, the new Human
Resources staff lack both humanity and
||I'm considering appointing someone as Head of
Personnel to see if the trend holds up.
||That's the quota system for minorities ... the welsh have to be put somewhere.
||[Max] - would you consider Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington
to be not fully qualified?
||Apparently Ian's trying to land a job?