Hi! It’s me again, Myriam. I’m taking over the links of the week to share unusual content from around the web. Do not hesitate to give me feedback on what you like or don’t like.
Category #1: HR Nightmares
Let me introduce you to the evil HR lady. From figuring out office parties, colleagues’ birthdays all the way to 25 hilariously…terrifying red flags on job interviews, the evil HR lady is here for you.
#office #party #cocktail
Here’s a handy list of alcoholic things you can drink when you are trying to get on the healthy side of things. You know this is useful content because they start with a “decide how much you care” section.
Google has around half of its staff as temporary workers. I worked at a company that had recruiting behaviors like this. Based on my experience alone, I can venture and say that I prefer to work in an environment where you don’t feel like you are “separate but equal” with others around you. I was seen as a beacon of hope for those seeking to become full-time and didn’t realize the privilege that I had.
Category #2: Random Link Love
#WTF #Blockchain #Tulips
Tulipmania gripped Europe in the 17th century. Now it’s gone global thanks to the Blockchain. If you are reading this going WTF?! Read this article.
#Design #Typography #Apple
Apple released its long lost font from the original Mac…for free! I may be late to this party but I love the fact that this is a thing.
Category #3: Going Down the Youtube Rabbit Hole
#Black #Culture #PBS
Black names are often stereotyped and it sucks. Even as I was watching this video, I got served a Youtube ad banner touting criminal record checks. Let’s move past that for 10 minutes and learn some interesting historical and cultural things.
#YouTube #Algorithms #Paedophiles
All of what I am going to say should be prefaced by ALLEGEDLY because we don’t want legal troubles. TL;DR YouTube can easily turn into a rabbit hole for paedophiles.
Direct quote: “After the Times alerted YouTube to the fact that its recommendations system was launching viewers from adult, erotic videos to home movies of children, YouTube immediately changed their algorithm, chalking the error up to “routine tweaks to its algorithms.”
#Youtube #Perfectionism #DevilWearsPrada
Miranda Priestly: a defense of perfectionism by the The Take : this is a video I want to share because it matters to me. Myriam’s life moments related to this video:
- Age 5: “Mom, I want to be a boy, they get to do more things”.
- Age 10: “I want a career, not a husband.”
- Age 16: “I don’t know what I want to be in life but I know that I want to be the bitch that says the yellow is just too yellow”. #pixelperfect
- Age 20: “My future plans are to be an old lady with 12 poodles in New York City.”
Miranda was my chosen destiny. I met someone who put my career ahead of his and we travel the world with a miniature dachshund instead of 12 poodles. I’m doing Miranda my way folks, tyranny and all included.
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