blogs I like

Some of the sites I like and recommend — not a comprehensive list by any means:

1. Evil HR Lady. Evil HR Lady inspired me to start Ask a Manager two years ago, so blame her. She’s lazing around in Switzerland these days so not posting as much as she used to, but her archives should keep you entertained for some time. Personally, when I discover a new blog I really, really like, there’s nothing better than reading and reading and reading through the archives — and hers are very well stocked.

2. Clue Wagon. Kerry Sandberg Scott is always right, every single time. It freaks me out a little bit. And she’s funny.

3. Punk Rock HR. Laurie Ruettimann writes about more than career stuff but you won’t care because she’s entertaining while she does it. Also, she agrees with me that swearing makes things better.

4. I Hate HR. Rachel strikes exactly the right balance between amusingly irritated by all things stupid and yet still willing to say something constructive. I get excited when I see she has a new post.

5. Jezebel’s “Crap Email from a Dude” feature. Jezebel is a sister site of Gawker, but what you need to know about is their occasional feature where they post real-life crappy emails women have received from dudes. It will blow your mind. See, for instance, this one. (If you browse the archives, start with the older ones; they’re the best ones.)

6. You Should Only Know. Again, not about management/career, but smart, funny, and charming.

P.S. I’ve been in a posting mood lately. I hope I’m not wearing out my welcome by bombarding you with posts, as I intend to continue unless you all tell me to cut it out.

{ 13 comments… read them below }

  1. Erica*

    Wow. I am totally, and completely flattered.

    Your list and mine would be almost the same (except yours would be on mine), and I am honored to be included.


  2. Kerry*

    Thank you. Actually, I might have given up on blogging in the first couple of weeks were it not for a very nice note you sent me. So the continued existence of my blog is pretty much your doing (or your fault, depending on your perspective).

    If you could come and tell my husband that whole Kerry-is-always-right thing, that would be great. In fact, I'll take you up to Sheboygan County so you can tell all the in-laws too. I'll pay for the ticket and everything.

  3. Rachel*

    Please keep posting! We'll keep reading (devouring!) as long as you're in a posting mood!

  4. Joselle*

    Post away. You are my new favorite blogger! It's a real treat to be bombarded with your posts, believe me.

  5. Rachel - I Hate HR*

    Thanks for the nod. You're one of my top 5 favorite HR bloggers. I will say there is one area for improvement though: I hate when you post such a good response that I have nothing to add. Please lower the quality of your responses to questions so that I can respond to posts more often.

  6. Kathy*

    PLEASE keep posting away! Your blog is getting me through a long period of gross underemployment, and does a lot to keep me plugging away even when I feel that all hope is lost. You provide an invaluable service in more ways than you can imagine.

  7. Office Humorist*

    awesome blogs, thanks for sharing them. i always find it fascinating to see what other people follow, it's like looking at someone's bookmarks.

  8. Evil HR Lady*

    Aww, thanks. And just to prove I'm not lazy, I wrote 6 posts today! I scheduled them to come out over a week or so, so yeah for me.

    And you're my favorite business blogger.

  9. plants landscape*

    Kudos for posting such a useful blog. Your weblog is not only informative and also very artistic too. There usually are extremely couple of people who can write not so easy articles that creatively. Keep up the good work !

  10. Anonymous*

    I have one question to ask :

    When I was interviewed by line manager he confirmed me that I will be at band 8, but when final offer was given a grade lower was offered.

    I immediately checked with HR , HR told me that this level has been offered to you based on your qualification & experience.

    When I landed in the organisation I came to know that HR has told me all crape. People with lower qualification and less experience are at higher grade.

    I called up my consultant, and spoke to company’s HR head.

    The entire matter was twisted .

    What should I do?

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