Making a Mockery

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Sundance Human Resources Department is very entertaining. First they are the most under worked department at Sundance. There are three full time hr staff members and now they are hiring a 4th full time. The laziness in this department angers the entire Sundance staff but that's a blog for another day. Today's focus is on the entertaining job descriptions they make me post on the website.
Here is an example new HR Receptionist position. From

"the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl."

I would have applied for this job but I just can't sit nor can I reach with hands and arms. I take this to mean we don't hire anyone with disabilities and certainly no thalidomide babies here. Or you have to walk at work? What the. I am sure Bob would love to be sued for discrimination or just get press about not hiring people with disabilities. The reason these are so funny is that they don't write the descriptions themselves no they use a job descriptions program that rarely is customized to the positions here at Sundance. It's a prime example of non-technical people trying to use technology improperly to do their jobs for them. So if you get bored and want some entertaining reading try I guarantee there are some quality gaffs in our job descriptions. Side note: Job Descriptions Now is a piece of doooookie don't purchase it. Supposedly this product produces job descriptions that are ADA Compliant. I think these create discriminative descriptions.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Guess who's back Dr. Flamingly Incompetent... Thats right folks Dr. Marilyn Welles. Read About Dr. Flamingly Incompetent

So this morning I had a couple of emails from HR and from our Sales Department. It was emails from Marilyn. Here they are...

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Here is her message...

Version #1
Subject: Attn: Eric L. Sather, Gen Mgr [Fwd: Someone in authority at SUNDANCE should know about this blog]


Dear Mr. Sather:

The email forwarded below contains information about a blog by a
Sundance Employee that does not present an attractive picture of
Sundance, and I thought you should know about it.

As I mention in the forwarded email, personal blogging that reflects
poorly on an identifiable employer has been grounds for instant
dismissal in many organizations recently. Some staff members in
Washington, D.C. have been fired even if their personal blogs did NOT
mention their employers if they are easily identified and linked to an employer.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Marilyn T. Welles

Version #2
Subject: Someone in authority at SUNDANCE should know about this blog

To Whom It May Concern:

This is probably not a human resources problem, but yours was the only
address on the web site that looked at all administrative.

Your organization should be aware of a blog addressed at

that represents SUNDANCE in a very poor light. I see from the web site
that this ERAN person is your web master.

At any rate, his or her blog is probably NOT the face that SUNDANCE
wants to present to the world.

In Washington, D.C., staffers have been fired on the spot for blogs that
were less damaging to the parent organizations than this one is!

Dr. M. Welles


* Marilyn T. Welles, D. Sc.
* 680 Doyle Avenue Apt. 304
* Kelowna B.C. V1Y9S2
* Canada
* 250-869-0850

Democracy begins at home

I replied with this


Thanks for the laugh...

Yours Truely
Flamingly Incompetent

PS My boss and Sundance Managment are very aware of my personal website and blog.

Marilyn since you like to stalk me... and are probably reading this. Here is your personalized message from me.

My boss and his boss know about my blog. They also know about you and your efforts to cause Sundance trouble. These emails you sent were very entertaining for Sundance employees to read.
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