The coronavirus has revealed what we always knew: H.R. departments, long the dim-witted stepchild of corporate America, are worthless and need to be terminated. There’s nothing human about their function, and the only resources they care about are the ones in corporate coffers.
Has your H.R. department suggested you take some vacation time recently because they are worried about burnout due to employees’ working from home? There’s a reason for that: unused vacation time is an accounting liability on corporate balance sheets. “It has always been the case that H.R. really exists to protect the company, not the employee,” a senior partner at a global consulting firm told me. “It’s a cover-your-ass function.”