Friday, April 22, 2011

WIRTW #174 (the Good Friday edition)

Ricky Gervais is a hero to all of us who live in the world of employment law or human resources. He created David Brent, the most inappropriate boss ever, on the original British version of The Office. David Brent begot Michael Scott, his U.S. counterpart and the second most inappropriate boss ever. I bring this up because last week, the Wall Street Journal published An (Atheist) Easter Message from Ricky Gervais. Ricky’s point is that being a good person doesn't necessarily equate to being a good Jew or Christian or Muslim or whatever:

It’s not that I don’t believe that the teachings of Jesus wouldn’t make this a better world if they were followed. It’s just that they are rarely followed…. God or not, if I could change one thing for a better world, it would be for all mankind to adhere to this little gem: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” I assure you, no more stones would ever be thrown.

As we celebrate Passover and Easter, Ricky’s thoughts are good ones to take to heart. Two of my fellow bloggers weighed on the issue of religion in the workplace this week:

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Social Media & Workplace Technology


Employee Relations & HR

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations

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