Friday, December 2, 2016

WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

Earlier this week I had a conference call with a client, an event which I repeat dozens of times per week. This particular client uses UberConnect as its conference call provider. I’ve never used UberConnect before, I know nothing about it, and I am certainly am not endorsing it. I am, however, endorsing its hold music. I was the first participant to dial in, and was prepared for a few moments of smooth jazz for my listening non-pleasure. Instead, I got this song, “I’m on Hold,” by Alex Cornell, one of the company’s founders, who wrote the song specifically for this purpose.

Kudos to any company that thinks outside the box and tries something different to make the mundane a little less so.

Here’s what I read the past two weeks:


Social Media, Technology, & Cybersecurity

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour


OSHA & Safety