Friday, March 25, 2022

WIRTW #619: the “update” edition

To wrap things up this week, I thought I'd update two stories.

1/ UCLA Unpaid Job Posting

In addition to taking down the offensive job posting, UCLA tweeted this update.

Had UCLA included some of this reasonable explanation as part of its job posting, it could have avoided being excoriated online.

2/ Brienne Allan

Brienne, now of Brave Noise Beer, recently appeared on the Good Beer Hunting podcast to discuss what her year has been like since her Instagram post asking for stories about sexual harassment and gender discrimination in craft breweries went viral. It's a great listen. My takeaway (which will be fodder for a future post): Is your business an ally, or are you just afraid of being canceled?

I'm taking a much-needed vacation next week. I'll be back on April 4 with fresh content for y'all. Try not to miss me too much.

Here's what I read this past week that I think you should be reading, too.

Discrimination in Hiring Is Always Bad. But It Might Not Always Be Illegal — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, writing at Inc.

What to Do If Your Employees Keep Getting Poached — via Harvard Business Review

This Ukrainian punk band has repurposed "London Calling" by The Clash — via Alan Cross' A Journal of Musical Things