Friday, July 29, 2022

WIRTW #635: the “larp” edition

Every now and again a story is so bizarre it's worth taking a minute to pause, reflect, and marvel. 

Let me introduce you to the 4th of July Larp, a group based out of Poland that spends its free time role-playing their view of 2022 America. It's … well, it's a thing. You'll have to check it out for yourselves to fully appreciate what's going on here. I'll leave it to you to judge how accurately they peg the current state of our country.

I do, however, have one bone to pick. And it's a big one. What's with the Cleveland Browns jersey? I think the Dallas Cowboys would be a much better representation of 'Murica than my hometown Browns.

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

Supporting LGBTQ+ Workers' Mental Health — via Harvard Business Review

Trader Joe's Urges Workers to Vote Against Union Ahead of Election — via HuffPost

200th Starbucks Unit Votes to Unionize — via Restaurant Business

EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID Testing and Other Related Topics — via Dan Schwartz's Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Emerging Insights on Hybrid Work — via EntertainHR

Lawyer faces discipline over sexist slur — via Employment & Labor Insider