More funny accents and fashion disasters

Laurie Ruettimann is at the SHRM conference. For British readers, that’s the US equivalent of the CIPD. That woman has natural comic talent; she can even make an HR conference sound funny.

The party culture of HR is weird. Get a group of middle-aged women together and offer them free drinks, and any sort of boundaries that existed around compliance, business-appropriate behavior, and workplace harassment concerns disappear.

I can just picture the scene.

This bit is funny too, although I really don’t get all this fashion jargon Laurie uses. I had to go and look up ‘gaucho pants’. Do people really wear flip-flops to a business conference? Ugh!!

And what’s with this talking-like-you-are-from-Wisconsin thing? Americans do accent snobbery just as well as the British, it seems.

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1 Response to More funny accents and fashion disasters

  1. Laurie says:

    Oh my god, you’re killing me with the gaucho pants.

    I’m actually born & raised in Chicago but I make fun of the Wisconsin accent so much that it’s become part of my speech. Ugh. Serves me right!

    Thanks for the link. 🙂

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