/blog > A Feature NOT Named “Friday Funnies”

Source: Bike Rumor

Seth Godin wants us to redefine what we mean when we use the term “unskilled labor:”

Unskilled labor is what you call someone who merely has skills that most everyone else has.

If it’s not scarce, why pay extra?

Skills matter. The unemployment rate for US workers without a college education is almost triple that for those with one. Even the college rate is still too high, though. On the other hand, the unemployment rate for skilled neurosurgeons, talented database designers and motivated recombinant DNA biologists is essentially zero, despite the high pay in all three fields.

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initech3

Ladies and gentleman, I want to introduce to you a man who has inspired a generation. He has changed the the way we think about our careers, our relationships, the very meaning of our lives. Few of us can even hear the words “go ahead” without thinking of him.Read More…

Schimpanse_zoo-leipig

Last week’s Friday feature had me glancing back through the whole collection of CareerBuilder ads in their ongoing “don’t work with a bunch of monkeys” ads. I love these videos (and offshoots such as MonkeyMail, one of the cleverest digital campaigns ever, IMO) although I have to take issue with the cynicism of the messages that CareerBuilder has used them to push out over the years…
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Underpants

Hey, we’ve all put in a week of giving it our best, getting things done, making it happen, being the ball, etc. We’ve earned a laugh or two. So let’s kick back with a new weekly feature that I assure you I have absolutely no intention of calling Friday Funnies (how lame would that be?) I just can’t think of anything good right now so, you know.

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