September 26, 2022

Keep complaining on LinkedIn everyone


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

It makes a difference.

I’m excited by what we’ll consider a “good company” to work for in 10-20 years.

Look how far we’ve come:

????The old school definition (the pre-Internet age.)

  • Make enough to buy a home and a car. (Both were more affordable btw.)
  • Stay there your entire career.
  • Take the family to Disney.

Less complicated. But ripe for exploitation.

????The work-hard-play-hard era (early social media age.)

  • Cool start up.
  • Culture = happy hours.
  • Ping pong tables & bean bag chairs (side note: hysterical that we’re seeing this pop back up.)

Lots of smoke-and-mirrors. Companies got their “brand” out but it was hard to call bullsh*it on a large scale.


  • High employee engagement (or as I call it, employee happiness.)
  • Low turnover.
  • Pay at or above market.
  • Inclusive of all backgrounds.

Maybe something crazy like creating customer value customers while profitable (or a sound plan to get there.)????

As tech evolves, so does the ability for everyday people to apply social pressure to the business narrative. Hiring gets easier for companies that can keep up. Harder for those who don’t. As it should.

And the only thing y’all need to keep doing is complaining on LinkedIn. ????

Full discussion on The 10 Minute Talent Rant, Episode 51 “Will Gen Z Kill Bad Companies?” here.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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