Realest Talk: The Preferred Candidate

Thank you, Matthew Dinaro and McSweeney’s:

The preferred candidate has already been hired by us and done the job for several years, then gone back in time to apply for it again at this very moment. Ideally, they’ve already done this several times.

Boss Gets Bad Reviews, Has Feelings

Greg Hoy is the CEO of the growing design firm Happy Cog who wrote about finally giving in and participating in his company’s annual peer review process for the first time. The results? He kind of sucks.

If having your boss write a public journal entry where he discusses his shortcomings has ever been a dream of yours — and I know it’s been a dream of mine — you might find this very satisfying. Perhaps too satisfying.