This is a great article on why cultural fit is a bad standard for hiring practices if followed without thought.
I was sent this Maclean’s article today by my former archives administration instructor and I could not have been more horrified of the implications of these actions of the federal government of my country. The Canadian federal government has made it so that scientists cannot do their job and have shot Canada in the foot in the process.
Perturbed Dean Winchester captures it.
In removing the mandatory long-form census, removing data from their own websites aimed at helping Canadians, retroactively rewriting laws, denying access to scientific reports, not keeping archived copies of important documents so people can track changes, and upping surveillance of Canadian citizens while at the same time making it harder for Canadians to get their access to information requests process, the Conservative Party of Canada is making a mockery of proper democratic government behaviour.
This is a violation of the trust we put in our elected officials. It is a violation of the purpose and procedure of a democratic government. It is a gross violation of the duties a government has to its peoples regarding proper and good policy based on solid and scientifically rigorous data.
Thank you Dr. Zoidberg
My politics are left and I fully acknowledge my bias as a librarian/archivist student, but this is not how a democratic government behaves and it cannot continue. Everyone is affected by this and should be outraged by the unethical practices the Canadian federal government has been engaging in. Enough is enough!
“It’s very hard to talk quantum using a language originally designed to tell other monkeys where the ripe fruit is.” – Lu Tze
-Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
I highly recommend giving this blog post a read Transability and the Downfall of Society. It is an excellently written piece which delves into the ableism which was rife on the social media networks a couple weeks ago in reaction to the idea of ‘transabilism’. I highly enjoyed it and would recommend other pieces written on Jeff Preston’s blog as well.