Have you noticed that Best Places type lists are starting to go a bit far. I get we need lists like Best Places to Work for Women, Minorities, LGBT, etc. It just seems like we’ve jumped the shark when it comes to best places to work lists. At this point, anyone can get on one of these lists, you just need to find the right one!
I keep waiting for some company to just allow you to make up your own list. You pay, you get on the list you want for whatever marketing purposes you want. Can you imagine:
-Best Places to Work for Single Dads who have Inappropriately Younger Girlfriends
-Best Places to Work for Pug Owners
-Best Places to Work for Electric Car Owners
-Best Places to Work for Women Who Like Crossfit, but Aren’t Vegan
It’s become a bit much.
I have noticed that I haven’t ever seen a Best Places list for Dudes. Okay, calm down. I already the hens clucking. But, for real, wouldn’t that list make sense?
The demographic of our working population in many industries now have more female than male workers, so it would make sense in these cases to highlight the best employees for the minority male worker. Right? Oh, wait, I forgot, inclusion only counts if you’re a non-white male.
Think about it. Best Places to Work for Male Nurses. Best Places to Work for Male Elementary Teachers. Best Places to Work for Male Strippers.
Here’s my list of Best Places to Work for Males:
-The NFL (okay, this one is easy, and you can also add MLB, NBA and NHL)
-Any Division I or II college athletic department (yes, Title 9 equaled the scholarships, but it’s still a male-dominated field across the board for jobs)
-Almost all manufacturing facilities (Boy those Unions sure protect workers…)
-The C-Suite of Almost all Companys
-The Executive Board of every Fortune 500 company
-Every Major Tech Firm in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Austin, Chicago, etc.
-Every Service, Retail and Restuarant Company in a Leadership position
-The Banking Industry
-The Oil and Gas Industry.
Yeah, that’s a good start. I think the guys would be happy with that list.
I’m assuming you’re all smart enough to catch the irony, but if not, hit me in the comments with how upset you are at me because you just read the title and want to beat me up.