Hello, Human Resources?!

Hello, Human Resources?!

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Updated Oct 03, 2022 at 01:39PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Dec 06, 2019 at 03:27PM EST by Philipp.

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Hello, Human Resources?!, also known as Know the Work Rules, is a comic by Sunny Street lambasting a perceived double standard in women's reactions towards compliments coming from attractive and unattractive males, similar to Be Attractive, Don't Be Unattractive trope. Online, the comic has been parodied, with the phrases said by the characters of the comic altered.

Origin

On September 16th, 2013, "Know the Work Rules" comic by Sunny Street Comics artist Max Garcia was published (shown below).[1] The comic depicts a conventionally attractive male and an unattractive male complimenting their female coworker on her looks, with her reactions being different. The panels are labeled as "appropriate" and "inappropriate" workplace behavior.


Sunny STREET KNOW THE WORK RULES APPROPRIATE LOOKIN' GOOD, SUSAN. AWWW.YOU'RE SWEET. INAPPROPRIATE LOOKIN' GOOD, SUSAN. HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?! MAX SUNNY STREET © 2013 Max Garcia

Until January 2019, the comic had been reposted multiple times on Facebook and Reddit and saw limited use in edits, with several notable examples posted on Reddit.[2][3] For example, on November 4th, 2017, Instagram user worstigaccount posted an edit by an unknown author in which the male coworkers ask the woman if she listens to Maroon 5 and Radiohead (shown below, left).[4] On May 5th, 2018, Redditor Bradley_Haran posted a Star Wars meme about which received over 290 upvotes (shown below, right).[5] On June 3rd, 2018, the template was submitted to ShitpostBot 5000. [6]


KNOW THE WORK RULES APPROPRIATE Do you listen to Maroon 5? They're my favorite! INAPPROPRIATE Do you listen to Radiohead? HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?! worstigaccount KNOW THE WORK RULES Lookin' good Finn APPROPRIATE Thanks Poe! INAPPROPRIATE Lookin' good Finn HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?!

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On January 20th, 2019, Redditor FrickDragon posted the unedited comic to /r/justneckbeardthings where it gained over 520 upvotes in six months.[7] On the same day, Redditor Fifouxxe posted a bone hurting juice edit of the comic to /r/bonehurtingjuice, where it gained over 26,300 upvotes (shown below).[8]


KNOW THE WORK RULES APPROPRIATE LOOKIN' GOOD, SUSAN. AWWW.YOU'RE SWEET. INAPPROPRIATE Wanna suck my d--- Susan? HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?!

In the following days, the format gained significant popularity in /r/bonehurtingjuice subreddit (examples shown below).[9][10][11]


KNOW THE WORK RULES APPROPRIATE LOOKIN' GOOD, SUSAN. AWWW.YOU'RE SWEET. Can you call Human INAPPROPRIATE Resources for HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?! me? SUSAN, THESE ARE THE BEST COOKIES I'VE EVER HAD. THANKS SIMON, NEXT WEEK I'LL BRING A PIE FOUR MONTHS LATER SUSAN, YOU'VE GOT TO STOP BRINGING IN BAKED GOODS OH SIMON, YOU'RE JUST IN TIME TO TRY MY NEW SHORTBREAD Surprise! NO WAY! My lovely brothers? I haven't séen you guys since I took this office job and had to move away from home! We're so happy to see you Susan! We've really missed you! I'm ordering a table at my favourite restaurant! We need to celebrate!

Starting in August 2019, memes in which the male coworkers asked the female coworker about her musical preferences gained popularity, particularly in /r/hiphopcirclejerk and other music meme communities online.[12][13]

Flirting vs. Harassment

Flirting vs. Harassment is a two-panel meme format lambasting a perceived double standard in women's reactions towards compliments coming from attractive and unattractive males, similar to Hello, Human Resources meme format. Spawned by a viral Facebook meme, the format has been used both as an image caption and an exploitable since March 2021.


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Various Examples


APPROPRIATE KNOW THE WORK RULES Hey Susan, this meme has blown up so expect some fans to show up at your desk Oh! Well that's simply splendid, I can't wait for my fans to show up! NAPPROPRIATE SAY THE LINE, SUSAN! HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?! Hey Susan, want to see the new cardboard mascotte for in the company's foyer? Sure Kevin, I'd love to What do you think? It's beautifui! Our customers will love this I am pulling your heart out with my psychic powers calm down your heart is gone but I will get it back
Hey Susan, I have a fat guy costume I ordered from Party City. Could you tell me if it looks convincing? Sure. Here I am. How do I look? It looks fine, but the store messed up and put the zipper in the front. I'Il call customer support. APPROPRIATE KNOW THE WORK RULES Do you listen to Kanye? He's my favorite! INAPPKOPKIATE Do vou listen to Eminem ? HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?! Do you listen to Drake? Yes he's my favorite! NAPPROPRIATE Do you listen to Death Grips HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?!

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KNOW THE WORK RULES APPROPRIATE AWWW.YOU'RE SWEET. INAPPROPRIATE HELLO, HUMAN RESOURCES?!

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