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4th Jun '17 11:15:13 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': Subverted when Kara starts dating one of her coworkers. Her boss immediately informs her that they'll need to go see Pam in HR ("We have an HR?") and fill out the proper forms in triplicate, while Kara's sister gleefully says that they'll have to attend a mandatory sexual harassment seminar.
28th Dec '16 10:59:43 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/CharlesStross' TheLaundrySeries inverts this trope, or just [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zags with it]]. The Laundry ''does'' have a human resources department, but it is often the ''cause'' of the problems that in RealLife they'd be expected to solve. This is partly just because of RuleOfFunny, partly because of the [[ProperlyParanoid spy]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder setting]], partly because almost no one chooses to work at the Laundry and so they take their frustrations out on each other, and also partly because of the UltimateJobSecurity - no one, neither HR personnel nor the people they're supposed to oversee, can be fired until they screw up big enough to get killed.

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* Creator/CharlesStross' TheLaundrySeries ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' inverts this trope, or just [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zags with it]]. The Laundry ''does'' have a human resources department, but it is often the ''cause'' of the problems that in RealLife they'd be expected to solve. This is partly just because of RuleOfFunny, partly because of the [[ProperlyParanoid spy]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder setting]], partly because almost no one chooses to work at the Laundry and so they take their frustrations out on each other, and also partly because of the UltimateJobSecurity - no one, neither HR personnel nor the people they're supposed to oversee, can be fired until they screw up big enough to get killed.
10th Dec '16 8:12:25 AM Doug86
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* Subverted on ''TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon gets called to H.R. for sexual harassment, then proceeds to throw the other guys under the bus for all the crap that they've pulled during work hours. It's revealed that Howard is on a first name basis with Mrs. Davis, the H.R. director, after being called to her office so many times. It's still all PlayedForLaughs, though.

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* Subverted on ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon gets called to H.R. for sexual harassment, then proceeds to throw the other guys under the bus for all the crap that they've pulled during work hours. It's revealed that Howard is on a first name basis with Mrs. Davis, the H.R. director, after being called to her office so many times. It's still all PlayedForLaughs, though.
8th Dec '16 3:15:05 AM AgentTasmania
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* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but that doesn't explain many of the other employees.

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* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip.gossip who in six seasons has never been shown doing kind of HR work. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but The fact that doesn't explain many of the other employees. nearly everyone at ISIS is an asshole and/or deranged in some way possily balances it somewhat.
25th Nov '16 11:33:31 AM Morgenthaler
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If the victim's a BadAss hero, the JerkAss co-worker who started the fight's probably going to quickly find himself taking a dive. If it's the AntiHero doing the punching, expect his target, probably an ObstructiveBureaucrat, to also be a SissyVillain. Just don't expect the situation to escalate into meetings with managers and termination notices, and certainly don't expect anyone to get arrested on assault charges.

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If the victim's a BadAss badass hero, the JerkAss co-worker who started the fight's probably going to quickly find himself taking a dive. If it's the AntiHero doing the punching, expect his target, probably an ObstructiveBureaucrat, to also be a SissyVillain. Just don't expect the situation to escalate into meetings with managers and termination notices, and certainly don't expect anyone to get arrested on assault charges.
13th Oct '16 9:32:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''[='=]s Francis York Morgan openly mocks Sheriff George Woodman and make demands that would be out of line in real life (including demanding that George and Emily [[ToplessnessFromTheBack take off their shirts to show him their backs]], among other [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player-induced antics including shoot everyone in sight, including the aforementioned cops]] - things that would have gotten reams of complaints phoned in to York's superiors and got him yanked off the case.
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''[='=]s Francis York Morgan openly mocks Sheriff George Woodman and make demands that would be out of line in real life (including demanding that George and Emily [[ToplessnessFromTheBack take off their shirts to show him their backs]], among other [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player-induced antics including shoot everyone in sight, including the aforementioned cops]] - things that would have gotten reams of complaints phoned in to York's superiors and got him yanked off the case.
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12th Sep '16 1:58:03 AM CrazyLegs2
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* Subverted on ''TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon gets called to H.R. for sexual harassment, then proceeds to throw the other guys under the bus for all the crap that they've pulled during work hours. It's revealed that Howard is on a first name basis with Mrs. Davis, the H.R. director, after being called to her office so many times. It's still all PlayedForLaughs, though.
16th Jul '16 10:17:14 AM nombretomado
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* The premise of ''{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but that doesn't explain many of the other employees.

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* The premise of ''{{Archer}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but that doesn't explain many of the other employees.
19th Apr '16 7:02:31 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Episodes like "Conflict Resolution" show that Toby's efforts have ''some'' effect.
20th Dec '15 12:44:36 PM Erzengel
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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.

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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, Pursuits", where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
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