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The Jetsons Are Coming

While reading the latest Australian Human Resources Institute’s magazine (yes, really), I noticed a FRIGHTENING article. I know, most of you probably just check the magazine for the pictures, so you might have missed this.


OMG! How can HR respond to The Jetsons?

If you are too old or too young to remember this family, I have done some research on your behalf. Because if they are coming, you mark my words: it won’t just be HR that needs to get ready. As this footage shows, we can expect a world where kids are chucked out of the vehicle on the way to school; wives steal their husbands’ wallets and race off to the shopping centre; and husbands go to work for a chance to put their feet up and relax.

And let us not forget Rosie the Robot. According to our most trusted source of knowledge, Wikipedia:Β “Rosie is the Jetsons’ household robot. She’s an outdated model, but the Jetsons love her and would never trade her for a newer model. Rosie does all the housework and some of the parenting. She is a strong authoritarian and occasionally dispenses pills to the family.

If Rosie and her pill-dispensing robot pals are part of the new reality, AHRI is right to sound the alarm. But to be frank, I am nervous if the responsibility just rests with HR. Please help us spread the word: wherever you are, whatever you do, the Jetsons and co are coming for you.