Amazon Tracks Employees, Top Super Bowl Ads, PLUS One of Our Own

On this week's Super Bowl version of The Chad and Cheese Podcast:

- Amazon is tracking your trips to the shitter

- Monster gets a bad case of the shrinkage

- Top 10 industry commercials of all-time

- Super Bowl ad from Chad & Cheese

- Super Bowl picks .. and much, much more

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Announcer: Hide your kids. Lock the doors. You're listening to HR's most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Buckle up, boys and girls. It's time for the Chad and Cheese Podcast.

Joel: It's Super Bowl Weekend, and we're ready to give you a super show. Get it? Welcome to the Chad and Cheese Podcast. I'm the show's quarterback, Joel Cheesman.

Chad: Dude, you're the water boy. I'm Chad Sowash.

Joel: On this week's episode, Monster suffers from shrinkage, Amazon knows when you've been napping on the job, and we run down the best employment related Super Bowl ads from the last 20 years.

Chad: Oh, yeah.

Joel: Get ready for a stroll down memory lane, meatheads.

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Chad: America's Job Exchange, they do a lot of shit for not a lot of money.

Joel: All right, all right, all right.

Chad: And mainly keeping you from getting fined by the federal government or loss of big federal contracts.

Joel: Way to throw out the expletive in the first two minutes of the show. That was great.

Chad: Thank you. I've been practicing.

Joel: Might as well bust the seam now. Oh man, we got a ton of shout-outs man.

Chad: Yeah we do. You want to start taking a crack at it, or you want me to.

Joel: I'll start it. I'll start it. First up Nick from Boneit, I mean Honeit. One of our last Firing Squad podcasts, which was awesome by the way. If you haven't listened to it, go back into the archives and check that out. Anyway, Nick is all boats and hoes now since the show. He's reeling in the new prospects and customers, so a big shout-out to Nick there on the West Coast.

Chad: And as a matter of fact, he even created a discount code. Can you believe that? CHADCHEESE is the discount code. Go to and check out just the Firing Squads. I mean just go to Podcasts, and you'll see Honeit, and give it a listen.

Chad: But also on the same note, got some tweets around Crowded who was a part of the Firing Squad as well. So great product, definitely check this company out, and there's no question. Those guys got big applause from us for a reason.

Chad: So two things. If you haven't checked out Firing Squad, you need to because they're startups that are kicking ass and taking names. And a lot of them don't have the brand awareness, so that's one of the reasons why we created it.

Joel: You might get to hear ...

Chad: I hope.

Joel: By the way, Nick gave us a discount coupon code, but he didn't tell us how much it was off. So it's kind of a mystery special here on Chad and Cheese. We don't know how much of a discount you're going to get with that coupon code, so you're on your own on that one.

Chad: Yeah. Well I'm gonna say Chad is gonna give a 30% discount on Honeit.

Joel: Let's go 50. I like 50 better.

Chad: Okay. Okay. I like it.

Joel: It's a Groupon discount on Honeit this week. We love you Nick.

Chad: It seemed to work for CareerBuilder and Monster, so anyway.

Joel: Ouch.

Chad: So let me go ahead and hit Ryan Christoi up a little bit from KRT.

Joel: Okay, that's your boy.

Chad: Yeah, no. He was giving me shit over the highlights of the funny meme that we did. The Brady versus Foles. He said, "How could you forget about Tom Brady's Oscar-worthy turn in Ted? And who could ever forget his breakout role as computer geek number one in Stuck on You?" So yeah he definitely put it-

Joel: Wow.

Chad: You're right. You're right Ryan.

Joel: Specifically, I believe it was Ted 2, and I don't even know what in the world you're talking about with Love Potion No. 9 or what was that second movie you just mentioned? Anyway.

Chad: Stuck on You. It was a Greg Kinnear, Matt Damon thing, which is horrible. But Ryan, just like to let you know, our fans in Philly, Nancy definitely from Philly, loved the Foles versus Brady bit. So mission accomplished Buddy. Take that.

Joel: Dude, so many Brady lovers out there, which brings us to our next shout-out, Ethan Bloomfield.

Chad: Oh good.

Joel: Buddy over at Baird. He's having a special cookout this weekend in honor of the golden boy from Michigan. So have a good cookout there and have a few cold ones on us there Ethan.

Chad: Yeah, it's gonna taste sour. Let me tell you. It's gonna taste sour. Then Jonathan Zila, he quoted actually our last pod, the CEO from Canvas, Aman Brar, said, and I quote, "Startups are a world filled with infinite trade-offs. Big fan JZ." One thing JZ you gotta remember, but one of those trade-offs probably shouldn't be your name and corresponding URL that just doesn't match. So yeah, I don't agree on that one buddy.

Joel: Hey, Aman knows where you live dude, so watch out. Watch how you say that. Kelly Robinson keeps being a pain in my ass there at-

Chad: He's awesome.

Joel: Australia or England, I guess, wherever the hell he's from. I'm super mad at Joey Stubbs for sending you food and forgetting about me, for God's sakes. The Fat One. I mean come on dude.

Chad: Dude, so good. So good. Well he knows he needs to fatten me up. But yeah, no. Joey Stubbs sent us some Oh Ryan's Irish potatoes straight from Philly probably because he knows I'm not gonna be rooting for Tom Brady.

Joel: And speaking of Irish potatoes, quick shout-out that we'll be in Dublin about a month-and-a-half from now. I'm certainly getting my liver in shape. How about you?

Chad: Oh yeah. Of course. There's training to be done, and I am down for the training my friend.

Joel: Yes. And truth be told, there'll a little Super Bowl shindig at my house this weekend. I think we can probably put our livers through a little bit of a workout on Sunday.

Chad: Amen. Amen. Let me blow through a few more shout-outs here. Josh over at Smashfly tweeted, "Smashfly survived the most dangerous podcast in HR." Yeah, that was a good pod. Loved it. But keep your nose clean over there at Smashfly guys because we'll be watching you close.

Chad: Jim from Talent Nexus. He said, "Commuting on Monday is much easier with the #chadcheese podcast." Thanks so much Jim. Appreciate it. And last if not least, and this should get another one, is our friend Mark Feffer. He "enjoyed the last pod." And he does a lot of good writing. Have you read any of his stuff?

Joel: No.

Chad: Yeah, he's over at That is one long damn URL. Although-

Joel: Is that a dot io URL?

Chad: It's a dot com.

Joel: All right. We'll give you the credit. Holy cow, someone has a dot com. All right.

Chad: Woo-hoo!

Joel: Congrats on that one. Big time.

Chad: Yeah dude.

Joel: I got nothing else. If you got no more shout-outs, let's get to the show.

Chad: Let's do this.

Joel: All right man, Amazon, aside from their rocket to the moon stock price this week, is tracking you at work. What's going on with that?

Chad: Dude. So straight from the article, "What if your supervisor could identify every time you pause to scratch or fidget or for how long you actually took a bathroom break?" That's what Amazon ... It's actually not just ... They've patented this wristband, but they're using it. And they've been using it for a couple of years in England to be able to make sure that people are doing their jobs.

Joel: I love this story for the ... They're testing this out in Britain first. I'm not sure why the Brits get this initially, but so be it. I guess it's for the Revolutionary War. They deserve to have this first. Anyway, the quote I love from this story, and I'm gonna give my best British accent on this. Quote, "There was no time to go to the loo," which is a bathroom for our American listeners. He said, "You had to process the items in seconds and then move on. If you didn't meet targets, you were fired."