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Intro:

Hide your kids. Lock the doors. You're listening to HR's most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheeseman 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 & Cheese Podcast.

Joel:

Isn't it ironic, don't you think? Yesterday was Canada Day, which meant karaokeing to Jagged Little Pill all night long. Welcome to HR's most dangerous podcast, eh? I'm your co-host Joel Moosehead Cheeseman.

Chad:

And I'm Chad, it's almost 4th of July Sowash.

Joel:

That's right, on this week's episode, Silicon Valley plays lip service to diverse hiring. Ivanka Trump touts skills-based hiring and Canada's Shopify is hungry for American brains. Which, by the way, goes really well with Molson. Stick around, eh? We'll be right back.

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Chad:

It's interesting the artists like Alanis Morissette, when they're pissed off and they just went through shit, I think she went through a major breakup, just major-

Joel:

From the dude from Full House. Uncle Jesse or whatever.

Chad:

Then that's where Jagged Little Pill came from. But then she got married. She got a nice life and now she just puts out shit.

Joel:

Sure. That's the story of every great rock story ever. Come from nothing. You're mad, pissed off, whatever, you create great art and then you get fat and happy and it ends. That's kind of the way this goes. Kind of like this podcast. We were pretty good the first year, year and a half and now the show just sucks.

Chad:

Dude. We totally sucked that first year.

Joel:

Trust me, I'm witness to my mid-section growing fat and it's all good. But, anyway.

Chad:

Speak for yourself.

Joel:

I'm still waiting for that Sowash boot camp videotape to come out streaming on my Peloton.

Chad:

Yeah, Julie was the happy recipient, maybe not so happy recipient, of the morning workout now, now that Tristan has moved to Portland for his last year before he goes to college. Now she's getting up every morning and doing the Chad workout which is pretty awesome.

Joel:

Being married to you is like being married to a StairMaster isn't it?

Chad:

You'll have to ask Julie. I don't know.

Joel:

I know being your podcast partner is like being married to a StairMaster, so I can only imagine what actually being married to you is like.

Chad:

Yeah, no clue. You'll have to ask her.

Joel:

We have a therapy group, Chad survival support group that her and I have. We meet secretly.

Chad:

Shout outs, okay, congrats to our friend Ellie Doty. You might remember Ellie. She was the CEO, I'm sorry, the CMO of Chili's Grill & Bar. Joel loved it because I think he got some free burgers out of it.

Joel:

I got some coupons.

Chad:

She left and has taken the CMO position at Burger King. Dude, talk about a step up. Being in a brand like Chili's everybody knows Chili's but having a brand like Burger King, I automatically said okay, cool, you're at a place now where I can get Impossible Burgers and then she responded back with, "Yeah, and breakfast sandwiches."

Joel:

And by the way, is there any place in fast food to be a marketer than Burger King? As the number two, they take all the risks. They do all the things that are outside the box. What a great opportunity if you're a marketer. But she's going to have to step up and send me a King mask if she's at BK now. I won't just put up with coupons. I wants masks.

Chad:

The creepiest mask ever.

Joel:

For sure. Halloween is going to be here sooner than you think.

Chad:

Oh, good call.

Joel:

Shout out to Mississippi. I know this is a little bit odd, but Mississippi if you hadn't heard took off the confederate flag which took up about a fourth of its current flag. Kind of a strange situation. But, Mississippi is not New Jersey so this was a pretty quick move unanimously voted on to take it off. A secondary shout out to sport. I think of a lot of this was provoked by one of the star running back at Old Miss saying that he would not play for a state or would support a state that had confederate flag or support that messaging.

Joel:

If you know anything about SEC football, they're not going to lose talent to something like a confederate flag from 150 years ago. So, shout out to sports and the state of Mississippi.

Chad:

The SEC said they would not hold any SEC games like bowl games or anything like that in the state of Mississippi while they still had the stars and bars represented on their flag. To say that this was a quick turnaround, that flag's been around since, I think, the early 1900s. I don't know if it's a quick turnaround, but I'm just glad that [crosstalk 00:06:45] was taken down.

Joel:

The voting was quick. Yes, it happened fairly quickly. You know what I'm saying, man. You try to spin this shit.

Chad:

After 50-

Joel:

Make me look bad.

Chad:

... or 100 plus years, yeah.

Joel:

It wasn't like it's been on the table for a vote for 100 years.

Chad:

Ooh, so quick.

Joel:

Ass. What's your next shout out.

Chad:

Shout out to two T-shirt sightings. Have Eva Zils and Torin Ellis were sporting Chad & Cheese T-shirts last week during online video segments. That's right, Chad, Cheese-

Joel:

It's a good look.

Chad:

... We're also going to have, we're going to re-kick start the Chad Cheese T-shirt's program that's right. New T-shirts are going to be coming out. Covid kind of put a crimp in things because obviously live events aren't happening. But we found a way, stay tuned, to get T-shirts to the people.

Joel:

Wow. This is news to me. I'm excited. Shout out to Mike Batman Cohen or is Michael Cohen? Don't mix the two up, who is a covid survivor, I guess. He tweeted out this week that he had not symptoms that were so bad that he had to go to the hospital, but I think it quote, "Sucked for a while." He's back on the mend and we're happy to announce that he is a survivor of covid. For me he's the second person that I actually know that has come down with it. It won't be the last, but he's number two.

Chad:

Awesome to hear Batman. Hopefully you'll be back soon.

Joel:

Covid can't kill Batman, come on now.

Chad:

Yeah, that ain't going to happen. A cluster of shout outs because we have so many, to lis