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Have you hugged a veteran today? As we record on Veterans Day, Drill Sergeant Sowash breaks down ways to go beyond "Thank you for your service" and personally honoring vets you know.


Reality check over!


On this week's show, the boys talk about:

Profits over politics, kids! Just so No was so '80s anyway. Like, gag me with a spoon.


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INTRO (1s):

eneHide 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 and Cheese podcast.


Joel (21s):

Oh yeah. In Texas, a monkey belonging to a UT football coach's stripper girlfriend bit a child on Halloween. Hey, Texas gunna Texas y'all. Hi kids, it's your favorite Cowboys and you are listening to the Chad and Cheese podcast. This is your cohost Joel "steers and beers" Cheeseman.


Chad (41s):

This is Chad "robo driver" Sowash.


Joel (44s):

And on this week, show Bullhorn prefers cubed over crushed, Fountain wants to help hourly workers, but they'd better not be a delivery driver at Walmart and a little buy or sell kids. Let's do this.


sfx (58s):

Holy Jesus. What is that? What the fuck is that?


Joel (1m 4s):

All right. So that, that intro wasn't what I originally wanted to do. I wanted to do sort of a nice little Veteran's Day homage thank you. And I ran it by Chad, as I do most things before the weekly show and, and he squashed it. Chad, what's up with that. Why do you hate Veteran's Day so much?


Chad (1m 23s):

Probably went along with me, squashing it because I am a veteran. I would assume that's probably the reason.


sfx (1m 28s):

No shit.


Chad (1m 29s):

So first off I want you on all of our listeners out there to understand and take this with the love that I'm sending it. Okay. Just so you know, this is all good vibes and this is education. So sit down, open your ears, open your heart a little bit. So when you say like, thank you for your service, what's the end game there? I mean, why do you say it?


Joel (1m 53s):

I mean, I think it's an acknowledgement of, I appreciate what you've done and the service that you've you've made to the country. I don't think that it's in a negative connotation.


Chad (2m 3s):

I say it was a negative connotation. I said, who, I mean, do you think that you were actually doing it for the veteran or yourself? Because I think most people do it for themselves and they get that hit of oxytocin for the day and they check their box and they thank their veteran on Veteran's Day. So here are a couple of things that I would suggest that you do instead of just saying, thank you for your service. First and foremost how about sitting down for a coffee and learning more about that person and how their military experience actually shaped them? I mean, if you care and you really want to thank them, then buy them a cup of coffee and have a chat and you know, it might be an uncomfortable conversation, but it's not about you, right?


Chad (2m 45s):

It's about the individual that you're, trying to, again say thank you to. And then number two, do number one more than just on Veteran's Day, do it regularly. So when you came out and said, Hey, I want do a thank you for your Veteran's Day thing my head kind of dropped because it's like, look, this isn't a one day thing. they're over there and they are there every single fucking day. So to thank them on one day, really kind of sticks in most veterans craw. And again, but it's good for the person who's saying it. So I just, say, I just thank them for their service and now I've checked my box for the day. Right. So think about them more than you think about you.


Chad (3m 26s):

The oxytocin hit is awesome. I totally get that personally. I would rather have uncomfortable conversations around, I don't know, the defense budget and how we spend more than the next nine countries combined and what we can actually do to help homeless veterans, or maybe, I don't know, give veterans healthcare as opposed to, you know, them going around without. So we should have more of those conversations as opposed to just thanking somebody, checking a box and feeling good about ourselvs.


Joel (4m 1s):

Now, when you see, obviously today, a lot of people are posting pictures of relatives that served or people they know, or even loved ones, like to you, do you drop your head when you see that also?


Chad (4m 13s):

I don't think any of it's a no-no. First off I think you do things the way that you do things, but I want people to understand how it's received and if they do really care, then they should probably do a little bit more. No, I mean, they're proud of those people. My mom might post something with me and you know, my uniform or who knows. Right. That's cool. You're proud and I get it. But what we always do, we're such a cosmetic, we're such a surface kind of society that we need to take it deeper. And if we do care, let's care for more than just a day.


Joel (4m 48s):

It's sort of equated to Valentine's Day, right? Like you should love your spouse or your, whatever, the person you're with every day, not just one day a year, is that sort of, I guess, a parallel to what you're advising our listeners. Would that be correct?


Chad (5m 3s):

That's good for a relationship, obviously. And again, I'm not trying to tell anybody how to enjoy their Veteran's Day, but coming from a veteran and talking to veterans at the bar, this is what we talk about.


Joel (5m 15s):

Fair enough. So listeners, if you know of that out there, buy him a coffee or even better the alcoholic beverage categories, are probably good too.


Chad (5m 23s):

And do it on the regular.


Joel (5m 24s):

Dig in more about issues that they care about, I guess. Thank you, Chad. This is why our show rocks. I have a few shout outs for Veteran's Day. Number one is my Uncle Les! Uncle Les, Les Cheeseman passed away a few years ago. He served in World War II, fought in Okinawa.


Chad (5m 42s):

Wow!


Joel (5m 44s):

He used to tell stories about fighting the Japanese and foxholes at night and never sleeping, which are scarier than any Halloween story that I've ever heard. My uncle, Uncle Gene, who lived in Seymour, just south of you, was a Vietnam Vet. And unlike my Uncle Les, never talked about Vietnam. I heard stories about him coming home and not being able to sleep in a bed for a year because of the experience. And he actually died a few years ago as well. Although much younger than My Uncle Les, agent orange was never proven, but certainly he was around it. He had a COPD late in life and, and passed away from that.


Joel (6m 25s):

He was also a very regular smoker. Uncle Gene was always a mountain of a man to me, I guess, if you could marry the Marlboro man with Abraham Lincoln, that would have been my, my Uncle Gene. And lastly, another podcast, which I do recommend regularly History This Week. One of my favorite podcasts, if you listen to the more recent one entitled The Last Battle of the First World War, it talks a lot about America's involvement in World War One. Apparently when World War One broke out, we only had about a hundred thousand or so troops serving, which quickly escalated to 4 million troops that went over to Europe to fight the axis powers.


Joel (7m 5s):

So that was sort of the beginning of our, I don't know, super power efforts in the 20th century. So that's my first shout out, a little veteran inspired thank yous and shout outs to people that I know and love.


Chad (7m 19s):

I love it. I love it. A big shout out to the Sonderling family. If you remember, the EEOC commissioner was on the show just a couple of weeks ago?


Joel (7m 29s):

Love that guy.


Chad (7m 30s):

Keith Sonderling just had his first kid, little baby boy named Baron. So congratulations. Big shout out to the Sonderling family and Baron.


Joel (7m 42s):

Baron clearly named after the Trump kid.


Chad (7m 45s):

Wow! Had to pull that out.


Joel (7m 48s):

Yeah, yeah. Sorry, go Gators. Shout out to ZipRecruiter and Fiverr. If you didn't, if you weren't paying attention, both reported earnings this week, ZipRecruiter blew up a reporting 107% growth year over year. Fiverr also blew up this week, reporting a 42% growth year over year. Shout out to those companies in our space that are doing kind of well kind of, well.


Chad (8m 12s):

Not too shabby, not too shabby. Congrats to our Canadian sister and brother counterparts, Shelley and Serge for completing their 100th episode of the Recruitment Flex.


Joel (8m 29s):

Rookies.


Chad (8m 29s):

Joel scoffs at anybody who's under 500, but it's not easy committing to a podcast and most don't even make it past 10 episodes. So it's a feat! Congrats to the Recruitment Flex and here's to your next hundred episodes.


Joel (8m 42s):

I'm just lucky that you make it so easy to do a podcast Chad, you make it so easy. Shout out to just our space. Crunchbase had a story this this past week, reporting that since September 1st, that September of 2021, startups in the HR tech sector have seen nearly 2.8 billion in venture dollars. Come their way to put that in perspective, that is more than the total amount of the venture capital the industry saw all of last year, when 2.2 billion was invested. So just a little perspective that our industry is red hot and continues to be so, and we like reporting on it too.


Joel (9m 22s):

So shout out to the industry.


Chad (9m 25s):

Talk about bloated. Oh my God.


Joel (9m 27s):

Double-time.


Chad (9m 27s):

Last shout out for me. This is for our friends over at Cornerstone on Demand. I believe the new cat anus logo that they've rolled out is actually probably the best marketing campaign they've had in history. Probably more attention than they've ever seen, but on the heels of the new colors and logo rollout, they've rolled out a new product called Explore. Did you hear about this thing?


Joel (9m 52s):

Oh, tell me more.


Chad (9m 54s):

Okay. So I've actually received rumors internally that that very tech Explorer just announced that they won't be able to actually demo or sell it for another three to five months.


sfx (10m 7s):

Oh hell no!


Chad (10m 8s):

On the heels of going from public to private, getting a new cat anus logo, now they have new tech that's not going to be ready. It's released with the press release, but not ready for three to five months.


sfx (10m 21s):

Well, no shit.


Joel (10m 21s):

All right. I got a couple of big tech shout-outs here that I'm going to combine. Number one is shout out to Snapchat. The company has answered ahead of TikTok as the preferred platform for US teens per a recent Piper Sandler survey. Instagram is now preferred by 22% of teens compared to 25% of last year. So they're dropping Twitter and Facebook come in at a distant fourth and fifth with just 2% of teens favoring those platform. And that rolls me into Twitter blue.


Chad (10m 54s):

Oh, God.


Joel (10m 55s):

If you haven't heard of Twitter Blue kids you can pay Twitter a little bit of money for some big time features. Let me tell you more. The Twitter Blue subscription service has been expanded to New Zealand and the US following its introduction in Australia and Canada earlier this year. Individuals who pay the $2.99 charge each month can read some ad free articles, sort, save tweets, view long threads in a more reader-friendly environment and edit content before posting. Who's ready to spend that $2.99 per month for Twitter Blue?


sfx (11m 33s):

Oh, hell no.


Chad (11m 34s):

You gotta spend money for a better user experience? That is the worst business model I think I've ever fucking heard.


Joel (11m 40s):

And speaking of great user experience, Chad, have you heard about free stuff on Chad and Cheese?


Chad (11m 44s):

No, I have not. Tell me.


Joel (11m 48s):

Well, I'll tell you more. You can get free shit from us. We're talking t-shirts from Emissary. We're talking beer from our new sponsor Pillar and we're talking bourbon, our buddies at Sovren, and also shout out to Ross Granger at Paradox for being this month's bourbon winner, Zoom call soon to be scheduled. We're still waiting to hear back from our beer drop winner, who I won't name if they never respond. So we'll give them another, another 24 hours or so otherwise we're going to another beer drinker. All right, now let's run into our fantasy football update. Chad, everyone loves a good leaderboard and this one's sponsored by poach.ai.


Joel (12m 31s):

From top to bottom, here we go with this week's football fantasy leaderboard. The wonderful Miss Q finally makes it to the top spot after teasing that spot for a few weeks. Jason Bateman Putnam comes in second, your boy Cheese, that'd be me everybody comes in third, followed by