European Business Brings it!

The Olympics are over, but Chad & Cheese’s quest for the European gold medal for podcasting is just beginning. This week, Lieven gets all fired up about Adecco buying up a company in his own backyard in Belgium.

Author Katrina Collier joins the crew to talk about Indeed’s recent move to CPAS over CPC and the overall issues of assclowns crawling the web for job content to rip off job seekers and legit businesses. Rounding out the show is a hailstorm of commentary on the recent move of Cornerstone OnDemand going private.

Word of 2021 in the Old Country? Douchebaggery.


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Europe INTRO (5s):

Some podcasts, do it for the fun. Some do it for the fame, Chad and Cheese they do it for global effin domination. That's why bringing America to its knees was just the beginning. Now they have their eyes set on conquering Europe and they've drafted industry veteran Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze of Belgium to help them navigate the old country and bring HR's most dangerous podcast across the pond to trash-talk like never before. Not safe for work in any language. The Chad and Cheese podcast does Europe.

Joel (39s):

Oh yeah. Greece is burning scientists. Now say a doomsday variant of COVID may be on the way, and Sweden lost a Canada in women's football. Do they even play soccer in Canada? Let's forget all that and get numb everybody you're listening to the Chad and Cheese podcast does Europe. I'm your cohost Joel Ich Liebe Angela Cheesman.

Chad (1m 1s):

And I'm Chad "is that golden. Hello?" Sowash.

Lieven (1m 5s):

And I'm just Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze.

Joel (1m 7s):

On this episode, Cornerstone, wants a little privacy, why recruitment has a crawling problem and Adecco makes Lieven want to declare war on Switzerland. Don't worry. It'll make sense. In about 30 minutes.

SFX (1m 22s):

Europe has a bunch of countries in it.

Joel (1m 24s):

Who's our mystery guest?

Chad (1m 26s):

Who's the mystery guest?

Joel (1m 28s):

Mystery. Oh, shit Peepers! Chad's been waiting for that to be put on the show.

Katrina (1m 38s):

To be fair when I am your mystery guest that's pretty spot on.

Joel (1m 42s):

She. Oh, wow. She's a dog. No, I'm not going to say that. Honestly, living in London, she shares a birthday with Chad and she's the author of the robot proof recruiter is if you haven't guessed it already, Katrina Collier!

Katrina (1m 58s):

Hello? Hello.

Lieven (2m 0s):

Hi Katrina!

Katrina (2m 1s):


Joel (2m 2s):

So is everyone enjoying the Olympics now that it's over?

Lieven (2m 5s):


Joel (2m 6s):

Did anyone watch?

Katrina (2m 8s):


Chad (2m 8s):

Yes! Yes, I said I wasn't going to and I found myself watching. And also did you watch the Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart like vignette?

Katrina (2m 18s):

We couldn't see that in Europe. It was, it was banned from your, I find I'm a bit conflicted though. Cause you know, I'm Australian, but I live in England, so I'm not like, oh, do I go for Australia or Britain? So I just tend to not watch.

Chad (2m 29s):

You can go for both! why can't you go for both? Unless they're playing each other then. I mean, you know, whoever wins you're a winner!

Joel (2m 36s):

Have to pick a side.

Chad (2m 37s):


Joel (2m 37s):

So some stats of the U S which is why I brought this up. So 60% of US adults said they hadn't watched much or any of this summer's games, just 34% of baby boomers say they've been watching which means if old people aren't watching holy hell and we politicize everything in our country, which means 55% of Republicans have said, they're watching less of this year's with about one in four citing contempt for athletes or politics. It sounds like Europe's not watching, but maybe for different reasons.

Katrina (3m 8s):

Why aren't we watching? I say it was the pandemic. It just, oh, look, there's an Olympics. Where'd that come from? And then there was no audience and there was no atmosphere. And maybe that's why.

Chad (3m 18s):

Here in the U S there's generally like a station you can watch. And it's like Olympics 24 7, but it seems like it was like skipping and jumping all over the different channels and peacock had content, which is pretty much where I got all my stuff, I could stream wherever I wanted. But it's like, you didn't know where to watch it. Could you actually nail down a place in Europe to watch it?

Katrina (3m 41s):

Yeah, the British Broadcasting Commission, the BBC. Of course.

Chad (3m 44s):

Okay. BBC does all the good shit, right?

Katrina (3m 47s):

Yeah. Except it kind of ruined my lunch. Cause I like to watch the end of Bargain Hunter and they moved that to BBC too. And I had to remember that it's quite a drama.

Chad (3m 55s):

And Lieven you just didn't give a shit. Did ya?

Lieven (3m 59s):

I forgot about it. I was busy working, working, working.

Joel (4m 2s):

What would be like Belgium's this stronghold in the Olympics? What's it like?

Lieven (4m 8s):

We had to treat gold medals. You know.

Joel (4m 10s):

In what?

Lieven (4m 11s):

Yeah, I forgot. Yeah.

Joel (4m 16s):

I'm pretty sure it was three, but the one for some gymnast, I think. One for, oh whatever, I don't know. Case in point. Nobody watches the Olympics anymore. That's sad.

Katrina (4m 29s):

I do have to say that Great Britain actually had an exceptional games, with 22 gold medals, 21, silver and 22 bronze. Thank you, Google.

Joel (4m 37s):

US kicked everyone's ass and no one watched.

Katrina (4m 40s):

Yeah, hang on. There are 60 million of us and there's like 300 and something million of you lot. So to be fair, we did quite well. You've only got 39 goals considering how many people you have. It's like kind of lame.

Joel (4m 51s):

You're such a Brit you've left. You've left Australia.

Katrina (4m 55s):

Australia's got 17 and there's only probably 25 million of us.

Chad (4m 59s):

Yeah Joel forgets that you take a look at Europe, right? And it's got a bunch of countries in it. So just for, just for four countries, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and France had 171 total medals and 52 gold. So that was four of those pretty much European states, right where we had 113 and 39. So as Joel being the chest thumping American that he always is, we actually got our ass handed to us.

Joel (5m 30s):

Yeah. Well, if we're talking with that math, then Jamaica kicked everyone's ass.

Katrina (5m 35s):

That's fine. I'm happy with that.

Chad (5m 36s):

That's the stupidest fucking comment I ever heard.

Katrina (5m 42s):

I see when you look at it, then China had a really shocking games. Didn't they? 38 gold against 1 billion people.

Chad (5m 48s):

Yeah, they suck.

Katrina (5m 49s):

Yeah. Anyway, moving on.

Joel (5m 53s):

Yeah. Go Jamaica. Let's move on. We've spent five minutes on the Olympics. Let's keep going.

Chad (5m 57s):

Thanks to Rica Coppens. Is that how you say it? Lieven Coppens?

Lieven (6m 2s):

Oh, you can't say it like that.

Chad (6m 4s):

I can't, I can't. Thanks Rica for joining us last week on the show. We appreciate you providing some, some in-depth understanding of MNA in Europe, funding, all that other fun stuff. While we sat back and took notes.

Joel (6m 21s):

Yeah. Her English is better than ours, by the way.

Chad (6m 24s):

That's not saying much.

Lieven (6m 27s):

Her English is so much better than mine, right? It shouldn't be. There's no reason why it should be better than mine, but it is. That's probably why she is CEO. And I'm only CDO.

Joel (6m 38s):

Bingo, baby.

Chad (6m 39s):

There it is.

Joel (6m 40s):

I'm going to give a shout out to French president Emmanuel Macron.

Chad (6m 44s):


Joel (6m 45s):

For his vaccine mandates, baby people in France now need to show a health pass.

Chad (6m 50s):

Fuck yes.

Joel (6m 51s):

To enjoy usually routine activities such as sipping a coffee in a cafe or traveling on an inner city train. Obviously there's a lot of pushback on this from the French folks, but I'm all for it. Shout out to Macron.