Please, BlackBerry, let me type ‘HR’ (Editor’s notes)

'HR' a challenging occupational acronym
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

My BlackBerry doesn’t respect the human resources profession. Neither does yours. Oh, it’s not a “hit you over the head” kind of dissing — it doesn’t make disparaging remarks about the return on investment of training programs or snicker during talk of the benefits of investing in wellness initiatives.

It’s more of a subtle dig. If you have one clipped to your waist, you probably already know what I’m talking about. The BlackBerry simply won’t let you type “HR” — not in an email, not in a text message, not even in a BBM instant message.

It insists — and it does this every single time — on changing “HR” to “hour.”