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Deadpool and His Human Resource Obligations

Be warned that this post is full of spoilers, so please be mindful that if you have not seen this film, the plot is about to be revealed. In life, there are hard times and not-so-hard times, as for Conspiracy Meow! the life of Chappy Chiffoner could be better. A direct result of this is that I am back to temping, yes for real. This week I had the experience of working on an assembly line at a local factory. During this, an "I Love Lucy" type of series of blunders came to pass and I realized looking back on my human resources education from school that there are two reasons as to why my assembly work was going to hell in a handbasket. The first being that training on each task was lacking and the second being that the need for the right person to do the right job is essential. How does this tie into Deadpool? Allow me to continue.

In the sequel to Deadpool, Deadpool finds himself the leader of X-Force. He takes his team out after disregarding a wind advisory warning and the team all die but Domino and himself. Although Deadpool can go back in time and save his beloved employee Peter or as he refers to him "Sugar Bear," Deadpool makes some bad managerial decisions that even a time-traveling device can not excuse. Wade is directing and enacting plans and bringing his team together, but he made the mistake of not assigning specific tasks to each employee before he sent them out for their work. Deadpool did do right by giving those who were outside of his own mutant demographic a chance to enhance his team, but did he overestimate their ability to work without direct supervision so early on? Did Wade assume that his expertise would carry his team based on his assumption that they were all as equally skilled as he is in his line of work? This begs the question, was Wade correct in hiring a non-mutant and non-combat trained person, not knowing his employee's ability to adapt to this type of work?

Reasonable accommodations and talent-accentuating duties could have allowed Peter to thrive in the work center that is X-Force. A thorough employee hiring strategy and follow-through could have also covered what Peter could and could not do without having him drop out of an airplane on a windy day. Wade probably overestimated his protective powers when putting Sugar Bear on his team. This is a failure in the duty of finding the right employee for the right task. What could Deadpool have had his most beloved employee do? Not jump out of a plane at any point ever, but instead to maybe answer phones or do budget writeups.

All this means nothing though because Deadpool did get his team killed. Wrongful death lawsuits and OSHA violation fines alone would put X-Force out of business. Also, let's not forget that the business of murder, disrupting government-sanctioned operations, and the like are not only illegal but untaxable. Still, Wade Wilson as a boss did right by Peter when he went back in time to fire him before he could be killed and that's a plus. What do you think? Is Deadpool a good boss or would the deaths of Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, and The Vanisher detract too much from Deadpool's accomplishment of time-traveling to save Peter? You be the judge.


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