Red Headed Step Child

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Why the name you ask? November 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielletomlinson @ 10:54 pm

Inspired by the blog of my friend Dan Pontefract ( I am attempting to set up a blog about being on the revenue generating side of a training business (particularly in the software space)

If you have ever worked for a company with a training/learning group you may have heard the department referred to as “The Red Headed Step Child” of the Organization”…I have heard it time and time again. I do not intend to offend this this name as I am in fact a) a step child and b) have been known to have reddish hair if the sun is shining on the just the right spot. I am merely referring to an often used term for those of us who have the pleasure of fighting the good fight to help everyone understand the value of a trained customer.

From Urban Dictionary: Definition from Urban Dictionary: A term that originated out of the common mistreatment and social ostracism of redheaded individuals (gingers). A redheaded individual born into(legitimately or not), or adopted into a family of non-redheads was typically subject to physical and emotional abuse, and usually short handed when it came to financial matters in the family, such as the estate or any savings the family had acquired. Today, the term can be applied to an individual or group of individuals who are outcasts, or are typically dealt the worst hand in society.


2 Responses to “Why the name you ask?”

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  2. you should continue … this is needed

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