November 2013

OFCCP and Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”:
Kafka Had It Right

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed” (Fox: wait for it, wait for it) “into a monstrous vermin.”

NOTE: This is my last column for the Local JobNetwork™. It has been a special and dear privilege to share my thoughts about OFCCP compliance with you via the LJN. Lynn Molitor and her crew at LJN have been very good to have conceived this communication channel, to have invited me to participate and to have so carefully edited and published my column for the past two years. I wish you well! Thanks…John

The opening sentence above is the beginning of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella “Die Verwandlung” (typically translated to mean “The Metamorphosis”). While literary critics generally regard “Die Verwandlung