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Friday Funny

Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes a look at the lighter side of business, either directly or indirectly, as it relates to facility management and commercial real estate. Issues of morale, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)

FRIDAY FUNNY: Optimizing Your IT Department

This is apparently how IT professionals see tech support calls from their side of the fence.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Zombie Safety Tips For Working Teens

The free Halloween themed online game takes players through a variety of workplaces and risks to illustrate how to work safely and avoid becoming a zombie.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Take A Seat–Literally!

While you may not believe this following story, it's true. A very unusual online store is selling a one of a kind office chair: a pilot's ejector seat.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Speaking The Same Language

How can facility managers find just the right thing to say without ticking anyone off? This little cheat sheet should come in handy.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Faster Than A Speeding Sofa!

For those of us with furniture that just sits around doing nothing, it's time to get cracking on a new record!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Signs Of The Times

Here's another batch of humorous signs that have an unusual way of conveying a message.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Maintenance Worker Swan Song

With unemployment at near record levels, perhaps more young people will give the skilled trades another look.

FRIDAY FUNNY: "La Guerre des Post-It"

Gigantic retro cartoon and video game characters are terrorizing the urban landscape, and employees are spending thousands of hours planning their next visual assault.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “La Guerre des Post-It”

Gigantic retro cartoon and video game characters are terrorizing the urban landscape, and employees are spending thousands of hours planning their next visual assault.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Can You Dig It?

what's happening to all of that expensive construction equipment sitting idle around the stagnant region? One creative company is putting it to good use.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Confusion In Computer Labs

Here are some tongue in cheek tips on how to confuse people at the heart of the IT customer base--computer lab users. (Disclaimer: this is just a joke--FacilityBlog is not recommending that anyone actually do these things.)

FRIDAY FUNNY: Rosie The Robot Meets Her Match!

Charged with keeping the Jetson household neat and tidy, the fictional Rosie has essentially met her modern day match: Dr. R.E. ("robotic environmentalist") Cycler—an educator AND a machine with a true purpose: to explain the ins and outs of recycling.

FRIDAY FUNNY: When HP Tapped MP

In the 1970s and 1980s, HP gained a foothold in the very young personal computer and peripheral business. To spread the message, it tapped the comedic genius of Monty Python's John Cleese, whose product endorsements are humorous indicators of how far technology has come in that time.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Google TiSP WiFi Service Goes With The Flow

Google is actively developing a higher-performance version of TiSP specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses, including 24-hour, on-site technical support in the event of backup problems, brownouts, and data wipes.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Thank Your SysAdmin (Not Your Teacher)!

As the last Friday in July, this is officially System Administration Appreciation Day. (Did you even know such a day existed before reading this post?)

FRIDAY FUNNY: When Casual Friday Goes Wrong…

This Friday Funny illustrates how attempts at accommodating staff preferences and creature comforts can go awry at times. Here’s a humorous look at how a common perk, casual Fridays, can veer off the tracks

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Laws Of Work According To Dilbert

This Friday Funny features Dilbert-inspired pearls of wisdom on subjects closest to the hearts of facilities management professionals.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Shooting Yourself in the Foot

This post comes courtesy of Peter SJF Bance who takes a humorous look—with a technospeak spin—at the old phrase about self sabotage.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Dying Green

Britain now has more green burials and more green burial sites than any other country in the world; and in the US, where green burials are also becoming more common, there are about 20 green burial sites currently operating or under development.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Facility Management Dog Days Of Summer

June 24, 2011 is Take Your Dog To Work Day, which comes right on the heels (pun intended) of a global celebration of facility management.

FRIDAY FUNNY: How Bad Is Your Hold Music?

One company, fed up with its stale hold music, used humor to turn wasted time into potential opportunity.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Tech Support Gone Wrong

Check out this collection of allegedly true frustrating phone calls between clueless customers and those attempting to assist them with their technical difficulties. Some people are just beyond help, it seems....

Friday Funny Giveaway: Best Out Of Power Anecdote Wins!

Duracell will be giving away its new products to the facility manager who reveals his or her most humorous professional portable power deficit anecdote. Stories must be posted 6/30/11 in order to be considered.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement project.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Recipe For A Happy Workplace Starts In The Kitchen

New survey results suggest that having a fully stocked kitchen, with food, coffee, and amenities, can lead to more content and productive employees.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Irresistable Perks

While most workers are getting used to downsized perks, some companies refuse to lose the employee extras. When asked about their best job perks, this is what employees revealed.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Do Clothes Make The Man Hotter Or Cooler?

Comprehensive data exists on western clothing insulation values, but little research exists on non-western. Having information on attire like saris could influence the design of ventilation and air-conditioning systems to provide the best thermal comfort for occupants.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The OSHA HAZCOM Song

a song about OSHA safety training is also well on its way to becoming a viral YouTube hit. Marshall Carroll of Winnipeg has taken it upon himself to come up with a song about OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM).

FRIDAY FUNNY: Did YOU Take Your Offspring To Work?

When children enter a world that is typically inhabited by adults, there is always the chance some "memorable" interaction might occur.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Tax Day Countdown

Tax returns are due in a few days (Monday, April 18, to be precise), and fewer workers plan to use their tax refunds to pay off bills and more plan to put the money into savings, reflecting a more stable economy.

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