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Friday Funny

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.

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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: When Casual Friday Goes Wrong…

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Not Farmville, But Plantville

There's a new game in town along the same lines as Farmville, but with a twist; this multimedia experience was developed as an "engaging and information plant simulation that puts you right in the shoes of the plant manager."

Friday Funny: Are You The Fooler? Or The Fool?

So what kinds of pranks have you witnessed on the job? And did you trick or get tricked? Either way, happy April Fool's day to all.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Never Go To Bed Hungry

Food can be everywhere with culinary inspired furnishings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: When March Madness Invades The Workplace

Office pools are a common sight in the office, with 20% saying they have participated in March Madness pools at work, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Bent Objects

Engineers are great at putting things together and taking them apart. Put a paper clip in the hands of an engineer, and it can...

Friday Funny: Graphic Humor

Due to its ability to turn abstract concepts into concrete images, PowerPoint has become a staple in the world of business and education. Skilled...

FRIDAY FUNNY: An Outbreak Of Out Of Order Moles

When an unusual outbreak of Whac-A-Mole malfunctions forced amusement park operators to start making service request, did anyone think much of it? Well, yes, and no.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Looking For Work? Don't Do This…

A new nationwide CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,400 hiring managers reveals the outrageous and common mistakes that some candidates have made in job interviews.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Isn't It Ironic?

What happens when Chicken Little comes home to roost in a municipal building? Ask members of the San Antonio Dangerous Structure Determination Board, and they will indeed say the sky is falling....and it's not pretty.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Fill 'Er Up (no spillage, please)

In honor of the Super Bowl, this Friday Funny article salutes an innovation that may literally shake up the way stadiums, restaurants, and other high volume brew purveyors serve their customers forever...but without the foam!

FRIDAY FUNNY: No Laughing Matter for Fountain Lady

So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Tech Support Meets Who's On First

While this has been knocking around for some time, it's still quite funny. Imagine if Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today. Their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Why Be Normal? Be Xtranormal!

The next time you want to make some sort of company wide announcement about a new facility management policy that may be slightly unpopular, you may consider the power of the pastel kitty and the strategic head tilt!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Work LOLs

Genuine submissions of flashes of humor found in and around the workplace.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Creative Restrooms Revisited

So the next time you're considering a restroom facelift, why not get creative like these folks did?

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