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.

Friday Funny | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The old expression “Spring forward, fall back” reminds us to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins this Sunday, March 13.

Friday Funny: Spring Forward, Fall Apart?

Friday Funny: Spring Forward, Fall Apart?

The old expression “Spring forward, fall back” reminds us to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins this Sunday, March 13.

Friday Funny: Is March Madness?

It’s that time of year again: Soon, March Madness will take hold and nearly everyone at work will become a rabid college basketball fan.

Friday Funny: Farewell To China’s Weird Buildings

New urban planning guidelines from China’s State Council forbid the construction of “odd shaped” and “bizarre” buildings on the mainland. Is this the end of China's weird buildings?

Friday Funny: Clever Cat Gets “Lost” In Serendipitous Spot

It’s not clear where Clive had been for over a year, but what’s certain is where the clever cat had been for the past several weeks.

Friday Funny: A Valentine’s Day Look At Office Romance

An office romance may seem unprofessional and risky, but as it turns out, many lead to long-term commitments: 37 percent of workers have dated a coworker, and 33 percent of those relationships have led to marriage.

Friday Funny: Super Bowl Time Warp

This weekend the Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, marking the event’s golden anniversary. Life sure has changed since that first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967.

Friday Funny: Late To Work? Blame It On The Napping Bear

Flaming hair, wayward cows, and napping bears are just a few of the bizarre excuses workers have used to explain why they couldn’t get to work on time, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Friday Funny: Top 10 Strangest Things People Do In Job Interviews

Unless you’re trying out for a spot on American Idol, singing all your answers at a job interview probably isn’t the best idea. Nor is conducting your phone interview in the bathroom (and finishing with a flush). But job candidates have done these strange things, and more, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Friday Funny: Every Dog Has Its (Work)Day

Our normal office crew was increased by four furry friends — Amber, Calvin, Ernie and Molly — as Facility Executive decided to hold its own Take Your Dog To Work Day a few months early.

Friday Funny: BuzzFeed’s Hoverboard-Riding FM

It’s not every facilities coordinator that can inspire tearful awe and admiration from his coworkers.

Friday Funny: The Twelve Days of Christmas, FM Style

Inspired by everything that can — and does — go wrong in a facility, facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter shares his take on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Friday Funny: Frosty the FM

Facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with his take on the classic Winter holiday story. Dedicated to those who have to wear parkas at their desks year-round.

Friday Funny: Why Is This New Yorker Hugging A Street Lamp?

New Yorkers may have a reputation for not being the friendliest of folks when they're busy trying to get from here to there. So what gives with them chatting with, and even hugging, a street lamp?

Friday Funny: Let’s Talk Turkey

Nearly eight in ten (79%) U.S. adults agree having a fridge full of leftovers is the best thing about hosting Thanksgiving.

Friday Funny: America’s Best Restroom Award Goes To…Town of Minturn!

The Town of Minturn, CO’s “Mine Passageway” design has captured the crown in Cintas’ 14th Annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.

Friday Funny: Caterpillar Presents… The Notorious D.I.G.

For the two construction workers featured in Caterpillar's new marketing video, their love for their new bulldozer, the Cat D6N, is so intense it inspired a catchy rap.

Friday Funny: Zombies On Demand, Top Cities For Treats

Trick or treat! Find out where you can celebrate Halloween by ordering a Zombie delivered right to your door, or collecting the most candy possible

Friday Funny: Sick Day? Blame It On Grandma’s Ham.

From claiming their grandmother poisoned them, to saying they have to spend the day dumpster diving, employers share the most absurd excuses employees have given for calling in sick in a new CareerBuilder survey.

Friday Funny: 10 Worst Cities For A Zombie Apocalypse

How well will your organization survive a zombie apocalypse? It may all depend on where your facility is located. Office near a cemetery? Good luck – especially if you’re in Providence, RI.

Friday Funny: Vote For America’s Top Potty

There’s a tight race to win the crown in 2015 Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest, cast your vote before the October 31 deadline.

Friday Funny: 10 Cool Ways To Fight Productivity Killers

With so many distractions, it’s almost surprising any work gets done at all. Here's a look at 10 interesting ways to combat productivity killers.

Friday Funny: Scariest Haunted Houses and Attractions of 2015

The creepiest, scariest, most disgusting things imaginable earned these attractions a spot on HauntedHouses.com’s 2015 List of Top 13 Haunted Houses in America.

Friday Funny: Free Snacks Make For Happy Workers

Among employees whose offices provide free snacks or beverages, most of those who say their office cupboards and fridge are always nicely stocked report being extremely or very happy with their current job.

Friday Funny: Sprayable Chocolate? Survey Says “YES!”

A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that two-thirds would use some type of food and household product if it were available as an aerosol: chocolate was the most popular food item.

Friday Funny: Zeus, The Golf Ball Gobbler

Winners of the annual "They Ate What?!" X-Ray Vet Contest are revealed, including a doberman who ate 26 golf balls and lived to play another round.

Friday Funny: Kids Create Dream Cars

Meet the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which invites children from around the world to create cars fueled by their imaginations.

Friday Funny: Top 10 Ways People Act Like Children In The Workplace

Whining, pouting, and temper tantrums are no longer confined to elementary school playgrounds or reality TV show reunions: Such adolescent behavior is also prevalent in today's workplace, according to a new CareerBuilder survey..

Friday Funny: Jon Stewart May Be Gone, But His Set Lives On

'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' set was donated to Washington, D.C.’s Newseum after Stewart's final taping August 6.

Friday Funny: Creative or Creepy?

Creative or creepy? Job seekers have pulled some strange stunts to get attention from hiring managers. If you want to land the job, and not just attention, this list of do's and don'ts could help you meet your goal.

Friday Funny: Pee-Proof Walls

In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.

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