Friday Funny Articles

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: No beer on the job? We strike!

In a time when budgets have been cut to the bone and fringe benefits are merely a fading memory, workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark are walking out. Why? A new policy only permits workers to consume beer during lunch hour...and only in the employee... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Weekday Exorcisms Not Advised

Facility managers have to deal with some unusual situations. But when it comes to getting rid of demons, well, that takes facility management to an entirely different... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Automat Revisited

From self check out grocery stores to coffee machines to car washes, automation is everywhere. But where's automation when you really need it, like in 24/7 convenience stores, for... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Playing Hooky

For those of you who need a morale boost, check this little gem out for the perfect excuse. And for anyone stuck playing truant officer, well, this resource is... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: No Train, No Gain

In facilities management, training and education are essential parts of the job. The same holds true to an even greater extent in military training (which can actually be humorous, as illustrated by these quotes from military training... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…

Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty... ...Read More...

Friday Funny: Winter Weary

Many people are starting to get a bit punchy from all of this snow. And while some folks are fortunate enough to be able to work from home, the news reporters just aren't so lucky. Check out these videos, if you don't think it's tough out... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Seeing Wine In A New Light

Lighting influences how wine tastes and how much consumers are willing to pay for it, theNLB reports, citing conclusions drawn from a series of three German experiments in which more than 500 people tasted white Riesling... ...Read More...

Friday Funny: What’s The Verdict On Office Romance?

Economy up, economy down, one thing remains the same: love is in the air at the office. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) workers said they have dated a co-worker at some time during their careers, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. So happy Valentine's... ...Read More...

Friday Funny: For The Office That Has Everything

Got $100,000? Got loads of office paper that's ready for recycling? Well, one Japanese firm will soon be releasing the perfect solution: White... ...Read More...