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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: The World’s Best Weird, Wonderful Buildings

The World Architecture Festival has released its shortlist of nominations for the 2015 Building of the Year award, and the 338 contenders are anything but short on innovation. Here are our 10 favorites.

Friday Funny: Goooaal! Soccer Fans Score Big at Bus Shelters

Thanks to interactive bus shelters featuring a touch screen soccer game, the waiting may not be the hardest part of some San Francisco commuters' days.

Friday Funny: Professional Building Blocks

The National Building Museum combines the concepts of PLAY, WORK, and BUILD in a new exhibition that will enthrall facility managers, engineers, architects, and even kids!

Friday Funny: Common And Strange Productivity Killers

Expert offers tips for productive procrastination in light of new CareerBuilder Survey results.

Friday Funny: The Sunday Night Blues

Red, white, and mostly blue: Monster data shows that the U.S. continues to suffer the most from Sunday night blues.

Friday Funny: A Tasty Approach To Climate Change

The Ben & Jerry’s summer tour is hitting the road, bringing free scoops of ice cream to fans and climate advocates across the country.

Friday Funny: The Dadbod – The Lifestyle Fat Fad Is A Workplace Woe

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, there is a strong correlation between on-the-job stress levels and overweight workers.

Friday Funny: Self Storage On Every Corner

Did you know that the number of self-storage facilities in the U.S. recently passed the 52,000 mark?

Friday Funny: The Switch That Just Won’t Quit!

Magnetrol level switch owners could win $500 and a new level switch.

Friday Funny: Perfect Employees Are Anything But Perfect

Researchers advise managers to be wary of employees who express perfectionism as one of their strengths.

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Hear You, I Can’t Work

Businesses are losing more than $49 million a week as employees waste time hunting for cell phone reception in the workplace to take business calls.

Friday Funny: On The Job Friendships Make For Happier Workers

Making friends on the job can make the difference for unhappy workers. It can be good for business too.

Friday Funny: Interview Questions – Illegal Or Just Odd?

Some interview questions seem inappropriate because they are. Others, however, seem inappropriate because they are unfamiliar.

Friday Funny: Check Out The Steel Selfie Instagram Contest

AISC is launching a "Steel Selfie" Instagram contest for industry professionals and college students. Prizes will be awarded each month.

Friday Funny: Most Bizarre Excuses For Being Late To Work

When asked about the most outrageous excuses employees have given for being late, employers say some very unconventional culprits are to blame.

Friday Funny: Make Work More Like Play With Emerging Technology

By adding the VR component to BIM, facility management could start to feel more like a game than a challenge.

Friday Funny: The Worst Ways To Quit A Job

A new survey reveals the strangest ways workers have resigned from their jobs, forgetting the fact that how they quit can follow them around from job to job.

Friday Funny: Americans Dish On Hand Washing, Germs, And Public Restrooms

A good number of women and men report they use evasive maneuvers to avoid coming in contact with germs in a public restroom.

Friday Funny: A Workplace Filled With Desk Potatoes

The desk potato trend has been on the rise as workers become increasingly tethered to their desks.

Friday Funny: Love Is In The Air

Surprisingly, 30% of workplace romances end in marriage, although partners in the same career path (aside from medical professionals, teachers, and artists/designers) are not usually well matched.

Friday Funny: Newborn Rhino | Instant Danish “Horn” Star!

The open platform technology enables Copenhagen Zoo to pick camera brands and models that are perfectly suited to the highly challenging environment within the park's facilities.

Friday Funny: The Most Unusual Interview Mishaps And Biggest Body Language Mistakes

One in two employers know about a candidate within five minutes according to the latest CareerBuilder survey.

Friday Funny: Super Bowl Winners Based On Labor Stats?

Team whose fan base has higher employment has won 20 of last 25 Super Bowls; Seattle—with a 5.3% jobless rate—will be the Super Bowl winners for second year in a row, according to RiseSmart study.

Friday Funny: The Dirty Truth About Public Bathrooms

In a new survey, professionals dish the dirt behind public bathroom cleaning.

Friday Funny: The Cats Take The Rats

Research shows 77% of Americans support humane treatment of feral cats. So is it feasible for businesses, factories, schools, and communities to tap into this furry feral resource to rat out another pesky problem?

Friday Funny: Sick Again? Don’t Try These Excuses

One in four employers has caught an employee faking sick through social media, and one in five has fired an employee for calling in sick with a fake excuse.

Friday Funny: What Did YOU Get From The Office For The Holidays?

Find out some of the most unusual holiday gifts exchanged at the workplace.

Friday Funny: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (With Facility Management Twist–Again!)

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with this retelling of the classic Christmas tale. Move over, Clement Clarke Moore.

Friday Funny: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (With A Facility Management Twist)

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter displays his poetic talents in this tribute to the most unlikeable Dr. Seuss character. Who knew the Grinch was a facility manager?

Friday Funny: Wasting Time Making Copies

New survey from Brother International Corporation reveals that companies with centralized copiers and printers can waste thousands of hours a year.

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