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, Friday memes, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here.

Halloween

Friday Funny: Let The Ghoul Times Roll

Here are the five best haunted houses and attractions of 2019, according to America Haunts. Plus, a guide to how to get your own facility Halloween ready.
emoji at work

Friday Funny: Go Ahead, Give Your Boss A Thumbs Up

Americans are embracing the ability to use emoji in their written communications at work, as well as in their personal life, according to a new survey.
office furniture

Friday Funny: Welcome To The Dollhouse

Should your office be a home away from home? A new collection of office furniture inspired by the board game Monopoly takes the goal of a comfy, fun workplace to a new level.
insurance lottery win

Friday Funny: What If The Office Lottery Pool Finally Wins?

An employee dream come true could be a company nightmare if that office lottery pool finally wins and everyone quits. Today, you can insure anything from employees winning the lottery to paranormal abductions. Here are the craziest things you can insure in 2019.
online data

Friday Funny: Photographic Evidence

Scientists used millions of travelers' Flickr photos to quickly calculate global tourism. Is analyzing online data the next step in measuring our society?
workplace behavior

Friday Funny: Is Your Co-workers’ Behavior NSFW?

American workers think their colleagues could behave better in the workplace, and that their co-workers' annoying conduct is having a negative impact on productivity and morale.
Wi-Fi vacation

Friday Funny: Little White Wi-Fi Lies

Half of working Americans would lie about cell reception and Wi-Fi access to avoid work calls and email while on vacation.
dirty school restrooms

Friday Funny: Do Stinky School Restrooms Mean Your School Stinks?

Summer is winding to a close, and students are headed back to school. Will dirty restrooms create a negative impression of their school and its leaders?
Shelter Dog Makeovers

Friday Funny: Who’s Your Favorite Dirty Dog?

Everybody loves a good makeover. Take a look at America's Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019 and cast your vote in Wahl’s eighth annual Dirty Dogs Contest.
worker productivity

Friday Funny: The Early Bird Gets The Worm (Especially On Monday)

Workers say they are most productive before lunch, cite Monday as their most productive day of the week, and dub chatty coworkers their biggest distraction.
quickie vacation

Friday Funny: You Need A Quickie… Vacation

If you're anything like more than one-third of Americans, you haven’t taken a vacation in over two years. Here are some great ideas for a quickie.
The Brady Bunch

Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”
pet-friendly cities

Friday Funny: 25 Cities That Love Pets

Your dog’s tail will be wagging if you live in one of these 25 pet-friendly cities that just achieved the first-ever certification for welcoming four-legged friends.
SUMR HITS 5000 grill

Friday Funny: Pump Up The Grill

The SUMR HITS 5000 — a first-of-its kind artificial intelligence-powered grill — brings the heat, and the beat.
prom contest

Friday Funny: Which Prom Design Are You Stuck On?

The top 10 entries for this year’s Duck tape Stuck at Prom contest have been announced, so now it’s time for you to help decide the winners.
Mars petcare

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.
mowing

Friday Funny: This Summer, Work Smarter, Not Harder

If chilling in a lawn chair at the zoo and posting on social media while not mowing the lawn sounds like the perfect day, Husqvarna's got the job for you!
social media Museum of Me

Friday Funny: This Museum’s All About You. Or Me.

Brazil’s Museum of Me uses artificial intelligence to interpret the social media personas of its guests, bringing visitors face-to-face with a digital reflection of themselves.
LEGO

Friday Funny: Construction Machines Of The Future, LEGO Style

Through a series of visionary LEGO models designed by fans of all ages, the FutuRE:BUILD contest and exhibition revealed the imaginative power of machine technology.
2019 custodian of the year

Friday Funny: Californian Custodian Wins The Crown

The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

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