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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.

Friday Funny | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


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Contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within two to four hours, the virus could be detected on 40% to 60% of workers and visitors in the facilities and among commonly touched objects.

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Touch The Door Knob, How Do I Get In The Building?

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Touch The Door Knob, How Do I Get In The Building?

Contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within two to four hours, the virus could be detected on 40% to 60% of workers and visitors in the facilities and among commonly touched objects.

Friday Funny: Millennials Can Cope With Many Things…Except Stress

Research by PsychTests.com indicates that while Millennials possess distinct skills and traits that differentiate them from older generations, they still struggle to deal with the stress factor.

Friday Funny: Repurposing With A Purpose

Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice versa!

Friday Funny: Sitting Without A Chair

Would you trust a Chairless Chair to support your body weight? Or is it just a gimmick that's cashing in on the robotics craze? What do facility managers and engineers think?

Friday Funny: Pre-Schoolers With Power Tools

In the hopes of spreading "the joy of building, revising, and repairing," the goal of the program is to introduce youngsters—perhaps facility managers or engineers of the future—to materials and tools while learning the basics of individual work and teamwork.

Friday Funny: Plumbing Tune Up

With all of their restroom experience, most facility managers know that their fixtures have hidden talents—some pipes can make music under the right conditions. Toilets have been known to hum when flushed, but those sounds are fairly difficult to manipulate. On the other hand, faucets can do impressive things.

Friday Funny: Would You Quit If You Hit The Jackpot?

According to a recent survey, half of U.S. workers would keep working if they won the lottery; three in 10 say they would keep the same job.

Friday Funny: What Does Social Media Say About You?

Your social media presence can help—OR harm—you in the eyes of potential employers.

Friday Funny: Service Call Debacles Can Cost Businesses Big Bucks

The Comcast phone call from hell has been making the rounds, going viral and shaming the company into issuing public apologies for its atrocious treatment of one lone customer. Alas, there are all too many of these incidents out there, and Comcast is not the only offender. And when Americans waste time dealing with service industry issues during work hours, businesses take a massive productivity hit.

Friday Funny: Patriotic Porta Potties

Since most offices in the U.S. will be closed in honor of the July 4th celebration, the FacilityBlog Friday Funny is coming to readers one day earlier.

Friday Funny: Why Don’t We Get Anything Done?

Employers share the most unusual things they've caught employees doing when they should have been working.

Friday Funny: Has Your Boss Asked You To Do Anything Weird?

Did you know that more than one in five workers say their boss asks them to do things unrelated to their job? Fortunately, the same study finds that a majority of workers think their boss is doing a better than average job.

Friday Funny: Beware Of Dog

SquareTrade study shows that 28 million pet owners have had a pet damage an electronic device, with power cords rating the highest this year for number of incidents.

Friday Funny: New Rules For Safe Bouncing

The rapid growth of indoor trampoline parks across the world has allowed the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) to help lead the development of a new ASTM safety standard.

Friday Funny: Do Bosses Prefer Night Owls Or Early Birds?

Even after statistically controlling for total work hours, employees who started work earlier in the day were rated by their supervisors as more conscientious, and thus received higher performance ratings.

Friday Funny: Are You A Vacation Saver Or A Spender?

Just in time for summer, a new survey indicates that four in 10 workers don't use all their time because they want to save days or have too much work.

Friday Funny: How Is A Building Like A Bowling Ball?

You may wonder how and why a building would have anything to do with a bowling ball, but the engineers out there will probably recognize the relationship fairly quickly.

Friday Funny: Wash ‘Em, Just Wash ‘Em

Jefferson University Hospital has elevated hand washing to an art form. The hospital put together an impressive video that serves as a tribute to the king of all music videos, Michael Jackson. This organization's latest effort to boost healthy hand washing practices is a video called "Wash 'Em."

Friday Funny: How Ugly Is Your Garage?

While every corner of a building isn't necessarily beautiful, that doesn't mean it can't be applauded for what it is...ugly and proud!

Friday (Fitness) Funny: Workers Feel Like Beached Whales, Not Beach Bodies

New CareerBuilder survey reveals who is most likely to gain weight on the job.

Friday Funny: RecycleMania Yields 89.1 Million Pounds Of Materials

Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823 cars.

Friday Funny: Around The World In Search Of The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Sports Stadiums

On its trip around the world, Sports Management Degree Hub discovered the most defining element of a city's architecture—sports stadiums—can radiate the history and energy of a city.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Fun For Those Who Dig Digging

Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Fish For Everyone!

Instead of being frightened by "Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex," they had a close encounter of the aquatic kind when the restaurant's massive decorative fish tank sprung a leak, sending diners, employees, and tropical creatures into panic mode.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Peace With Bacteria

Science has discovered beneficial microbes that – like a microbial Pacman game ─ will eat many of the common soils in our buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What Time Is It?

For facility managers, daylight saving time can mean re-synchronizing numerous clocks (unless your facility has invested in atomic clocks throughout), confirming that automated systems have adjusted their programming, and making sure any other time based tasks start and stop according to their schedules.

FRIDAY FUNNY: A Mini Skyscraper Is The Architectural Equivalent Of “Jumbo Shrimp”

The structural anomaly was the brainchild of a con man determined to scam inexperienced investors who had money to burn as a result of their oil profits.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering A Sense Of Humor, Revisited

Back in August 2008, I posted a collection of engineering jokes which is still one of FacilityBlog's most popular posts to date. Here are some more funny stories and jokes about engineers, planners, project managers, and the rest of the people involved in that world.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Bowl Of All—The Recycle-Bowl!

More than 1,500 schools mark the third annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl® competition; 6.4 million pounds of recyclables recovered.

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