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WorkSafe Victoria has come up with a gruesome campaign to get the point of workplace safety across: The Body-O-Matic vending machine designed to sell spare body parts.
In addition to a mountain of awaiting e-mail, employees returning from vacation often have to deal with pranks executed by (envious?) co-workers who feel a little inconvenience is the perfect way to show someone just how much they care.
As a morale and teamwork building exercise, Halloween at the office efforts can be a great management tool.
Back in 1985, Terry Gilliam directed an offbeat film entitled, "Brazil." Very dark, the film presents both a futurist and retro ("steampunk") interpretation of the absurdity of administrative bureaucracy—one that still holds true today in many ways.
Today's Friday Funny is short and sweet. It's all about fun with out of office messages.
Check out the following "love notes" exchanged between co-workers who have been pushed to extremes as a result of phantom kitchen etiquette violations.
The follow images were sent to me by two different people. They illustrate the creative adaptation of objects once they've reached the end of their original useful life.
In Wales, the message conveyed in a road sign has caused a bit of a scandal in this classic case of taking something far too literally.
I'm just not feeling very funny today. But more than anything, I could use a laugh right about now. So here are some of the top jokes from different parts of the world.
It's the end of Summer '09, and people are starting to get back to reality. Kids are going back to school, manufacturing is gearing up for a tenuous economic recovery, and engineers are doing what they do best--"MacGyver"-ing whatever they can to keep things chugging along.
When the High Line park opened in NYC's Meatpacking District, guests at the adjacent Standard Hotel were inadvertently providing "views" of their own by parading in various stages of undress in front of the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
From the BBC Web Site, published on 16 June 2008 (by way of Peter SJF Bance).
For some employees, knowing they are running late for work does absolutely nothing except stimulate their creative juices in order to make up the latest excuse as to why they are late for work—again.
Long before Obama proposed a Happy Hour Diversity Summit, a local furniture store in High Point, NC area embraced the concept as a way to drum up business during the down economy.
Oh, how true they are...these laws of life are brought to you by Peter SJF Bance.
While this originally circulated as a true story, it is really an Urban Legend that evolved out of a simple three line joke that has been around since the late 1990s.
Can this machine reduce restroom supply orders?
Outgoing students from Sutton Grammar School went to new lengths to pull off a rude, but imaginative joke which was unspotted for years. It was recently discovered by Google Earth.
Cheesecake and wine were part of one criminal's loot.
After checking out this toilet paper awareness campaign in Copenhagen, I am now convinced that Hamlet wasn't the only Dane off his nut. Brace yourself for this... (Warning: photo is a bit gross!)
Happy National Doughnut Day (the first Friday of June each year). Enjoy your free doughnuts while watching the FacilityBlog Friday Funny.
This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.
These three offerings illustrate just how much fun can be had at work. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!
Perhaps these cats demonstrating the six phases of work can actually be found at a call center in some far off land....
Let's cap off this week with a dumb blonde GUY joke! Why not? It's the Friday Funny, after all.
Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these buildings.
These videos are purely for entertainment purposes; they are not meant to offend. Those of us at FacilityBlog take the issue of workplace safety very seriously.
Who is the most annoying person in your office? Or is you (heaven forbid)?
Some of these explosions/implosions are spectacular illustrations of how facility managers feel when frustrated by their buildings.
Typically, facility managers appreciate the classic Murphy's Laws (which go back as far as 1841, according to Wikipedia, but were formalized in 1877 at a meeting of an engineering society). This week, we have Peter SJF Bance to thank (again) for these lesser known laws from Murphy.
Less is more, at least for one innovative coffee shop in the small town of Vassalboro, ME. Owner Donald Crabtree has found a way to bolster business and bring in the customers (and job applicants) during this tough economic spike: topless servers.
With jobless rates topping 8% around the country, employers are scrambling to find options to pacify staff members left to do the work left behind. Here is a low cost option for facility managers to consider.
In order to help keep its visitors up with the times, FacilityBlog brings you this glossary of terms that apply to today's techno-times.