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.)

Gerba and a student work on samples.

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...Read More...

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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...Read More...

Wall paneling from school bleachers.

Friday Funny: Repurposing With A Purpose

Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice...Read More...

No Chair

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...Read More...

ConstructionKids

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...Read More...

Musical Bathroom

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...Read More...

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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...Read More...

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Friday Funny: What Does Social Media Say About You?

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

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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...Read More...

Celebration Porta Potty

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...Read More...