Happy Laugh at Work Week! Hopefully you laugh at work most weeks, but this week it’s especially encouraged. Here are seven of my favorite posts from the JeffHavens.com blog to make you chuckle.
Want To Be Funnier In The Office? Here’s How! – When my brother was little, he used to tell these weird, complicated stories, then at the end, he would look at us expectantly and we would stare back, confused. After an awkward pause he would exclaim “It’d be’d a joke!” Which isn’t even English, by the way. My poor, fat-tongued brother. Anyway, if this is what happens when you attempt to be funny at work, this post is for you.
15 Truths That Apply to All Generations – Some of my stodgy readers out there might be offended that I make fun of people, but don’t worry. I make fun of everyone equally. And let’s be honest – I don’t have any stodgy readers. They’re too busy reading The New Yorker.
Happy Sounding Words to Make People Happy – Say the word muffin out loud. Seriously, do it. Don’t you feel better? Read this blog post for more magical words.
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Training Video – In this post, you don’t just read about bad training videos, you actually get to watch clips of them! There’s even a rap about Pier 1. Trust me, you want to see this.
14 Things You Do at a Conference But Maybe Shouldn’t – This post has plenty of pictures, so it’s sort of like 27 Cats That Are Having a Terrible Day or 57 Crazy Faces Jennifer Lawrence Made At the Oscars, but slightly more useful since it will tell you what NOT to do at your next conference.
3 Reasons You Should Fire All of Your Administrative Professionals – April 23 is Administrative Professionals Day, so you should probably get the pink slips ready now so you don’t have to make your admin assistant buy flowers for herself. (Just kidding, by the way – read more to see how!)
Bring Your Parents To Work If You Don’t Want to Be Taken Seriously – This article would be WAY funnier if it weren’t so sad. A 2012 survey of more than 500 college graduates by Adecco, a human-resources organization, found that 8% of them had a parent accompany them to a job interview. That’s 8% too many if you ask me. Read the post for more ranting.
Every one of these will make you laugh. Some will make you laugh so hard you wet yourself a little. That’s how funny this will be. Have a great week, and try not to wet yourself too often.