Office Humor: Singing On The Job
After Memorial Day, our thoughts often turn to summertime, and going to work every day can be even more of a drag than normal. Being on the job can make us a little stir-crazy, especially in the summer. So, some people follow the advice from that old Disney song from Snow White - Whistle While You Work - and sing, rap, and dance to get through the work day.
As a nice work-time diversion (but don't let your boss catch you watching these at work!), I've compiled some funny Internet videos of people singing on the job. Enjoy!
The rapping weatherman
TV weathermen usually play it pretty straightforward when letting their viewers know if it is going to rain or shine; but this guy gets poetic as he raps about the weather:
The rapping flight attendant
It's not just weather anchors who like to rap. If you have ever flown on Southwest Airlines, you know their flight attendants are a little off the beaten path. This guy even gets the passengers in on the act.
Singing McDonald's worker
We continue our "singing at work" theme with a McDonald's worker who got into the spirit of things when some customers came into the restaurant and began singing their orders. I give this employee four stars for being a good sport.
Video Conferencing Of A Different Kind
This woman thought her office webcam was the way to audition for American Idol, but one of her coworkers felt differently.
Killing time during the commercials
And finally, to bring this all back to TV land, do you ever wonder what the anchor people do during commercial breaks in the newscast? Check out this somewhat famous video of two anchors at WGN in Chicago. Have a great summer everyone.
Geoff Roth is a 30-year veteran of the TV news business. He has hired hundreds of people and counseled both professionals and students as they hunt for jobs. Geoff is chronicling life after TV News at www.nomoredeadlines.com.
He was part of the original staff of CNN when it started up in 1980, and has worked for national and local news organizations across the country as everything from a writer to News Director. He is now rounding out his career as an Assistant Professor in the journalism department at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.