Tag: officehumor

  • Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

    Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

    There's no shortage of workers who get fired for doing stupid things on the job. Take, for example, Tamara Vangundy, the Indiana coroner who earlier this month reportedly showed up at a crime scene intoxicated and was subsequently charged with drunk driving. But some people also have very weird reasons for... Continue Reading

  • Ohio Shop's Gorilla Mascot Attacked by Banana

    Ohio Shop's Gorilla Mascot Attacked by Banana

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- The manager of a cell phone store in Ohio called 911 to report that a gorilla had been attacked by a banana. The Wireless Center in Strongsville, near Cleveland, advertises at curbside with a man in a gorilla suit. Manager Brandon Parham says that he was watching last week as a kid... Continue Reading

  • Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

    Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

    I told Rodney Dangerfield a joke once and he laughed and said, "Good one, kid." I don't even remember what I said. I just recall he looked over during a break in the outdoor movie shoot we were on and acknowledged my attempt at humor. Humor can be risky, which is why not everyone uses it. But those who excel... Continue Reading

  • What We Do When the Boss Isn't Looking

    What We Do When the Boss Isn't Looking

    CareerBuilder.com writer "When the cat's away, the mice will play," is a term most people can relate to. When the manager is gone -- be it on vacation or just away from her desk -- some employees act like a teenager whose parents are out of town. They sneak out early or come in late. They chitchat with... Continue Reading

  • Work Quotes: 13 Funny Favorites

    Work Quotes: 13 Funny Favorites

    Musings about work life have long been fodder for humorists, authors, executives, and just your general "Joe Worker bee." Here are some of my favorite quotes about work. Continue Reading

  • Office Humor: Asleep On The Job

    Office Humor: Asleep On The Job

    Let's face it: we're a time starved nation. We like to multi-task, eat fast and stay up late (um, why do you think the Conan-Leno debate was so huge?) - which is why many of us are bleary-eyed as we drag ourselves into the office for another day of work. Sooner or later, we all need a recharge...and sometimes... Continue Reading

  • Strange Things Overheard in the Office

    Strange Things Overheard in the Office

    Children are loud and uninhibited. It's in their nature -- they're supposed to be rambunctious and noisy (to a point). A child can be sitting two feet from you and she will speak at the same volume she uses when she's playing on the soccer field. That's when you politely say, "Use your indoor voice." Of course,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer 2009 marked another year of unforgettable occurrences in entertainment, politics and current events. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African-American president of the United States. A global pandemic of the H1N1 virus, known as "swine flu," broke out. Rio de... Continue Reading

  • 10 Least Wanted Co-Workers

    10 Least Wanted Co-Workers

    Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon You might be searching for a job -- or just trying to hold on to one for dear life. Times are rough, and not everyone's on their best behavior. But whether you're seeking employment or firmly ensconced in a solid position, one of your biggest challenges is navigating people at... Continue Reading

  • Crazy Resumes and Lasting Impressions

    Crazy Resumes and Lasting Impressions

    By Ann Everhart and J. Michael Worthington, Jr., ResumeDoctor.com Your resume will be your first impression you have to make to an employer. Recruiters tell us that you have less than 10 seconds to make that impression; so you had better make it a good one. ResumeDoctor.com asked their recruiter network to... Continue Reading

  • Office Olympics

    Office Olympics

    Let's face it. In this economy, it's hard to find ways to keep office morale up. We're all guilty of taking an extra long coffee break to replenish the energy. Yes, we all escape the mundane by skirting around the internet when the boss isn't looking. But here's something a little more obvious. These employees... Continue Reading

  • 12 Amusing Excuses for Being Late to Work

    12 Amusing Excuses for Being Late to Work

    CareerBuilder.com There is no worse feeling than waking up in the morning, rested from good night's sleep, and glancing at the clock, only to do a double-take: You're late! For most people, knowing they're running late for work strikes the fear of God within them and as a result, they move like there's a fire... Continue Reading