Wednesday, September 16, 2009

People of Walmart

If you're one of those people that like to point and laugh at others, you'll probably like the website People of Walmart. While I can't condone making fun of others, it's just too hard not to laugh at some of the pictures posted of the various people and cars found at Walmart.

Of course stereotypes are frowned upon in our society, but sometimes they are just dead-on. With a Walmart within walking distance from my place, I must admit I've found myself venturing into the depths of Walmart insanity on multiple occasions. I guess convenience and price win out in the end for me - though some days I've definitely regretted the trip to the "super" store.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Absurd Office Safety Stories

I'm actually lucky to have never had to go through any sort of office safety meetings. Perhaps the offices I've worked at have just been ahead of the curve when it comes to not walking into walls? Either way, that curve is apparently quite low when you read some of these hilarious office safety alerts.

What has this world come to when we have to send employees pamphlets warning about leaning back in chairs and sneezing while walking?

File that under sneezing and leaning back in your chair at the same time.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Understanding Flow Charts

If you need help understanding flow charts or are looking for a way to explain them to a coworker, perhaps this comic can help you out.

That is all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ink Up Santa Claus With a Custom Tattoo

If you're looking to send out some hilarious custom "cards" to your coworkers, you may want to check out this website that allows you to apply some custom tattoos to Santa Claus. The site allows you to choose from a variety of placements from the butt to the gut, so you can be sure to create the perfect holiday greeting for your family and friends. It also makes for a great time waster at work.

[tags]santa claus, custom tattoo[/tags]

Monday, December 8, 2008

10 Most Useless College Degrees and Classes

The worth of any college degree is obviously quite debatable, but this list of the 10 most useless college degrees and classes seems pretty spot on.

Some of my favorites from the list include Parapsychology (the study of the paranormal), doctorate of philosophy in Ufology (the study of UFOs), and Star Trek (luckily just a class and not an actual degree). Okay, so perhaps I've offended a few paranormal and UFO believers out there, but realize I'm not necessarily saying they don't exist, just that degrees dedicated to them are quite rediculous. Your degrees are generally supposed to help you find a career in a related field, but I just don't see too many job postings looking for graduates who have studied ghosts and UFOs.

File that under majoring in wasting time with stupid majors.

[tags]useless college degrees[/tags]

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Greener Grass Ain't so Green

You think your job is bad? Tell that to Todd D., who recounts his experience changing jobs thinking he had found a greener pasture to program in. Unfortunately for Todd (but fortunately for us readers), his new job ended up being much, much worse.

It's a demoralizing story, but a humorous one at that. Of course, if the story gets you thinking about your own company and all the things that bug you about it, well, it quickly turns funny to depressing. So let's just laugh at and sympathize with Todd while pretending that our own job shares nothing in common with his.

[tags]changing jobs, bad companies[/tags]

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rattlebox eCards

I often get requests to link to various websites, but with most of them having absolutely nothing to do with office humor, I generally ignore them. However, reader Jackie went an extra mile to promote Rattlebox (an free eCard site that allows you to customize your eCards) by creating this eCard specifically for the Office Humor demographics. It's kind of basic, but it's still kind of funny and can definitely be passed on to some coworkers for a quick laugh.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Annoying Office Email Faux Pas

We have all worked in an office with at least one email abusing coworker. Whether they cc everybody, reply-all to every message, or just mark everything they send as urgent, email abusers are just plain annoying.

Just like in the linked story, I used to work in an office where a coworker would send an "urgent" email every friday warning people to clean out the fridge. Of course, marking it as "urgent" wasn't enough as each email had to have giant multi-colored text along with some annoying animated gif. Needless to say, everybody quickly learned to just click the delete button when those emails showed up in their inboxes.

Misuse of the cc feature also bugs the hell out of me. As a software developer, I don't want to be cc'd on every single piece of email that goes in and out of the office, especially when clients and non technical people then get my email and decide to send things to me when I shouldn't have to deal with their nonsense.

You have any email pet peeves not mentioned in the article?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The 6 Most Annoying Coworkers

Yahoo has posted up a list of the 6 most annoying coworkers - a list of general types of coworkers that really get under your skin in the office.

There's nothing really new or unique about this list, but it's always fun to categorize your own coworkers with the provided list to see just where the fall. The "Buzzwordsmith" is probably the one I hate the most, as those kind of people just full of the kind of BS that really annoys me. I'd probably most likely fall under the "Naysayer" category, but I'm usually busy shooting down ideas because they are just plain bad ideas. Of course, I'm sure that's what all naysayers say.

[tags]annoying coworkers[/tags]

Friday, March 28, 2008

Book Clubs Online - Shameless Plug

I haven't shamelessly plugged another site of mine in quite some time, so I figure I'm due. As such, let me introduce to you Book Clubs Online, a website where bookworms everywhere can find and join existing book clubs or simply create their own. Book clubs feature forums, chat, calendar events, and much more. Oh yeah, it's also 100% free.

Sure this may just be me advertising one of my new sites, and it may not have much to do with office humor, but you can go ahead and ignore that little hiccup right? Ok, so you could create an office humor book club, complete with office joke books, and pranking how-to books. There. This post is now 100% relevant!