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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, September 21, 2005 Issue Number 145

In this issue . . .

1. The Fun Factor at Work
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. The Fun factor at Work

According to a U.S. study, 1/3 of all employees begin
looking for another job AS SOON as they start a new
job! And by the year 2008 it is projected that for
every one person entering the workforce, two will be
saying bye-bye.

Combine these sobering stats with the fact that more
employees are saying they are primarily concerned
about work-life balance issues, job satisfaction, and
the quality of their workplace, then it becomes clear
(according to numerous workplace experts) that
workplaces of all stripes will need to consider
upping “the fun factor” as a strategy for attracting
and keeping good employees.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

If you want to expand your verbosity or point out
the excessive use of jargon in your workplace in a
fun way, then cruise on over to . . .
. . . where you can generate your own meaningless
phrases to throw into your next staff meeting, company
report or speech.
3. Quote of the Week

“If success in life is A, then A equals X + Y + Z,
where work is X, play is Y, and Z is keeping your mouth
shut.” Albert Einstein
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

The next time someone pesters you for a date, and you
want to let them down gently, all you have to do is
give them a number which leads them to the “Rejection
Hotline,” where they will hear the following message:
“The person who gave you this number does not want to
talk to you or see you again.”

Isn’t it nice to see yet another example of technology
making the world a more humane place?

Happy Hump Day one and all!
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2005
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