“A man went to apply for a job. After filling out all of his applications, he waited anxiously for the outcome. Them employer read all his applications and said “We have an opening for people like you.” “Oh, great,” he said, “What is it?” “Its called the door!”
There are some days in HR were the only thing you can do to make the day tolerable is to laugh. I have had some funny situations occur to me that I use as stories in my speeches, my classes or in just having a beer with a friend. Some were not so funny at the time, but got funnier as time passed. A favorite involved a morbid story about a missing finger, the dark and a big brutish foreman who was afraid of looking for the finger in the dark. Another involves falling asleep in the middle of an interview… yep.. I fell asleep.
In one company were I worked HR was often “joke central.” So not only did we have funny real stories we had jokes as well. Being able to tell a good joke was an asset in my job, especially in a mostly male manafacturing plant. I have found humor is often a great “ice breaker.”
So tell us your favorite joke or favorite funny story! We can even do a “You might be an HR Manager if…” So get those creative juices going….
(Picture credit: I got this off of Yahoo, but could not find it again to give proper attribution. My apologies to the artist.)