Friday, April 16, 2010
Humor in HR: "You Might Be An HR Manager If..."
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.)