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Author Topic: The Science of Humor in the Workplace  (Read 1271 times)

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The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« on: May 01, 2010, 09:23:28 AM »

http://www.microsoft.com/education/competencies/humor.mspx

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Hello! We're glad you stopped by to see how seriously we take humor. No, this page isn’t a joke. It's part of a complete set of professional development competencies that we developed with educators for educators. Seriously.

I'm all for people recognizing that making a meeting/class/whatever fun is the best way to increase productivity... but the irony in this is so grand it has to be some kind of gigantic meta-joke.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 06:49:05 PM »

Yeah, but at that point, it's only funny to someone like Dr. Doom.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 07:20:12 PM »

microsoft is probably half aspies

so they need this

otherwise half the lunch room will be crying and the other half will be shouting NIGGERS
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 08:05:37 PM »

No, that sounds like they've got the funny thing pretty much down.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 03:46:26 PM »

microsoft is probably half aspies

They even named a programming language after it.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 04:32:46 PM »

I'm Level 4. :perfect:
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 04:37:44 PM »

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Realizes when and where humor will backfire, and withholds
Not... quite.  :advice:
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 05:18:04 PM »

microsoft is probably half aspies

They even named a programming language after it.
You mean C#?  I hear aspies are sharp.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 07:45:33 PM »

ASP.

But you probably knew that.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 11:44:55 PM »

Of course I did.

Also, I have this disease you may have heard of. The symptoms are being smarter than everyone, and social retardation. No, seriously, this is a thing! It validates, excuses, and juliennes fries. Maybe one of you has it? There's no real test or anything, so if you want it, you're in. Just say I sent you.
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 08:29:30 PM »

Jesus, Sharkey, you posted like four times today.  Did you get fired or something?
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Re: The Science of Humor in the Workplace
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 08:30:05 PM »

I think I bothered him while he was busy being drunk, and he responded by coming over here and being funny all over the place.

I... guess I'm sorry?
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