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Corporate comedy? Microsoft’s official guide to humour.

A few years back I had a friend who claimed her employer was been working on  list of officially-sanctioned jokes to be used with clients, a notion so bizarre I was never quite sure whether to believe it or not. Now, via Holy Kaw, comes the revelation that Microsoft has not only formalised the use of humour in the workplace, they’ve come up with a ranking system. Which is hilarious in itself, but only slight less hilarious than the total lack of irony on the part of those who created it.

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  1. erg… Did some Management Consultant come in and get paid for this? in a clown suit, perhaps.

    I watched some making-of Seinfeld interviews the other day where the writers explain how they got the ideas and they are excruciatingly not funny…to be avoided…

    May 3, 2010
  2. Barbara #

    >Sounds of out of control laughter from Western Australia<

    May 3, 2010
  3. Curtankerous #

    I’d rate myself as level 3 – 4. All my colleagues would rate me as level “Shut the fuck up idiot!”

    May 7, 2010
  4. plumeofwords #

    I can’t believe this is for real! Are they TRULY not being ironic?

    May 14, 2010

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