Dem Senator Byron Dogan squashed the IRS’ req for humor after a link was posted on Drudge Report! Love it!
Yup. It would be funny if it wasn’t so indicative of the sh**storm that we are currently in: the recession stupid.
Apparently the IRS office, like the Social Security folks, would like a little help on reducing/managing stress with humor in the workplace. To that end, the bunch of number crunchers is looking for:
- “The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life. Participants shall experience demonstrations of cartoons being created on the spot. The contractor shall have the ability to create cartoons on the spot about BPD jobs. The presenter shall refrain from using any foul language during the presentation. This is a business environment and we need the presenter to address a business audience.”
With the hopes that the employees:
- • Understand the importance and power of humor in the workplace in a responsible manner
• How to use talents in a creative way that adds humor to everyday experiences
• Alleviate stress in home and the office
• Know how and why humor is important to communication
• Improve work-place relationships
• Prevent burn-out
Now that is funny.