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🦖T-riffic Dad Advice!

Updated: Sep 12, 2023



WARNING: this post contains Dad Jokes. Click away if you are uncomfortable with dads laughing at their own jokes, bad puns, and facepalm reactions from their kids. Just like facial hair, these jokes and advice may grow on you. 🧔


With Father’s Day approaching, we asked our teams to share their father’s favorite advice (um, even if wasn’t the best…). We invite you to read some of our favorites and maybe even learn a few things yourself. Since much of a father’s best advice is not realized until years later, we hope these words of wisdom continue to inspire others along the way, taking a bit of our father’s everywhere we go.


Here’s some 🌮 nacho average dad advice:


A few tips my father passed along to me that I’ve been sharing with my boys:

  • “Never squat with your spurs on.”

  • “Never drink downstream from the herd.”

  • “Never look up at a flock of birds.”

– Michael Harnden, Recruiting Coordinator – InStaff


My dad had polio when he was 12 years old, so he didn’t have full use of his legs. ONLY when he eventually had to ride on his cart did people see him with a disability. He said, “Gayla Dianne, do not ever let something get in the way of doing what you want to do – you can sleep when you have a toe tag on – otherwise enjoy every day you are above ground!”  He rode his cart down the aisle to give me away!


– Gay Belt, Director of Business Transformation for the Professional Brands – BGSF


Do your best and take every positive opportunity you can. Don’t be afraid to go for it!


– Brittany Berrodin, Marketing Specialist, Professional – BGSF


My father’s quote (there were so many, hard to choose): “If you’re going to do anything in life do it all 100% from cleaning toilets to running for president.”


– Jason Breshears, Regional Sales Manager – BG Multifamily


Be kind to everyone and always do your best!


– Dave Campbell, VP Infrastructure and Development – Vision Technology Services


I like to think I get my work ethic, blonde hair and sense of humor from my father. He has always taught me to work hard for what you want, and good things will happen in return. I am so lucky he was able to walk me down the aisle on my big day recently. Thanks, dad!!!!


– Casey Cheskey, Sr. Managing Director of Delivery – Vision Technology Services


“Sometimes we become so consumed with mastering our surroundings and the people in it, that we don’t take the necessary time to get to know and understand ourselves.”


– Robert Flynn, Director of Operations – BG Multifamily


Finish what you start.


– Ozzie Leyva, Marketing Coordinator – BGSF


“You took care of the easy part…you talked about it…. now you need to do it.”


– Jesus Roldan, Onsite Supervisor – InStaff


My dad taught me the value of a work ethic – always complete what you started and commit to. And he always said, “if you just take time to really think through problems, there’s always a solution – you can figure it out.”


– Stuart Sides, Senior VP, Strategic Customers – BGSF


His funny advice: always eat bread with fish (in case you swallow the bones). Also, you can tell it’s a dogwood tree by its bark. (get it?) His actual advice: People will always come and go in your life but the one person you can always count on is yourself.


Sounds grim, but I was afraid of people leaving when I was little. This advice helped create a mantra and took the fear out of being alone.


– Sarah Vickers, Marketing Associate – BGSF


The advice my dad gave growing up… “Who cares what other people think? Do what makes you happy!”


– Brad Yount, Managing Director of Delivery – Vision Technology Services


Thanks for all the laughs and imparting lasting knowledge like dogs 🐶 can’t operate MRI machines, but catscan🐱. We thank everyone who was willing to share their father’s wisdom, guidance, and humor. Happy Father’s Day!

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