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100+ Work Jokes to Get You Through the Week

In need of some professional motivation? This hilarious collection of work jokes should banish even a serious case of the Mondays.

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High Expectations

Today at work, a woman got huffy with me because she didn’t know that sabre-toothed cats are extinct and thought the museum would have a live one on display. —@Addison_Peacock

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Made Redundant

A friend of mine was getting to know his new co-workers when one of them asked why he left his old job. “It was something my boss said,” my friend replied.

“What did your boss say?” the co-worker asked.

“You’re fired.” —

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Strategy for Success

I have a phone interview today, and someone told me to just be myself, so I’m not going to answer the call. —@caithuls

Here are 20 corny Star Wars jokes for any occasion.

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Silent Mode

The business I work for had a dinner for all of its employees and invited all their family members to come along. Before the first speech, the host made an announcement: “We kindly ask you to please put all cellphones and children on vibrate.” —

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To Whom It May Concern

Due to enormous personal flaws that I refuse to work on, I will be arriving 20 minutes late to work and drinking an iced coffee. Please be respectful. —@EwdatsGROSS

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Empty Apology

My boss, on Friday: “This is the fifth day in a row that you’ve been late.”
Me: “Well, I can promise it won’t happen tomorrow.” —

Word nerds will appreciate these 20 grammar jokes.

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Creatures of Habit

When I worked in a hardware store, it was my job to help contractors order their supplies, and there was a certain contractor who would always come into the store shirtless. We had a long lineup one day, and I was busy entering orders when the customer at the front of the line said, “Give me what I usually get.” I looked up and realized that it was the shirtless contractor—wearing a shirt. Without thinking, I said, “Sorry, I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on!” —Wendy Fredette, Salmon Arm, B.C

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Literal Delivery

I used to work as a cour­ier in a large city. I had a small designated route and was expected to deliver a package every five minutes. Sometimes, when I was running behind, I would rush in carrying a box for delivery to a customer, who would look up slowly from their computer and ask, “What’s that?” I would answer honestly, “It’s a box!” —Peter Bowman, Hamilton

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Conflict Management

The next time you have a difficult client at work, instead of saying, “I’ve CC’d in my boss,” just ask, “Do you wanna say that in front of Greg?” —@roobeekeane

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Power Play

There’s nothing like being the first one on a conference call to show everyone who’s not boss. —Aparna Nancherla, comedian

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The Switch

Co-worker: Hey, can you take my shift?

Me: Of course!

Me: Hey, so it turns out I have open-heart surgery on Tuesday. I know it’s kind of late notice, but do you think you could pick up my shift?

Co-worker: Sorry, Tuesday is my dog’s half-birthday. Otherwise I totally would. —@myla_loecke

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Special Skills

If you put away the clean laundry on the same day that you wash it, I feel like that’s what you should lead with on your resume.  —@AbbyHasIssues

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Career Goal

I never in life want to be the kind of successful that requires getting to an airport before 7 a.m. —@tressiemcphd

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Random Excuse Generator

Sorry I’m late. Traffic is exactly how it’s been every day for the past five years and I was not expecting that. —@KarenKilgariff

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A Different Perspective

Your salary is just your company’s monthly subscription of you. —@hiranimeera

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First Day as a Bartender

Customer: I’ll have a martini, dry.

Me, staring at all the liquid ingredients: I don’t know how to tell you this … —@KylePlantEmoji

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Office Meteorologist

I deleted my weather app because there’s a guy at work who always tells me what the weather is anyway, and the app never asks how my weekend was. —@leakypod

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Atypical Typo

The medical school at the university where I work was once celebrating an event and decided to hand out gift pens with the inscription “Faculty of Medicine.” The more you bought from the supplier, the lower the cost, so the university bought 2,000 pens. When the pens arrived, all 2,000 of them read: “Faulty of Medicine.” —Robert Halstead, Winnipeg

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Dream On

The greatest lie the devil ever told was that you would get up and finish that project in the morning. —@kristen_arnett

These hilarious sleep jokes will have you laughing in bed.

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Tax Man

My brother worked as a tax auditor for a provincial government. He was dispatched to perform an audit at a nudist colony, but he didn’t uncover anything. —Helen Van Zutphen, Duncan, B.C.

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Speaking Up

“As someone with extremely good hair and no other discernible qualities….” —Me, in work meetings

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Out of Office

I’m sorry but I can’t respond to your work email. I’ve taken my bra off for the night. —@lizhackett

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Rule of Law

Me: I’m not saying a word without my lawyer present.
Cop: You are the lawyer.
Me: Exactly, so where’s my present? —@MarfSalvador

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Down to Business

What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer? A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge. —@gisscontreras

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Job Interview

HR: What’s your best asset?

Me: I have a great memory.

HR: Give me an example.

Me: Of what? —@permawedgie

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Trying to Be Cool

Every email I ever send: Hello! I am extremely excited to be corres­ponding with you! You can tell by the number of exclamation points I use! Here is one sentence with a period so that I don’t come across as manic. Thanks! —@katelizabee

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What’s That Behind You?!

My husband is on a work Skype call, so every few minutes I silently walk behind him dressed as a new character from Wicked. —@Liz_Hackett

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Customer Knows Best

I said “Sorry for the wait” to a customer and she turned around and said, “No you’re not.” And you know what? She was right. —@Stephfrancex

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Titan of Industry

Me: I’m overwhelmed, dying, too many tasks. Help! What can be done? Will I live this way forever?

Me, after replying to one email: I’m magnificent; what a powerful workhorse. Time to celebrate with a beer—reward this titan of industry! —@Kristen_Arnett

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McD’s Misunderstood

Me: Welcome to McDonald’s. Can I take your McOrder?

McDonald’s Boss: Again, you don’t need to put “Mc” in front of words.

Me: Oh, okay. Turns back to customer. Welcome to Donald’s! —@ArfMeasures

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Real Romance

Marriage vows should be rewritten as “to have and to hold and to listen to stories about your workplace drama until death do us part.” —@copymama

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Full Inbox

I have 80 unread emails, and obviously the only solution is to chuck my computer into the sea. —Ashley Nicole Black, comedian

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Interview Advice

Bring extra peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the interviewers. It looks selfish if you’re the only one eating. —@Shanehasabeard

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Turning the Tables

During every pause at a job interview, ask your potential boss, “What are you thinking about right now?” —Anne T. Donahue, writer

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How to Succeed in Business…

Why does no one tell you that 50 per cent of having any adult job is pretending to look busy for eight hours a day? —@SydneyLeeMarco

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Small Victories

I’m about to arrive 10 minutes early to a meeting. Where can I pick up my medal? —@TimHererra 

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Taking the Initiative

My boss told me to have a good day… so I went home. —Derek Young, Toronto

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Looking on the Bright Side

One of my students just called me a “cruel beastie,” which I’m taking as a sign of affection. —@BorrowedHorses

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Coming of Age

There is no slower passage of time than the hours spent supervising a middle-school dance. —@erica_sage

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It’s a Scream, Baby

I can really relate to blenders because I also scream while I’m doing my job. —Tig Notaro, comedian

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Everybody’s Got to Earn a Living

I saw too moose on the way to work, and when I told the story later, someone asked me how I knew they were going to work. —@Amberlea_Parker

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Good Penmanship

Our nephew was getting married to a doctor’s daughter. At the wedding reception, her father stood to make his speech, which he had scribbled on a piece of scrap paper earlier. He stopped several times, overcome with what we could only assume were moments of deep emotion. But, after a particularly long pause, he explained, “I’m sorry. I can’t seem to read what I wrote. Is there by chance a pharmacist in the house?” —Jana Rahrig

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