Our funny work quotes collection provides some levity to the day-to-day work environment in the office. While you might not buy into all of these sentiments completely – and we certainly hope that’s the case – you may have had jobs over your career that fit the words exactly. So, please review and have a chuckle or two.
Funny Work Quotes
We spend more time at work than just about anywhere. Being able to get through the long meetings, the temperamental boss, and the red tape requires a good sense of humor. That’s where these inspirational funny work quotes and office sayings can help.
1.) Not everyone has a good take on their actual contributions to the job
I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I am around.
2.) Hey, we’re all in this together
Oh, you hate your job? Why did not you say so? There is a support group for that. It is called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
3.) Consulting begins with a “con”
Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.
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4.) No sleeping on the job
His insomnia was so bad that he could not sleep during office hours.
5.) Going nowhere fast in the corporate world?
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you are just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty
6.) Life’s simple pleasures are the best
Sometimes the best part of my job is that the chair swivels.
7.) Managing your workflow is a challenge
Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.
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8.) The job makes the man
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
9.) Identifying opportunities is a tough business
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
10.) Tradeoffs when planning for retirement
I have got all the money I will ever need if I die by four o’clock.
11.) A slow pace doesn’t win the race
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
12.) There’s no elevator to success, take the stairs
If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.
13.) No sense in throwing caution to the wind
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
14.) We’re both playing make-believe
We pretend to work because they pretend to pay us.
15.) The irony of this makes me sad
If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you would not have a job if he was any smarter.
16.) I like tackling the big issues at work
Sometimes I spend the whole meeting wondering how they got the big meeting table through the door.
17.) Following instructions from your boss literally can get you into trouble
My boss told me to start every presentation with a joke. The first slide was my paycheck.
18.) The corporate world way of slowing progress
If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved and never will achieve its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”
19.) Slow down or you’ll have a heart attack
The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
20.) Beyond my wildest dreams
I’m quitting to pursue my dream of not working here.
21.) That’s just not the way it works
My keyboard must be broken. I keep hitting the escape button but I’m still at work.
Putting these funny work quotes to use
Here are some ideas on how to use these quotes:
A.) Include on an opening PowerPoint slide. Key tip: know your audience.
B.) Add some fun to a Facebook post.
C.) Use one of your favorite lines after your sign-off for emails.
D.) Post it on a sign in your cubicle or office.
E.) Lighten up the start of a business meeting by repeating an appropriate quotation.
— Phil Herman
Phil writes about business, economy, and pop culture.
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