Office Humor

  • Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

    Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

    There's no shortage of workers who get fired for doing stupid things on the job. Take, for example, Tamara Vangundy, the Indiana coroner who earlier this month reportedly showed up at a crime scene intoxicated and was subsequently charged with drunk driving. But some people also have very weird reasons for... Continue Reading

  • Humor Can Help Your Career -- No Joke!

    Humor Can Help Your Career -- No Joke!

    Getty Images We don't know exactly why human beings laugh. But we do know that's it's for social reasons; laughing isn't something we tend to do alone. This makes humor an excellent tool for settling into a new workplace, at least according to 79 percent of chief financial officers. When the temporary... Continue Reading

  • Funniest Workplace Moments

    Funniest Workplace Moments

    Everyone has experienced embarrassing work moments that they'd rather forget: inopportune trips and falls, unfortunate typos, Freudian slips. But admit it. Once the initial humiliation wears off, workplace mistakes are actually kind of funny. Still, while it's virtuous to be able to laugh at one's own... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Worst Work Uniforms

    Top 10 Worst Work Uniforms

    No two jobs are alike, but when your job is forcing you to leave home, you're probably doing so in clothes you'd never choose to wear. Of course, many of those in the public eye have official uniforms, leaving them with at least the freedom of not having to worry about what to wear, even if they are being... Continue Reading

  • Employees Clown Around With Clever 'Corporate' Communication

    Employees Clown Around With Clever 'Corporate' Communication

    Most companies have "official" signage displayed around the office. You know, signs and posters that follow the corporate style guide for fonts, colors and graphics, according to the marketing department. Every so often, though, employees take messaging matters into their own hands, leading to predictable (and... Continue Reading

  • How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

    How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

    You might have heard an urban legend about a job seeker who goes on a lunch interview with his potential boss. When the meal arrives, the job seeker sprinkles salt on his food before tasting it. Immediately the employer knows she has no interest in hiring this man. The job seeker isn't flexible, but he is... Continue Reading

  • Ohio Shop's Gorilla Mascot Attacked by Banana

    Ohio Shop's Gorilla Mascot Attacked by Banana

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- The manager of a cell phone store in Ohio called 911 to report that a gorilla had been attacked by a banana. The Wireless Center in Strongsville, near Cleveland, advertises at curbside with a man in a gorilla suit. Manager Brandon Parham says that he was watching last week as a kid... Continue Reading

  • Post-Super Bowl Excuses for Your Boss

    Post-Super Bowl Excuses for Your Boss

    Oh those clever folks at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution! Knowing that a lot of their readers would be groggy and discombobulated at work the day after the Super Bowl, one enterprising columnist by the name of Alexis Stevens asked her Twitter followers to help compile a list of excuses to give their boss... Continue Reading

  • Funny Job Postings

    Funny Job Postings

    For most people, the job search is not much fun. But every once in awhile a funny job posting comes along that can bring a smile to your face and even spur an interest in the company. Here are a few of my favorites. All images courtesy of Jacob Share, Job Mob Continue Reading

  • Say What? Shocking Interview Stories

    Say What? Shocking Interview Stories

    We've all had that perfect job interview at least once in our lives, when everything clicks. It's that moment when both interviewer and interviewee realize that each has found exactly what the other is looking for, a moment of happy bliss. But then there are the other times, those moments when a job... Continue Reading

  • Resume Mistakes That Keep Hiring Managers Amused But Cost You the Interview

    Resume Mistakes That Keep Hiring Managers Amused But Cost You the Interview

    Think resume typos are no big deal? Last year, Accountemps, a temporary staffing firm, interviewed 150 senior executives from some of the nation's largest companies. Forty percent of the respondents said that just one typo on a resume would cause the candidate to be eliminated. Thirty-six percent said it would... Continue Reading

  • Do You Have Bad Gadget Manners?

    Do You Have Bad Gadget Manners?

    5 behaviors that irk others In the early 1990s, cell phones were comically oversized, at least in retrospect. They were tethered to carrying cases or the size of paperback books. Today, phones are the size of a credit card and can do much more than make calls. They're necessities for many people, not just... Continue Reading

  • 10 Classic Cubicle Capers

    10 Classic Cubicle Capers

    The office hijinx in movies like Look and Office Space pale in comparison to the crazy office cubicle capers we've found on YouTube. From stuffing a workspace full with packing peanuts to creating an entire office environment out of cardboard, these videos are sure to give you some creative ideas to welcome... Continue Reading

  • Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

    Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

    I told Rodney Dangerfield a joke once and he laughed and said, "Good one, kid." I don't even remember what I said. I just recall he looked over during a break in the outdoor movie shoot we were on and acknowledged my attempt at humor. Humor can be risky, which is why not everyone uses it. But those who excel... Continue Reading

  • What We Do When the Boss Isn't Looking

    What We Do When the Boss Isn't Looking

    CareerBuilder.com writer "When the cat's away, the mice will play," is a term most people can relate to. When the manager is gone -- be it on vacation or just away from her desk -- some employees act like a teenager whose parents are out of town. They sneak out early or come in late. They chitchat with... Continue Reading

  • Work Quotes: 13 Funny Favorites

    Work Quotes: 13 Funny Favorites

    Musings about work life have long been fodder for humorists, authors, executives, and just your general "Joe Worker bee." Here are some of my favorite quotes about work. Continue Reading

  • No One Wants to See Your Video Resume ... Really!

    No One Wants to See Your Video Resume ... Really!

    Despite the career-crushing video resume of Aleksey Vayner that spread virally across the Internet a few years ago, it looks like more and more job seekers continue to jump on the video resume bandwagon, thinking that a video resume is a way to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market. Stories... Continue Reading

  • Office Humor: Asleep On The Job

    Office Humor: Asleep On The Job

    Let's face it: we're a time starved nation. We like to multi-task, eat fast and stay up late (um, why do you think the Conan-Leno debate was so huge?) - which is why many of us are bleary-eyed as we drag ourselves into the office for another day of work. Sooner or later, we all need a recharge...and sometimes... Continue Reading

  • Strange Things Overheard in the Office

    Strange Things Overheard in the Office

    Children are loud and uninhibited. It's in their nature -- they're supposed to be rambunctious and noisy (to a point). A child can be sitting two feet from you and she will speak at the same volume she uses when she's playing on the soccer field. That's when you politely say, "Use your indoor voice." Of course,... Continue Reading

  • 43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews

    43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews

    "I'm not wanted in this state." "How many young women work here?" "I didn't steal it; I just borrowed it." "You touch somebody and they call it sexual harassment!" "I've never heard such a stupid question." Believe it or not, the above statements weren't overhead in bars or random conversations --... Continue Reading

  • 10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer 2009 marked another year of unforgettable occurrences in entertainment, politics and current events. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African-American president of the United States. A global pandemic of the H1N1 virus, known as "swine flu," broke out. Rio de... Continue Reading

  • Funny Business

    Funny Business

    People do the craziest things on the job. Sometimes they get fired, sometimes they get arrested... usually it's pretty funny stuff. We scour the headlines and bring you the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful business news from across the globe. Read on... Continue Reading

  • 10 Least Wanted Co-Workers

    10 Least Wanted Co-Workers

    Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon You might be searching for a job -- or just trying to hold on to one for dear life. Times are rough, and not everyone's on their best behavior. But whether you're seeking employment or firmly ensconced in a solid position, one of your biggest challenges is navigating people at... Continue Reading

  • Crazy Resumes and Lasting Impressions

    Crazy Resumes and Lasting Impressions

    By Ann Everhart and J. Michael Worthington, Jr., ResumeDoctor.com Your resume will be your first impression you have to make to an employer. Recruiters tell us that you have less than 10 seconds to make that impression; so you had better make it a good one. ResumeDoctor.com asked their recruiter network to... Continue Reading

  • Office Olympics

    Office Olympics

    Let's face it. In this economy, it's hard to find ways to keep office morale up. We're all guilty of taking an extra long coffee break to replenish the energy. Yes, we all escape the mundane by skirting around the internet when the boss isn't looking. But here's something a little more obvious. These employees... Continue Reading

  • 12 Amusing Excuses for Being Late to Work

    12 Amusing Excuses for Being Late to Work

    CareerBuilder.com There is no worse feeling than waking up in the morning, rested from good night's sleep, and glancing at the clock, only to do a double-take: You're late! For most people, knowing they're running late for work strikes the fear of God within them and as a result, they move like there's a fire... Continue Reading