50 Funny Office Jokes for Work Colleagues

Laughter is good for the soul, so get reading!

Reviewed by Hayley Ramsey

Coworkers sharing and laughing at funny jokes in office setting

Bored on your lunch break? Tired of the same routine and desperate to find an excuse to get out of work? Perhaps those millions of tabs open on your computer screen are getting you down.

Work life can get monotonous and incredibly stressful at times. Most often, you just need a time-out or something to put a smile on your face among all that paperwork.

Perhaps it’s time to crack a joke and have a laugh with your colleagues (or even by yourself, if they’re difficult and you hate them).

Before you think about giving your irritating boss a black eye, or right when you’re about to poison your most hated coworker’s coffee cup, check out these funny office jokes — they’re bound to brighten up your workplace!

Note: These office jokes are clean and work-appropriate — don’t worry if your boss catches you reading them!

1. Food-naming

I love my job. Lately, colleagues have been writing names on the food in the office fridge.

I’m currently eating a yoghurt called Susan. How cute!

2. 99 Problems opportunities

My boss told me that there’s no such thing as problems, only opportunities.

I said: “That’s great. Well, I have a serious drinking opportunity.”

3. Starting date

I went for an interview for an office job today. The interviewer told me I’d start on $2,000 a month, which would increase to $2,500 a month in six months’ time.

I told them I’d start in six months.

4. An appropriate emergency contact

When an employment application asks who is to be notified in case of an emergency, I always write, “A very good doctor”.

5. Stupid people

When my boss asked me who is the stupid one — him or me — I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire stupid people.

6. How to get a raise

Bill walks into his boss’s office one day and says, “Sir, I’ll be straight with you. I know the economy isn’t great, but I’ve got three companies after me, and I’d like to respectfully ask for a raise.”

After a few minutes of haggling, the boss finally agrees to give him a 5% raise, and Bill happily gets up to leave.

“By the way,” asks the boss as Bill is leaving his office, “which three companies are after you?”

Bill replies, “The electric company, water company and phone company.”

7. Plagiarism vs research

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.

To steal from many is research.

8. The hardest days of the week

The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.

9. Office cleaning

Boss: “How can we keep the office clean?”

Me: “By staying at home.”

10. Vengeance

Someone has stolen my Microsoft Office, and they are going to pay for it… you have my Word.

11. The best patients

Three doctors are discussing which types of patients they prefer.

Doctor Watson says, “I prefer librarians. All their organs are alphabetized.”

Doctor Fitzpatrick says, “I prefer mathematicians. All their organs are numbered.”

Doctor Ahn says, “I prefer lawyers. They’re gutless, heartless, brainless, spineless, and their heads and rear-ends are interchangeable.”

12. Manual work

Our computers went down at work today, so we had to do everything manually.

It took me 20 minutes to shuffle the cards for Solitaire.

13. The workplace from hell

HR manager: “Just go to hell!”

Me: “So, should I stay or leave? I’m confused.”

14. Past tense

If you think your job sucks, remember whenever a famous personality dies, someone at Wikipedia has to change all the verbs to past tense.

15. Issues with reality

I went for a job interview today and the interviewer asked me, “What would you consider to be your main strengths and weaknesses?”.

I said, “Well, my main weakness would be my issues with reality, telling what’s real from what’s not.”

They then asked, “And your strengths?”

I said, “I’m Batman.”

16. A long wait

I don’t mind coming to work; it’s the eight-hour wait to go home I can’t stand.

17. Crazy people

Two factory workers are talking.

The woman says, “I can make the boss give me the day off.”

The man replies, “And how are you going to do that?”

The woman says, “Just wait and see.”

She then hangs upside down from the ceiling. The boss comes in and says, “What are you doing?”

The woman replies, “I’m a light bulb.”

The boss then says, “You’ve been working so much that you’ve gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off.”

The man starts to follow her, and the boss says, ‘Where are you going?’

The man says, “I’m going home, too. I can’t work in the dark.”

18. Accountability

Employer: “We need someone responsible for the job.”

Job applicant: “Sir, your search ends here! In my previous job, whenever something went wrong, everybody said I was responsible.”

19. An engineer’s perspective

Some people say the glass is half full.

Some people say the glass is half empty.

Engineers say the glass is twice as big as necessary.

20. A rude former boss

An employee is getting to know her new coworkers when the topic of her last job comes up. One coworker asks why she left that job.

“It was something my boss said,” the woman replied.

“Why? What did he say?” the coworker asked.

“He said: ‘You’re fired.’”

21. Middle age

Middle age is when work is a lot less fun, and fun is a lot more work.

22. Heavy workloads

Yesterday, I did nothing, and today, I’m finishing what I did yesterday.

23. Biggest weaknesses

HR manager: “What’s your biggest weakness?”

Me: “Interviews.”

HR manager: “And besides that?”

Me: “Follow-up questions.”

24. Clean desks

You know what they say about a clean desk. It’s a sure sign of a cluttered desk drawer.

25. Mathematical puns

What does a mathematician say when something goes wrong?


26. A truly good day

The boss told me to have a good day.

So, I went home.

27. Kitchen remodeling

Yesterday at work, I saw someone being horrifically inefficient and told him, “Dude, that is definitely slowing you down.”

He replied, “Well, yeah, it is, but I’m in the kitchen remodeling business, so I’m supposed to be counter-productive.”

28. Changing light bulbs

How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

None. It’s a hardware problem.

29. The benefits of drinking coffee

Why do I drink so much coffee?

It helps me do stupid things faster and with more energy.

30. How to dispose of sensitive documents

A young executive is leaving the office late one evening when he finds the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” says the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work for me?”

“Sure,” the young executive says.

He turns the machine on, inserts the paper, and presses the “Start” button.

“Excellent, excellent!” says the CEO as his paper disappears inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”

31. Job interview

A candidate goes in for a job interview and sits down.

The interviewer asks him, “What do you think is your worst quality?”

The candidate says, “I am probably too honest.”

The interviewer says, “I think being honest is a great quality!”

The candidate says, “I don't care about what you think!”

32. Stress relief

The proper way to use a stress ball is to throw it at the last person that upset you. Instant de-stress.

33. Workplace exercise program

I get plenty of desk exercises in, like jumping to conclusions, pushing my luck, and dodging deadlines!

34. Office gifts

If every day is a gift, I’d like a receipt for Monday. I want to exchange it for another Friday, please.

35. Workstation

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. My desk is a workstation, so…

36. Words of wisdom

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it on a fruit salad.

37. Ruined days

You know what can really ruin the Friday feeling? Remembering it's only Thursday!

38. Finding happiness

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

39. Worrying

Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen!

40. Mistakes

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once!

41. Staying warm

Why did the hipster wear a scarf in the summer? Because he was cold before it was cool.

42. Late for work

A guy shows up late for work and his boss says, “You should have been here at 8:30,” so he says, “Why? What happened at 8:30?”

42. Job security

My job is pretty secure, as no one else wants it.

43. Spiky kisses

What do porcupines say when they kiss?


44. It's all about grammar

What do you call a joke that isn’t funny?

A sentence!

45. Strong days

What days are the strongest?

Saturday and Sunday, the rest are weak days.

46. Multitasking

I'm great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive and procrastinate all at once.

47. The half-full glass

What did the full glass say to the empty glass?

You look drunk.

48. Bad memory

My memory has gotten so bad it has actually caused me to lose my job. I’m still employed. I just can’t remember where.

49. The friendly boss

My boss is very easygoing. He told me to not think of him as a boss, rather think of him as a friend who is never wrong.

50. Teamwork

Teamwork is important; it helps to put the blame on someone else!

Final thoughts

It turns out there are ways to be happy at work – by reading through our list of office jokes and puns! You can always rely on some office humor to get you through your day – or how about some funny work memes? Heck, you can even use these one-liners and gags to calm your colleagues. It’s never too late to turn their day around!

Oh, and for all the pranksters out there, check this out!

Did you enjoy these funny jokes to share with your coworkers? What was your favorite office joke of the day? Know more funny work stories or jokes that will make great additions to our list? Jot them down in the comments section below!


This is an updated version of an article originally published on 30 August 2019 and contains contributions by staff writer Shalie Reich.