Heard of the phrase “laughter is the best medicine”? Though we may associate it with the tons of research that’s gone into the health benefits of humor in recent decades, as a notion it dates back thousands of years. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine”, says the Book of Proverbs.
So, at a time of stress aplenty among adults, we could all use some extra laughter in our day-to-day. Where stress can be the predecessor of mental and physical health issues, laughter can be the tonic that keeps us sane and well.
Without delay, let’s get into our compilation of the top 100 work-related memes on the internet.
May the giggles be with you!
1. Existential crisis
Do you know this feeling? We know this feeling. The Monday blues feel incurable sometimes!
2. Mental resignation
If your boss isn’t trying to impress you, why should you do it for them?
3. My webcam broke
“Sorry, I really can’t get this darned thing to work. Yes, I did try turning it off and on again.”
4. Um… Thanks?
Pizza once a month isn’t “benefits”. How about healthcare?
5. Dear work gods…
“I know I should have worked on the report instead of scrolling on my phone, but please do me this one favor. I’ll never ask for anything again.”
6. Commuter at heart
Working from home is awesome, but it does get lonely. So lonely you start missing getting sandwiched between sweaty strangers.
7. Don’t talk to me
You forgot your headphones at home. Again. And now this is what you have to endure. Good luck, child.
Know your strengths and don’t let anyone give you less than what you’re worth. You hear?
9. Margaritas, anyone?
In your defense, 9am is only 3 hours away from 12pm, which is midday, which is close to… Oh, forget it. It’s nighttime in Australia.
10. Why so slow?
They say that time flies when you’re having fun. And you don’t look like you’re having any fun.
Some people go on hikes, do yoga, play chess, knit hats, brew beer, lift weights… Others whine and drink wine.
12. Who said you could speak?
Seriously. Some people are so inconsiderate! Now you’re going to be late to lying-on-the-couch- hugging-a-bag-of-Flamin’-Hot-Cheetos-watching-TikToks.
If by “relaxing” they mean “recovering from work”, then sure you are!
14. Right in the feels
The truth hurts. But your savings account hurts even more.
New day, same old debate. Maybe, just maybe, it’s a sign you should go for it.
16. Eye twitch
“Conceal, don’t feel. Don’t let them know!”
17. Busy day
Disclaimer: We do not endorse work gossip. (But we won’t tell anyone that you do it, either.)
18. Mental breakdown who?
Compose yourself. We heard that bosses can smell fear.
19. Just do it
Sometimes, the devil on your shoulder just wants what’s best for you.
20. Five more minutes
Honestly, how much more can a person take? Just know you’re not alone.
An accurate representation of how everyone’s 2023 is going.
22. Hit the floor
Newton’s law says that, although gravity is meant to be the same everywhere, it’s somehow stronger at work.
Indeed, we second that. Fingers crossed!
Maybe you should take that keyboard back to the shop and ask for a refund.
25. Oh, the horror!
Why does time start to move so peculiarly every time you set your foot through the office door?
You hit “Send” and then you sit there waiting for your work buddy to notice.
27. Well, both
If you had a penny for every time someone annoyed you at work, what faraway resort would you be holidaying in right now?
What do they mean “one more thing”? Do they not know you mentally clocked out six hours ago?
29. Generational differences
Why don’t we smoke-signal each other from the rooftops?
When you told the hiring manager you were good at prioritizing, this is what you meant.
31. Too bad
“I said you could reach out to me any time. Not that I would respond.”
32. Job title: Memelord
Is it just us, or do the best workplace memes all seem to involve Kim Kardashian?
33. Uncurable case of boredom
Do you ever get so bored of being bored that this is what you resort to?
34. Double standards
We suppose nobody said that life was fair…
35. Well done
You deserve a raise for that as far as we’re concerned.
Lucky for you, sarcasm isn’t a criminal offense.
37. Where’s the “skip” button?
When you’re in a codependent relationship with your bed.
38. Wow, so funny, bro
So, your boss thinks they’re hilarious. Except they aren’t. But you can’t show them that, because money and stuff.
39. The circle of life
You need a job to financially afford therapy to emotionally afford a job.
40. Not again
Did you know that the signs of an unhealthy work environment include chronic facepalming?
41. Up in flames
Do you ever look at your manager and think “Why on Earth would anyone put this person in charge”?
42. Life hack
This is the type of content that makes us grateful that the internet exists.
43. Brutally honest
“I find that having a roof over my head really motivates me.”
44. Send help
When someone emails you and says “I hope this email finds you well!”
45. I’m fine
“Yeah, all good here, thanks! Just dandy!”
46. Heck, no
What to do… Not all coworkers are created equal.
47. No, thanks
“No offense, Ben, but I really would rather we didn’t.”
48. How exciting
You keep saying you’re not interested in drama, but you’re not fooling anyone.
49. I’m out
Oh, how simpler life would be if you could just say “I don’t like it here, that’s all”!
50. Bad vibes
It’s amazing how some work environments are so toxic that they drain all positive emotions right out of you.
When the only form of exercise you do is running away from the office as fast as possible.
“Can you, like, slow down? I haven’t even had my Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino yet.”
Okay, so it just got dark, but you’ll have to excuse us. This meme really made us laugh!
54. Math problem
The real reason we’re taught arithmetic when we’re young.
55. Where is the chaos?
When things at work are a little too good and you can’t trust that.
“Remember me? I’m that super urgent thing you were supposed to submit last week.”
57. The return
Who decided that vacations can’t last forever? And how do we file a complaint?
58. Kermit said it
Thank you, Kermit, for putting into words what the rest of us were too scared to.
59. Need a minute
You know you do it. We know you do it. You know we do it!
60. Please calm down
Hustle culture really isn’t for everyone.
61. Day ruined
Time to request a new manager, don’t you think?
62. Can you read?
“If you don’t know what ‘to read’ means, it’s that magic thing your brain does when your eyes look at words.”
63. It never ends
Remind us who set the retirement age so high again?
64. It’s me, Clown!
Well… It’s funny ’cause it’s true. (Seriously though: if you’re not appreciated despite your best efforts, you may want to hand in your resignation and find a better boss.)
65. I need answers
Seriously, you can spot poor leadership from a mile away.
Can someone make this a rule? Please?
67. White lies
What’s your go-to excuse for getting out of work? (Go on, we know you have one.)
Be honest: is this the real reason you wanted to work remotely?
69. Not to sound dramatic…
Go on, send this to your work buddy. You know you want to!
“I have not! But I will be faster next time! My bad!”
71. Me again!
“My one and only aspiration in life? To irritate everyone around me.”
72. For my next trick…
“Now you see me… And now you don’t!”
73. Going down
Some leaders really seem to forget that their job is to steer the boat.
74. Keep it together!
Some days, it requires extra effort not to throw your email etiquette out the window.
75. The final straw
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”
“I can neither confirm nor deny rumors about me drinking on the job.”
77. Naps are sacred
Why is it that animated shows for kids are always so relatable for adults?
78. When you need a raise
Asking for a raise can be quite uncomfortable. But if you’re long overdue one, you must try!
You’re not true friends unless you can read each other’s poker faces perfectly.
80. Please come back
Not a day goes by where you don’t think about the one who got away.
That moment you realize that saying yes to everything can actually work against you and not in your favor…
82. Ain’t that the truth?
Do you ever feel like you’re the only one getting any work done? What’s that? All the time?
83. Who’s with us?
Virtual meetings are the bane of modern workers’ existence.
84. Unsung heroes
Customer-facing positions are hard. Some people seem to be on a mission to make them harder!
85. It’s happening!
You have been quiet too long. There’s no turning back.
“Lower your expectations or increase my salary, then.”
87. Evil Queen
The best conspiracy theory we’ve heard in a long time. Disney must know something!
You’re Only Late Once. Might as well go grab that coffee anyway! Just try not to sleep through your alarm again tomorrow.
89. Let it out
Technically speaking, Andrew, you could still scream.
90. It’s too much
Maintaining a positive attitude sure isn’t easy when you’re surrounded by rude, nosy or bossy colleagues!
If you ask us, some companies could use a little help redefining that “great company culture” of theirs.
92. Be yourself…
…But not too much. Please answer the phone when the hiring manager calls.
93. Mind the gap
Maybe not the best way to discuss gaps in employment, but we like it.
94. Important questions
When the meeting drags on a little too long and your brain gives up listening.
95. Goodbye, everyone
“I’m taking a longer break today.”
96. We need to talk
If you’re having problems at work, we suggest you speak up. Before your list reaches the floor!
Motivation not found! Does anyone have some to spare?
98. Poof, gone!
Okay, so maybe personal finance has never been your strong suit. But you could at least try!
99. Seen it all before
And you’re just dying to say: “Oh, hello! You must be new here!”
100. Blink of an eye
We don’t know about you, but we think three-day workweeks should be the standard. Let AI take care of the rest!
There we have it: the 100 funniest work memes we could find. If this list tells us anything, it’s that employees need good leaders, fair compensation, a healthy work–life balance and a big support system to thrive in the workplace. (And that if you’re not careful as a boss, you will get turned into a meme.)
We hope you have enjoyed our little meme collection. Do you have any more work-related memes to share with us? Feel free to do so in the comments section below.