100 Hilarious Times Coworkers Made Everyone Laugh Out Loud (New Pics)

Our colleagues have the power to radically change our day, whether it’s for the better or worse. Luckily, the world’s chock full of fun-loving people who are more than happy to make us laugh and show us the silver lining in even the grayest stormcloud.

We really love having a good laugh here at Bored Panda, so our team has collected some of the very best pics that show the hilarious times that employees made their coworkers laugh out loud with their ideas and witty antics. Scroll down to get inspired and remember to upvote the pics that you enjoyed the most. Got any stories to tell about how awesome and funny the Pandas that you work with are? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comment section.

Also be sure to scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with British comedy writer, humor expert, author, and aspiring pop star with an album on the way this year, Ariane Sherine about how fun and humor can make us like our jobs more. And if you’re in the mood for some more quirky coworker fun, then be sure to check out our previous articles about humorous colleagues here and here.

#1 My Friend Who Is A Gardener Sends Me Photos Of Himself At Work

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#2 Staff Meeting This Morning

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#3 Herman The Office Spider Likes His Name Plate

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Bored Panda reached out to comedy expert Ariane to learn more about the importance of humor, the role it plays in motivating others to work harder, and whether or not it’s worth it to be the office clown.

According to Ariane, humor and fun “definitely” have a positive effect on our motivation in the workplace. “The more fun you have at work, the more likely you are to want to be at work, so you’re happy to stay for longer and happy to be there in the first place,” she explained.

The comedy writer shared a snippet from her own past with Bored Panda: “My last job was a blast, we had loads of fun and it was a really warm, friendly environment so I couldn’t wait to get into work in the mornings.”

#4 We Had A Christmas Door Decorating Contest At Work This Year. This Was My Entry

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#5 Some Of My Dad’s Employees Dressed Up As Him For Halloween. I Think They Nailed It

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#6 An Actual Interview Going On At The Office. We Take Halloween Very Seriously

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However, sometimes it’s incredibly hard to see the silver lining. Especially if we’re burned out or can’t see the purpose of what we’re doing in our day-to-day grind.

“Working in difficult jobs can definitely suck the joy out of life. When I worked in retail I couldn’t wait to leave!” Ariane said, offering some advice. “Look for the good things. Sometimes that’s just the money and what it buys you, sadly.”

The comedy expert said that realistically speaking, we can’t always learn to take a stressful job less seriously. “It’s difficult not to take work seriously when it takes up so much of your life, and if it’s impairing your happiness then you need to look for a new job,” she pointed out.

#7 My Last Night Working At TJMAXX I Switched Out 70 Stock Photos With A Selfie Of Me At Work

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#8 It’s Cold This Morning So My Coworker Showed Up In This

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#9 I Used To Amuse Myself By Leaving Fake Hazard Signs Around The Office

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Finally, Ariane went a bit into detail about the limits of fun and humor at work. Bored Panda asked her how being the office clown impacts one’s career and day-to-day job satisfaction.

“Sure, you can be the office clown, but only if you’re really good at your job too. No one’s going to mind you joking around if you’re also acing it at work,” she said that as long as we’re pulling our weight and earning brownie points from our superiors, we can afford to be silly from time to time.

“It’s when it’s detrimental to your work that people start to frown upon it. But I’ve always been the company clown and I’ve found it’s a great way to get through the grind of a workday!” she said.

#10 The 66-Year-Old Receptionist Where I Work Prints Out Memes On Paper And Puts Them On The Wall

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#11 All Of My Coworkers Agreed To Dress Up As Smurfs For Halloween. I’m The Only One To Go Through With It

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#12 Someone Put A Terminator Picture Over Our Key Card Sensor At Work

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While we’re joking about with our coworkers, it’s still worth remembering that we need to leave a positive impression on our managers and bosses. And that means periodically reminding them of our achievements and keeping them in the loop about our progress. In short, communication is key.

Financial expert Sam Dogen, who runs the Financial Samurai project, shared with Bored Panda that ‘managing our managers’ is an important skill to know. 

#13 My Co-Workers Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands

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#14 I Switched Out All My Co-Worker’s Cheat Sheets While He Was Out

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#15 I Said To My Co-Worker I Left Bills In The Cash Drawer

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“Managing your manager entails keeping him or her abreast of what you are up to,” the expert said that we have to find a balance between oversharing and undersharing. Avoid unnecessary details but strive to keep them in the know about how well you’re doing and how you’re contributing to the company.

#16 Co-Worker Went On Vacation, So We “Upgraded” His Hardware

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#17 Myself And Two Coworkers Realized We Were Wearing The Same Coat. The Only Option Was To Zip Them Into One Three Person Coat

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#18 My Boyfriend’s Aunt Commissioned Her Coworker To Do A Family Portrait For Her Mother. 6 Months & $50 Later – Worth It

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“It means highlighting your key wins and reminding them at the end of the year about what you did in the first half of the year,” Sam said.

“It is very important to keep everything in writing. Over time, we tend to forget our interactions,” he said that we shouldn’t rely just on our memories when promised are made or important conversations are had.

#19 I Hate Having To Write Up My Employees Right Before The Holiday, So I Compromised And She Has To Wear This For The Rest Of The Afternoon

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#20 My Boss Knows What’s Up

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#21 I Couldn’t Find The Kale At The Grocery Store. I Asked An Employee Where I Could Find Some And He Said, “Right Here,” And Points To His Name Tag

He’s been waiting his whole life for this… Kudos to Kale. I love you, man!

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Keep a paper trail, save some screenshots, and use those to document your positive progress or protect yourself in case you’re accused of something you know for a fact you didn’t do. What’s more, the paper trail can help you land a promotion (or at least a raise) later on down the line.

“By keeping things in writing, we can better remember situations and better argue for ourselves when it comes to asking for a raise and a promotion.”

#22 This Is The Only Way To Put Salt On Roads

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#23 I Ain’t Scared Of No Ghost

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#24 7 Billion People In This World And I’m So Glad He Was Chosen As The Face Of Our Company

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So there you have, it Pandas, some of the most fun and funny things that coworkers have done to make everyone laugh in the workplace. Which of these posts did you enjoy the most? Are you by any chance the clown in your department or office? Let us know how you keep up your spirits and those of your fellow employees while on the clock!

#25 Laughter Is The Best Medicine

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#26 Co-Worker Sent Me This. We Work At NASA

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#27 A Customer Called Asking If We Were Practicing Social Distancing With Her Sandwiches. I Told Her We Are, But To Be Honest, Guys, I’m Running Out Of Space

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#28 My Teacher Put Up A Picture Of Himself On His Door So It Looks Like He’s In His Office

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#29 Well That’s Nice

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#30 Romance Display At My Local Barnes & Nobles. I Probably Laughed Too Loud

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#31 My Coworker Has A Tendency To Spill His Cereal Walking Out Of The Kitchen In The Morning And Just Leave It There. I Made It Modern Art

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#32 Someone Brought This To The Office Potluck

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#33 A Guy At My Wife’s Job Still Think That His New Plant Is A Cactus. It’s Actually A Pickle That Is Replaced By A New One Each 2 Days. It’s Been Like That For 2 Weeks Now

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#34 Couldn’t Think Of A Better Investment

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#35 This Cone Display At My Local Ice Cream Shop

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#36 In My Local Coffee Shop

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#37 Hand Sanitizer Found At My Chiropractor’s Office

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#38 Yesterday During A Lunch Meeting I Told My Big Boss That I Absolutely Despise Tomatoes And I Would Rather Eat A Raw Onion Whole. Today He Sent This Company Wide Survery

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#39 This Sign I Found At An Ice Cream Shop In Amman, Jordan

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#40 Its My Coworker’s Last Day So We Made A Pillow For The Office To Remember Him By. He Wasn’t Happy

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#41 My Local Independent Coffee Shop Uses A Starbucks Mug For Its Toilet Brush Holder

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#42 So They Installed A New Coffee Machine At Work And Before Anyone Could Use It, I Placed This Sign On It. Best Three Hours Of My Life

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#43 Same Conversation After Every Holiday Weekend

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#44 I Owed My Coworker $50. He Didn’t Get It Back Easy

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#45 One Of My Coworkers Is Getting His Citizenship Today, So We Left Him A Surprise For When He Gets Back

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#46 Our Work Cubicles Have Windows (Star Trek)

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#47 Coworker’s Halloween Costume “Bert” Reynolds

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#48 It Was My Coworkers Birthday Yesterday, I Got Her This

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#49 My Coworker Came As Me To Work For Halloween

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#50 My Coworker Is A Flat Earther And It’s His Last Day

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#51 Found In The Psychiatry Ward At The Hospital Where I Work

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#52 My Co-Worker Got His Hands On A Labeler

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#53 My Coworker’s Scarf Looks Like A CVS Receipt

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#54 Protip: Don’t Start A Photoshop Battle With The Design And Print Guy At Your Work. You Will Lose 10/10

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#55 It Was A Slow Day At Work

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#56 So This Is Happening In The Fridge At Work

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#57 When Your Boss Comes To Work Drunk And Starts To Shout “Your Wives Can Wait The Death Star Can’t”

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#58 Got Bored At Work, Had Some Spare Post It Notes

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#59 This Is My Co-Workers Desktop. Amazing

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#60 Blessed Co-Worker

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#61 I Saw This At The Doctor’s Office Today

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#62 The Coffee Machine In Our Office Is Still Missing, But My Colleagues And I Are Making The Best Of It

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#63 Y’all Think They’ll Read The Sign?

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#64 My Boss Complained About My Coworker’s Hair Being Too Long. So She Fixed The Problem

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#65 This Sign In An Antique Store

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#66 In My Dentist Office Bathroom

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#67 Seen In A London Pub

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#68 The Coffee Maker At My Office Was Out Of Order

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#69 My Office Refuses To Take Down This Non-Operating Antiquated Piece Of Equipment, So I Did The Only Logical Thing

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#70 Somebody Enjoys Their Job

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#71 Yes Honey I Paid 15$ For This Guitar

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#72 Manager Put My Day Off Work In His Calendar

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#73 Humor In The Times Of Corona

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#74 Stopped For Some Noodles And Needed To Finish Some Work. Was Not Disappointed

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#75 Australia Right Now

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#76 Towel Animal Left By The Hotel Staff

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#77 Mr. Grumpy

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#78 Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch

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#79 A Local Computer Repair Shop Thinks They’re Funny. They’re Right

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#80 My Last Day At Work Cake After Getting A New Job

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#81 My Co-Workers’ Staff Pictures Are Inevitable

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#82 Did This To My Whole Office

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#83 Pain Scale From My PT’s Office

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#84 Saw This In My Kid’s Doctor’s Office

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#85 Employee Of The Year

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#86 At The Office

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#87 My Co-Worker Asked Me For A Quarter, Then Gave Me This In Return

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#88 My Co-Worker Is Leaving Today

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#89 This Is Charlene. Charlene Is A Walmart Employee That Poses With Various Products For The Store’s Local Facebook Page. Charlene Is Amazing

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#90 I Work At A Photography Store In Norway. This Was Our Christmas Card This Year

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#91 My Wife’s Stepsister Is A Vegan, This Is What Her Co Workers Gave Her To Celebrate Her Birthday

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#92 Co-Worker Asked Me Why I Had So Many Condoms

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#93 +1 To The Smartie Who Put This Motion-Activated Sticker On The Paper Towels At Work That Are In Fact Not Motion Activated

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#94 Co-Worker Came Running Into My Office And Said “There Is A Big Leak Under The Water Heater”

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#95 A Restaurant Worker Drew This On My To Go Box

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#96 Working On A Covid-19 Ward, Trying To Lighten The Mood

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#97 A Co-Worker Brought Homemade “Cheesecake” To The Office Today

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#98 Nearly A Year Ago, My Coworker Needed Stitches After An Avocado Toast Accident. I Made This Sign For Her And They’re Still Updating It

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#99 Pepperidge Farms Truck Getting In On A Family Guy Joke. Seen In Milford, MA

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#100 The Sign In My Co-Worker’s 2nd Grade Classroom

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