There comes a time in life when one leaves the playground and grows up. For many, this includes getting a qualification and eventually ending up in an office. However, what you might not realize is that a place of work is essentially a playground for adults. Believe it or not, many who work in offices get up to as much mischief as the average child. Just because you are older, doesn’t mean that you are any more mature. When members of staff transform their cubicle into a Nicolas Cage shrine or a medieval castle, you know that something’s not quite right! Join us as we run through some of the most hilarious office photos on the internet!
Go Nuts For No Donuts
Unless you have some sort of allergy or dietary requirement, you’re simply not going to say no to a box of Dunkin’ doughnuts. When someone brings a dozen of these angelic rings of heaven to your office, you know you have an excellent co-worker.
He (or she) is a keeper! However, this person just committed social suicide when he decided to make an April Fools joke, filling a Dunkin’ donuts box full of vegetables. This is so not cool, man. NOT COOL AT ALL.
It is perfectly normal in the workplace for people to prank each other from time to time. In fact, most companies have at least one mischievous figure who is considered to be the office prankster.
It seems that in this office, the naughty person likes to decorate his friend’s workspaces by covering them in post-it notes from head to toe. Let’s face it though; would you really be upset if your desk looked like this? It looks pretty cool!
By Jobs You Meant…
Now, we don’t have a clear idea of what the person who printed this note meant. Did they mean job advertisements or job specifications? However, it seems that one person had a different group of jobs on his mind. That’s right folks – Steve Jobs.
While we have a couple of theories of what it may have meant, one person in this office thought the writer of the message meant “a portrait of Apple found Steve Jobs.” How they drew that conclusion from such a vague message, we’ll never know. Nevertheless, they chose to break the rule anyway. Mr. Jobs must be rolling in his grave after the guy printed this.
Well that was Unexpected
When one worker entered the office one morning, he was minding his own business, making breakfast and coffee, and setting himself up for the busy day ahead.
Then he went to the bathroom to relieve himself. However, when he went to wash his hands, he lifted his head up to look at himself in the mirror, and he was startled by the figure staring at him in the bathroom corner. Lo and behold, it was Mr. Bean.
My Office Is My Castle
Teamwork is often a virtue that co-workers strive for in an office environment. When two or more people come together and strive for the greater good of the company, you know that they are worth keeping around.
However, this team took things to another level when they chose to construct their very own office castle. Not only are the rest of their colleagues unable to see what they are doing in their hidden fortress; they even have a drawbridge! People just want to have the opportunity to get up out of their office cubicle and sing the following: “I’m the king of the castle and you’re the dirty rascal!”
One way to protect your food from being stolen at work is by putting your name on it. However, there is one employee who doesn’t seem to get the hint – Moyo.
As a result of this, her colleagues have decided to do things a little differently. Instead of putting their own names on their respective foods, they wrote labels on them that said: “not Moyo’s.” Sometimes you just need to do what’s necessary to hold onto your lunch.
Hole In One!
Many companies provide office perks that make things a little more enjoyable for their employees. Some companies have happy hours, while others have ping pong rooms.
There are even some that take their employees on trips. However, it appears that these workers didn’t get any fun activity at their office and, as a result, needed to take matters into their own hands. So they constructed a little golf hole to practice their putting skills on. Amazingly, the boss still doesn’t know about it.
You Started It? I’m Finishing It
How stupid can you be to violate your own rule? When one person in this office wanted to establish the rule that no thumbtacks are allowed on the wall, they ended up sticking the notice on the wall…with thumbtacks!
Naturally infuriated by this insane level of hypocrisy, other co-workers decided to fight fire with fire, escalating in an all-out war of new rules, each one contradicting the other. We’re still not sure if this was a joke to begin with.
Kevin Was Really Tasty
As previously established, writing your name on your lunch at work is (normally) a foolproof way of making sure that no one else eats it. Right? Right? Wrong.
Even though someone tried to play dumb with this cheeky little E-card, it is clear that they are faking their own naivety in order to steal a sandwich. The things that people do to take other people’s food is absolutely criminal. Word of advice: bring your own mini-fridge to work, and put a padlock on it too.
There is no doubt that offices are a prime location for innovation and new ideas. Sometimes though, that way of thinking bleeds into the kitchen.
While it is generally encouraged for people to be aware of their own hygiene, this might be going one step too far. Does a group of grown adult employees need a tool to scoop a plastic spoon out of a drawer? Some offices have over-the-top policies, and this is certainly one of them.
When something in the office is not working, it makes perfect sense for there to be a notice informing the workers that it is currently out of order.
However, when it hasn’t been working for six months, it gets to a point where it is perfectly acceptable to wonder why it hasn’t been fixed yet. A kitchen needs a working faucet, especially when there are many people using it. So as the wise man wrote, “When will it be turned on due to fixage?”
Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold
If this doesn’t deter you from eating other people’s food at work, then nothing will. Some people just can’t control themselves in the office.
If they see a box containing a meal that looks remotely delicious, then they might steal it. But when one person succumbed to their temptations and took a work colleague’s lunch, little did they know that the custodian of that food had been suffering from mouth sores. Big mistake, buddy.
Scene of the Prank
When one hard worker didn’t come to the office for a week due to a bad case of food poisoning, he wasn’t prepared for what he would see when he got back.
As he walked to his cubicle, he saw that it had been covered with “do not cross” tape and an outline of a body was on the floor. It turns out that his friends decided to give him a funny little prank upon his return.
Leave Me Alone
We all wish that we could have our own private office to either improve our level of concentration or to help inflate our egos even more.
For those of us who are blessed with an office cubicle, there are times when it feels like three or four walls just isn’t enough. Take this guy, for example, who took it upon himself (literally) to add a roof to his workspace. Not only does it make the office darker though. It also looks very tricky to get out.
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
In what can only be described as the most useless note ever placed on an office fridge, an employee decided to mess around with his colleagues by offering them “Free Chicken Strips.”
We’re not sure what we’re more upset about, the fact that someone printed this or that others actually went with it. Maybe we’re missing something. There’s a chance that you might get a box of chicken strips if you take one of the paper strips? Here’s to hoping.
An office is usually portrayed as a place where everything needs to be taken seriously, with business always coming first.
However, new employees quickly learn that the average office is more like a playground, full of fun and games (and the occasional prank). While somebody put a smile on their colleagues’ faces when they wrote a couple of heartwarming post-it notes, he was simply covering up the fact that he broke the coffee maker in the first place.
When you’re working in an office full of heavily qualified and experienced individuals, you come to expect the highest level of professionalism in virtually every aspect of the company.
This includes the important notes placed around the communal areas, for whatever reason. Apparently, the overuse of sarcasm had affected this particular office for the worst, so someone created a day counter to improve workplace morale. However, they shot themselves in the foot when they spelled the word “sarcasm” wrong.
This office has a unique way of addressing its technical issues – quoting Bob Marley songs.
Let’s face it, the king of Reggae music is the poster boy when it comes to promoting relaxing vibes during the most stressful of times. However, in an office, you need at least one working printer. So they can sing “Buffalo Soldier,” “One Love,” and “No Woman No Cry” all day long, but it’s not going to fix the fact that they have zero ink.
Like anywhere else, an office should be a place for self-expression, where you don’t have to hide what you love.
But when one employee decided to show how much they adored for their favorite actor, Nicolas Cage, her colleagues couldn’t believe it. In what can only be described as a weird shrine for the star of Con Air, the employee left zero space for important things such as computers and printers. In her mind though, nothing was more important than “Stanley Goodspeed” himself.
Game Of Spoilers
Millions of offices around the world faced the same problem when Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones aired last year.
With the popular show being the source of such intense debates amongst a number of work colleagues, there are some fans who simply can’t find the time to watch an episode the night that it airs. This creates an extremely tense environment in the office. In order to avoid the spoilers at all costs, the person attempts to block out discussions by listening to music and sticking posters like this around the office.
Many offices have special days to add a little fun to their everyday routine. Some have “bring your kid to work day,” while many offices allow workers to dress up to work on Halloween.
However, there is one company that, for whatever reason, made everyone dress up as dinosaurs to work. Furthermore, it wasn’t just one day that the workers were required to wear prehistoric costumes. It turns out that this is a strict dress code that the company enforced after the reboot of Jurassic Park.
More often than not, when it comes to a communal fridge in the office, it’s like the wild west. Storage space for food is a toxic wasteland where it’s every man for himself.
If you don’t put your name on your food item, it’s bound to get stolen. So when one person refused to share their milk with the rest of the company, they went one step further – they put a padlock on the bottle top. Now we’ve seen everything.
Working From Home
When it comes to working in an office, it makes sense to make your workspace as homely as possible. Adding some family photos and home comforts goes a long way.
In fact, it has been known to improve work ethic. However, this particular member of staff chose to take this concept to another level, building his own makeshift home. While you can see the exterior of the house, it’s amazing that this guy was able to include a bed, a sofa, a TV and a dining table.
Excellent Time Management
When it comes to working in an office, one needs to have excellent time management skills if they are going to hold down their position in the company.
So when this member of staff set up his office timetable, he pretty much got all the important times locked down. These included coffee breaks, checking e-mails, lunch, and even preparing for lunch. However, after a couple of years at the company, the boss realized that they missed something out of the timetable – time for work.
Office Or Play Pen?
No matter how high up someone might be in their respective company, they still might not be able to get rid of their inner child.
Take this guy, for example, who has covered his office space with some kid-friendly walls and a pit full of balls. There are two potential reasons why this guy chose to add such an elaborate feature to his area of the office. Either, he just wants to add some fun to his life, or the balls are there to break his fall.
Why Do I Have Roadkill In My Cubicle?
He never thought he’d be asking such a bizarre question. At any rate, though, this guy found a runover cat on his office floor and found it kind of amusing.
He didn’t really understand how an animated cat could have escaped the confines of South Park, made its way into his office, and got run over in his cubicle. However, if you’ve seen movies such as Space Jam or Who Framed Roger Rabbit, you’ll know that this type of phenomenon is possible.
The Rules In This Place…
Is it just this office or do all rooms with programmers have weird, unnecessary rules taped onto their doors?
Apparently, this group of programmers is extremely sensitive and needs peace and quiet at all hours of the working day. To be honest, if someone walked slowly into our office and started singing “Ave Maria,” that would definitely scare the living daylights out of us. Maybe it’s because we’re writers and not programmers. Different industries breed different fears? Perhaps.
When it comes to office life, you’d think that everyone would have the freedom to post announcements on the notice board with little trouble.
However, this office has changed the game completely, only allowing for managerial posts. Just remember, though, it’s M-A-N-A-G-E-R, not the birthplace of Jesus Christ. If you have the smallest of typos, you can expect a torrent of abuse from co-workers and there’s a chance that they’ll never live this moment down. People don’t forget this kind of stuff!
What is office life without a bit of fooling around from time to time? In this day and age, where technology is pretty much at the forefront of activity in any office, it’s normal for staff to have group texts to give group alerts and important information in regards to the company.
It is also a platform to post photos like this one. One day, this guy got out of bed, rode his bike to work, and thought, “I feel like a hippo today.”
Ever heard of that experiment where you put a child in a room with just a box? You tell them not to open the box, not to even touch it, in exchange for some sort of reward.
You walk out of the room and watch them through some form of surveillance. Studies have shown that more often than not, the child will open the box. The same applies in the office. If you tell co-workers not to touch your coffee cup, the chances are, they will.
The Grass Is Greener In The Other Cubicle…
In office cubicles, one has the creative license the decorate in a variety of ways. Usually, workers adorn their desks with photos of loved ones, personal interests, and gifts.
However, never in our lives have we found a cubicle that was converted into a garden. Is this some kind of technological advancement where the worker has invented a self-sufficient keyboard with keys made out of mushrooms? From this angle, it simply looks like an obstacle.
In office life, you need a guy for virtually everything. Some people have a guy who can get you donuts, others have a guy who can get you into the work fantasy football league.
Apparently, in this company, there is a burger guy. Not only does he sell cheeseburgers for a good price, but he also makes his own fries and has plenty of tasty beverages to wash down that delicious In-N-Out burger. Work has never tasted so good.
In all our months spent researching office life, out of all the bizarre public announcements, notices, and messages – we have never seen something quite as pointless as this.
Listen, guy, there are actual cat owners out there who have lost their little furballs, and are posting real missing posters around town. If you really want to waste people’s time at work, why not bring your cat to work, introduce her to the staff, and let us play with the little cutie?
It appears that The Riddler has a part-time position at this particular company. However, he’s only in the office once a week, and he comes in each week dressed in a different costume, so no one actually knows who he is.
As a result, The Riddler found the perfect opportunity for some dessert when he came across a work colleague’s delectable toaster strudel. As a result, the people of Gotham called up Batman to crack down on all the toaster strudels that were being stolen throughout the city.
In office life, everything can be so meticulously planned, from induction days and training periods to the miles of red tape that employees need to maneuver around.
Office standards can be incredibly difficult to maintain. However, when a fire occurs (God forbid), or a security hazard forces the entire building to evacuate, it’s easy to ignore the standard evacuation plan ordained by the company. All you need to really do is get off your seat, run, and get out of the office ASAP!
Ben Was Here
While some offices give a cubicle to each worker, some offices apparently give each worker an entire bathroom. Or maybe we misinterpreted that.
In fact, we got a private message confirming that it was actually a guy called Ben who claimed the public bathroom as his own. Because he left such a mess every time he went to do his business, his co-workers didn’t seem to mind him taking ownership. Instead, they went to the office next door and used their bathroom.
What’s The Magic Word?
Wouldn’t that be awesome if all public services could be voice-activated? Of course, this wouldn’t work with everything.
Some machines such as ATMs wouldn’t benefit from being voice-activated. However, we can imagine people sharing a bathroom and having a little chuckle every time someone said to the hand dryer “paper towel, please!” Apparently, though, the machine is also motion activated if you read the small print. So which one is it, exactly? It can’t be both.
Don’t Press My Buttons
There’s nothing more frustrating than a co-worker who can’t follow simple instructions, no matter how obvious they may seem.
As you can see, the person who put this public notice up clearly instructed his co-workers not to press any of the buttons on his machine. However, just because you can’t find him for assistance, doesn’t mean you have the God-given right to start pressing buttons! What if that machine in question was explosive?! Just because something has buttons doesn’t mean you should press it.
In law, if you choose to overrule something, it is most likely because you are of superior authority to the person who imposed the first rule.
In fact, it’s always the case. However, one employee who had only been working at the office for a week had the audacity to overrule someone above him who specifically told his co-workers to ask him for permission to use his creamer. If he finds out that the person who overruled him is a newbie, then we’re praying for him.
What’s worse than spiders? That’s right, a spider you caught, but ended up escaping! The last thing an office wants is a tarantula hiding around the cubicles.
That is the kind of office guest you never want. And that’s exactly what happened when one arachnophobe took one for the team a trapped a “huge aggressive spider” with a paper cup. However, upon lifting the cup to double-check, the co-workers noticed a message on the inside that said “Happy April Fools Suckers!”
Flushed Toilet – Check!
If there is one recurring issue that every office seems to face from time to time, it is a large group of people sharing the same bathroom.
Although there isn’t a universal code for toilet etiquette, there are some basic rules. Rule number one? Flush the toilet when you’re done. Because so many workers weren’t following such a basic rule, someone put up a note, reminding users to “check if you flushed.” However, the workers read this in literal terms, and actually “checked” the sheet.
Another issue that is prevalent in the office is dealing with other people’s tastes in food. However, when you work in a newsroom, with many people in the same room, you are bound to smell other people’s meals from time to time.
So when one “passive-aggressive co-worker” put up this note of complaint, the ketchup culprit fought fire with fire, or should we say, ketchup. Look, the writer of this note must see the funny side of it.
Go Conference Call!
When the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers sent a joint application to the same company, the CEO simply couldn’t turn down this awesome opportunity.
How many companies (other than Disney and a couple of film studios) can brag about having a group of superheroes in their ranks? After hiring the black, green, red, yellow and blue ranger, the company saw a great opportunity to build working ties with the gang’s powerful mentor, Zordon. So they let the Power Rangers schedule a conference call.
When it comes to one’s personal space in an office, you generally have carte blanche to decorate it as you wish.
It is perfectly normal to see people adorn their desks with family photos and objects that signify their personal interests. However, we have never come across an office space belonging to someone who was so passionate about cats. We get it; if you have a cat (or two) then we won’t blame you for having a photo of them by your computer. But this person is feline-obsessed!
Sharing Is Not Caring
You know the phrase “sharing is caring,” right? Well, there are definitely some times when this rule simply doesn’t apply.
Like, when someone takes a bite out of the office pizza and decides that someone else can have the rest. Listen, guy, no one wants to carry on eating what you already sank your teeth into! The next time we order pizza for the office, you eat an entire piece or no piece at all. Understand?