80 Funny Work Memes to Keep You Laughing Through the Week
Whether you're waiting for the weekend or commiserating about your job, these funny work memes will help you cope
Hilarious work memes that are all too relatable
Love it or hate it, we’ve all got to do it—work, that is. And whether you’ve already landed your dream job or you’re biding your time at an office gig until you find something better, there’s no doubt that sometimes, the workweek can be tough. From crazy co-workers to overbearing bosses, emails out the wazoo to endless meetings, there’s a reason work is called work. But do you know the best way to combat the workweek blues? Humor, of course! Funny quotes—especially funny work quotes and coffee quotes—can help, but when the going gets really rough, there’s nothing better than funny work memes.
And whether you’re slogging through another dull workday or just need a little pick-me-up in the middle of a hectic week, we’ve got you covered. If these funny memes about work aren’t enough to keep you laughing till 5 p.m., check out these Monday motivation quotes and funny inspirational quotes for a little extra serotonin boost. You’re welcome!
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That Monday-morning commute
There’s nothing quite like that first commute of the week. Too much time to think + too much traffic = too many chances to skip out on work for the day. Here are more funny Monday memes to make the worst day of the week more bearable.
Are you there, work gods?
Sometimes, all we can hope for is a miracle—or possibly a pulled fire alarm at lunch. If you’re really stressing out, it may be handy to keep a few of these funny one-liners in your back pocket to distract higher-ups from your unfinished work.
Best friends for never
And no matter how subtly you try to remove yourself from the conversation, they just don’t get the hint. When you do finally escape, send your actual buds these funny friend memes.
Devil on your shoulder
I get it, all right! If it’s not just a bad day and you really do need to find a new job, follow these tips to secretly look for a new job while you’re still at your old one.
Let the chaos ensue! But seriously, here’s a guide on how to meditate for beginners. (See? Funny work memes can be productive!)
Per my last meme
When the email starts with that, you know the sender isn’t messing around. If you get these types of emails regularly, you might have some bad work habits you should fix ASAP.
Memes ‘R Us
Because how else are you supposed to pass the time in the conference room? (Well, you could check out these funny sayings too.)
Sometimes, you just have to smile through the pain—and think twice before ordering your third takeout meal of the week. Might be time to learn how to negotiate that raise!
Work on work on work
When does the misery end? Answer: when you get to come home after work and curl up with your favorite funny book.
Jumping the gun
Ouch. Who else thinks we should have a three-day weekend every weekend?
You’ve gotta be kidding. Doesn’t the boss know it takes at least 15 minutes to pack up?
Now that’s what we call a success story! We think you deserve a congratulations meme for that.
The five stages of grief
Working our way through. Self-awareness is important … but exhausting.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere
You deserve a little extra.
Rinse and repeat
Seriously, guys? While your co-workers try to digest your most recent point, check out these funny cat memes to pass the time.
Maybe next week. Pin this funny work meme on your fridge for motivation.
When in doubt, laugh it out. And, apparently, look for inspiration in a funny animal meme.
Friday night fun
Sometimes you just need to Netflix and chill by yourself after a long workweek.
Looks like we’ll be teaching ourselves a whole new suite of applications this weekend!
“Oh, me? I was just heading to the bathroom … with all my stuff.”
Happy Hump Day! Only two more days of the week to show up late for work.
Let’s stick to some work-life balance, shall we?
If I could haunt someone like a ghost, I know exactly who I would pick.
Oh, yeah! Here are the best weekend getaways in each state to take full advantage of the time off.
Caught in the act
For once, we’re not the drama!
Yep. It’s going down. Now we just have to figure out what “it” is.
On your mark …
See ya, suckers! One bit of advice: Grab some more Friday memes before you high-tail it out of there.
Don’t they understand how important my self-care time is?
No, I am not well at all, thank you very much.
On high alert
My guess is more work but no more pay. There’s nothing that leads to quiet quitting quite like that.
Blah blah blah
We get it, Jared. We get it. We also get that there’s a reason these co-worker memes exist.
I promise I can send one tiny, little email on my own!
Nothing is getting done before coffee. Nothing.
Employed vs. unemployed
Some days, it can be hard to tell whether being unemployed would be better or worse. If you’re on the hunt for a new job, these funny work memes (probably) won’t help, but these cover letter tips are must-knows.
Three blind managerial mice
And all of a sudden, they can’t see a thing!
On track … sort of
Oh, we’re on track all right. But where that track is going, and how it will intersect with the other tracks? Your guess is as good as ours!
How did I do this every day?
Everybody messes up the days of the week sometimes … er, right? At least you can listen to a funny podcast while you speed to work like a maniac.
Just clowning around
Get ready to clown around the office, and look at some funny work memes while you’re at it. Memorize a few of these funny limericks and you’ll have the entire laughable routine down pat.
Sometimes incognito is the way to go, even when working from home.
My co-workers and I are eating well today!
We got this! Here are some inspirational poems to help boost your mood in case you totally don’t.
The math just doesn’t seem to be adding up here.
Another day, another dollar
It’s like Groundhog Day every day.
That’s not how I remember time working.
TV remote, that is! When you need a break from work, watch some of the best TV shows of all time.
Does IT have any other solution?
RIP the weekend. You were good while you lasted.
Life’s a mess
I mean, seriously, how do people work in all that clutter? While people with messy desks might actually be geniuses, they can go searching for their own stuff.
WFH? More like SFH (sleep from home).
Yawn it out
Who am I kidding? It’s difficult to keep my attention span going on any day of the workweek.
Sometimes, life just isn’t fair.
Out of the office
It wasn’t really a request … more of a statement. If you’re in desperate need of some OOO time, these vacation memes just might inspire you to plan that trip.
Thank God it’s Thursday
Also known as Friday Jr. You can make it through!
A successful day at the office, we’d say.
Smile and wave
Why is it always so awkward?
This means war
Oh, it’s go time.
I can’t help it. That’s just the way my face is. While that may be true, these funny cat photos might force you to crack a smile.
Glow like you mean it
Because what’s more important: clocking in on time or having glowing skin?
Can anybody hear me?
It’s like I don’t even exist!
It’s called balance.
I’ll just be over here, trying to hold on for dear life. Side note: Why are funny sloth pictures so darn relatable, especially when it comes to funny work memes?
Hey, it was a rough day!
Just imagine them all in their underwear.
Step aside, co-workers. This one is all about me.
Alarm clocks and I are not a match made in heaven.
Well, that’s an unpleasant reality check.
Eye see you
Do you think my boss can tell I’m napping?
Hopefully, they won’t be able to pick up on the sarcasm through the computer screen.
Quick, shut it off!
Hey, whatever gets you through the workday.
Always thinking about the things that count.
Some things are easier said than done.
Hmmm … maybe that wasn’t the best plan. Make the workweek a lot better by doing these things every Monday.
Turn that frown upside down
Fake it till you make it!
Work it out
That’s one way to motivate.
Doin’ it all
Sometimes life will knock you down like that.
Caught in the act
Gotcha! If you want to keep the good times going, check out these funny songs next.