The nine-to-five grind holds its challenges despite the ups and downs of every job. You can picture the piles of work, the intimidating bosses, and the whispers by the water cooler as you walk through the front door. Sometimes all you can do is look at a wide range of hilarious memes to get through the day.
Thanks to the Corporate Humor account, we have a place that temporarily lets us forget our worries by sharing funny images and jokes for all the desk-bound poor souls out there. The creator writes in the description that they will provide comic relief to those working in the corporate world.
Having a genuine laugh instantly lifts up the spirits. We combed the account and picked out some of the funniest and most accurate posts that captured the essence of what being an office employee really feels like. Continue scrolling and vote for the ones you like the most.
Psst! If you want to learn more about real office struggles and frustrated employees, be sure to check out our previous compilations.
We got in touch with the creator of Corporate Humor who was kind to have a chat with us. “I was starting to get burnt out and needed a way to vent. I always thought humor and sarcasm were a good way to relieve some of the stress, so I started making my first memes,” they said.
They thought it would be just friends and family who would find it funny. The following grew to 20K+. The founder of a joke-making company created jokes based on the personal experiences of some devoted fans.
“I try to build relationships with my followers. I’ve set up polls to learn more about their experiences,” they said and added that it’s always nice to hear from them. “When I get messages like ‘wow I just went through this’ or ‘thank you for making us laugh!’, it makes my day.” The account has been used to connect followers with one another for job opportunities.
The curator of the account told us that it is difficult to manage the page. “Creating memes, posting consistently, making sure I respond can take up a lot of time. But I enjoy doing it, so it’s worth it,” they added.
Most people following the account are between the ages of 25 and 34. “And it’s a pretty close split between male and female. My followers mainly reside in NY, Boston, and Chicago but there are some in different parts of the world (like London and Singapore).”
“It’s amazing how far this account has reached,” the creator told us. And it seems that fans of the page are really active as well, “but I always try to make my posts/stories engaging so there’s constant engagement!”
There are a lot of frustrating factors associated with corporate life, whether you work in the tiniest cubicle or an airy open-plan office. When they leave you with no energy or motivation, the only place of refuge seems to be those amusing memes that help you maintain at least some level of sanity.
The creator of MentalDrive told that every single one of us needs comic relief. “Laughter is the polar opposite of the stress, distress, frustration, and fatigue we can often feel as we work our jobs day in and day out. An intermittent dose of humor that results in a mood shift, even temporarily, can reset us emotionally and give us more emotional strength to carry on in our work,” he explained.
Although office life is not as physically challenging as some other professions out there, we are aware that it can affect our state of mind. Sometimes the amount of work, politics, and fights over who gets to climb the corporate ladder can lead to higher levels of stress, anxiety, and even burnout. Many people in traditional corporate roles don’t realize they experience life.
According to the World Health Organization, burnout is an occupational hazard. Some of the most important symptoms of burnout are listed by him:
- Fatigue related to work.
- It can be either emotional or apathy for the job.
- Dissatisfaction with the work environment despite the positive changes.
- Difficulty concentrating at work diminished productivity and efficiency.
- A dislike for the present work with no hope for the future.
Some companies are trying to create toxic work environments for their workers. People need to do what they can to resolve harmful situations once they realize their workplace is one.
“That being said, if it is a larger toxic culture or a work structure that is inappropriate or unhealthy for you psychologically, then it is crucial that you begin to look, if possible, at other work options. Working in a psychologically toxic environment doesn’t get better, it will make you psychologically worse,” Klapow said.
It is time to take action if you find yourself with signs of burnout, such as general dissatisfaction, fatigue, apathy, and no positive outlook about change or the future. You could consider a career change. “The change may be within the same organization — it may be a different job position or different job duties.”
Also, you could “spend some time thinking and writing down what would make a job feel more engaging and healthier. You can’t move to your ideal job if you don’t know what it is.” It is important to pace yourself, step back if possible, and take some time off.
“Ultimately, this is about earning money and living emotionally healthy. If you are earning money but burning yourself out psychologically then the money earned is having negative consequences on you and those around you.”
Everyone wants to find joy in their work. It is possible to put that work into perspective. We were told that our jobs are where we spend most of our time. “Even if the pay is good, you have to constantly be checking to see if the pay is justifying the emotional impact,” he noted.
“Money alone will not buy happiness at work. Having friends, a social connection, a purpose for why you are doing your job, [meaning] from the work. These are all the paths to happiness at work. If they are not there, it is time to consider changing your job description or possibly moving on,” Klapow concluded.