30 Funny Work Memes About the Drudgery of Employment

Memes for People Who Work to Live and Not Vice Versa

funny work memes
Meme at work, or become the meme at work.

moodboard / Getty 

No matter how you slice it, getting up and going to work almost every single day of the week is a real drag. File this fact under "things you never realized when you were a kid," back when life was simple and you never had to worry about the mundane details of survival. Sure, some people love their work and can't wait to get up each day to head into the office, but let's face it, those people are freaks. Just kidding—but they are the exception to the rule.

Most people bristle at having to spend 40 hours a week sitting indoors when it's a beautiful summer day outside, or having to spend time and money commuting to and from a job they detest. It's a sad fact of adulthood that we must essentially trade our time for money so that we can purchase "fun" things like food, rent, and toilet paper. Thankfully the people of the internet are here with funny memes about working that are sure to ease even the worst "case of the Mondays."

01
of 30

What a Pity

funny work memes

Via Imgur

Let's face it, people have procrastinated and avoided work whenever possible since the dawn of time. It's all part of the human experience.

02
of 30

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

funny work memes

Via Facebook

Looks legit.

03
of 30

Those Were the Days

Funny work memes

Via Me.me

Youth is truly wasted on the young.

04
of 30

That's a Pretty Good Reason

funny work memes

Via Reddit

There's nothing more motivating than an empty wallet, except perhaps an empty stomach.

05
of 30

Not Fooling Anyone

funny work memes

Via Reddit

Officer Purrs-A-Lot reporting for duty!

06
of 30

Happens Every Darn Week

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Why are the weeks so long but the weekends so short? Way to mess that schedule up for all of humanity.

07
of 30

We Can Do It!

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Who needs sleep, anyway? Sleep is for wimps. *sobbing quietly*

08
of 30

The Time Has Come

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Seemed like such a good idea on Friday....

09
of 30

Smell Ya' Later, Suckers!

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Do yourself a favor and do not stand between me and the doorway at 4:55 p.m. on Fridays. You'll thank me later.

10
of 30

Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah!

funny work memes

Via Bored Panda 

Being supported by management might not be the best feeling in the world, but it's close.

11
of 30

Welcome Aboard!

funny work memes

Via Twitter 

Every employee needs a safe space.

12
of 30

Spoiler Alert: It's a Lot

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

It's an upward trend that has no signs of stopping. You know, kind of like the opposite of my bank account balance.

13
of 30

Not Even a Single Percent

funny work memes

Via Instagram 

I'm present and accounted for, but that's about all you're getting out of me this week.

14
of 30

You're Welcome, Karen

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

I don't like to call myself a hero for saving her life, but if the shoe fits.

15
of 30

Just Smile and Wave

funny work memes

Via me.me

Just a few hours left. You've got this!

16
of 30

Did You Turn It Off and Then Turn It Back On?

funny work memes

Via Instagram 

You know what they say, "if you're a hammer everything looks like a nail."

17
of 30

I Am Dead Inside

funny work memes

Via Facebook

"The world is a vampire, sent to drain...."

18
of 30

When Your Brain Is Still on Vacation

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

I'm here! Physically, anyway.

19
of 30

What Is This Thing You Call "Sunlight?"

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Do they make an SPF 1000?

20
of 30

Only Every Single Monday

funny work memes

Via Facebook 

Oh, we hates it alright.

21
of 30

Morale Has Improved 100%

funny work memes

Via Facebook

Sure we've had an uptick in people falling asleep at their desks, but let's not sweat the small stuff.

22
of 30

Oh, Yeah

funny work memes

Via Instagram

I'm still boring even when I have free time. I forgot there for a second.

23
of 30

Never Too Young

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

Start them on the boring conference calls early. Crush those young spirits while they're still in elementary school. What a time-saver!

24
of 30

That's a Good Reason

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

You really can't argue with this logic.

25
of 30

It's Me. I Am The Potato

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

Stick a fork in me; I'm done.

26
of 30

You Didn't Want a Raise Anyway

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

Will a pizza party help pay my rent, Stanley? Will it?!

27
of 30

What a Breath of Fresh Air

Funny work memes

Via Imgur 

I'm so refreshed I could go on hating this job for another 20 years. Yaaay.

28
of 30

"Need" Is Such a Relative Term

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

Be right back, I have a Staples order to place before 5 o'clock.

29
of 30

Thank Goodness for Work Friends

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

They really do make life bearable between the hours of 9 and 5.

30
of 30

So, So Difficult

funny work memes

Via Imgur 

No need to eat your keyboard, though. Let's not go nuts.

Hang in there, folks. Another weekend is mere days away!