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10 Funny Quotes About Work

What better way to get through the rigamarole of the daily grind than to laugh about it? No matter what kind of job we have, there is something about finding camaraderie with colleagues and meaning in the mundane that feels universal. So even if we’re having a bad day (or week!), we can recognize that most people have to make a living somehow, so we might as well find the humor in this shared human experience.

Comedians and writers have long found ways to turn this relatable aspect of our lives into fodder for big laughs, helping us to gain perspective along the way. These 14 quotes are meant to add some levity to the everyday, and act as a reminder that whatever it is you’re going through, you’re likely not the only one.

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
John Gotti

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It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
William Faulkner

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A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.
“Fats” Domino, American pianist

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Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
George Carlin

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Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
Drew Carey

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No man goes before his time — unless the boss leaves early.
Groucho Marx

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Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.​
Homer Simpson

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I work for myself, which is fun. Except when I call in sick, I know I'm lying.
Rita Rudner, comedian

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Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood.
Bill Murray

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The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
Sarah Brown, actress

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Joyce Chen is a writer, editor, and community builder based in Seattle, Washington.
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