Best Business Jokes

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Don't get stressed out about work - laugh it off with some of the best business jokes!

1. How many _______ does it take to screw in a light bulb?

This is a classic joke that can be applied to any workplace.

How many investment brokers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
"It burnt out? Sell all my General Electric stock, NOW!"

How many bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two. One to screw it in and one to screw it up.

How many developers does it take to change a light bulb?
"The bulb works fine on the system in my office."

The light bulb joke is one of the best business jokes because of its simplicity and familiarity.

2. Resume and job application humor

Resume & Cover Letter Humor

Unfortunate mistakes on resumes and job applications can create great business jokes. Part cautionary tale, they also drive home the importance of creating a flawless resume if you're hoping to be considered for the best jobs. Lines like "I show great attention to detale" and "Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain operation" highlight the importance of proofreading. Other applicants are a little too honest. Would you hire a person who left his last job because the workday started too early in the morning or admits to "not quitting" (i.e. getting fired from) her 14 previous jobs? The examples have been passed around so often, it's impossible to verify the truth of them. However, that doesn't take away from their humor.

3. Interviewing gaffes

Job Interview Humor from Humor Maze

Job candidates have eaten meals, applied foot powder, and offered drugs to their interviewers. Some made impossible demands or had to be removed from the building by security. It almost makes your own interview missteps seem like nothing in comparison, doesn't it? Like the resume mistakes, it's difficult to say how truthful the stories are, yet even the craziest interviewing antics seem plausible.

4. "Business-speak" and corporate communications

Dilbert-isms

Tired of hearing about "synergy" and "thinking outside the box"? Then turn to advice from misguided bosses, memos about memos, and other unfortunate corporate communications for a laugh. This is another area where you're not quite sure if the examples are real, but that doesn't make them any less funny.

5. Demotivators

From Despair, Inc.

Most people have seen motivational posters urging us to "Dream," "Strive," or "Achieve." The Demotivation line offers a twisted take on this idea. From a distance, they're indistinguishable from the original uplifting posters, employing a similar layout and typeface. However, look closely, and you'll get quite a surprise. They offer a much more cynical view of the world than typical motivational items. For instance, the "Mistakes" poster features a photo of a sinking ship with the tagline, "It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others." If you're tired of the upbeat, Despair, Inc. may offer the best business jokes for you.

Best Business Jokes