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100+ Work Cartoons to Help You Get Through the Week

Take a break at your home office and laugh with our collection of Reader's Digest cartoons about work life.

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Tech Talk

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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Name That Salary

Now that’s one weird office party game.

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An Age-Old Problem

No literal broths were spoiled in the making of this cartoon.

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The Interview Killer

Speaking of what not to do in an interview…

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Brutally Honest

Now, sum up our forecasts for next year!

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The Essence of Leadership

…and one never knows how loyalty is born.

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Heat Check

Jeff’s no Stephen Curry.

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World’s Worst CEO

To put it mildly, the company isn’t very well-run.

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Transparency and Accountability

“Uh-oh, here come more regulations.”

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Dealing with Losses

“Ready for the stockholders meeting?”

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Think Outside the Box

“This guy knows how to find revenue streams.”

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Chloe the Cat Lover

“Chloe, you own the company. Just bring your cat to work!”

Next, check out these hilarious photos of cats working from home.

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Concrete Wingtips

More than most, Steve was able to appreciate the high-speed elevators.

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Architect Run Amok

“Bob, stop going Godzilla with the new building model!”

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Mask-Clad Colleagues

Here’s what a return to normal might look like…

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Speedy Elevator

A straight shot to the 30th floor… the joy was too much for Henry.

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Technical Difficulties

In today’s episode of Problems the IT Guy Has to Deal With

Don’t miss these funny working-from-home memes!

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Social Distancing Evaluation

“You’re doing great!”

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Social Distancing in the Workplace

At least they’re obeying the “two-metre” rule…

Check out these acts of kindness during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“Bobby, Come On Out and Play”

Don’t listen to them, Bobby! (Remember, folks: stay home, avoid crowds, and refrain from touching one another.)

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It Really Ties the Room Together

“Jack, I must have that painting for my office.”

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Power Dynamics

“At this company, we have a strict ‘no boss’ culture.”

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(Not) OK Computer

“This time, I think it’s a hardware problem.”

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A Very Difficult Situation

“Unfortunately, there’s another elephant in the room.”

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A Different Kind of Protest

“He refuses to change the lightbulb until we change our management style.”

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Bureaucratic Incompetence

There wasn’t enough money in the budget, apparently.

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Work cartoons - dog-eat-dog worldIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Dog-Eat-Dog World

“It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Thank goodness I’m a rodent.”

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The Trendsetter

“My approach tends to be revolutionary.”

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Employee of the Month

“As employee of the month, you get to be first on the elevator.”

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Where Drama Reigns

“You have clearly heard about his toxic personality.”

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As Kids See It

“If you get to be a stay-at-home dad, why can’t I be a stay-at-home kid?”

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Milking It

“Do the workers feel we are milking them for too many hours a week?”

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Do I Have Your Attention?

“Here’s where you give me non-comprehending nods of approval.”

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A Different Kind of Downsizing

“We’re going to shrink your department even more.”

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Down to Business

“I’m going to be on time today because it’s fun to try new things.”

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Dream Team

“On paper we have the perfect team.”

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Not-So Anonymous

Think twice before speaking your mind at work.

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Qualities and Skills

“I can say ‘Yes, sir,’ in three different languages.”

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Smells Like Team Spirit

Great things in business are never done by one person.

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The Good Old Days

“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.”

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Washed Up

Directors whose careers are on the skids…

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Fridge Creature

“We’re not sure but we think he may have come from the abandoned yogurt container.”

These hilarious tweets are guaranteed to make you grin!

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HR Department

“On a clear day, you can see all the way to Human Resources.”

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Talent Show

“Welcome to the magic and the mystery that is Henry’s powerpoint presentation.”

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Business Trip

“You’re off the plane, Hal. Put the laptop on your desk.”

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Every Team Has a “Larry”

“I just feel I’ve been carrying Larry on my back.”

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A Different Kind of Resolution

“I take it this department has had conflicts.”

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First Impression

“At least he made eye contact this time.”

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Workload

“Now that we’ve hired you we’d like to restructure the position.”

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Outer Space

“We’re looking to expand our markets.”

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Product Testing

“Okay, the motorized rocking chair could use an emergency ‘off’ switch.”

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Working on the Edge

“We want someone who’s willing to take risks.”

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Cats and Dogs

“We welcome you as the first product of our Diversity Program…”

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Crystal Ball

“…And this is our corporate planning group.”

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Blunt Honesty

“You can start next week, if I don’t find someone better.”

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Ultimate Slacker

“It’s worse than we thought—everyone’s been covering for him.”

These are the different types of toxic co-workers.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Karaoke

“The company may not be performing, but Bob does a pretty good job.”

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Waiting in Line

“Serving you is our #1 job. But first: lunchtime!”

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Dead Tired

Have you become a walking zombie?

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Things You Will Never Hear

“Yes, I do have grandkids, and no, I don’t have any photos of them in my cubicle.”

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Drowning in Paperwork

The five days after the weekend are always tough.

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A Little Too Casual

“No, I’m not familiar with the dress code… but I’m pretty darn sure that jammies aren’t on it!”

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Cast Away

“I wonder if I can expense the coconuts.”

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Mike Shiell

Conflict Resolution

How utterly predictable.

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Making Ends Meet

“I guess Johnson never got his raise.”

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Shut-Eye

Work hours are 9 to 5, but who said you have to be working the entire time?

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Passive-Aggressive

What’s an office without a little hidden hostility?

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Job Interview

Let’s call it “the Pinocchio effect.”

Check out the most ridiculous excuses people actually used to get out of work.

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Training Session

Watch and learn… nothing.

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Team-Building

Who says workplace safety is more important than boosting morale?

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Network Failure

“Try restarting it.” —The IT Guy

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Know Your Employees

It turns out communication skills are essential for any workplace. Who would’ve thought?

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Food Fight

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the boardroom!”

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Riot!

A happy employee is a productive employee. An unhappy employee is productive, too… but in other ways.

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Hair-Brained Scheme

The path to success is… what exactly?

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Employee Perks

That’s not the pay increase he was hoping for…

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Winning Strategy

A “radical” plan, indeed.

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Meet the New Boss

And that’s exactly why he gets paid the big bucks.

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Red Tape

No surprises here.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Mike Shiell

A Regular Day at the Office

Once a troublemaker, always a troublemaker.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Paul Gilligan

Historic Downturn

An understatement, to say the least.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Bad Work Habits

If only Saunders knew how to be the right kind of productive.

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Career Opportunities

Word to the wise: never lie on your resume.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Ralph Hagen

The Big Presentation

Charts and graphs beat maracas every time.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Len Chapman

Literal Larry

Sometimes, change isn’t a good thing.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Rina Piccolo

Empty Inbox

Know how to have a productive business meeting? Neither do they.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Conan de Vries

The Office Climber

Every workplace has one, but he is by far the most literal.

Here are 18 of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Kitchen Clean-Up

Like any shared space, the office kitchen can get pretty messy.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

North Pole Blues

Thought office politics were exclusive to human beings? Think again.

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Cat’s Dilemma

Every job interview includes this question—even ones for cats.

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Grunt Work

Everybody has to start somewhere, right?

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Work cartoonIllustration: Ralph Hagen

Social Media Addiction

Office gossip is about to get even worse.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

The Expendables

No one is safe.

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Odd Couple

Building a great work relationship goes a long way.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Call Waiting

Honesty is the best policy.

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Honest Mistake

Quite a surprise, wouldn’t you say?

Here are 22 Canadian comedians to watch out for—and their best jokes!

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Risky Business

Be careful what you say around the new boss.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Stick Figure

Better not say that to his face, though.

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Research and Development

Word to the wise: hindsight is always 20/20.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Always Be Closing

It’s a tough life for salesmen.

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Work cartoonIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Hide and Seek

Never let him out of your sight.

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Work cartoonsIllustration: Conan de Vries

The New Hire

Who doesn’t love animals in the office?

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Under the weather work cartoonIllustration: Susan Camilleri Konar

Under the Weather

It’s probably best if you sit somewhere else.

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Dogtor’s Dilemma

At least he’s honest.

Here are the funniest things that ever happened in a doctor’s office.

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Please Hold…

What about unplugging it and plugging it back in?

Try these funny work jokes to defuse awkward situations.

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Help Wanted

The government always knows best, right?

Here are 50 bad jokes you can’t help but laugh at.

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This Office Is A-Maze-Ing!

If you get lost, call HR.

Here are 47 of the funniest one-liners on the Internet.

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Virtually Unstoppable

We all have dreams; some are just more realistic than others.

We go through the history of the world in 27 dumb jokes.

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Who’s a Good Salesman?

“Ruff” day at the office?

These 20 dog puns will give you paws.

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Paint Job

Now might be a good time to tell you that I’m colourblind.

Here are 11 electrical fails you can’t help but laugh at!

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Hedge Your Bets

Don’t panic!

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Breach of Code

Good news: It can stay in Des Moines, too.

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Hiring Process

But that’s nothing compared to these common job interview mistakes.

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Classified

Brush up that resume, stat! No need for superpowers; just make sure you have the best quality in an employee, according to Steve Jobs.

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Just Business

All in a day’s work.

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Heavy Findings

I’ll be carrying it with me for a while.

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How Crafty

Don’t forget about these 11 words you should always say during a job interview.

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Only Words

Sticks and stones.

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Assistant Reaper

Hopefully, she won’t make any grave errors.

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Part-Time Job

It’s better than fetching coffee all day, at least.

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New Incentive

That’s nothing compared to these clear signs you can’t trust you boss.

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Send in the…

They look a little funny, though.

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Breaking the News

Do you need me to spell it out for you?

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Off Sides

You’ll never guess who it is.

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Just a Thought

The power of positive thinking can go a long way.

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Mail Sorting

It really is rocket science.

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Fond Farewell

Anyone can pull off these April Fool’s Day office pranks.

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Financial Planning

The choice is yours, and the price is right.

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Corporate Qualifications

But it’s nothing to brag about.

These cartoons hilariously describe everyday Canadian life.

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A Bit Delayed

Corporate punishment.

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