Office Pranks to Avoid if You Want to Keep Your Job

by Kaitlan Whitteberry on April 1, 2016

April Fools’ Day is here, and frighteningly enough, it’s on a Friday! Keep it classy out there everyone, and avoid doing any serious or expensive damage to your coworkers or their desks. April Fools’ Day can be fun, when celebrated appropriately! To get you in the spirit, here are some funny office pranks that are certain to foster a harmless chuckle, and a few that may have gone a bit too far. If you’re participating today, choose your prank method wisely. 

#1. Your coworkers are bound to be impressed by your decorative skills if you pull this off, even though a giant house over your workspace might be a bit distracting. However, it’s definitely not the worst on our list. Commence if you must. 


#2. If you do this out of concern for your coworkers’ health – go you! For any other reason, it’s just too cruel. At least the prankster had real donuts in the other boxes. Smart move. 


#3. This would take a little planning from your machine vendor, but it’s quite harmless, and hilarious. Just don’t take anything they really need to do their job!


#4. While only the very patient could pull this one off, it’s quite wasteful. We’re pretty sure the keyboard would be ruined. Buy someone a nice plant for their office desk instead. 


#5. As clever (and time consuming) as this prank is, keep in mind it’s again a bit wasteful. Maybe try wrapping just one item on their desk. Still funny, less obnoxious. 


#6. We’re not quite sure how this one happened. They aren’t either. Do not try this one at work if you value your job, or your life. 


If you successfully pull off any fun (harmless) pranks at your workplace today, we would love to see photos! We may even share a few of our favorites on social media. Send photos of the prank to [email protected]. Have fun out there, and Happy April Fools’ Day!



Kaitlan Whitteberry

Kaitlan Whitteberry is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Missouri's journalism program, and currently focuses on iOFFICE press releases, software updates and related news.

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