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7 Funny Prank Ideas to Counter Office Boredom

Are you looking for a few funny prank ideas to combat your tedious routine at work? Check out these silly but harmless pranks from Resume 4 Dummies to fire up your monotonous day in the office.

1. The Fashion Show
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Mess with your co-worker’s head by bringing in several outfits and changing your clothes every 30 minutes. When he/she ask what’s up, give him/her one of those “What’s wrong with you?” looks then change your clothes again.

 
2. The Granny Bloomers
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Exploit the fear of exposing one’s undies! Find a pair of old granny bloomers, tear a few holes in them, write your co-worker’s name, and then leave them on the bathroom floor.

 
3. Oh! Reo
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Buy a pack of Oreo, separate the two chocolate cookies carefully, and scrape off the white cream filling. Squirt a dab of white mint toothpaste on both cookies (the part where you remove the cream filling). Put the cookies you “prepared” in a tray and put it on a table where everyone can see it.

 
4. The Best Water Ever
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This is one of the funny prank ideas every worker will enjoy! Take an empty water container, pour some wine, and put it back in the cooler. If your coworkers are nondrinkers, try tonic water.  
5. Ghost Typing
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Drive the person in the next cubicle crazy by writing or rewriting whatever he/she is working on without him/her knowing who’s doing it! Thread your keyboard wire under the cubicle wall and plug it into your victim’s computer tower. When you hear him/her type, you can start typing, too. Keep it simple at first, making him/her delete and backspace a few times, then go for it.

 

6. The Upside Down Glass of Water
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Beware: this is one of the funny prank ideas that can get messy! Fill a glass with water and place a thin piece of cardboard over the lip of the glass. Turn it over, place it in the middle of your target’s desk, and slowly remove the cardboard.

Note: Be a nice trickster and keep your co-worker’s papers and valuables away from the incoming tsunami.

 
7. No-Prank Prank
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Worst prank of all? Not pulling off a prank! Just leave some cryptic notes warning your officemate that something is coming. Every so often, cast a furtive eye toward him/her and smirk slightly. It’ll sure drive him/her nuts!

Other Funny Prank Ideas:

  • Put a piece of paper under the laser of your officemate’s computer mouse so it won’t work.
  • Swap two keys on someone’s keyboard! The N and M keys work particularly well for this.
  • Take a screenshot of your officemate’s computer desktop, set it as his/her wallpaper, and delete all his/her shortcut icons on the desktop.
  • Besides the Oreo prank, you can bring an office “snack” such as caramel-covered white onions and chocolate-covered tuna balls.
  • Sit at your desk and make sounds using your fax or modem. If someone asks what you’re doing, tell him/her you’re practicing for your promotion to the Xerox room.
  • Ask your co-workers a few mysterious questions and write their answers in a notepad. Mumble something about “psychological profiles.”
  • Wrap every item at your co-worker’s desk in foil!

Do you have other funny prank ideas to add to the list? Share them with Resume 4 Dummies by commenting below! Browse through our blog pages for more interesting write-ups!

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How to Gain New Friends at Work

For new employees, setting a positive impression in the workplace is important. Other than forming a constructive atmosphere, building strong professional relationships with workmates can help you to be more productive.

If you want to develop your career, make new friends at work. Remember that other people can offer resources and opportunities for you to learn and grow at work. So, how can you make friends in your new workplace?

1) Reach out First Understand your role first. Reach out to your co-workers and take a few moments to chat. Ask them their roles, what brought them to the company, and their interests. Starting contact and showing interest create a positive first impression.

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2) Have Coffee Together If lunch is not possible, invite a co-worker for a cup of coffee. Offer to pick up the tab, and let the person understand that you want to befriend him. A cheap and casual way for a comfortable conversation is having coffee together.

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3) Seek Help Awesome qualities of a new hire is being aware of what you don’t understand and asking for help on difficult tasks. Research says that admitting your shortcomings and seeking for help makes others like you more. So if you asked a question or a favor, thank your helper. Chances are they will agree and feel good about you.

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4) Get Involved Many companies host events and arrange cross-functional teams for their employees to get to know each other. Enjoy such times to mingle and form friendships with your co-workers and people outside your team.

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5) Be Generous Give credit where credit is due. If a co-worker managed a successful project, congratulate him. Do not send canned e-mails, but recall your positive experience with and impression about his work.

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Professional relationships play a vital role in career growth. Thus, gaining new friends in the office will make your job easier and happier.

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Tips on How You Can Stay Motivated in the Office

Motivated in the OfficeHave you ever experienced spending the whole afternoon feeling so tired and wasted that you were unable to finish anything? Most of us have that certain “downtime” where we can’t even focus on the work laid in front of us. It is normal for employees to experience boredom and demotivation at work. Once in a while you just feel like staring at your office’s wall clock wishing that it’s already 5 pm. Boredom can be resolved by determination and constant motivation. Doing things that you love can help keep you focused and determined at work. Here are some tips on how you can stay motivated at work: Remove ALL distractions This is with a strong emphasis on the word “all.”  Distractions within your reach may cause unwanted interruptions and may even take your attention away from your work. If you can, keep these “temptations” such as candy jars, chocolates, magazines, computer games on your system, or anything that can distract you away from your workplace. Answer the question “why” Why did you choose to be in this career? Why did you choose to be employed in this business/ company? By constantly reminding yourself about the reasons behind your constant hard work and perseverance you can help to keep yourself energized and determined to work. Create mini-goals Setting goals is one way of keeping track of your progress. Knowing that you have accomplished something helps in keeping you inspired and determined in finishing your tasks or projects in hand. Reward yourself After a hard day’s work, it is but natural to treat yourself to a little reward. Treating yourself to the spa and after work dinner can be good motivators after a long week’s work. After all, you deserve some pampering. Seek helpful criticism from other employees Take time to review your job performance. Knowing the fields or areas where you excel will give you some extra self-confidence to do even better on your next assignment. You can obtain these constructive criticisms from your immediate supervisor or from respected clients. Learn new things If you are quite bored with your current work, you can always do something new and interesting such as learning a new skill. This way, you will be motivated to pursue new careers in your company and expand your knowledge and proficiency.
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