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20 Funny Truths About Your 9-to-5


Heading back to work after a holiday weekend can be depressing, so here are 20 humorous quotes about the realities of your 9-to-5 that will surely make you chuckle. Remember, sharing is caring, so pass this on to your co-workers who could use a mid-day pick-me-up.

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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 “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” – Hillary Clinton “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katherine Whitehorn “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Jerome K. Jerome “If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. Where X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” – John Gotti “Many people quit looking for a job when they find a job.” – Unknown “Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life.” – Unknown “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin “Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say that by the time you wake up you’ll feel so good, you’ll be able to start looking for a job.” – Jay Leno “The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.” – Unknown “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” – Stanley J. Randall “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between 40 and 60 hours a week.” – Robert Frost “The golden rule of work is that the boss’s jokes are always funny.” – Robert Paul “We pretend to work because they pretend to pay us.” – Unknown “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly, I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb.” – Louis C.K. “Who says nothing is impossible? I’ve been doing nothing for years.” – Unknown

It’s quite evident that many people share the same frustrations and opinions about being stuck behind a desk for more than a third of the day, so hopefully these quotes helped make the workday more bearable and enjoyable.

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