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Workplace Lulz: When Your Job Hunt Is One Big #FirstWorldProblem


If you’re looking for work, or just trying to get ahead at your current job, you probably get lots of advice. But, how much of it do you get from advice animals? Let’s change that. In my weekly column, Workplace Lulz, I scour the internet to find the most hilarious and trending work-related memes. Here’s the career advice you need, in easily digestible bite-sized format.

When you are constantly getting praised at work

lazy coworkers

Via Reddit user PhokingMets

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It’s always great to feel appreciated in the workplace – especially if you’re getting some serious praise from your boss. A good tip? Make sure to always be humble when receiving a pat on the back.

When you REALLY nail your first day on the job

first day

Via Reddit user Troy_And_Abed_In_The

We all know that robots are coming for our jobs, but there is no need to be afraid. Although automation is the way of the future, there is still a need for the human element in the workplace that cannot be replaced.

When you reach the front page of Reddit, but you’re supposed to be working

working cat

Via Reddit user SalvatoreLeone

Congratulations on your Reddit Gold! Now it’s time to get back to work. In a world where distractions are constantly at our fingertips, it can be hard to stay on task. There are plenty of tricks you can use to avoid workplace distractions, like developing a schedule and making to-do lists.

When your job search causes you the ultimate first world pain

first world pain

Via Reddit user McSmall12

Job-hunting introverts across the world can easily relate to this first world pain. In general, avoiding phone calls is like second nature to us introverts. But when it comes to the job search, answering the phone is just as important as sending your resume. Set yourself up for success by reading up on some job search advice specifically for introverts.

When you can finally hit that unsubscribe button


Via Reddit user CireTygar

Hooray on your new job! It can feel really liberating to finally unsubscribe to those annoying job listings. Before you start your new job though, make sure you’re fully prepared by brushing up on some tips for starting your first day in a positive direction!

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