40 Memes That Accurately Depict The Struggles Of The Modern Workforce

Published 7 months ago

Having a job is a necessity for most and not really a choice. Over the ages, employment has undergone many changes and continues to evolve significantly as mankind makes advances in technology, education, human rights awareness and so many other factors.

Indeed, being a part of the modern workforce certainly comes with a long list of demands and the “Employed AF” page shares accurate memes that describe those struggles in a humorous yet pointed manner as depicted below. 

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Bored somethingDoesn’t seem quite fair, does it.


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Alex DavisI know some companies that do sort of ‘school trips’ with their employees. One place I worked at we went on a water sports day out and learnt all about the reservoir we were at worked and then got to have fun doing various water sports or land based activities for those who didn’t want water. Should happen more often imo, was great none forced team bonding. We also did bowling, trips to national trust places and all sorts. They weren’t compulsory but everyone went. Staff moral was so high and I’m still friends with many 10+ years later!


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LexekonShe seems experienced in these events, I will follow her lead.


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Fakeus nameusSome days I feel like I should just climb out the window and leave


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Ditto“tech daddy” is officially added to my mental dictionary


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Gustav Gallifrey: In Australia, Xmas and New Year are summer events, so we have that going for us, which is nice. (Going the the beach on Xmas Day is almost a tradition for lots of us.)


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Mart SeLindsay must be living in USA. We have most of these in Europe


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ajAw, yes, when I moved to a town where schools were closed and it was expected to call in to go skiing on a bluebird day… I was like, why doesn’t this exist EVERYWHERE??? This feels like a daydream ❄️


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CwtchyMamaIs it normal that I assume as a pet as adverse to say for lunch


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ToastedFroggy🎶Workin’ 9 to 5🎶


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Gustav GallifreyAnd the people in charge seem to be the ones who are worst at ‘winging it’.


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Ample AardvarkNo calls, I want this conversation fully documented in writing!


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Chihuahua Mama: A crisp $20 bill also does the trick


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STress (I/me)That’s why they call it “a job”. Otherwise, it’d be named “a hobby”…


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Ditto: But thats just my resting face…?


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detective miller’s hatIf I don’t say some version of this at least once a day, am I even doing my job?


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Ditto: Genius, I’m stealing that


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LibstakThere are a few things to unpack here…


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Gustav GallifreyHas to be 15 years. No way they could have the necessary experience after only 10 years. As for 5 years experience, ha!, worthless rookies.


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Megalodon Meg: My boss just called me into his office to ask if I had any more peppermint patties


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JasonI’m bad about this in general. If I look like I’m interested it’s cause I’m bored as f**k and have set my body on autopilot so I can dream about anything else. If I look like I don’t care it’s because I’m actually paying attention listening and I’m using that autopilot brainpower to actually compute, remember, and listen to what you are saying. Same with taking notes.


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DittoYeah, money makes life easier to live in, easier life makes you more comfortable, more comfortable makes you happy so sure in long chain of things, money does sorta equal happiness


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VioletHunterSmart grandma. Everyone should have separate accounts though. They don’t even have to be secret.


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Chihuahua MamaIt’s quite traumatizing actually. Especially on those cold winter mornings


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Mart SePretty sure ms excel causes lots of suīcīdes every year


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MikiI prefer work over school BIG TIME


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DittoAnd that meeting has nowhere near as many layers as the Shrek stories!


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Vasana PhongWhen ever a boss goes” can I speak to you in my office “, of course your heart rate is going to go up, so saying that beforehand is just wonderful


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Fakeus nameusWeek??? Next year


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TheElementalGod️️ : Honesty is important folks.


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DittoThen there are people who are seeing these beautiful places AS their career!!!


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Passerby (edited): I teach online, and I sometimes use those 3 minutes to ponder whether I should quickly use the toilet, or hold it in for a while so I have a legitimate excuse to have a small break during the class. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching, but it can be so tedious at times, especially when it is at the end of the day and I have been teaching for 5+ hours already. (For reference, I once had around 180 hours of teaching in a month. It’s not my current workplace. Mind you, this is just teaching hour and nothing else.)


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HurlWurk (edited): I just reply to emails “my fault, it’s fixed”, and move on. People don’t know how to attack someone that accepts blame easily, but they can waste hours complaining about people who dodge responsibility for missing an apostrophe.


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Nichole HarrisMy hubby and I do that together….. We alternate reassuring each other that we’re not horrible lazy people 🤣

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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