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(Slate)   "Office pranks should not leave the victims in tears, covered in vomit, or headed to the ER in an ambulance." Says YOU, fun-hater   (slate.com) divider line
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2019-07-07 10:25:06 PM  
*tosses tire iron aside*
*whistles*
 
2019-07-07 10:40:36 PM  
"Or" being the operative word.

If your prank can incorporate all 3, you've got a winner.
 
2019-07-07 10:46:45 PM  
Look, if it's wrong if your co-worker is crying, strung out on shrooms, and having a complete breakdown because of a harmless prank, then wtf is wrong with you? You shouldn't waste your shrooms on someone who can't appreciated it
 
2019-07-07 11:34:09 PM  
Not so CSB: I was playing corn-hole with my former boss; he being a military lifer new to corporate America. He had been way up in the Army's CoC (just shy of General), and had worked his way there as a smart and keen soldier (mostly). I knew he had seen combat before, but didn't think too much of it...until he reached down to pick up my bags too soon.

See, I still had one bag left, and wanted to send a message as I let my last bag fly: "Don't reach for bags until we're both done tossing!"

He was looking directly at the board when it landed flush about two feet from his face with a very loud BOOM. He jumped back like it was an actual wartime event, and walked away to go to the restroom for about 20 minutes.

I was fired about a month later.

/Bean-bag shock is a thing, people. He's now got a renewed PTSD because I played a disastrous prank on him.
 
2019-07-07 11:36:41 PM  
Whatever happened to plastic or aluminum wrapping someone's cube and filling it with packing peanuts?
 
2019-07-07 11:39:50 PM  
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2019-07-07 11:49:26 PM  

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OMG that's hilarious.
 
2019-07-07 11:49:51 PM  

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2019-07-07 11:55:05 PM  
There always has to be an office buzzkill.
 
2019-07-08 12:59:44 AM  
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2019-07-08 2:10:30 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: There always has to be an office buzzkill.


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2019-07-08 4:55:54 AM  
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2019-07-08 6:54:18 AM  
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2019-07-08 7:20:26 AM  
I get paid on salary. If you add time to my day with nonsense I don't get paid more. Don't add time to my day.
 
2019-07-08 7:31:41 AM  
Wait, are they suggesting that kidnapping someone is too much?
 
2019-07-08 7:40:38 AM  
My entire office is a joke, but you don't see me crying about it.
 
2019-07-08 7:41:43 AM  
Releasing a bunch of crickets on the executive floor is still okay.
 
2019-07-08 7:51:34 AM  
Not a prank, but in the 80s I worked night shift.  The floor I was on was divided into 2 parts:  electronics testing/repair and engineering; and the CXX suites.  The janitor would tune the stereo in the president's office to his favorite station and crank it up as he cleaned the offices.

One night at about 10 PM he was talking to us and in walked the president.  Poor guy was sure he was going to be fired on the spot, he was about to burst into tears.  After about 5 minutes the president came back out, said "long as it's back on my station at a decent volume in the morning you have my permission", and left.

Yeah, that was a pretty good company to work for.  I was there for 12 years, starting as an electronics tech and ending as a senior software engineer.
 
2019-07-08 8:19:33 AM  
Pro-tip: If the target of your prank isn't laughing afterwards, it wasn't funny.
 
2019-07-08 10:40:48 AM  
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2019-07-08 11:01:28 AM  
Had a boss who had the unfortunate penchant for putting up her small children's drawings in her office.  She was out of town one week and, Folger's-style, we secretly replaced one with our own.  Stick figure drawing of Daddy being shot in the driveway by police while the house burned, and the caption "We love you mommy".  First day she was back, she had a meeting with her boss.  As she took a phone call, he looked around the room and his eyes rested on our creation.  Through the window, we watched his jaw drop and watched her follow his line of sight to our creation.  We erupted in laughter - an unexpected bonus to a private little prank.  It was a good day.
 
2019-07-08 11:05:16 AM  
"Prank" is just a word assholes use for assault and harassment they commit but don't want to get in trouble for.
 
2019-07-08 11:24:10 AM  
I used to to take the family photos from my co-workers and swap their kids pictures with ones of children that had downs syndrome. Same group photos and backgrounds just little Johnny seemed a little off.
 
2019-07-08 12:17:06 PM  
"tears, covered in vomit, or headed to the ER in an ambulance"

Office pranks, no... Sex OTOH
 
2019-07-08 12:18:06 PM  
Back in the day when the Sunday paper was the only place to find job listings, I took out an ad. I advertised my supervisor's job, with full description and gave his home phone number to call for inquiries and interviews. He knew that I was behind it by the second call. No consequences aside from his decision to reevaluate his approach to his role, questioning what he might do differently to avoid inspiring that kind of action. Not the reaction I wanted, but better than fired I guess.

I also once removed a co-worker's front teeth with a length of pipe, but it wasn't so much a prank, just good old-fashioned workplace violence.
Still funny though.
 
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2019-07-08 12:42:02 PM  
This is one I tend to do, I'll usually get someone that sits nearby in on it.

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Occasionally people that fell for it haven't been very amused, but they were fuddy-duddies to begin with.

"copy. Copy. COPY. COPY!"
 
2019-07-08 12:46:10 PM  
If they end in butt stuff is that OK?
 
2019-07-08 12:46:50 PM  
Best prank I ever played was slipping a rather large life-like dildo into my boss's carry on satchel when he was flying to a corporate meeting about 3 weeks after 9/11/01.

He had me get up at 2am to drive cross town to his house and pick him up to drop him off at the airport by 4am for a 6am flight.

This was at a time when every carry on bag was emptied onto the conveyor belt for a contents inspection after asking (1) did you pack this bag? (2) did anyone ask you to carry something for them? (3) have you left it unattended for any reason?

Boss answers and then watches as the security lady dumps the bag and "King Dong" rolls out.

He called me from Atlanta and all he could say was "that was good..." I told him "my wife wants her dildo back"...
 
2019-07-08 1:21:08 PM  

nanim: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 155x100] / pranks not to do at work = the kinds where you end up getting punched


Those are the best kind of pranks for the rest of us.

Halloween prank gone wrong! Don't scare black guys! Must see!
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2019-07-08 2:46:23 PM  

SLOBODAN: I used to to take the family photos from my co-workers and swap their kids pictures with ones of children that had downs syndrome. Same group photos and backgrounds just little Johnny seemed a little off.


My last boss had a child with Down's Syndrome.A "prank" like that wouldn't just get you fired it would also get you shot. He was an avid hunter who kept twelve guns in his truck.
 
2019-07-08 2:50:37 PM  
Coworker of mine was am avid photoshopper and made a sport of doctoring people's pictures to add/change the people in them.  Usually tucking other coworkers into their family photos.

Have another coworker whose got a, uh, healthy amount of cats and keeps photos of them all around his desk.  We started adding other cats to the collection and this went on for a good month or so until another coworker couldn't take it and pointed them out.
 
2019-07-08 3:57:01 PM  

blondambition: SLOBODAN: I used to to take the family photos from my co-workers and swap their kids pictures with ones of children that had downs syndrome. Same group photos and backgrounds just little Johnny seemed a little off.

My last boss had a child with Down's Syndrome.A "prank" like that wouldn't just get you fired it would also get you shot. He was an avid hunter who kept twelve guns in his truck.


It's bad enough when idiot gun owners give us all a bad name by saying shiat like that, please don't start helping them.
 
2019-07-08 6:11:19 PM  
At one of my old jobs, me, a co-worker, and our former supervisor got together to Silly String the office of one of the attorneys for his birthday, while he was out to lunch. We really went to town - 5 colors, string hanging from the ceiling, etc. He came back from lunch, laughed his ass off, and then cleared a small space on his desk so he could work the rest of the day. When he went home that evening, he left the rest of the office as it was.

The next morning, co-worker and I got called into our boss's office. Apparently the cleaning people had come in, took one look at the Silly String all over the place, and reported "vandalism & destruction of company property" to someone high up in the firm. That person called the head of our department and asked what the fark was going on on that floor... embarrassing dept head mightily since attorney's office was literally two doors down from his own. As shiat rolls downhill, dept head then called attorney's & our boss, and chewed him out for allowing a work atmosphere where such shenanigans were thought appropriate. The attorney didn't rat on us, but boss didn't have to think too hard about who would be involved. I honestly thought we were going to be fired. We explained it was just Silly String, and nothing permanent. Our immediate punishment was cleaning everything up (which took about 20 minutes, no traces left), but boss didn't miss an opportunity to give us shiat thereafter.

The next year, we covered the desk and floor of the attorney's office with plastic cups half-filled with water...
 
2019-07-08 6:33:10 PM  

Egoy3k: blondambition: SLOBODAN: I used to to take the family photos from my co-workers and swap their kids pictures with ones of children that had downs syndrome. Same group photos and backgrounds just little Johnny seemed a little off.

My last boss had a child with Down's Syndrome.A "prank" like that wouldn't just get you fired it would also get you shot. He was an avid hunter who kept twelve guns in his truck.

It's bad enough when idiot gun owners give us all a bad name by saying shiat like that, please don't start helping them.


I didn't say I liked the asshole. He was such a right wing nut job that I usually kept my office door shut so I didn't have to listen to him ranting about the "fuxking Kenyan in the White House".
 
2019-07-08 8:56:36 PM  
If you come at me, you'd better be willing to finish the job.
 
2019-07-09 12:08:33 AM  
I worked in the same office as my father. I changed his mouse cursor to an hourglass. I was busy and went to check up on him an hour later and he was on the phone with tech support just fuming mad.
 
2019-07-09 12:23:16 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: If you come at me, you'd better be willing to finish the job.


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2019-07-09 7:04:58 AM  

TWX: This is one I tend to do, I'll usually get someone that sits nearby in on it.

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Occasionally people that fell for it haven't been very amused, but they were fuddy-duddies to begin with.

"copy. Copy. COPY. COPY!"


Btw, I'm totally stealing that!
 
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