Funny Work Quotes – For Labor Day And Beyond

Funny work quotes – it’s interesting to see what people find funny about work. Or not so funny.

As I was looking for funny Labor Day work quotes for a client’s daily quotes series, I came across some very amusing – and thought-provoking – quotes.

And so, I’m going to share some of those funny work quotes with you and comment about what they say about us and our relationship with work…

Funny Work Quotes – “Necessary Evil”

“When a man tells you
that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: ‘Whose?”
– Don Marquis

“Work spares us from three evils:
boredom, vice, and need”
– Voltaire

All I’ve ever wanted was an honest week’s pay
for an honest day’s work.
– Steve Martin

The world is full of willing people;
some willing to work,
the rest willing to let them.
– Robert Frost

“The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.”
– Oscar Wilde

Funny Work Quotes – Curious stuff about work

If it weren’t for the last minute,
nothing would get done…
– Anonymous

“How can I think outside the box
when I work inside a cube?”
– Found on a coffee mug

“Nobody notices what I do.. until I don’t do it.”
– Also found on a coffee mug

Funny Work Quotes – How to get OUT of “work”

“Tell your boss what you really think about him
and the truth shall set you free.”
– Patrick Murray

“I love my boss,
I love my job,
I’m self employed”
– Anonymous

“Executive ability is deciding quickly
and getting somebody else to do the work”.
– John G. Pollard

“If you don’t want to work,
you have to work to earn enough money
so that you won’t have to work.”
– Ogden Nash

“I always try to go the extra mile at work,
but my boss always finds me
and brings me back.”
– Anonymous

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Funny Work Quotes – Taxes

“America is a land of taxation
that was founded to avoid taxation.”
– Laurence J. Peter

“Why does a slight tax increase
cost you two hundred dollars
and a substantial tax cut
save you thirty cents?”
– Peg Bracken

“Did you ever notice
that when you put the words ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together,
it spells ‘THEIRS?'”
– Author Unknown

Of life’s two certainties,
the only one for which you can get
an automatic extension.”
– Author Unknown

“A fine is a tax for doing something wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing something right.”
– Author Unknown

My Commentary on Funny Work Quotes

It was fun looking (and especially finding) all those funny work quotes. And there are lots more.

What does that tell us about work? Most of us don’t like much what we do for a living. And even when we do, the pay may not be what would make it all worth our while – but we’ve got to eat.

So what can we do about that?

Figure out what we REALLY would like to do!

The question is – is that because we do work we don’t like, or because we just don’t like working.

Confucius said….

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I partially agree – it’s a good idea to have a job you love. But don’t think it won’t be work. In my years as a professor, I used to resent it when people told me they didn’t think reading and writing was work – after all I liked reading.

But when you HAVE to read certain stuff, and on deadline, it’s work, no matter how enjoyable the actual activity may be under different circumstances.

Still, doing what you love is really a key part of making your work and your life successful. You’ll be unlikely to get really good at and enthusiastic about something you hate.

So let’s find a way to make a living doing what we love…

UPDATE: Coming up soon – a special report to help you figure out the perfect job for you. Please come back in a few days.

And if you’re sure you’d rather work for yourself, the following report will get you started:

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In the meantime, I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend (and enjoyed my funny work quotes)!


5 thoughts on “Funny Work Quotes – For Labor Day And Beyond

  1. Elisabeth Post author

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Sherry! I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes.

  2. Nate

    Very good Elizabeth! always good to re visit things we tend to over look, or even take for granted,it’s even better when someone like yourself ,take the time to either arrange it so that see some humor in our every day activities , long story short , thanks I needed that , they were not knock down , drag out funny , but they caused me to smile & think!

  3. Jon Kinsey

    Thank you for the article. Gratitude is a must to keep what you like as not being grateful is one of the quickest ways to lose something.

    Jon 🙂

  4. Erin Artez

    You must have the trust and support of your loved ones and family before you consider starting a home-based business. When you own your own home business, it can sometimes be difficult and stressful. Without assistance and support from your family, including granting you some time alone to work, you’ll have a very hard time trying to effectively manage the business.

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