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April Fools' Pranks at Work

Do You Pull April Fools' Pranks at Work?

For some workplaces, April 1 means nothing special — except maybe payday and the beginning of a new expense report spreadsheet. But in other offices, today is rife with practical jokes and pranks. Pulling April Fools' jokes on your co-workers can be a fun way to liven things up and get through the rest of the week, but it’s also risky business — the last thing you want to do is risk offending or upsetting someone or putting your job at risk.

If you're an office prankster, it's best to keep your jokes tame, and make sure you know the recipient has a good sense of humor. At a previous job, my co-workers and I were able to get a smile out of even our curmudgeonly boss by changing our IM icons to an old photo of him we found floating around the web. Do you take a chance and subject your co-workers to any April Fools' high jinks?

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myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
My church's former branch president's wife (you follow that?) plays the BEST joke on him every year! A few years ago, she filled his entire office with packing peanuts! This year, she covered everything except the books on his shelves in aluminum foil! Last year, with the help of some church members, she covered his church office in post-it notes. Nothing will ever top that!
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Yes! I sent an ambulance crew all over the city looking for the intersection of two streets that don't cross, so they could pick up the new Bally/Midway monitor with the bonus multi-lead mode. They bought it! :D
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Nope. I've never been much of a prankster anyway but it definitely would not fly in this office.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
at my old job, yes, but this job, not so much
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