The relationship between the boss and the employee is very important to company productivity, but it can easily become complicated. Those who supervise people have to be cautious about what to say, how to act, and how involved they can get in their employees' lives. Managing such a relationship is definitely a precarious balancing act. But bosses can be friendly even without sitting down with the people they supervise and chatting about the weekend. Bored Panda has collected some of the best examples of boss-employee relationships you would probably like to be a part of, and they definitely seem like the kind that can make work bearable. From having the ugliest sweater competition to 'supporting' each other during a weight-loss contest, these examples prove that it's possible to maintain a friendly, yet professional demeanor in the workplace no matter what your position. Scroll down to check out the images and upvote your favorites!funny-bosses-office-pranks

#1

My Boss And I Had An Ugly Sweater Competition

My Boss And I Had An Ugly Sweater Competition

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This Lil Raccoon
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2 years ago

I died

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#2

Every Year For Our Boss's Birthday We Play Pranks And Gags On Him All Day. This Year One Prank Includes Switching Pictures Of His Kids With Photoshopped Versions Of His Employees

Every Year For Our Boss's Birthday We Play Pranks And Gags On Him All Day. This Year One Prank Includes Switching Pictures Of His Kids With Photoshopped Versions Of His Employees

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lilspiffy
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2 years ago

This one should be higher. :)

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#3

I Housesat And Watched My Boss's Dog For A Month. So I Took These Pictures, Framed Them (Exactly How His Family Pictures Are Framed) And Hid Them Throughout His House. He Didn't Notice For A Week

I Housesat And Watched My Boss's Dog For A Month. So I Took These Pictures, Framed Them (Exactly How His Family Pictures Are Framed) And Hid Them Throughout His House. He Didn't Notice For A Week

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Wanderlust
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2 years ago

Omg this is so seriously cute and hilarious

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#4

My Boss Has Talked To Me Several Times About Leaving A Note While I'm Away From My Desk. Today I Made This Convenient Slider

My Boss Has Talked To Me Several Times About Leaving A Note While I'm Away From My Desk. Today I Made This Convenient Slider

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

Necessity is the mother of invention

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#5

My Boss And I Are In A Contest To Lose Weight. Today Is My Birthday. This Is What He Brought Me

My Boss And I Are In A Contest To Lose Weight. Today Is My Birthday. This Is What He Brought Me

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

sonnuvabitch...

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#6

Wise Words From The Boss

Wise Words From The Boss

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

I love the "I swear to God I might kill an employee" ability.

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#7

When You Request A Wall Clock For Your Office But Your Boss Is A D**k

When You Request A Wall Clock For Your Office But Your Boss Is A D**k

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

A clock is a clock....

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#8

My Boss Was Just Gifted A Giant Classical Oil Painting Of Himself

My Boss Was Just Gifted A Giant Classical Oil Painting Of Himself

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Awesome gift!

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#9

My Boss Didn't Like His Face Of The Group Picture And Asked Me To Photoshop It. Unfortunately, I Have Very Limited Gimp Skills

My Boss Didn't Like His Face Of The Group Picture And Asked Me To Photoshop It. Unfortunately, I Have Very Limited Gimp Skills

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Yeah.. your boss is gonna give you the exact look during your annual increment...

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#10

A Friend Of Mine Faked A Doctor's Note At Our Job. This Is My Boss's Response

A Friend Of Mine Faked A Doctor's Note At Our Job. This Is My Boss's Response

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C
Community Member
2 years ago

What's funny is most doctor's excuses are not even this elaborate. Usually some super generic form where the front desk just fills in your name. at least in my experience. He tried TOO hard

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#11

So My Boss Calls Me To A Meeting On My Day Off, Then Asks Me To Arrange The Meeting Room

So My Boss Calls Me To A Meeting On My Day Off, Then Asks Me To Arrange The Meeting Room

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Chris Watson
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2 years ago

What a dick

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#12

Friend Of Mine Is A Welder, Here's His Present For His Boss

Friend Of Mine Is A Welder, Here's His Present For His Boss

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Wanderlust
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2 years ago

I bet he's gonna try everything to get that out

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#13

My Boss Insists On Using Webcams During Meetings. I Insist On Being A Wizard

My Boss Insists On Using Webcams During Meetings. I Insist On Being A Wizard

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2 years ago

"You are a wizard, Patrick!"

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#14

Ever Since My Boss Has Had A Daughter I've Received Diminishing Amounts Of Attention. But I'll Be Damned If I'm Going To Let Her Artwork Be The Only Thing On Display In The Office!

Ever Since My Boss Has Had A Daughter I've Received Diminishing Amounts Of Attention. But I'll Be Damned If I'm Going To Let Her Artwork Be The Only Thing On Display In The Office!

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Giorgio Prodoti
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2 years ago

he's good...

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#15

Boss's Name Plate

Boss's Name Plate

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 years ago

Too much honesty.

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#16

Get Your Sh*t Together, Cody

Get Your Sh*t Together, Cody

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

Dammit Cody! For the last time, you don't feed your computer's mouse cheese!

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#17

My Boss Complained About My Coworkers Hair Being Too Long. So She Fixed The Problem

My Boss Complained About My Coworkers Hair Being Too Long. So She Fixed The Problem

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
2 years ago

Why was the boss complaining anyway?

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#18

I Left This On The Security Cameras For The Boss In The Morning

I Left This On The Security Cameras For The Boss In The Morning

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

worker of the week right there!

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#19

My Boss Told Me To Find A Way To Keep Mice Out Of Our Cable Tray. I Think This Should Work

My Boss Told Me To Find A Way To Keep Mice Out Of Our Cable Tray. I Think This Should Work

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

What if the mice are illiterate?

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#20

My Boss Installed An IP Camera At The Store To Spy On Us When He's Away. I Retaliated With This Rig

My Boss Installed An IP Camera At The Store To Spy On Us When He's Away. I Retaliated With This Rig

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 years ago

So the camera is Caged.

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#21

Complained To My Boss And Received This Minutes Later

Complained To My Boss And Received This Minutes Later

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Naomi Armitage
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2 years ago

"The weather is *too cold"

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#22

My Manager Left For Vacation And He Left This Note

My Manager Left For Vacation And He Left This Note

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Pamula Furness
Community Member
2 years ago

Seems reasonable

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#23

My Boss Just Learned A Thing

My Boss Just Learned A Thing

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

awe at least he thought it was funny

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#24

My Co-Workers And I Are Without A Boss Until The 14th, So We Improvised

My Co-Workers And I Are Without A Boss Until The 14th, So We Improvised

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UniversalMel
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s a..... majestic boss you got there

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#25

Walked In My Bosses Office And Saw This Sign

Walked In My Bosses Office And Saw This Sign

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 years ago

Windows + D works the best for me.

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#26

Woke Up To This Snapchat From My Boss

Woke Up To This Snapchat From My Boss

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C
Community Member
2 years ago

I see Mel Gibson is doing well

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#27

I Work In Construction And Get Paid In Cash. My Boss Thinks He's Funny

I Work In Construction And Get Paid In Cash. My Boss Thinks He's Funny

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

strip club! talking of strip clubs, I've always wanted to open a Christmas based strip club and call it LapLand. Red and white striped poles, costumes take care of themselves... who's with me?

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#28

My Boss Just Walked Up To Me, Completely Deadpan, And Slapped This Post-It Note On Me

My Boss Just Walked Up To Me, Completely Deadpan, And Slapped This Post-It Note On Me

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

I would tick that Thanks so much box too.

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#29

I'm A Lifeguard. My Boss Gave Me A Key To Open This Drawer, Then Started Laughing Hysterically When I Tried Unlocking It. I Didn't Realize Why Until Now

I'm A Lifeguard. My Boss Gave Me A Key To Open This Drawer, Then Started Laughing Hysterically When I Tried Unlocking It. I Didn't Realize Why Until Now

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

it's a kind of QI Test

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#30

It's The Boss's 50th Birthday (Birthday 49a, According To Her). The Team Is Very Supportive

It's The Boss's 50th Birthday (Birthday 49a, According To Her). The Team Is Very Supportive

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
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2 years ago

She's a murderer! DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! (Where are the gummy worms though?)

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#31

Some Work Gloves My Boss Handed Me. Who Ever Came Up With The Product Label Is A Genius

Some Work Gloves My Boss Handed Me. Who Ever Came Up With The Product Label Is A Genius

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Clowton
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2 years ago

"Hand Job - Better than nothin'" is the best marketing strategy ever.

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#32

I Bought This For My Boss But He Didn't Think HR Would Approve, So He Made It Hr Approvable

I Bought This For My Boss But He Didn't Think HR Would Approve, So He Made It Hr Approvable

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Sometimes I would prefer beatings to meetings....

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#33

Asked My Boss For An iMac , Saw This When I Came This Morning

Asked My Boss For An iMac , Saw This When I Came This Morning

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Lydia Baba
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2 years ago

Nailed it!

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#34

My Mom Worked At City Hall In 1988. This Is How Her Boss Let Her Know He Wanted Candy

My Mom Worked At City Hall In 1988. This Is How Her Boss Let Her Know He Wanted Candy

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

the 80's was fun wasn't it.

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#35

My Boss Just Got Me These Socks For Christmas

My Boss Just Got Me These Socks For Christmas

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

*throws money at screen*

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#36

My Boss Decided To Express His Opinion Of My Music Choice This Morning. He Is Not A Very Subtle Man

My Boss Decided To Express His Opinion Of My Music Choice This Morning. He Is Not A Very Subtle Man

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like he didn't have the guts to tell her in person

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#37

My Boss Censored My Cleavage At Work Yesterday

My Boss Censored My Cleavage At Work Yesterday

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

They are like the Sun. You don't stare at them directly unless you're wearing goggles.

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#38

My Boss Got This Ridiculous Excuse The Other Week And Decided It Needed To Be Hung Up

My Boss Got This Ridiculous Excuse The Other Week And Decided It Needed To Be Hung Up

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Paie Ishak
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2 years ago

At my place the favorite reason is diarrhea so our boss called 'industrial diarrhea'

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#39

Won A Bet Against My Boss Nearly A Year Ago. Came Into Work To See That He Finally Paid Me... In Pennies

Won A Bet Against My Boss Nearly A Year Ago. Came Into Work To See That He Finally Paid Me... In Pennies

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

at least he had the good will to give them in their package, easier to be exchanged at the bank.

Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

Bank staff have to open them anyway because they need to check if those have real coins inside them. Other way it would be just too easy to fill those tubes with something else that has the correct shape and weight.

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

Money's money.

Steven McCornack
Community Member
2 years ago

Takes a while to save them up and roll them, I guess

Naomi Armitage
Community Member
2 years ago

Those rolls in the water jug are gonna be a beast to get to, tho...

TheAkwardGlader
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg at first I thought it was peppermint chapstick until I read the catpion

error_404_user_not_found
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1 month ago

Thought it was smarties for a sec

Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

But he's a looser.

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
2 years ago

Asshole

Ken Chiatello
Community Member
2 years ago

at least he wrapped them.

Wickedangel
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2 years ago

Umm I thought that was something else…

Katie Fallon
Community Member
2 years ago

At least they're wrapped. Take em to the bank and deposit no problem.

GigaJolt
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2 years ago

I like his water cooler of smarties

Clowton
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2 years ago

Those aren't Smarties... Please do NOT put them in your mouth.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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2 years ago

at least they are packed

stellermatt
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2 years ago

simple, off to the bank, turn it into folding money.

Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

did i try to COUNT the pennies?? NO of course not what makes you think i would spend my precious time on something so dumb

Patti
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2 years ago

I was hoping someone would

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#40

Boss Blocked Facebook So We Made Our Own

Boss Blocked Facebook So We Made Our Own

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Jake Lutick
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2 years ago

There are so many ways to get around firewalls I can't even.

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