5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time

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I’ll admit it — I watch the Super Bowl just for the great commercials. (Super Bowl ads should be considered an art form in their own right.)

Personally, I really appreciate a clever commercial. But, when you set a great ad in the context of work, the magic can really happen!  Somehow, other people poking fun at universal workplace issues (such as annoying co-workers and the ever-present issue of competition) — really allows us to take a break, laugh, and gain a new perspective.

So in deference to all of the great commercials out there — here are 5 of the all-time funniest commercials set in the workplace.

Which one is your favorite?

5. “Working with Monkeys: Business Trip” —  CareerBuilder
Ever wished for better co-workers? This poor guy sure does. (Check out the entire series.)

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4. “I Don’t Have Any Friends Like That”  — IBM
You might think that that social media makes you a better employee. Well think again.

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3. “Running with the Squirrels” — EDS
Never under-estimate your competition. Ever.

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2. “Hump Day”  — Geico
Some of us don’t hate Wednesdays.

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1. “Fast Talker” — FedEx
Is faster really better? Hmmmm.

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Please add your favorites in the comments section below. (I’ll be sure to draft a Part 2).

Dr. Marla Gottschalk is a Workplace Psychologist. She also writes for Linkedin and US News & World Report.

8 thoughts on “5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time

  1. Pingback: Squirrels have a bad rap. | Benoit David's Blog

  2. Love “Running with the Squirrels.” Afterall, it’s the little things that that trip you up. Jim Edmonds’ contribution, “The Job,” was wonderful — a great twist on day labor. No wonder that short is award winning.

  3. Marla, I thoroughly enjoyed those. They gave me the biggest laugh I had all day. I also cannot wait for Part 2. Thank you, Susan

  4. Quite enjoyable. Thank you, Marla. One of my favorites in the Work Humor category is not a commercial but an award winning short: The Job. A good version is found here:

  5. Quite enjoyable. Thank you, Marla. One of my favorites is hard to find, but I located a legacy version here:

    [video src="http://gpsinformation.info/main/JobMarket2009.wmv" /]

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