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Office and work humourThe office and the working place in general are a nice subject to joke about! How dull can work be? Humor is necessary to keep on working. Everybody needs a little joke or a laugh at work. Short and clean jokes are appreciated. Get ready for a laugh; read the very funny stories and jokes about work!
A kind of humor which makes fun at the peculiarities of a particular profession is called professional humor or occupational humor). They differ per profession; lawyer jokes might present them as lacking in ethics, scientist jokes might play up their lack of worldly wisdom and accountancy jokes might address creative accounting.
Here is a nice example of some humor about professions.
The Dilbert Principle
One of the best books decribing office humor is the well-known 'The Dilbert Principle' by Scott Adams. The writer is an MBA graduate from Berkeley and creator of the Dilbert comic strip. The book has sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 43 weeks.
Adams explained the principle in a 1995 Wall Street Journal article. The Dilbert Principle is a satirical observation stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management, in order to limit the amount of damage that they're capable of doing. It is a variation of the Peter Principle. The Peter Principle addresses the practice of hierarchical organizations (such as companies and corporations) that use promotions as a way to reward employees that demonstrate competence in their current position. It goes on to state that, due to this practice, a competent employee will eventually be promoted to, and remain at, a position at which he or she is incompetent.
Adams then expanded his study of the Dilbert Principle in a satirical 1996 book of the same name, which is required or recommended reading at some management and business programs.