25 Of The Funniest TikToks About The Struggle Of Having A Job

Because we could all use a laugh.

When you spend more than 2,000 hours a year working, it’s no surprise that you develop strong feelings about your job as a result.

Camaraderie with your co-workers can help, but for many of us, employment comes with mixed emotions. Although some aspects of work are evolving, the dread, anxiety and confusion about company culture and frustrating colleagues are universal and forever. Thankfully, there are people on TikTok poking fun at it all in humorous, relatable videos.

Here are some of the best TikToks about the highs and lows of having a job.

On starting a new job and being immediately lost:

On video-call strategies and mannerisms:

On encouragement, which sometimes you have to give yourself:


✨I’m a material gworl ✨ I need all the money I can get 😭 I’m not ready for these Karen’s tho 😷 #fyp #fypシ #latina #mexican #workproblems #materialgworl

♬ original sound - RYKO†††

On good and bad email communication:

On how 40 hours are never just 40 hours (and you can never really take vacation):

On those co-workers you actually love:


ServerSeries Pt13: We all have our favorite coworker #serverlife #server #workbestie #comedy #fyp #foryou

♬ original sound - Cody V.

On the unsettling emergence of red flags:


👀 reading into every email like I’m harriet the spy 🕵️♀️ #career #careertiktok #jobsearch #careertok #greatresignation

♬ My sound is blowing up - LLS🙏🏿🕊

On productivity:


for job security reasons, this is a joke #corporatelife #corporatetiktok #9to5

♬ Solar Power - Lorde

On how things never quite turn out as promised:

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