Work anniversaries – some people dread them and see it as a reminder that they’ve just spent another year slaving for a wage in a job they hate.
While some people see them as a reason to celebrate another milestone with their work colleagues. Bosses, in particular, can use anniversaries to congratulate and motivate their employees.
Whichever end of the spectrum you’re on, it doesn’t hurt to inject a little humor into the situation.
Here are some funny quotes you could use on a card or message you want to send someone who’s about to bank another year in the role:
Work Anniversary Congratulations Funny Quotes
This is to remind you that you’ve just wasted another year doing the same stuff every day. But we love you.
Do you remember what you were doing this time last year? Probably the same thing you’re doing right now.
That’s another year gone by, and another year waiting for someone to recognize all the hard work you do.
I bet you’d hope we’d forget, or at the very least that you’d forget how long you’ve been here. Nope, happy anniversary.
Happy anniversary – now get back to work!
You didn’t think we’d forget, did you? Well, actually we did, the computer reminded us it was your work anniversary.
Another year working here? You must really love it here, you’ll have to do a presentation on all your favorite things about your job!
Hard work, loyalty, diligence, and smarts make the best employees. Hopefully, by this time next year, you’ll have some of these qualities.
To us, it feels like just yesterday you started working here. To you, I bet it feels like a lifetime.
Words are not enough to thank you for your hard work this last year, so I’ll stop right there.
We haven’t got tired of seeing your face almost every day for the last year. Honest.
Wow doesn’t time fly. Just think, you will have been here 10 years before you know it, how exciting!
When you look back over the last year, we hope you have as many fond memories about working here as we do.
We don’t throw the word “amazing” around often when handing out work anniversary messages, and you won’t find it in this card either.
This is a good moment for you to think about what you would say to yourself if you could go back in time a year. Don’t tell us what it would be, your face says it all.
Happy work anniversary. No point dwelling on the past, let’s look forward to a better year this year.
Here’s to another year of outward smiles and inward screams.
If you were hoping making it to a 1-year anniversary meant a pay rise, or maybe leaving early – think again.
You’re a consistent reminder that hard work never killed anyone – but why take that chance, eh?
The best part of our jobs have been working with you – can you say the same?
We were thinking about getting you an anniversary gift too, but thinking about it is as far as it got.
Just imagine where you’ll be this time next year. Yep, probably in that same chair getting another happy anniversary message.
We were going to do something funny for your work anniversary, but there’s nothing funny about working here another year.
Your dedication to your job is something we can only aspire to – aspire not to replicate that is.
On a Serious Note, Are Work Anniversaries Important?
There are always a lot of jokes around people hating their jobs, and indeed a lot of people do.
But for a lot of people celebrating, or at least recognizing a work anniversary is very important. Both from the employee’s perspective, and from their boss and the heads of the company they work for.
It’s a great way to show that coworkers and employees really care for the person – and that’s a huge part of what employees want from a job.
Some people are going to react better to humor, some will just want something quick and low-key. But most people will want each year of service acknowledged, so it’s something to mark in the calendar.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.