Wednesday, March 26, 2008

4 Office Prank Tips for April Fool's Day

It's almost that time of year again as April Fool's day quickly approaches. If you're looking to pull off an awesome office prank for April Fool's, you may want to check out my list of 5 important office prank tips for the coming pranking holiday.

  1. People know it's April Fool's Day
    Let's face it, most people are going to be overly cautious during April Fool's Day - making your job that much more difficult. You can use this to your advantage though. Pulling off your pranks a day or two before or after April 1st may be enough to catch some people off guard. For those potential victims who are extra tough to prank, why not do a small, simple prank on the 1st (such as Bugged or Creamed) and then follow it up with a much bigger prank the next day or two (like Packed In). They may think your initial prank was the whole kit-and-kaboodle, thus letting their guard down for the real prank.

  2. Get as many people in on your pranks as possible
    The great thing about pranking coworkers is that you've got a large supply of helpers and witnesses to enjoy the outcome with. Bring in as many coworkers as possible to help you out to make it a group effort and you will all enjoy it that much more (not to mention have that many more people to laugh at your victim).

  3. Take pictures or video
    You don't want your prank to be forgotten any time soon, so be sure to take pictures and video if at all possible. This means recording the preparation as well as the outcome. Once the prank is over, you can probably find some good use for your photos by placing them on bulletin boards in the break room, on your desktop wallpaper, and maybe even put them on your company website for an office morale boost.

  4. Remember that you are still an employee!
    Probably the most imporant tip that I can give is to remind you that you are still an employee of a company and that whatever prank (or pranks) you decide to pull off must be done so delicately. Make sure your pranks don't overly hurt anybody's feelings or do much property damage. The best thing you can do is to get approval by a higher up before doing anything. If you do your pranks in good fun and choose victims with a great sense of humor, you can limit your risk for repercussions.

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