Top 80 Funny Quotes And Memes About Lazy Coworkers


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Lazy Coworker Quotes


So we’ve all been in that spot… you’ve got an important project or hard job that needs to get done, yet you’re working with someone who somehow manages to get out of ALL the hard work.

Or maybe you’re dealing with overly chatty co-workers, rude colleagues, or teammates that NEVER produce good work.

The easy way (but not necessarily the best way) to deal with bad coworkers might be to let all of your emotions out on them and tell it like it is.

While I’m sure you can find a professional way to communicate the fact that they suck (lol) why not take a few deep breaths and check out these funny quotes and memes first?

I can guarantee that these will make you feel better!

You might be crying that you’re having to take on more work because of your lazy teammate, but these quotes and memes about lazy coworkers will help you cry a few tears of joy, too, I promise! Let’s start your day with a good laugh.

Here are the best lazy coworker quotes and memes.


Lazy Coworker Quotes and Memes


Funny Quotes About Lazy Coworkers

Number 3 is my favorite on this list of funny quotes about lazy coworkers below. Seriously, it’s like when you have the hardest, most time-consuming project is when you get stuck with someone who doesn’t want to do any work at all! Lol.


1. “Working with lazy coworkers is like trying to push a car uphill with a broken wheel.” – Unknown

2. “The only thing lazier than a lazy-coworker is the excuses they come up with to avoid work.” – Unknown

3. “Lazy coworkers are the human equivalent of a computer that freezes when you need it the most.” – Unknown

4. “A lazy coworker can turn a productive day into a frustrating obstacle course.” – Unknown

5. “The hardest part of working with lazy coworkers is pretending you’re surprised when they don’t deliver.” – Unknown

6. “I was born lazy. I am no lazier now than I was forty years ago, but that is because I reached the limit forty years ago. You can’t go beyond possibility.” – Mark Twain

7. “Working with lazy coworkers is a test of your patience, problem-solving skills, and ability to resist facepalming.” – Unknown

8. “When you have lazy coworkers, the only thing that seems to be on their to-do list is avoiding work.” – Unknown

9. “The lazier your coworker, the more creative they become in finding new ways to avoid doing their job.” – Unknown 

10. “Lazy coworkers: the unsung heroes of office coffee breaks and extended lunch hours.” – Unknown


The BEST Memes About Lazy Coworkers

The best thing about having a lazy coworker is that you get to read these hilarious lazy coworker memes. If you want to send these to a friend, coworker, or teammate that can relate, do it!! Just make sure you don’t accidentally send it to that lazy coworker that you’re referring to!


11. Coworkers: The people who stand around and talk about how everybody else just stands around and talks about everyone else.
12. I use sarcasm at work, because slapping the shit out of someone is frowned upon by management.

13. My desire for overtime pay is not as strong as my desire to not be here.

14. Congrats on getting away with stuff I would get fired for.

15. Never underestimate the laziness and stupidity of your coworkers.

16. I've developed an allergic reaction to lazy people. Symptoms of this allergy includes headaches, nausea and a sudden, urging desire to strangle someone.

17. It's a little disheartening when your co-workers get paid more than you and you still have to show them how to send an e-mail.

18. Annoying co-worker won't shut up. Can't find my head phones to block him out.


More Funny Quotes About Annoying Coworkers

I’m all for maintaining professionalism in the workplace, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes you need a little humor to get you through the tough times… like when you’re working with the most ANNOYING coworkers and you can’t really do anything else about it! Hahaha.


19. “Annoying coworkers are like mosquitos in the office, buzzing around and refusing to leave you in peace.” – Unknown

20. “Dealing with annoying coworkers is like trying to fold a fitted sheet – it’s a never-ending struggle.” – Unknown

21. “Annoying coworkers are the spice of office life that you wish you could do without.” – Unknown

22. “Working with annoying coworkers is like having a permanent case of the Mondays.” – Unknown

23. “An office without annoying coworkers is like a unicorn – everyone talks about it, but no one has seen it.” – Unknown

24. “Annoying coworkers are the real-life embodiment of Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong in the office, they’ll find a way to make it worse.” – Unknown

25. “Annoying coworkers have a PhD in the art of pushing your buttons.” – Unknown

26. “You know you have annoying coworkers when you start celebrating the days they don’t show up.”

27. “Annoying coworkers turn coffee breaks into therapy sessions, as you desperately seek solace from their incessant chatter.”

28. “Working with annoying coworkers is a test of your sanity and your ability to maintain a professional façade.”


Silly Quotes About Lazy Coworkers

I’m not saying you should send these quotes to your friends to help you commiserate about the lazy coworker in the office…but I’m also not NOT saying that you shouldn’t send these to your friends 😀 


29. “I’m not saying my coworker is lazy, but they’ve turned laziness into an art form. They should hang their accomplishments in the Louvre.” – Unknown

30. “My coworker’s idea of a marathon is how long they can go without doing any work in the office.” – Unknown

31. “I think my coworker’s spirit animal is a sloth. They’re slow, they sleep a lot, and they never seem to be fully awake at work.” – Unknown

32. “If my coworker were any more laid-back, they’d be horizontal.” – Unknown

33. “I asked my coworker to help with a project, and they replied, ‘Sure, I’ll get right on it… eventually.'” – Unknown

34. “My coworker is on a ‘See Food’ diet. They see food, and they avoid work.” – Unknown

35. “I’m convinced my coworker’s favorite sport is desk napping. They’re a true champion at it.” – Unknown

36. “My coworker’s job description should include ‘professional procrastinator.'” – Unknown

37. “When my coworker says they’ll ‘circle back’ on a task, it’s code for ‘I’ll forget about it until someone reminds me.'” – Unknown

38. “I told my lazy coworker they should win an award for their dedication to doing as little as possible at work. They replied, ‘I’d like to thank the couch and Netflix for their unwavering support.'” – Unknown


Quotes About The Importance of Teamwork

If you’re working on a team, or even if you’re just on a team for something in general, then I know you know how important team work is. So, here are some great reminders of the power of teamwork.


39. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

40. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

41. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” – Mark Sanborn

42. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

43. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford


Intense Quotes About Lazy People

These quotes come from people who know the power of grit, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. If they don’t motivate you to work harder than anybody else, I’d be surprised!


44. “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kobe Bryant

45. “Hard work and toil alone will not save us from disaster. A fool can work himself to death, and the clever can rest in his hammock.” – Unknown

46. “The only thing worse than a lazy person is a lazy person with a good excuse.” – Benjamin Franklin

47. “Laziness is the enemy of progress, and progress is the enemy of laziness.” – John F. Kennedy

48. “Lazy people are always quick to find an excuse; hard working people are quick to find a way.” – John C. Maxwell

49. “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Jane Austen

50. “Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering.” – Proverbs 13:4 (The Bible)

51. “The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “The hardest work you’ll ever have to do is to work on yourself.” – Anonymous

53. “Lazy people are a plague upon progress; they drain the world of its potential.” – Unknown

54. “Laziness may appear attractive, but hard work leads to true satisfaction.” – Anna Jameson

55. “Lazy people are not entitled to the rewards of those who strive for greatness.” – Unknown


Wise Quotes About Laziness

These quotes emphasize just how important it is to be dedicated to your craft. Otherwise, there will be consequences… you may not get as far as you’d like in life if you’re lazy. 


56. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

57. “Every man is as lazy as he dares to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

58. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” — Anne Frank

59. “Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.” – Benjamin Franklin

60. “The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.” – Norwegian Proverb

61. “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” – Robert Frost

62. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” – Malcolm Gladwell

63. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell

64. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

65. Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” – Robert Half

66. “Don’t be deceived by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” – Charles Richards

67. “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” – Jules Renard


Which of these inspirational quotes above speaks to you the most?


Funny Quotes About Having a Job

How’s your work life treating you? If you can relate to this first quote, then you know how funny it is. HOWEVER, if you are someone who could use a new job, I hope you don’t hesitate to start looking.

I know how hard the job search process can be (I recently went through so many interviews), but if you’re mental health is suffering because of the job you have right now, it’s time to start looking elsewhere <3 Here are some great job search tips.


68. “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” – Drew Carey

69. “I used to have a job at a calendar factory, but I got fired for taking a couple of days off.” – Unknown

70. “Work: the fine art of balancing the need to make a living with the need to lie down.” – Unknown

71. “I’m not saying my boss is bad, but my favorite work-related memory is when I didn’t have a job.” – Unknown

72. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one… and then imagine yourself broke.” – Unknown

73. “My job is top secret. Even I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time.” – Unknown

74. “My boss told me to start every presentation with a joke. So I told him my salary.” – Unknown

75. “I’m not lazy; I’m just in energy-saving mode at work.” – Unknown

76. “The only exercise I get at work is running out of patience.” – Unknown

77. “The only thing I enjoy about waking up early for work is realizing I have more time to sleep.” – Unknown

78. “I’m not a morning person. I’m not an afternoon person. I’m barely even an evening person. I’m just not a person until I’ve had my coffee.” – Unknown

79. “Have a seat, standing there watching everyone else work all day must be exhausting!” – Unknown

80. “I don’t think of you as a coworker because you never do any work.” – Unknown


Good job!! You read these quotes and memes instead of yelling at your lazy coworker! I’m so proud of you :’) 

But truly, while it can be SO hard, having a positive attitude toward the negative things in life is so valuable. A lazy employee or a lazy co-worker is not ideal, but I know if you’re here that you’re the type of person that can absolutely handle this.

Remember, this too shall pass 🙂 


I love these lazy saturdays. It's wednesday, homer.


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