Trending Now - April Fool's Day In The Office

Trending Now - April Fool's Day In The Office

It is April Fool's Day today and as you get ready for work are you thinking about the pranks you will pull on your office mates? We have a look at just how accepted this holiday is in the workplace.

A little humor is good in most workplaces, right? Well it's a slippery slope on April Fools Day. You don't want to go too far to get a good laugh.

AOL Jobs reports that according to a national survey by the recruitment firm, the creative group, April Fool's jokes are frowned upon in some workplaces.

In fact, 68-percent of advertising and marketing executives say pranks are inappropriate in the office.

But if your office is up for a little laugh, play it safe with these tips from AOL Jobs:

Don't be a bully -- don't single someone out to pick on them.

Don't cause permanent damage -- people take work seriously. Don't make the prank something that will affect your office too negatively.

Don't do anything offensive -- think about your office standards of conduct. Don't make fun of anyone due to race, religion or sexual orientation.

And lastly, know your audience -- before pulling the prank, think twice. Is your office one where pranks are common and it will be a welcome distraction -- or quite the opposite where it wont be as well received?

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