The modern workplace can be a tricky and challenging environment. With so much put down to office politics, people are unsure what they can and can’t say to each other without getting in trouble. What is the best way to get your burning point across to your irritating colleagues without being condemned yourself? Simple. Passive aggressive notes of course! We have all come across these at some point in our office lives, whether it be a little note on the fridge telling us to not keep expired produce in it… or simply a note reminding us that perhaps the best place to make number two is not actually on the seat. Here are a collection of the best passive aggressive notes in the office.
Wash your hands… or indirectly kill someone
This friendly seeming note tries to really hit home that hand sanitization negligence can kill people….or save someone’s life! And yes – that does mean you, apparently. You can never be too careful with who you touch these days!
A more direct Approach
‘Tristan’ perhaps forgot the art of subtlety with his note to co-worker Katie Passero. Probably Katie was guilty of not flushing the staff toilets one too many times.
A job is just another role
credit: Shockingly Tasty
In this photo we see an advert for a small job at a pizzeria. However, it perhaps gives a bit too much away about the past people filling the role. However, ‘pretending you like work’ may be just a little too much for some people.
DON’T TOUCH THE PLANT
Apparently some people can’t tell the difference between fake plants and real plants without having a good green-fingered-fondle! This passive aggressive note really contributes to the calming influence the plant is having on the work places…and the note probably will make people want to touch it more than anything – just look at those white leaves!
If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen…and don’t mess with thermostat! Worldwide, offices have thermostat politics – and this cheeky passive aggressive note sums it right up. Katrina is ‘serious!’…she sounds like one hellava woman!
You’ve got to be PC in the office, even to Dice these days!
In this passive aggressive note we see an employee who has clearly lost the plot and probably lives by herself and owns 23 cats. You know when you lose the dice from your favourite board game? Crazy dice lady has stolen it. Just remember not to call the dice ‘cute’ – at all costs!
Office Fridge Politics
credit: Gerry & Bonni
In this day and age, people can do the craziest things – even drink a whole bottle of creamer in two weeks! An employee who gave up coffee for two weeks is punished for it, and his supply of creamer is drained. And the moral of the story is? Don’t give up coffee… or buy creamer for that matter.
Toilet Roll Duties
The note makes a solid point. All the facts are true!
In this picture, we see perhaps someone had a bad day at the office and took home a plant as compensation. The odds are the passive aggressive note writer did not have the plant return, or even watch through the ’15 days of video’.
In this note, workers vent their frustration at the language being used around them; words that really grind their gears. Perhaps the boss says all of these phrases or something.
Vending Machine Roulette
Will the vending machine user get goods that are in date or out of date…that’s the mystery of this vending machine game! There’s nothing worse than out of date cardboard texture crisps…eugh!
This passive aggressive note, as it states, is more like a ‘security bulletin’. From the sounds of the note, the EFI employees are keeping some top secret products in the fridge. Perhaps some ‘sandwiches of mass destruction’. Ha.
The tinkle fairy’s wise words
credit: Neil T
You would think that blokes everywhere would be swayed by this cute message compelling them to wipe the seat after they miss the bowl. You’d probably be mistaken in thinking that.
credit: Steve Ganz
You have got to wonder what kind of amazing drinks the employees at this company indulged in. The writer of this passive aggressive note goes about the nicest way of telling people not to drink his supply of Mountain Dew.
Irony at its best
In this note, Jasmine leaves a passive aggressive note to someone stating that problems should be told to her face. However, Jasmine leaving her co-worker a note in itself is complete hypocrisy – and the fact that it is written in bright pink is even better!
So, you can see that these passive aggressive notes come in a complete variety of different tones and give a variety of different messages to the readers. Best thing to do? Don’t nick your co-workers creamer in the first place.
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