10 memorable April Fool's pranks for the office

"Pranking at work can be risky business," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder.com. "When determining whether a prank is a good idea on April Fools' Day, employees should consider the worst case scenario of their joke. Will his or her joke simply result in a laugh from fellow co-workers? Or could anybody, including you, lose their job?"

While faking a resignation, gluing office supplies to the desk and covering someone's cube in aluminum foil are among the most common office pranks, here are 10 of the most memorable jaunts from this year's survey:

1. Placed a pair of pants and shoes inside the only toilet stall in a men's room to make it appear someone was using the stall. It sat there for hours until someone called security to check if the person had died.

2. Sent a fake love note to a co-worker from another co-worker. 

3. All the women in office individually spoke to the president, confiding that she is pregnant. By noon, he 'knew' that all of his female workers were pregnant and he could not tell anyone because each asked for confidentially.

4. Called electric company, used a co-worker's name and told them he was moving so the electricity got turned off at the co-worker's house.

5. Filled the vending soda machine with cans of beer.

6. Rigged the bosses chair to drop suddenly during a staff meeting.

7. Placed a sign on the restroom door that read, "The company ran out of toilet tissue; please use your own resources."

8. Paged a co-worker over the loud speaker claiming the CEO was looking for him.  The worker went into the CEOs office and the CEO didn't know who he was or why he was there.

9. Shrink-wrapped everything in a co-worker's cubicle.

10. Put a 'house for sale' ad in the newspaper regarding a co-worker's home.

Religious Leaders Panel Discussion on Gays and Lesbians, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Family Friendship Hall, 1201 N. Saliman Road.

Revs. Jeff Paul, Stan Pesis, Denise Cordova, Rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer and Holly Wilson represent their respective faith communities to discuss the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals in their congregations. Question and answer session to follow; the public is invited.

Call  220-4151.


Tuesday Lecture Series, "Rainbow Rhino " a Rhinoceros for Kids and Grown-ups" features author and artist Fox Carlton Hughes.

Dinner buffet available from 5-7 p.m., with lecture $15; lecture only $5 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Call 847-0111.

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