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19 TikToks About Corporate America That Hit Different After WFH

If you plunged into the corporate jungle after graduation, you may have quickly found yourself trying to translate emails full of professional-sounding jargon and developing an unhealthy yearning for your boss’s approval. Sound familiar? According to TikTok, you’re not alone. 

These 19, Corporate America TikToks somehow find humor in even the most mundane, anxiety-inducing, and cringe-worthy moments of corporate life. Let’s take a well-earned coffee break.

1. When You Weren’t Prepared To Turn Your Camera On

@nikkifoxx_

Heads up would be nice, Janice. (deleted, reposting by request 😘) #zoom #webexbelike #fyp #foryou #workfromhome #corporate #unprepared #relatable

♬ original sound – 🦊 Nikki Foxx 💕

Guess I can’t take this one from bed. 

2. When Your Boss Asks You To Work After Hours

@corporatenatalie

If you could get this to me before 8AM that would be great #corporate #pleasefix #consulting #workfromhome #fyp

♬ brandy running and crying – brandy running and crying

Sure, what’s free time anyway?

3. When You Go Back To The Office After WFH & Have To Control Your Face

@loewhaley

#wfh #corporate #office #work #millennial

♬ original sound – Laura

Wait, is groaning dramatically not acceptable office behavior? 

4. When The Sunday Scaries Hit

@ashlee_ruth

summer sunday scaries hit different #fyp #summer #sundayfunday #michigan #weekendvibes #NightDoneRight #funny #foryou

♬ original sound – Funny Tiktoks

Annnd my day’s ruined. 

5. When Everyone Competes To Sound The Busiest

@corporatenatalie

Should we just tentatively hold May 2025? #corporate #workfromhome #busy #millennial #fyp

♬ original sound – CorporateNatalie

Sorry, I’m swamped! 

6. When You Try To Have A Productive Day

@callmebyyourcarl

Focus? I don’t know her. #fyp #oops #wfh #workdistractions #corporate #office #millennial

♬ original sound – Guy McLachlan

Better luck tomorrow! 

7. When A Coworker You Kind Of Know Leaves

@mfbenji

#greenscreen #workplace #coworker #comedy #impression #fyp

♬ original sound – Michael Benjamin

*Pretends to care*

8. When HR Gets In Your Business

@cearajane

Is this a universal experience? Or my personal relationship with a woman named Linda? #comedy #corporate #karens #HomeCooked #Linda

♬ original sound – Ceara OSullivan

Let me LIVE.

9. When You Try To Make Small Talk

@fentifriedchicken

It was good—just stayed home #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #comedy #working #corporate #smalltalk #xyz #abc

♬ The Office (Main Theme) – TV Sounds Unlimited

“Hump day, am I right?”

10. When You Try To Write A Simple Email

@lisa.mckinley

#stitch with @alexrising I’d love to know how many times I rewrote emails before sending them in 2020. #wfh #corporate #9to5 #zoom

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

How many exclamation points is too many exclamation points?

11. When Your Boss Goes On Vacation

@corporatenatalie

Where’d you go come back help help me help please #corporate #workfromhome #millennial #boss #fyp

♬ Make Me (Cry) – Noah Cyrus,Labrinth

Mom, can you pick me up? I’m scared. 

12. When Monday Rolls Around Again

@justcallmezo

NOTHING IS GREAT ABOUT A MONDAY! NOTHINNNGGGGG #wfh #themondays #corporate #imbigsad #facts

♬ original sound – Wendy Nicole

Don’t make this harder than it already is.

13. When You Get Asked To Do *Way* More Than Your Job Description

@easterncreativeco

I really cant tho #rumors #stopspreadingthoserumorsaround #corporate #corporateamerica #clonesquad

♬ stop spreading those rumors – ™

Hard pass…unless that extra work comes with extra pay.

14. When Someone Ignores Your “Away” Status 

@rodericks.world

Gotta be quicker than that 😂😂 #microsoft #microsoftteams #fyp #foryou #foryoupage

♬ original sound – Roderick

What do you not understand about the red dot?

15. When You Realize Your Job Description Might Have Been Hiding Something

@thecorporatemama

I’m sick from making this #corporate#corporatetiktok#9to5#millennials#part2#permylastemail

♬ translating corporate job descriptions part 2 – Sarah the corporate mama

What did I sign up for?

16. When You Get Your First Job After Graduation

@jennahushka

Aannnnd what did I miss? 😌 #corporatelife #corporate #workingAthome #wfh (Ic: @banksnowitzki )

♬ original sound – Ant

Maybe I’ll go to grad school after all. 

17. When There Are Snacks

@jennahushka

I will knock someone over for the chocolate sprinkle donut 👑👑

♬ оригинальный звук – Makeup Queen 👑

The only thing worth coming into the office for, TBH.

18. When You Have To Do A Self-Evaluation

@loewhaley

Well these are always fun 🤡 #corporate #wfh #millennial #joblife #work

♬ original sound – Laura

Should I save you the trouble and just fire myself?

19. When You Read Into Everything Your Boss Says

@callmebyyourcarl

Sorry I lost my phone haha #fyp #wfh #work #boss #office #corporate #millennial

♬ original sound – jaredsbrokeniphone.

Oh god, what did I do?

The bad news: Looks like it’s time to get back to the office. The good news: However you feel about that, you probably aren’t the only one.

Zoë Randolph

UC Berkeley '15

Since graduating, Zoë's served as a content marketer for non-profits and tech startups. She worked remotely and traveled the world full-time with her fiancé before becoming a freelance writer and settling (at least for now) in Montréal, Quebec. She likes reading good books, learning new things, and watching Real Housewives argue on TV. You can keep up with her writing over at zoerandolph.com.
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