At Ongig, we like to mix the serious task of writing inclusive job descriptions with a little light-heartedness. So here are 15 funny human resources quotes to brighten your day. Enjoy!

15 Funny HR quotes (from actors, authors, presidents & more)

“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, American Actor

“There’s an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.”

– Peter Drucker, Austrian-American educator

“Lisa, if you don’t like your job you don’t strike. You just go in every day and do it half-assed. That’s the American way.”

– Homer Simpson, cartoon character

“Do not underestimate your abilities. That is your boss’s job.”

– Francis Young, Author

“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President

“I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

– Bill Gates, American business magnate

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”

– Ken Robinson, British author

“Don’t expect me to be sane. I work in HR.”

– unknown 

“I’m HR. To save time let’s just assume I’m never wrong.”

– unknown 

“Nothing surprises me. I work in HR.”

– unknown 

“Yes. Doing your job is part of the job.”

– unknown 

“I’m looking for employees who have their own unique way of seeing things my way.”

– unknown 

“You can’t spell “HERO” without “HR”.”

– unknown 

“HR just told me that yelling “I don’t want to play anymore!” is not the proper way to exit a meeting.”

– unknown 

“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing what HR told you to do the first time.”

– unknown 

If you like the funny HR quotes above, you might also enjoy our post 50 Funny HR Memes [Budget, Resumes, CEOs, Payroll+].

Do You Have Any Favorite Funny Quotes About HR?

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Why I Wrote This?

Ongig’s mission is to eliminate boring and biased job descriptions. Our software analyzes your job descriptions to support your HR team’s hiring efforts.


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