If you are among the hundreds of thousands of workers making an abrupt switch to the world of videoconferencing, Slack threads, and remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be in need of a laugh.

Here are some funny tweets about the sudden work-from-home transition to give you some comic relief during this uncertain time:

During social distancing, it’s important to remember good conference call etiquette:

– awkward silence

– can you hear me

– [weird small talk because someone is 10 min late]


– strange crunch

– heavy breath

– oops sorry you go ahead

– sorry no, you

– BOOP beep

– bye?

— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) March 10, 2020

World: To have a successful WFH day, start your day with a shower, coffee, go outside, get some exercise. Have a nice morning and treat it like a normal workday.

Me: Wakes up 4 minutes before my first call.

— Jack Altman (@jaltma) March 11, 2020

the human has been working from home the last couple days. and every so often. they let me participate in the video calls. all the other humans cheer when they see me. i am the only thing holding their company together

— Thoughts of Dog® (@dog_feelings) March 10, 2020

I guess we’re about to find out which meetings could’ve been emails after all…

— Sara Wallace Goodman (@ThatSaraGoodman) March 8, 2020

Pro-tip for couples suddenly working from home together: Get yourselves an imaginary coworker to blame things on. In our apartment, Cheryl keeps leaving her dirty water cups all over the place and we really don’t know what to do about her.

— Molly Tolsky (@mollytolsky) March 16, 2020

important questions to ask your pet if you’re working from home:

– are you at work?

– are we working together?

– did you forget to wear your pants?

– are we coworkers?

– are you the employee of the month?

– are you my supervisor?

– who hired you?

— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) March 12, 2020

Video call tips and tricks for WFH:

-everyone wants to see your cat

-no, seriously, why are you pushing your cat away

-more cat

-what if we just did a call with your cat

— John Epler (@eplerjc) March 16, 2020

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