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A Perfect Comparison Of Prison To Working In An Office

*This was an email my mother sent to me. Yeah. Um..after reading it, I think I’d be happier in Prison. Yanno, as long as I could bring the love of my life and as long as there is 24/7 Wi-Fi access. *

A Perfect Comparison Of Prison To Working In An Office:

In prison you spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell.
At work you spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle.

In prison you get three meals a day.
At work you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.

In prison you get time off for good behavior.
At work you get more work for good behavior.

In prison the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
At work you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for

In prison you can watch TV and play games.
At work you could get fired for watching TV and playing games.

In prison you get your own toilet.
At work you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat.

In prison they allow your family and friends to visit.
At work you aren’t even supposed to speak to your family.

In prison all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.
At work you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes
from your salary to pay for prisoners.

In prison you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.
At work you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

In prison you must deal with sadistic wardens.
At work they are called managers.

Spooky Right?

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!

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  • Sadly, prison does sound better!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!

  • Meleah

    Chef Mom:
    I know right! Have a good weekend too.

    This weekend I plan on catching up with everyones blogs. Ive been so busy at work by the time I get home I’ve been too tired to get online. I really miss everyone!!

  • Was looking at a big kahuna company’s floorplan a couple of days ago in the hotspot of the NY Financial Center (downtown)… with all the desks aligned as they were the thing resembled those old Roman ships: with the rows of slaves hands on oars ready to paddle once the whip begun slinging and a drum setting the pace. “Poor schmucks” – I thought of whomever is to work in there, and as the cold stark reality of the modern day office sank in, Riker’s Island seemed a Club Med… have I lost it? 😉

  • In prison you’re accosted in the men’s room and forced to have anal sex.

    Wait..nevermind…that’s the same as my job.

    I need to find a new employer. The people here are jerks.

  • Thank Janus I work from home. Loved the post. I’m counting my blessings now. 😀

  • Meleah

    Yes. You have lost it.

    Yeah, they sound like jerks to me too.

    You are sooo lucky!

  • Oh, that is SO true! No wonder the prisons in the US are so overcrowded!

  • Put cubicles in prison and the recitivisim rate will plummet 😉

  • Meleah


    right on.

  • “At work you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat.”

    OMG, you work with those people too? What is the deal with that???? And my husband still does not understand why I will drive home for lunch to pee.

  • Just today I sat at my desk and thought: “This is like being in prison.” Oh, this is so true. And so sad. Jail does sound better. I wonder if jaywalking will get me a stint in the slammer!

  • Meleah

    If I could drive home to pee I would!!

    Please! This is awful.
    (at least I’ve made my way back to the NET today. FINALLY…Ive missed everyone so very much.)

  • Strange comparison, but I’d stay out of the rest room! Have a great weekend sweetie!

  • Berry Spooky!
    Have a good weekend… enjoy your break 🙂

  • Meleah

    Strange and True! You have a great weekend too!

    I will! xxoo xxoo xxoo

  • What about this:

    When you get kicked out of prison you have a hard time finding a job.

    If you get fired from work you have a hard time finding a job.

    Bad on both counts, I guess.

  • With both prison and work you count the time until you get out.

  • Meleah

    True dat.

    Employee No.3699:
    You got THAT right.
    Im counting down the time as we speak!

  • Jay

    While you’re in prison you can study for a free university degree
    You are expected to pay for your own university education before you get into work

    Yeah, this is not looking good! LOL!

  • Right on!
    Now I’m thinking – how could I get myself into prison?
    Hhmmm, does punching husband work? I think it does count. Ok, I’m going to put my boxing gloves on! *evil grin*

  • That’s a great – and accurate – comparason. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times I’ve felt incarcerated on the job…

    Have a terrific weekend, Mereb!! xoxo

  • I just sent this to my boss – hopefully I’ll still have a job next week 🙂

  • Meleah

    This looks very bad!
    But hey, free education!

    I’ve been trying to figure out how to land my ass in the slammer too!

    I was in shock over the similarities.
    I hope you have a great weekend too.

    Ha ha ha!

  • Your post is Perfect Timing 😀

    My work warden gave me next week off from my office prison for good behavior! 😀

    Have a great weekend!

  • Lee

    Work, or as it’s also known, “Hell on Earth!!”

  • exactly why i have no desire to become a part of corporate america…i much prefer the prison of my own mind…..

  • What’s up girlfriend!!! I just came from being held prisoner, that’s why I was missing. Well not really, but prison sounds great and funny sometimes I feel like I’m in a real prison when I’m at work….

    I see the perks of prison though, you can write/blog all day, your meals are cooked, no more worrying about what you’re going to wear, (just watch out for big bertha).

    Sure, send me to prison, sounds like a great club.

  • oh how right you are: work feels like prison to me! and most of the time it’s my fellow inmates that i can’t stand. geez! 😉


  • Meleah


    And exactly why I want to get OUT

    Lets get a cell together

    Fellow Inmates! aka Co-Workers.

  • lol … EERIE!

  • I can’t wait to start working at a prison, it sounds like a wonderful place, much better than that terrible office that they send people who break the law to. That just sounds horrible.

  • Yes, I have seen this before and the comparisons are quite funny. I wish I could win the lottery and blow this popsicle stand I call work. 🙁

    Don’t even get me started about the bathroom @ work. I wrote a whole diatribe on that a long time ago and I wish I saved it. Thank goodness I dont have to “go” very often. Most days I wait till I get home at night. LOL

  • Prison doesn’t seem like a bad alternative sometimes… make you wonder sometimes why we all work our butts off. Once you got yourself acclimated to the prison environment, I’m sure that it’s really not that bad. But I’ve never been – so I can’t really be trusted!

  • Meleah

    Drowesy Monkey:

    Angry Man:

    Jen Jen:
    I wish you saved your bathroom story @ work too!

    Wonton Sushi:
    I’ve never been to jail or prison either, but this doesn’t sound that bad!!

  • I knew it! I just knew it! I’ve been working at the wrong place for years now. I hope you don’t mind if I steal this and post it on my other blog. I think this is hilarious 😀

  • Meleah

    Feel Free to share this with anyone you’d like. Post away!

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