Everyone likes a good joke, right? But no one expects it to come from HR. Last year I played the best April's Fools joke of my life. This was the highlight of my joking career. One that I will never forget....
My daughter had this awful "virtual" animal called a gigapet. It was some kind of reject virtual pet from the 2000s with terrible graphics and awful sounds. When you did not feed it (press a button), it died by beeping every 30 seconds or so. It was so annoying that I had to put it in her clothes drawers to hide the noise.
A former boss of mind had a very dry sense of humor and was really funny. I decided that the gigapet was going to make a visit to the office for April Fools Day. My boss kept his office locked, but I had a master key and always got to work before him. A coworker and I unlocked his office, I took my shoes off and climbed on his desk to insert the gigapet into his vent in the ceiling. It fit perfectly and was hidden. My coworker and I made sure that the gigapet made noise and locked the door to await his arrival.
He arrived around 9 am. But 10 am, he was in my office and told me to fire the person who put something beeping in his office. His reaction was priceless, so it did not even take me one minute to fess up. He laughed and could not believe that it was me, the HR Director. I got him! Turns out that the beeping echoed in the vent so he could not even tell where the noise was coming from. He did not think that I would be able to reach the vent (I'm 5'2") and was grossed out when he found out that my bare feet were on his desk. Ha!
I love this joke because, despite perception, HR pros are fun too!