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CareerBuilder.com Releases Top Ten Picks for April Fool's Day Pranks at the Office, Based on Its Annual Survey
One-Third of Workers Admit to Playing Jokes on Co-Workers
PRNewswire
CHICAGO

Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fool's Day is just around the corner and hijinks is in order at the office. Thirty-three percent of workers report they have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent say they are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. This is according to CareerBuilder.com's annual survey, which was completed in March 2006 and included more than 2,500 workers.

If you are looking to play a prank on a co-worker, consider the top ten April Fool's Day pranks from this year's survey:

  1.  Changed the caller ID on a co-worker's phone to read Mr. Kitten every
      time he called someone.
  2.  Placed random objects from people's desks in the vending machine.
  3.  Placed a live goldfish in an IV bag in a clinic.
  4.  Snuck onto someone else's computer and sent out an "I love you" email
      to the entire office.
  5.  Wall-papered someone's entire cube with headshots of his co-workers.
  6.  Pulled the shelves out of the break room refrigerator, hid inside and
      jumped out at co-workers as they opened the door.
  7.  Sat on the copier and placed the copies back in the paper bin.
      Anytime co-workers made copies, they had the image of the prankster's
      backside in the background.
  8.  Turned all the clocks in the office one hour back to make the work day
      seem longer.
  9.  Locked all the doors, shut off the lights and put a "Closed" sign in
      the window when the boss went out for lunch.
  10. Placed fake rubber chocolates in the break room and watched as co-
      workers tried to chew them.


For more information on CareerBuilder.com surveys, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/AboutUs/IndustryTrends.aspx .

Survey Methodology

The new CareerBuilder.com survey, "April Fool's Day at the Office 2006," was conducted from February 21 to March 6, 2006. Methodology used to collect survey responses totaling more than 2,500 workers for this study involved selecting a random sample of comScore Networks panel members. These Web Panel members were approached via an e-mail invitation, which asked them to participate in a short online survey. The results of this survey are statistically accurate to within +/- 1.96 percentage points (19 times out of 20).

About CareerBuilder.com

CareerBuilder.com is the U.S.'s largest online job site with more than 20 million unique visitors and over 1 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. , Tribune Company , and Knight Ridder, Inc. , the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 800 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include more than 170 newspapers and leading portals such as America Online and MSN. The nation's top employers take advantage of CareerBuilder.com's easy job postings, 15 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. Millions of job seekers visit the site every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic email job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder.com products and services, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com/ .

  Media Contact:
  Jennifer Sullivan
  (773) 527-1164
  Jennifer.Sullivan@careerbuilder.com

SOURCE: CareerBuilder.com

CONTACT: Jennifer Sullivan of CareerBuilder.com , +1-773-527-1164, or
Jennifer.Sullivan@careerbuilder.com