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151+ Funny Anniversary Quotes for Employees’ Workaversaries

June 18, 2024

Funny anniversary quotes can lighten the mood, boost morale, and create a positive atmosphere in the workplace. Your celebrations don't need to all be serious and formal—some can be just good, honest, light-hearted fun.

After all, a good laugh can bring people closer together and make everyone feel more connected.

Not sure how to add a splash of humor to your anniversary messages? Don't worry—we've got you covered.

We've written and compiled over 151+ funny anniversary quotes to help you celebrate your employees' workaversaries.

151+ Funny Anniversary Quotes to Celebrate Workaversaries

Funny First Year Anniversary Quotes

Use these when you want funny anniversary messages for your one-year employees.

  • "Congrats on surviving your first year! You’ve officially passed the ‘newbie’ stage and leveled up to ‘seasoned pro’... or at least, ‘not totally lost’!"
  • "One year down, and you’ve managed to keep your sanity intact (we think). Here’s to another year of dodging office drama!"
  • "Happy first workaversary! You’ve officially been here long enough to stop asking, 'What does that acronym mean again?'"
  • "Congratulations on your first year! You’ve spent 365 days learning everyone’s coffee orders and only messed them up half the time."
  • "One year in and you still haven’t figured out how to fix the office printer. But hey, neither has anyone else. Cheers!"
  • "Happy one-year anniversary! You’ve mastered the art of looking busy while actually daydreaming about lunch."
  • "Congrats on your first year! If you can survive 12 months of our endless meetings, you can survive anything."
  • "One year down, and you’re still smiling. Either you really love it here or you’ve perfected the art of faking it. Either way, well done!"
  • "Happy first anniversary! You’ve officially earned the right to complain about how things used to be ‘back in the day’."
  • "Cheers to one year! You’ve graduated from ‘Who’s that?’ to ‘Oh, that’s [Your Name], they’ve been here forever!’"
  • "Congrats on your first year! You’re now qualified to roll your eyes at new hires who ask where the restroom is."
  • "Happy one-year anniversary! You’ve become an expert in office politics and avoiding the boss when you’re running late."
  • "One year in, and you still haven’t lost your sense of humor. That’s a true accomplishment in this place!"
  • "Congrats on surviving your first year! You’ve earned your place in the 'I’ve seen things' club."
  • "Happy first workaversary! Here’s to another year of pretending to understand the office jargon and acronyms."


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Funny 5-Year Anniversary Quotes

Use these funny quotes and short funny anniversary quotes to celebrate those who've made it to an incredible 5-year anniversary.

  • "Five years? Wow! You’ve officially outlasted all of our office plants."
  • "Happy 5-year workaversary! At this point, you probably know where all the good snacks are hidden."
  • "Congrats on five years! You’ve reached the point where you can predict every coworker's catchphrase before they say it."
  • "Five years in and you’re still here! Either you really love us, or you’ve just given up on finding the exit."
  • "Happy 5-year anniversary! You’ve spent half a decade here and still remember your login password. That’s impressive!"
  • "Cheers to five years! You’re now one of the rare few who know what’s really in the mystery fridge."
  • "Congrats on your 5-year workaversary! You’ve earned the right to say, ‘Back in my day…’ at every meeting."
  • "Five years of service and still going strong! You must really enjoy free coffee and awkward team-building exercises."
  • "Happy 5-year anniversary! You’ve reached a milestone where you could write a novel about the office drama you’ve witnessed."
  • "Five years in and you’re still surviving our endless email threads. That deserves an award on its own!"
  • "Congrats on five years! You’ve become part of the furniture here—except way more fun and productive."
  • "Cheers to five years! You’ve spent 1,825 days working here and probably an equal amount of time in meetings."


Funny 10-Year Anniversary Quotes

Use these funny happy anniversary quotes to recognize the legends who've made it 10 years at your company.

  • "A decade of service? Wow! You’ve been here so long, you’ve probably seen the office furniture change... twice!"
  • "Happy 10-year anniversary! At this point, we should just get you a parking spot with your name on it."
  • "Congrats on ten years! You’ve officially reached ‘office legend’ status. Tell us your secrets."
  • "Ten years in and you still show up every day. Either you love this place, or you’ve just forgotten where the exits are."
  • "Happy 10-year workaversary! You’ve seen it all, done it all, and probably have the embarrassing photos to prove it."
  • "Ten years of service? That’s like 70 in work years. You’re practically ancient!"
  • "Congrats on ten years! You’ve become a living, breathing part of our company history."
  • "Happy 10-year anniversary! You’ve survived a decade of staff meetings, potlucks, and coffee spills."
  • "Ten years down, and you’re still here. At this rate, you’ll be running the place by year 20!"
  • "Cheers to ten years! You’ve accumulated more stories and inside jokes than anyone could ever imagine."

Funny Anniversary Quotes for Your Boss

Use these funny anniversary wishes to celebrate your boss or manager.

  • "Happy work anniversary, boss! Thanks for leading us with wisdom, patience, and just the right amount of sarcasm."
  • "Congrats on your work anniversary! We’d get you a cake, but we know you prefer coffee... lots and lots of coffee."
  • "Happy anniversary to the person who keeps us all in line. We promise to keep pretending to listen to your jokes."
  • "Congrats, boss! You’ve survived another year of managing us. That deserves a raise... for you, of course!"
  • "Happy work anniversary! Thanks for being the best boss ever... or at least better than the last one."
  • "Cheers to another year of you pretending to laugh at our jokes and us pretending to understand your spreadsheets."
  • "Congrats on your work anniversary! We’d give you the ‘Best Boss’ mug, but we know you already have ten."
  • "Happy anniversary, boss! Thanks for all the support and for not firing us when we deserved it."
  • "Cheers to your work anniversary! You make coming to work bearable... most days."
  • "Congrats, boss! Here’s to another year of your brilliant leadership and our brilliant excuses."
  • "Happy work anniversary to the person who signs our paychecks. We’re eternally grateful... and slightly scared."
  • "Congrats on surviving another year with us, boss! Your patience should be in the job description."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’re the glue that holds us all together, and the caffeine that keeps us going."
  • "Cheers to your work anniversary, boss! Thanks for being our fearless leader and occasional therapist."


Funny Anniversary Quotes for Direct Reports

Try these happy anniversary funny quotes to make your direct reports love their job.

  • "Happy work anniversary! Thanks for making me look like I know what I’m doing. Keep up the good work!"
  • "Congrats on your work anniversary! Your dedication is only matched by your ability to tolerate my jokes and all my flaws."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve survived another year of my emails and last-minute requests. Impressive!"
  • "Congrats! Your hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed... mostly because I keep piling more on your desk."
  • "Happy work anniversary! Your ability to stay calm while I panic is truly inspiring."
  • "Cheers to your work anniversary! Thanks for making me look good and for not laughing (too much) at my mistakes."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve done an amazing job this year. Now, let’s do it all over again!"
  • "Congrats on another year! You’ve officially mastered the art of deciphering my handwriting."
  • "Happy work anniversary! Your patience and hard work make my job infinitely easier. Seriously, I’d be lost without you."
  • "Cheers to your work anniversary! Thanks for being the reason I can leave work on time occasionally."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve been a rock star this year. Keep shining (and keep me from losing my mind)."


Funny Anniversary Quotes for Founders

Celebrate your founders (and the start of the company) with a bit of humor.

  • "Congrats on your anniversary! You’ve built this company from the ground up... and we’re still trying to figure out how you did it."
  • "Happy anniversary! You had a dream, and now we’re living in it. Thanks for giving us a reason to wake up early every day."
  • "Cheers to the founder! Your work anniversary is a reminder that we all have big shoes to fill... and we’re still growing into them."
  • "Happy work anniversary! You’re the mastermind behind our madness, and we wouldn’t have it any other way."
  • "Congrats! You turned an idea into a reality, and now we’re all here to celebrate (and occasionally question) your genius."
  • "Happy anniversary to the founder! You’ve built an empire, and we’re honored to be your loyal subjects."
  • "Cheers to another year of your leadership! Thanks for proving that great ideas can come from sleepless nights and endless coffee."
  • "Happy work anniversary! You’ve shown us that with enough determination and caffeine, anything is possible."
  • "Congrats on your anniversary! You started with a dream and a plan, and now we have a company and a lot of inside jokes."


Funny Remote Work Anniversary Quotes

Celebrate your remote workers with a little fun and jokes.

  • "Happy remote workaversary! You’ve mastered the art of looking professional from the waist up."
  • "Congrats on your remote work anniversary! Here’s to another year of pretending your cat isn’t the real boss."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve successfully survived another year of Zoom meetings and 'You’re on mute' moments."
  • "Cheers to your remote work anniversary! You’ve proven that pajamas can be work attire and productivity isn’t location-based."
  • "Happy remote workaversary! You’ve spent a year perfecting the balance between home and work life... mostly."
  • "Congrats on another year of remote work! You’ve become a pro at multitasking between spreadsheets and laundry loads."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve been an essential part of the team, even from your kitchen table."
  • "Cheers to your remote work anniversary! You’ve made it through a year of virtual happy hours and endless Wi-Fi issues."
  • "Happy remote workaversary! You’ve spent a year with no commute and all the snacks you could ever want."
  • "Congrats on your anniversary! You’ve shown that remote work is no match for your dedication and a strong Wi-Fi signal."


Funny Team Anniversary Quotes

Celebrate the moment your team came together with these funny anniversary quotes.

  • "Happy team anniversary! We’ve survived another year together without (too many) group therapy sessions."
  • "Congrats on our team’s anniversary! We’re like a family... a slightly dysfunctional one, but family nonetheless."
  • "Cheers to our team anniversary! We’ve spent another year proving that teamwork makes the dream work, and coffee makes the teamwork."
  • "Happy anniversary to the best team! We’ve managed to keep our sanity and our sense of humor intact for another year."
  • "Congrats, team! We’ve spent another year mastering the art of working together... and perfecting our group chat GIF game."
  • "Happy team anniversary! Here’s to another year of collaboration, creativity, and endless inside jokes."
  • "Cheers to our team’s workaversary! We’ve made it through another year of meetings, deadlines, and surviving on snacks."
  • "Happy anniversary, team! We’ve spent another year balancing each other out and covering each other’s backs (and coffee runs)."
  • "Congrats on our team anniversary! We’ve become experts at turning chaos into success, one project at a time."
  • "Happy team anniversary! We’ve spent another year proving that great minds don’t always think alike, but they do work well together."


Funny Anniversary Quotes for Different Departments

Every department has a story—get them to laugh at theirs with these quotes.

IT Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, IT! Thanks for keeping us running smoothly and for not judging our terrible password choices."
  • "Congrats, IT team! Another year of making magic happen—like fixing the Wi-Fi and restoring our sanity."
  • "Happy anniversary to the IT department! You’ve survived another year of 'Have you tried turning it off and on again?' moments."

HR Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, HR! Thanks for keeping us in line and for pretending to laugh at our bad jokes."
  • "Congrats, HR team! Another year of handling our complaints and still managing to smile."
  • "Happy anniversary to the HR department! You’ve spent another year being the glue that holds us all together."

Marketing Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, Marketing! Thanks for making us look good and for your endless creativity."
  • "Congrats, Marketing team! Another year of brilliant ideas and epic brainstorm sessions."
  • "Happy anniversary to the Marketing department! You’ve spent another year turning our chaos into compelling campaigns."

Sales Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, Sales! Thanks for bringing in the big bucks and for your unwavering optimism."
  • "Congrats, Sales team! Another year of smashing targets and celebrating wins."
  • "Happy anniversary to the Sales department! You’ve survived another year of endless calls and countless deals."

Finance Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, Finance! Thanks for keeping our books balanced and our budgets in check."
  • "Congrats, Finance team! Another year of crunching numbers and making sense of our expenses."
  • "Happy anniversary to the Finance department! You’ve spent another year proving that math can be fun (sort of)."

Customer Support Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, Customer Support! Thanks for being our frontline heroes and handling everything with grace."
  • "Congrats, Customer Support team! Another year of solving problems and saving the day."
  • "Happy anniversary to the Customer Support department! You’ve spent another year turning frowns into smiles."

Operations Department

  • "Happy work anniversary, Operations! Thanks for keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently."
  • "Congrats, Operations team! Another year of making the impossible look easy."
  • "Happy anniversary to the Operations department! You’ve spent another year being the backbone of our organization."


Funny Anniversary Quotes for Interns

Celebrate the young ones in the office with funny quotes just for them.

  • "Happy internship anniversary! You’ve officially graduated from 'The New Kid' to 'The Slightly Less New Kid.'"
  • "Congrats on surviving your internship! You’ve mastered the art of fetching coffee and avoiding eye contact with the boss."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve been here long enough to know where the good snacks are hidden. That’s real progress."
  • "Cheers to your internship anniversary! You’ve learned so much—and taught us all how to use TikTok."
  • "Congrats on your first year! You’ve gone from ‘Who’s that?’ to ‘Oh, that’s the intern who knows everything.’"
  • "Happy internship anniversary! You’ve spent a year pretending to know what’s going on. Welcome to the club!"
  • "Cheers to your first year! You’ve officially earned the right to say, ‘When I was an intern...’ to future newbies."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve survived another year of being the go-to person for tech help and coffee runs."
  • "Congrats on your internship! You’ve been here long enough to realize that nobody actually knows what they’re doing."
  • "Happy internship anniversary! You’ve spent a year proving that ‘intern’ is just another word for ‘multitasking wizard.’"
  • "Cheers to your anniversary! You’ve gone from ‘intern’ to ‘integral part of the team’—and we couldn’t be prouder."
  • "Congrats on your first year! You’ve officially leveled up from ‘intern’ to ‘part of the family’ (minus the awkward Thanksgiving dinner)."


Funny Anniversary Quotes for Night Shift Workers

Use these quotes to bring a smile to the night-shift workers' faces.

  • "Happy work anniversary, night owl! You’ve spent another year proving that productivity doesn’t sleep."
  • "Congrats on your anniversary! You’ve mastered the art of working in the dark—both literally and figuratively."
  • "Happy night shift anniversary! Here’s to another year of rocking the graveyard shift and making the moon your coworker."
  • "Cheers to your work anniversary! You’ve officially spent another year fighting off sleep and embracing the quiet."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve turned ‘burning the midnight oil’ into an art form."
  • "Congrats on surviving another year of night shifts! You’ve become a pro at navigating the 3 a.m. snack cravings."
  • "Happy night shift anniversary! You’ve proven that the night is indeed full of terrors... and lots of coffee."
  • "Cheers to your anniversary! You’ve spent another year showing us that the real work happens when everyone else is sleeping."
  • "Happy anniversary, night shifter! You’ve successfully avoided daylight and small talk for another year. Well done!"
  • "Congrats on your work anniversary! You’ve turned the night shift into your own personal productivity zone."
  • "Happy night shift anniversary! You’ve spent another year being the hero who keeps things running while the world sleeps."



Funny Anniversary Quotes for Married Coworkers

Sometimes, your coworkers find that special someone right in the office. Use these funny wedding anniversary quotes to give them an in-office wedding anniversary celebration they won't forget.

  • "Happy work anniversary to the newlyweds! Balancing work and marriage like pros—guess you both really can do it all!"
  • "Congrats on your work anniversary and happy marriage! You’ve officially survived another year with your work spouse and your real spouse."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve proven that a true love story can survive both marriage and office meetings. Impressive!"
  • "Cheers to your workaversary! Juggling spreadsheets and wedding bands like it's no big deal."
  • "Happy work anniversary to the dynamic duo! You've made it through another year of marriage and deadlines. Kudos!"
  • "Congrats on your marriage anniversary! You're not just partners in life, but also partners in office mischief—that's one awesome married life."
  • "Happy anniversary! You’ve managed to keep your dear husband and your job—now that’s multitasking at its finest."
  • "Cheers to your workaversary! You’ve balanced wedding vows and work vows like seasoned professionals."
  • "Happy work anniversary! You’ve spent another year proving that love and work can coexist peacefully... most of the time."

Bring Your Teams Together with Terryberry

At Terryberry, we believe that recognizing your employees' milestones is essential to building a cohesive and engaged team.

If you want to take your celebrations to the next level, consider pairing your funny messages with custom awards and trophies. Our comprehensive recognition solutions make it easy to create personalized tokens of appreciation that your team will cherish (and maybe laugh at).

Schedule a demo with our team to learn how our solutions can transform employee engagement at your business.