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More than two-thirds of execs say pranks don't belong at work
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/01/2008

Silly string, saran wrapped toilet seats and fake resignation letters abound in workplaces on April Fools' Day but workplace tricksters should tread carefully, according to a new survey.

More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of the 150 marketing executives polled by Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing firm The Creative Group consider April Fools' jokes unsuitable for the office. However, only 45 per cent of the 150 advertising executives surveyed gave workplace pranks the thumbs down.

"When it comes to April Fools' jokes or other office pranks, employees should know their audience and use good judgment," says Megan Slabinski, executive director of The Creative Group. "Company cultures differ significantly, so what is viewed as light-hearted fun in one environment maybe frowned upon in another."