35 Memes That Perfectly Capture the Pain of Returning to Work After Vacay

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AnnaMarie Houlis4.87k
Journalist & travel blogger
April 15, 2024 at 8:2PM UTC
Returning to work after a vacation isn't easy, even if you’re someone who loves what they do. It's like the Sunday Scaries, but far, far worse. That's why there are memes, like these, about it to help you cope and make going back just a little easier.

1. When you return to work after clearing your brain...

back to work after vacation meme
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2. When you have to face reality...

back to work meme
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3. When you need sympathy...

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4. When you realize it's time to head back...

vacation over meme
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5. When you have so much work after vacation...

checking emails when back from vacation meme
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6. When you can't wait to go back to work (just kidding)...

last day of vacation meme
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7. When you start planning an escape...

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8. When you forgot everything after vacation...

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9. When you don't want to go back to work...

going back to work meme
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10. When your boss is ready for your return...

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11. When you cling to vacation...

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12. When you forgot how to do your job...

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13. When the holidays are over...

monday after holiday meme
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14. When your vacation is ending...

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15. When pulling into work after vacation brings you tears...

first day back to work after vacation meme
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16. When Monday rolls around...

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17. When going back to work after vacation sounds horrible...

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18. When you need caffeine after vacation...

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19. When you want more days off...

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20. When you need a vacation after a vacation...

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21. When you don't want to leave vacation...

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22. When you're so good at planning vacations...

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23. When you realize you still need to work a lot before your next holiday...

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24. When you don't want to think about going back to work...

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25. When you have to return to work...

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26. When you need another vacation...

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27. When you force yourself back to work...

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28. When you can't call out sick after vacation...

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29. When you're ready to go back...

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30. When you need a lot of coffee...

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31. When you remember why you took off in the first place...

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32. When you can't bear to drive yourself back to work...

first day back to work after vacation meme
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33. When you refuse to go back...

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34. When you come back to one million emails...

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35. When you have the back-to-work blues...

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a multimedia journalist for a gamut of both online and print publications, as well as an adventure aficionado and travel blogger at HerReport.org. She covers all things women's empowerment — from navigating the workplace to navigating the world. She writes about everything from gender issues in the workforce to gender issues all across the globe.

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