Get All Access for $5/mo

Employees Prank Boss For Wearing Same Outfit Every Day For 13 Years A viral TikTok shows one office committed to pranking their boss by mimicking his signature look for a day.

By Madeline Garfinkle Edited by Jessica Thomas

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Employees at an orthodontic office in New South Wales decided to call out their boss' predictability — in the most charming way possible.

The account @rexballardortho posted a TikTok of the entire office decked out in their boss Dr. Darin Ballard's signature look: a light blue button-down shirt, brown belt and khakis. "He's only worn the same thing every day for 13 years" the caption read. The video was an instant hit, garnering more than 22 million views.

@rexballardortho He's only worn the same thing every day for 13 years #surprise #prank #viral #boss #funny #orthodontist #portmacquarie #fyp #hehe ♬ Benny and Chiquitita - reymifasol

Upon entering with a coffee in hand, the doctor was a good sport, instantly laughing along with his coworkers.

"Plot twist he makes it a uniform," one user commented. "But that outfit looks killer on literally everyone," another said. You have to appreciate the commitment on part of the team, and the reliability of the boss who inspired such an elaborate stunt founded on his consistency.

Ballard's commitment to a work uniform isn't actually that unusual: Steve Jobs famously wore a black turtleneck and jeans to work every day (Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes adopted the same uniform as well). Some entrepreneurs claim wearing the same outfit every day eliminates decision fatigue and lets them focus their decision-making power on more important matters.

Related: How to Use TikTok to Promote Your Business

Madeline Garfinkle

News Writer

Madeline Garfinkle is a News Writer at She is a graduate from Syracuse University, and received an MFA from Columbia University. 

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Business Solutions

Increase Productivity with This Microsoft 365 Subscription, Now $25 Off

It can make the entrepreneur life a lot easier.

Business News

Apple Pay Later Is Ending. Here's What's Taking Its Place.

The program was available for less than a year.


This Artist Answered a Businessman's 'Powerful' Question — Then His Work Became 'the Poster Child for Juneteenth': 'Your Network Really Becomes Your Net Worth'

Reginald Adams was the executive director of a Houston-based art museum for more than a decade before he decided to launch his own public art and design firm.


Harvard Business School Professor Says 65% of Startups Fail for One Reason. Here's How to Avoid It.

Team alignment isn't nice to have -- it's critical for running a successful business.

Business News

Here's What Companies Are Open and Closed on Juneteenth 2024

Since it became a holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has been recognized by some major corporations as a paid day off.

Growing a Business

I Hit $100 Million in Annual Revenue by Being More Transparent — Here Are the 3 Strategies That Helped Me Succeed

Three road-tested ways to be more transparent and build relationships that can transform your business — without leaving you feeling nightmarishly over-exposed.