Satire is tricky. You have to be broad enough for people to realize it’s a joke, but not so broad that it descends into buffoonery. Good satire requires no explanation as it delivers a sharp kick to the shin.
Having said that, there is no bigger fail than when you begin your satirical piece with a disclaimer that reads, “This is a work of satire.” Would you get up before telling a joke and say, “This is a joke”? If so, you just lost.
Case in point:
Oh, well. I guess I’d be worried to if I worked for people with no sense of humor.