If you think you’ve done something bad in work then put your soul at ease with the comforting fact that somewhere out there somebody has done WAY worse than you.
Seriously. Have you ever taken ketamine and ended up in your job with your boss and Mary McAleese? We highly doubt it, so already you’re doing great.
A viral tweet posted by b3ta earlier today asked people to share the absolute worst thing they’ve ever done at work and the replies are truly inspirational.
We’ll never feel guilty for sending an email to the wrong person again.
1. This guy wins the worst work fuck up award for sure
Got my days wrong and ended up alone in a room with my boss and the President of Ireland while I was on ketamine. https://t.co/gSjPY8WjKL
— Seamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) May 3, 2018
2. Oh. Oh, no.
Working at a financial magazine, I headlined a feature about German housing, “Living space”. https://t.co/ezA1obSXXD
— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) May 3, 2018
3. You get a car! You get a car! Everyone gets a car!
I was giving away a brand new car in a radio contest: Two callers, head-to-head, guessing a number, closest wins. I got my sums wrong, announced the wrong winner, they started whooping, while the rightful winner objected. I panicked, and said ‘You can BOTH have a new car!’ https://t.co/eo6pcc82ad
— Geoff Lloyd (@GeoffLloyd) May 3, 2018
4. Eat the whales
Working at small agency & our big client was Greenpeace. An email came in from supporter asking what we were going to do about saving the whales. Sent group email to office saying “the plan is to eat them – the white meat of the sea” And yes accidentally sent it to supporter…
— Rob Manuel (@robmanuel) May 3, 2018
5. We’d eat this tbh
Not me, but when working at Burger King, my friend (and colleague at the time) accidentally put mayonnaise instead of shake mix in the milkshake machine. We told no one and only had one or two complaints. Everyone else obviously loved their chocolate mayonnaise.
— Paul Thorpe (@bracestower) May 3, 2018
6. Best or worst mistake, eh? eh?
My friend who did WE on the ASDA bakery at the same time set a donut jam machine to fill a donut with 666 shots of jam rather than 6 as the button got stuck. Saw it pumping like mad and just went home. Stain remained on their floor for MONTHS.
— Tobby Watson (@chas_hodges) May 3, 2018
Those poor, poor, people.