There was a time, back in the day, when you really only spoke to your boss face to face, or maybe, occasionally, over an inter-office phone system. For most of us, that’s long gone. The people we work for, or at least the ones we work immediately under, are generally accessible through a few twitches of the thumb on our smart phones. This can be really handy. It can also be super annoying and potentially dangerous.

Like in these 12 examples of times people definitely shouldn’t have texted their bosses, but did. (Pro tip: depending on what device you’re viewing this page on, you may have to click on the tweets to see the entire screenshot.)

12. Loving matrimony

This is the start of a beautiful relationship.

11. How do you really feel?

Cause I’m losin’ my sight, losing my mind, wish somebody would tell me I’m fine.

10. Burn

Geez, she could have at least been nice about it.

9. Cat calling

I am dying to know how this went.

8. Welp

That’s one way to get it done, I guess?

7. Shannon panic

That’s no way to speak to your boss.

6. Two modes

The feeling of being late on the train is the worst thing in the world.

5. b*tt of a joke

So you’re just packing up and moving out of the country now, yeah?

4. Copy

Who…who was this supposed to go to?

3. Sleep-texter

I think your phone is possessed.

2. 100% chance of heavy no

We really don’t see enough sleeveless suits on television.

1. Blocked

Anyone who sends these texts should be fired, regardless of where they send them.

If you’ve got a good boss, maybe send ’em a quick text telling them you appreciate them. If you’ve got a bad boss, maybe just never text them ever to be safe.

Have you ever been in a situation like this?

Tell us what happened in the comments.