The only thing worse than going into a job you don’t love every day is epically failing at that job.
But that’s not gonna stop these people from telling the whole world about it after a prompt from account @b3ta asking for “work felated f*ck-ups.”
Let’s see what the damage is, Twitter.
15. The grand rejection
Sounds like you really unmade their day. And yours too!
I accidentally sent an email to 200+ grad school applicants that their application was insufficient on the day of the application deadline. It was also my birthday! https://t.co/gTLtWped6p
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) November 15, 2020
14. A single piece of paperwork
The justice system strikes again.
When I was apprenticed in a law office I fucked up a single piece of paperwork and it got all the way to the court of justice before anyone realised what had happened
It ruined the ENTIRE case. I was there to watch and everyone in that court started staring at me like oh no https://t.co/SUxLkggNDf
— Oliver Darkshire 🌈 (@deathbybadger) August 13, 2020
13. Seeing red
When you’re here, you’re family.
I dropped a glass of red wine on the head of a very blonde baby when I worked at Olive Garden. https://t.co/UHNbv0GRbt
— The Hermit (@tristanreveur) September 2, 2019
12. In the meme time
It’s downright weird that this is a real job description.
I was making a stupid meme about it being Cans O'Clock and was looking for a blank clock face. I typed "clock no hands" into Google images. I forgot a letter and briefly had a screen full of porn on my work computer https://t.co/5V2OmwHpdp
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) April 9, 2019
11. Going down
Oh yeah. I knew that. Totally. I’m just um. Gonna disappear now.
I got in the elevator with a woman and said, “What floor?”
She looked at me puzzled and said, “Two…? Brandon, it’s Jessica, I’ve worked with you for two months?”
Felt horrible. https://t.co/BaofFDJ22X
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) May 9, 2018
10. Watch your accounts
Where’s the lie though.
When I was a 9-5er I once tweeted “Mitt Romney has the face and soul of an impoverished crocodile”…..from the company Twitter. https://t.co/A2u7nCIBqV
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) May 7, 2018
9. The broadside of a barn
Be careful what you do in anger, it may follow you forever.
Painting a barn. Frustrated with malfunctioning paint sprayer.
Write “Fuck this shit” on exterior wall with said sputtering sprayer in large red letters.
Fix sprayer while paint dries. Paint over message 23 times.
Message still visible 20 years later. https://t.co/8Mu7refUNh
— Les Perreaux (@perreaux) May 6, 2018
8. He’s a fake!
Was this kid under the impression before that giant singing rats were real?
I worked at Chuck E. Cheese as Chuck E. Cheese. The first time I put the costume on to go dance for a birthday I didn't put my glove on all the way. The kid saw a piece of my skin and started screaming "HE'S A FAKE" then a party of 8 year olds tackled me until the song ended. https://t.co/Dm4sBnKWrk
— Jordan VanDina (@JordanVanDina) May 5, 2018
7. You had to be there
Misuse of the various email reply options fill me with dread on a daily basis.
I replied to a confidential IGN sales email with an inside joke from college, so I BCC’d my college friends. One of them “replied all,” and my boss’ boss came out of his office and said “Greg, why is someone with a https://t.co/cj5Fc2R6bC email address responding to IGN emails?” https://t.co/FeJOku9rz2
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) May 5, 2018
6. A graceful exit
Well, what would there be to mention about it?
I told a boss I was sick of being treated like a fucking idiot, caught my foot in the wire of his phone as I stormed out, fell over, smashed the phone and really hurt my knee. Then I just limped out. And never mentioned it EVER again. https://t.co/UJjVg3NrBo
— hannah dunleavy (@thatdunleavy) May 4, 2018
5. First impressions
Kinda surprised they didn’t call the cops to investigate or something.
Probably that time I greeted some new parents to the kindergarten and my jeans fell down.
They never came back. https://t.co/lVm7AnesIo
— The Aunties (@aunties_the) April 10, 2019
4. That’s heavy
The sort of thing you’re not easily gonna forget.
I was leading a band into a studio and let the heavy door go behind me forgetting the lead singer was blind. The noise is made as it swung into her face haunts me to this day. https://t.co/KWe0biNCw9
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) February 28, 2019
3. A sinking feeling
Wait there was a Kardashian mobile game?
a few years I was supposed to be cleaning the bathroom but I was actually sitting on the sink playing that kardashian game & the entire sink broke off the wall https://t.co/v41JdjNWaA
— ♡ kat ♡ (@kat_harter) May 5, 2018
2. Slow things down
I’m curious to know what this even means.
I once shot an interview in slow motion. https://t.co/sRmaP2tTGU
— Richie Morgan (@WretchedMorgan) May 4, 2018
1. My condolences
It’s a stale joke anyway, friend.
Some bloke was buying flowers and I was like “Awh did ye fuck up?😂” and he said “no my ma just died” WHY AM I LIKE THIS https://t.co/0ysdywbtZY
— jamie o’grady (@_JamieOGrady) May 4, 2018
If you haven’t had a great day at work, try not to worry about it too much. Maybe these examples made you feel better?
What’s a screw up you’ve encountered?
Tell us in the comments.