Your 17 Most Embarrassing Workplace Screw-Ups

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Nobody's perfect at their job -- just ask the comment section. In an ongoing effort to feel better about ourselves, we asked readers to tell us about their worst workplace goofs. Here's what they came up with.

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Entry by AmyB8484

ON MY NEW JOB AS AN OPERATOR AT A SOFTWARE FIRM, I ACCIDENTALLY ROUTED A TECH SUPPORT CALL TO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY. HE WAS NOT AMUSED.

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Entry by denzity007

While fixing a client's PC via remote session, 1 accidentally clicked CRACKED.COM the button that enabled him to see my screen. P.I.C.N.I.C. Problem I

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Entry by AdamKelly

One sleepy Monday in online retail I looked at the returns and checked the addresses. I then returned all the returns to the customers. Nobody ever fi

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While working for an armored car company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was asked to do a pickup in Santa Rosa, 120 miles to the east. ho 0 1285) uev N

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Entry by JarOCats

0 UNPLUGGED MY WORK PC WITH A LITTLE TOO MUCH FORCE, DISLODGING THE POWER STRIP FROM ITS BUILT-IN MOORING SUDDENLY, I SMELLED SMOKE. I HAD SHORTED OUT

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

I walked into my catering. job at a huge conference full of politiciansjust in time to serve the trays of food. I missed the briefing about the vegan

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Working as a server at a diner, I had some terrible regulars. When entering an order for one once, I added a note to the cook to BURN THIS SH*T TO A

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Entry by denzity007

Your 17 Most Embarrassing Workplace Screw-Ups

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At the end of a long week, I sent out an Fo e-mail to my department suggesting that we go out for a drink after work. 60x Mall Folders Deirte elateit

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Entry by Busteq

Back when I was working in a nuclear lab, we had to study the effects of radiation on particular bacteria. Cyelotron Neutronsource Neutron Proton 18Me

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Entry by PollyDarton

While working overtime one Saturday I accidentally set off the fire alarm with a garment steamer. 101 Explaining what happened to the crew of firemen

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Entry by Rich949

Working live sound backstage on the mixing console, E muted all audio, but left a fader turned up almost to the max. IRHILi PEAK LEVEL I hit unmute, w

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Entry by denzity007

I accidentally infected our company server with ransomware. I opened an email I thought was from a client F M and downloaded the attachment. It was ex

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was a cashier in a local retail store and I have been fooled by fake money twice. ONE DOLLAR PLAY MONEY F ONE NOT LEGAL TENDER ONE PLAY DOLLAR 1 When

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Entry by PollyDarton

CRACKEDCON 0 used to do wedding photography (back when we were still using film) One time I shot a wedding and then lost the film. The worst part was

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Entry by Scott Laffey

THE CEO OF MY LAST COMPANY HELD A CONFERENCE CALL WHERE HE CHEWED OUT EVERY STORE DIRECTOR OVER THE QUARTERLY SALES NUMBERS. I composed a recap email