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Embarrassing thing you’ve done at work and got away with? One time WFH, I fell asleep and woke up 20 minutes into a 30 minute call. Didn’t join because I felt it was too late. No one ever mentioned it

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WFH, Accidentally Switched on the camera during a zoom call when I was in my towel, luckily none of the clients on the call knew who I was and my manager wasn’t on the call, when my manager asked me what happened, I was like “ some weirdo from the client side went shirtless during the call”

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D1- M or F?

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Got hammered at the project Christmas party and woke up extremely hungover the next morning (also a travel day). Sent the client team a note that I had had “bad fish” at dinner the night before and wasn’t going to make it in. The hotel also had horrible wireless coverage so had to host a few meetings laying on the floor of my room so my phone would have reception.

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I was on a conference call for a project kick-off with new, senior clients when my mom called. It was her birthday, so I *thought* I put myself on mute and started singing my mom the happy birthday song. Unfortunately, I’d accidentally turned the speakers off instead, so, in the middle of my solid AF (re: off-key) performance, everyone on the call was trying to tell me that I wasn’t muted but, because the speakers were off, I couldn’t hear them so I continued and finished the song. In the end, they all gave up and started singing happy birthday, too. I know that because the meeting was RECORDED. Pls fix.

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Yep, you are awesome

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Client canceled a call with us but the outlook on my phone never updated because I was traveling. I joined the call via phone and client was discussing firing us. Kept quiet they didn’t know I was on. Called my boss right after and we kept the client

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Hope you got a good bonus for that!

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Peed / flushed without muting

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WFH and my bathroom makes flushing noises by itself from time to time, often enough that it’s happened on multiple calls. Im now wondering if everyone thinks I’m on the toilet during calls...

I’m used to ending phone calls with “Bye, I love you!” And I did it to a client lmao

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I did that with my accountant once hahaha

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WFH last week and I had ordered Jimmy Johns who for the first time in many orders had trouble finding my house. They called me during a conference call and instead of answering and putting the conference call on hold, I MERGED THE CALLS 🤦🏻‍♂️ and everyone heard me helping the jimmy johns deliverer navigate your my house.

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Omg nooooooo

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Guys. Cover the damn camera.

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what?! and miss out on all the fun?

Forgot to close XXX webpage before I started to share my screen with PPMD 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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I use my phone for this stuff. Easy solution

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I got so drunk at a team outing that I fell asleep on the restroom floor. And puked on the shoes of my colleague who was sent in to get me. Hooked up with him weeks later, so I guess he didn’t hold a grudge.

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This is a wonderful underdog story

In Philly there is a pre-Superbowl celebration called Wingbowl which is basically a 5am tailgate fest. I went to WingBowl, and had to hit the office for some important 11-3 meetings. (bad choice) Got to the client office, and fell asleep in the bathroom until 2pm. I woke up and checked myself into a hospital just so I could have the bracelets as proof for the next day.

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Thinking I was on mute while on a conference call I started reading out loud to myself an email I was writing to a recruiter about a new job I was really excited about. I was not on mute.

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Ouch, how did that end?

Was on a call with 50+ people and I was getting frustrated with people asking the same variation of a question and screamed “JUST LISTEN SHE ALREADY ANSWERED THAT FUCKING QUESTION” out of frustration. The speaker went silent and that’s when I realized I wasn’t on mute 😰😰😰

I dropped so fast from the call and I don’t think anyone ever figured it out

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This one is my absolute favorite

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Last night on a practice wide conference call, I was on mute the whole time until I had to switch between calls for a brief minute. When I got back on to the practice wide work call, I did not realize that I got out of mute during the switch. Smack dab - out of nowhere, I let everyone on the call know that I just asked Alexa to turn on living room. Luckily, the person speaking went quiet only momentarily and quickly resumed speaking without acknowledging the gaffe. I promptly muted the phone again and let out a barrage of “fucks”!

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I should also say that as soon as the client call ended the lead client contact emailed me to say “hey can we talk about the call” and I was 100% sure I was about to get fired. They were on a different floor so went to meet him and he was like “so what was your takeaway from the call” and I just said “oh I didn’t join today but XYZ did so we can go talk to her”. Thankfully XYZ was actually paying attention.

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Wasn’t me & this is back when I was in industry, but the most hilarious thing I’ve witnessed was a consultant who was on the phone falling asleep in the middle of the final deliverable presentation. With all (30+) senior management in the room, he started snoring SUPER loud! There was no way to mute him and the best part was when his onsite associates tried to wake him up. By the time he snapped out of it we were holding on to our sides laughing.

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Omg I almost peed my pants reading this 😂😂😂😂😂

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I farted on a conference call when not on mute - it was loud

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I burped... in a staccato rhythm... was having heartburn...

Baby talked my puppy without realizing I wasn’t muted. Partner called me out on it via messaging but nicely

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Bahahaha .... I sound so stupid when I baby talk my kitten ... I would be so embarrassed for others to hear it

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Accidentally called 911 on the speaker during a client meeting in a packed conference room. Ugh

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Me too! I did it multiple times when I was an intern at a different company. They called back asking if there was an emergency and I said no and then they said they got multiple calls from the line and asked if someone else was sitting at the desk before me and I said “no I’ve been here all day but didn’t call 911.” 🤦🏽‍♀️

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I was WFH and joined a Zoom TownHall shirtless without thinking too much. The damn camera turned on and I ducked so fast. I was pretty impressed with myself for that quick reflex 😂

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I put one on right after that call!

Once overslept and showed up an hour late to a new job / day 1 meeting with senior leader 🤷‍♂️

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As an analyst, backfilling for a manager, I overslept, and showed up late to the first major go live at 5am with a new client, not remembering what they looked like or any idea of what I should be doing.

Drove way too fast on the way in

I forwarded an email to one of my team members, essentially saying "Damn it, looks like Karen (client) is finally understanding this even though we've been explaining it to her for months now... Could you connect with her next week to make sure she's on board and will stop making a big deal out of nothing?"

Except I didn't forward the email, I hit reply-all instead...

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She wasn't really named Karen, I changed the name. Karen just seemed the most fitting.

There were no consequences really, because most people on the client side also thought that she was an idiot. It just paved the way to awkward encounters in the hallways...

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