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Most embarrassing WFH moment?

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Not mine, but we had one 35-person call early in the pandemic where it seemed everyone had just discovered Zoom backgrounds. We were all checking out one another’s videos and exclaiming over Omar on the beach, Jess on the moon, Geoff in the C suite, and so on ... when a very senior team member’s spouse walked by on his way to the shower, sans bathrobe.

Luckily, it was not a client call, and aside from it appearing on camera, there was otherwise nothing very scandalous about said spouse being naked in his own bedroom. It’s definitely gone down in company lore, though.

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Hahahah what company is this

There’s a particular meeting every Tuesday I take a shower during, because I never need to speak. I’m drying off and a topic that only I can answer comes up and I go off mute on my phone, but the video button is right there too.....Fortunately only my face and top of chest showed and only for a panicked moment.

I almost Toobin’d before it was a thing.

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Joining zoom meeting with childish inappropriate screen name from a personal meeting with college friends

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Client joined video call in bathrobe, sitting on her bed, boobs falling out. Didn’t have heart to tell her but she figured it out after a couple minutes

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HAWT. I wish I knew women like that

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Someone taking a call from the toilet and not muting themselves 😂

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I was presenting at a virtual board meeting when my 3 year old walked in stating proudly: “Daddy, I did a poop”.

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It’s not babysitting when it’s your own child. It’s parenting.

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Someone was presenting their thoughts and insights to the client and I screamed "No!!! NOOO! Stop that!" really loudly at my puppy without realising I wasn't on mute. The timing was impeccable.

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Puppies. Just causing cute havoc and adorable destruction everywhere they go.

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My boyfriend came over to give me a kiss in a 150 team meeting. I guess that’s one way of coming out to your team...

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Had meeting with whole team of 300+ people while leadership talked about business stuff.
I rejoined after being disconnected while eating some loud a** crisps not realizing I was basically crashing his whole presentation until I was called out to mute myself. Rookie mistake.

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PwC1 - hahhahaha

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While sharing my complete screen (showing the client multiple files) a long discussion with the whole team came up. Forgot I was sharing and started ranting about the client with another colleague through teams chat... for about two minutes.

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I pretty much only talk crap about people via text so it’s not on the company stuff, and close unneeded windows.

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Toobin

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I was a legal contributor for cnn and thought my video was off on a zoom conference and..

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Manager was listing client’s latest unrealistic asks, I thought I was on mute and muttered under my breath “ and I want a chorus of flying monkeys and a bunch of unicorns but I ain’t getting that either”. I was definitely not on mute.

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I need to use this in a meeting now.

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I accidentally unmuted while my wife was screaming at me about what a lazy POS I am.

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Early days of Zoom, made a (polite) comment about a colleague being very attractive - as it turns out I didn’t send it to my friend only but into the meeting chat. With said attractive colleague...

Thankfully it was a social call after working hours and everyone had had a drink or two, made the embarrassment somewhat more bearable 😂

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@A4: Major cringe indeed
@VP1: You assumed right 😂 in all fairness she allegedly appreciated it coming from me but I never got over the cringe and stayed away ever since lol

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Switched job during pandemic. As a new hire, was invited to tons of meetings I had nothing to do with. Joined a WebEx call I felt I didn’t have to be a part of but was pushed to attend. Turned off the video and assumed I also muted myself. Started making out with my husband and saying “stuff” when a very calm voice called out my name and said “Hey, X, can you go on mute please?” I mean it has left a permanent paranoia in my husband and me. We haven’t been able to freely do it after that incident without that thought flashing back and checking around all phones and laptops and monitors 😨😂
But the hardest part now is to be known as “the new woman making out during the call”. Also, interacting with anyone and acting nonchalant, while knowing both parties exactly know what’s going on in their minds, is not a fun place to be in. 😅

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You should own it and make fun of it. We are all human.

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My father in law walked into my office wearing speedos and aviators, beer in hand, while I was in a video call, looking for something my wife asked him to get in another room.

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I disagree VP1, sounds like the FIL is next level, props to him

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My puppy took a 💩 right over my shoulder during a client call 😂 honest to god, my eyes were watering as I rolled in front of it to excuse myself and everyone DIED laughing.

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Legend.

My boyfriend kissed me without knowing that I was on a video call 😀

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Same thing happened to me!

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The client told my manager she should turn her camera on and she was like oh I’m pumping

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Client screamed “A-HOLE” out of nowhere on a call. We all assumed he cussed at someone while driving. He muted himself immediately. No one said a thing.

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