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What is the most embarrassing thing you have accidentally shown on your computer to an audience when screen-sharing on Zoom/Teams?

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This past March, I was using my Zoom account to play poker with buddies the night before I had a meeting. I had an inappropriate background for the poker sesh. I didn't realize that Zoom defaults to the last used background, so when I turned my background on for the meeting the next day, there it was for 50 folks to see. I think on ordinary times I would have been fired.

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Clearly I need to find a background throne flanked with hunky gym rats and shirtless psudo firefighters etc.

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Once I double clicked on an excel file icon and while this file was opening, an already opened excel file was displayed for 4-5 seconds, which had a long list of my credit cards and their numbers. Good that I keep CVV in white font color. I immediately stopped screenshare and closed all of my personal excels... Fortunately it was an internal call with only 2-3 folks.

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Do you have 45 credit cards? Seems pretty useless.

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Someone else was sharing their screen to the client when I sent a message saying “[Insert Client Name] is a clown”

I got a message from the client saying he saw my message. I was about to take off so a flight and grabbed my pillow and screamed into it. Turns out he thought it was hilarious. Got laid off a few months later LOL

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I got laid off

I was vaping during a meeting and forgot the camera was on! 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Best part of WFH. Can finally chainvape while I work. I can go 24 hours at a time with no break

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On a client pitch call, MD’s toddler walks into the background naked and says “I made a poop on the couch”. MD turns pale and goes “I have to step away”. Dead silence for a second until the client starts crying laughing.

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Shit happens

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I was browsing a Madonna fan site with my whole senior leadership team on the line once.

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This made me lol

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Once sent an email about a manager TO him. Didn’t say really bad things but it wasn’t good. Urgh. He was let go a few months later so didn’t have a lasting impact. Now I check the name 5 times on every email

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My dog and no one could tell it wasn’t me

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I had “skill set needed for dummies” in my search engine 🤣🤣🤣

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My “I’m quitting” email in an in-person meeting with the team right after my manager specifically told me to keep it confidential.

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There are actually HR and other requirements. Not sure if they are formal but these practices are in place at most companies.

I was on a video call with a client and turned off my camera, but didn’t mute myself, when I yelled to my young kids to stop putting sprinkles on their pizza.

Seems tame in comparison to some of the gold here!

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You didn’t win, but good effort.

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i had “calories burned during sex” in my search bar - someone called me out on it - oops!!!!!

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This background

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I have seen people share their screens with other browser windows open to job posts, interview guides etc.

Its awkward to see but even moreso when you realize the person didnt know you saw it.

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my grindr went off on zoom

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3 years ago. Client meeting on the client's Skype tenant I called out someone on the call for a total BS comment. The person I sent the message to was the person sharing their screen. Because it was client's Skype and not Accenture's the DnD didn't kick in and so it popped up on their screen for all to see. Whoops!

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Blowfish from cvs

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The tape I use to cover my camera when I’m not using it

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Why are there so many stories of guys flashing their private parts? Are they just sitting around taking calls naked? Confused

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Mine gets excited when it sees hotties on a screen. Thinks it's playtime like usual.

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My platonic male friend was crashing and changing in the background. I didn’t notice, but he pulled pants on over his boxers. No one reacted but I’ve blacked it out from my memory hahah.

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Client was being difficult for now reason whatsoever as I was sharing a deck and the senior manager pops up on Skype for Business (perfectly visible on the screenshare) with a: “ooft she’s off on one again”

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