10 Embarrassing Work Stories That Will Make You Cringe

Buzzfeed asked its readers to share their most embarrassing work moments. Here are 10 hilariously horryfing highlights (for the full list, check out the link):

“Working at a law firm was incredibly BORING. The only way I could make the time pass was by talking to myself, pretending that I was a guest on a late night show. One day, my boss exited his office hysterically laughing because he had a security camera directly on me and had seen/heard my entire fake conversation. He then followed it with, ’Really, Jimmy Fallon? I pegged you more as a Conan O’ Brien girl.’”

“I have a very fun-loving office. So for Halloween last year I dressed as Darth Vader and planned to enter my meetings with his theme music playing. So I went to our meeting room, threw open the door, and marched in with this loud dramatic music. Only to realize my meeting had been moved to another room and another department of very serious people I didn’t know were staring at me like I was insane.”

“I had just started a job in the accounting department for a VERY well known and prestigious hospital in California. My second day on the job the IT guy came to my desk to set up my iPhone with all the email and wifi information so I could work from home. When he finished, he pressed the internet app and before I could stop him the gay porn video on Pornhub I had watched that morning started to play. He immediately put his head down and handed me my phone. My boss started laughing hysterically and walked away as I tried with every fiber of my being to not black out.“

“I was working in a team of content writers for an SEO company and a colleague brought some people over to our desk clump to say hi. They seemed really nice and chatty so we were all cracking jokes. Then the woman asked how we’d feel about writing blog posts about fencing. I immediately rolled my eyes and went ’Oooh fun!’ in a very sarcastic way. Cue awkward silence. Turns out they were new clients WHO RAN A FENCING COMPANY.“

“One Saturday, I offered to work at my (then) new job partially because the workload was intense and partly to impress my jerk of a boss. He told me to call him once I got there but I really had to pee so I decided to kill two birds and do both at once, but he didn’t pick up. I finished my business just as I saw my vagina in the phone screen under my bosses name. Apparently I had face timed him just as I was pulling up my pants and he got a shot of the goods right as he answered. We never spoke about it.“

“My allergy medication and my Ambien (sedative) were both in the same size bottle, both white tablets. On the first week of a new job at 8:00 a.m., I reached in my purse at my desk, opened the bottle, swallowed the pill, and realized at 8:01 am that I’d taken an Ambien instead of an allergy pill. I don’t remember much except waking up in the company ‘meditation room’ 4 hours later. The secretary said I came running to her desk and said over and over, ’I’ve overdosed and I need to go home.’ She took away my car keys and left me to the meditation room. I made a great first impression.”

“I tried to tell a co-worker ’hello’ one morning but it came out as ’howl.’ He misheard me and thought I had ’meowed’ at him. So, he politely ’meowed’ back to me.”

“During a sales presentation, with a big client, the sales managers’ laptop had thumbnails of girl-on-girl porn popup instead of the presentation. Needless to say, we didn’t keep the client.’

“I’ve been a preschool teacher for years and this was at the first center I worked at. I got my period in the middle of our morning circle time but totally didn’t realize it. One of the little boys saw and starts yelling “Ms Melissa is bleeding out of her butt!!!” Then ALL of my 10 kids of course had to see! I ran to get my jacket to cover up and I thought all was good until I could get coverage to change. While waiting, a new family with my director had come into my room where the little boy proceeded to tell all that I was bleeding out of my butt and must have a boo boo. He then asked each one if they had a bandaid so I could fix my butt boo.”

“One day at the preschool where I work, I was drawing with chalk with one of the students outside. The kid asked me to draw her ’dad,’ and I did so, in stick-figure form. When I finished drawing her ’dad,’ she proceeded to yell: ’YOU FORGOT TO DRAW HIS PENIS!!!’ I was kinda mortified.



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