most embarrassing thing you have ever done at work

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  • spindle9988 19 Feb 2008 15:25:01 3,389 posts
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    I quite recently yawned whilst sitting at my desk and as my arms pinned back my manager was walking behind me at which point i grabbed something of hers that was deemed unsuitable to do at work (plus the fact she weighs about 20 stone)This was obviously very embarrasing so anyone else who wants to put some classic moments on here, please post away
  • LeoliansBro 19 Feb 2008 15:28:01 41,910 posts
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    Heh someone once was pressed up against me on the tube, and whilst rummaging around in her bag, grabbed my cock through the material. That was ... fun ...

    At work? Either ripping a big hole in my trousers and enlisting a friend to go and buy me a new pair, sneezing on someone's hand or totally forgetting someone's name and calling them 'Ed' for several months.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • catterz 19 Feb 2008 15:31:43 8,763 posts
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    Getting caught with my cock in the bacon-slicer.

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  • Dougs 19 Feb 2008 15:31:59 64,988 posts
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    Called my boss a cunt in an email to him. By mistake obviously
  • DaM 19 Feb 2008 15:36:38 12,634 posts
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    Where's that "I've Just Shat My Pants" thread....?
  • PazJohnMitch 19 Feb 2008 15:38:30 7,316 posts
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    Turning up at work two days after I was supposed to have flown abroad on holiday.

    The airport had refused my passport. So the next day I spent in Victoria getting a new one and the day after that I went into work to use their computers and look for a replacement flight.

    Also note that not having a valid passport is a sackable offence at my work place. The boss of our department still teases me about it even after 2 years.
  • BanjoMan 19 Feb 2008 15:42:29 13,730 posts
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    Sent a load of banjo jokes to the directors, instead of my mate. Luckily the jokes were clean....

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  • yupyup 19 Feb 2008 15:44:32 3,670 posts
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    While giving a presentation to 30 odd people as a temp on some bollocks barcode scanning system I'd set up, many things went wrong, one however stands out...

    The naff IT people wouldn't give me admin privileges to install what I needed so I set up my own machine, and physically brought it up to the meeting room and connected it to the projector (rather than using the approved domain account.

    Anyway, 'twas all going okay, until I suddenly heard an all too familiar 'whooshing sound' and turned around to see the meant-to-uninstall-ages-ago-but-never-got-around-to-it Sky News desktop alert with:

    BOY 8, RAPES GIRL 7[/B]

    :'(

    Hands Off Our Penises

  • spindle9988 19 Feb 2008 15:47:25 3,389 posts
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    I also used to work in a department store when i was about 18 and hasd to assist a women down the escalator who had a broken ankle, to cut a long story short i sort of dropped her down the esccalator, another twist to the tale is that i actually won temp of the year for that term as well
  • Cappy 19 Feb 2008 15:51:33 11,709 posts
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    I once called a female colleague mum. Classic Freudian slip I guess.

    Sorry to disappoint but thats it, I did feel embarrassed though. :-)
  • catterz 19 Feb 2008 15:55:03 8,763 posts
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    I really can't think of any truly embarassing things I've done, but I have had a few plonker moments... especially 3 years ago when I was working in a Chinese restaurant and having difficulty understanding some of their accents and the way they put English sentences together.

    One colleague opened a tin of lychees and then opened a plastic container. "Put the lychees in the box", he said. So I picked up the tin and put it in the box. Apparently he meant for me to empty the tin into the box, not just put the tin in. To this day I don't know why he couldn't have done it himself... and every year when I go to their christmas parties the story comes up and everyone has a good laugh.

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  • armyourfists 19 Feb 2008 15:55:30 917 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    I once called a female colleague mum. Classic Freudian slip I guess.

    Sorry to disappoint but thats it, I did feel embarrassed though. :-)

    Even though it's so simple, I think this is my favourite so far.
  • BanjoMan 19 Feb 2008 15:56:21 13,730 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    I once called a female colleague mum. Classic Freudian slip I guess.

    Sorry to disappoint but thats it, I did feel embarrassed though. :-)
    No no, that's great. You still work with her?

    How the hell did you manage to call her mum?

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  • chudders 19 Feb 2008 15:58:26 755 posts
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    She was his mum, but that's not a very professional form of address.
  • Jeepers 19 Feb 2008 15:59:55 13,172 posts
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    Accidentally typed the phrase "Go fuck yourself, fatarse" into a What's On guide that was then distributed to 20,000 outlets across Cambridge.
  • catterz 19 Feb 2008 16:01:07 8,763 posts
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    I used to work with my mum, for transport reasons more than anything. I'm the intelligent guy who knows enough tricks to make people think I'm a genius at anything computer-based... she's, well, a bit dippy.

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  • chudders 19 Feb 2008 16:01:30 755 posts
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    Jeepers wrote:
    Accidentally typed the phrase "Go fuck yourself, fatarse" into a What's On guide that was then distributed to 20,000 outlets across Cambridge.

    That's a pretty big typo, isn't it?
  • Lutz 19 Feb 2008 16:01:31 48,854 posts
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    catterz wrote:
    Getting caught with my cock in the bacon-slicer.
    I bet her husband wasn't too impressed!

    I've done several things at work that would have been embarassing if I'd have been caught... but I've not been caught yet so phew!

    Having sex in the stationery cupboard about, oh... 8 years ago is probably best.
  • Jeepers 19 Feb 2008 16:03:24 13,172 posts
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    chudders wrote:
    Jeepers wrote:
    Accidentally typed the phrase "Go fuck yourself, fatarse" into a What's On guide that was then distributed to 20,000 outlets across Cambridge.

    That's a pretty big typo, isn't it?

    Well, I say 'typo'.

    I actually mean 'was pissing about with the graphic designer and forgot to delete it'.
  • chudders 19 Feb 2008 16:06:11 755 posts
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    I turned up in uniform on non-uniform day.

    It's true.
  • BanjoMan 19 Feb 2008 16:07:24 13,730 posts
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    The Nazi Party has those too?

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  • Deleted user 19 February 2008 16:09:45
    I stole a cookie from the cookie jar.
  • BanjoMan 19 Feb 2008 16:10:46 13,730 posts
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    Who, you?

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  • Deleted user 19 February 2008 16:11:20
    Yes, me.
  • BanjoMan 19 Feb 2008 16:11:51 13,730 posts
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    Couldn't have been.

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  • Cappy 19 Feb 2008 16:11:57 11,709 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    Cappy wrote:
    I once called a female colleague mum. Classic Freudian slip I guess.

    Sorry to disappoint but thats it, I did feel embarrassed though. :-)
    No no, that's great. You still work with her?

    How the hell did you manage to call her mum?

    Unfortunately I don't work with her anymore. I'm not exactly sure about the mum thing, I think its probably because we had so many rows.

    I was responsible for page layouts and stuff like drawing complicated maps whilst she was responsible for proofing the end result and she never really had much idea of the technical limitations of equipment like computers and cheap printers hence lots of silly rows over what colour blue would a road actually be in the finished product. She was lovely really though. :-)
  • Lutz 19 Feb 2008 16:12:23 48,854 posts
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    I thought it was Grom who stole a cookie from the cookie jar?
  • spindle9988 28 Dec 2008 14:54:52 3,389 posts
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    Just a little bump as I am bored at work
  • Cloudane 28 Dec 2008 14:59:49 1,974 posts
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    'C U Next Tuesday'

    I wrote that on the whiteboard for all the teachers and classroom/support assistants to read.

    I didn't find it embarrassing though, funny if anything.
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