Twitter has gone crazy over a viral tweet asking people to share their biggest workplace mistakes. Prepare yourselves because this is some good shit.
We’ve all experienced this at some stage. You wake up probably feeling a little tired, have your morning coffee, go to work and do what needs to be done. But sometimes mistakes are made, and your tired self has to deal with the consequences.
The Twitter thread in response to Steve Doherty’s question reveals some of the funniest, cringe-worthy mistakes people have made at work and it is so so good.
The replies range from being ridiculed in newspapers to mixing up false teeth, and worse, being the reason why eight-million dollars was spent drilling an oil well that could’ve been avoided if a spreadsheet was done correctly.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made at work? I once accidentally erased a section of the master tape for a Radio 4 Afternoon Play. It still haunts me.
— Steve Doherty (@SteveDoherty1) February 27, 2020
Ever pretended to go to a gig because you were sent in by work to write a review? This person did and regretted it soon after.
21 years ago I reviewed a Meat Loaf gig for a newspaper without attending the gig (I was ill/an idiot). An hour after publication the paper called to inform me that the gig had, in fact, been cancelled. I was sacked. The Sun wrote a piece about it. The headline: “MEAT OAF”.
— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) February 27, 2020
What about typos? We’ve all been known to make typos in the past, most of which gone unnoticed. Except for these unfortunate ones.
Night editing a paper I let an ad-feature for Volvo slip through in which every mention of the car maker’s name had been autocorrected to vulva.
— David Banks (@DBanksy) February 27, 2020
I once tried to print a large document 180,000 times which lead to both me and the printers having a meltdown, it took IT hours to solve.
— Aletta 🕷 (@Lettybird) February 27, 2020
This is pretty much what Twitter is for. I feel a little better about myself today, so thanks Twitter! Check out the whole thread here.