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catmandoo


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Posted:Ever incredibly embarrased yourself at work?
Whats your story?

Here are mine (there are a few!)

1. On my first day working at Pak n Save supermarket, I felt a little queezy, and before I could escape, I threw up everywhere, and a supervisor had to get a plastic bag! Even the customers could see, and many left with looks of disgust on their face.

2. Happened just the other day...I work at a physio as a receptionist after uni in the evenings...the phone rang and I leaned over someone to grab it...fell off my chair!!! had to answer the phone while sprawled on the floor eek so embarrasing! Mean while several physios and patients cracked up laughing.

I would love to hear other embarrasing work incidents!


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8738
Posted:is that a link to custard on wikipedia? ubblol

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Yep ubblol

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:There were not-at-all-funny moments when working for my mum in her chippy when she thought nothing of shouting at me for messing up in front a full queue of people. This was embarassing, humiliating and probably did nothing for my self esteem. To this day, when I help out at her shop I refuse to work in the counter. (Having dreadlocks got me out of that! biggrin)

At a another job which started at 7:30am, being a hardcore stoner back then I was almost consistently late (sometimes arriving at 9am!) that the managers were taking bets on what time I'd arrive! Good job I was considered (punctuality) one of their best employees, reflected in the fact I was one of the last temps to be let go when the season was over! biggrin


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

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Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
Posted:Oh, I worked as a post lady once for the Royal Mail and I got lost on my round... I was wandering about for ages and the guys in the van were driving round for ages trying to find me. That was pretty embarrassing.

(I lasted 3 days in the post office... there was no way I was ever going to get in before 8am! It was good while it lasted, the other guys turned up at 6am and did all the sorting, so I just had a little bit of sorting to do, then the delivery, then we went home around 1pm - sweet!)


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Wild Child
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1733
Posted:ubblolubblol and hug:hugs: for Doc, Lost83Spy and Tea Fairy

Really cheers me up this thread - and it isn't schaden freude, just that fraternal feeling....


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:So I had an awful call last night. I actually fell asleep at the nursing station and had to be politely but firmly put to bed by a nurse.

I got home and crashed. At 7PM my alarm went off to wake me for swim practice. But I thought it was 7AM. My body clock is shot to hell, anyway. Tomorrow is the first full day for our new team in the NICU (Neonatal ICU... where we take care of the 1lb babies you hear about on documentaries), and I made a big deal about punctuality and suddenly I thought I had overslept.

So I jumped out of bed and called the unit and asked to speak to my Junior Resident, Julie, and I apologized and said I'd be there within a half hour.

Julie: "Mike, what are you talking about!? You're post-call!"
Me: "I am? Oh my god, it's 7PM?"
J: "Oh my god, MIKE! I'm never forgetting this!"
M: "Oh lord, I can't believe I just called in..."
J: "I'm telling everyone about this, Mike!"
M: "Oh god, please don't!"
J: "I'm starting with Dr. Nagourney!" (our attending)

So yeah, I'm going to be a laughing stock for a little while. At least I wasn't doing anything bad...


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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drvariety
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

drvariety

member
Location: Mission viejo CA, USA

Total posts: 75
Posted:hmm... in definitely while i was working at a play house and we were striking the last show when I accidently kicked the ladder out from under me... so there I was hanging twenty-five feet in the air trying to get someone to put the ladder back up... but at least i didn't break any lights... that day.

There is nothing to be afraid of. Virtual reality will eventually rehabilitate your mind and eventually your body. Everything will be allright, i promise. Just concentrate. Try some music.

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scosh
BRONZE Member since Aug 2007

scosh

non stop uber rocking electro rock party
Location: hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:i work in a call centre and we have nice big swivelly chairs well they look nice but sit on them for hours and not so much anyway they move up and down and the back bit forward and backwards. so i stood up and pulled the thing that makes the back come up and wacked myself in the face with it and screamed really loud...i forget how fast they move...it was a bad day... smile

"im quite depressed, im quite a mess, so beat me up, beat me down, mess me up beyond all recognition"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:So this morning EVERYONE was making fun of me. I mean EVERYONE. The attending, the other residents, even the janitor, for crying out loud!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Hahaha... you got own3d by the janitor.

Clearly evidence that hospitals are just like Sacred Heart Hospital.

Can I start calling you Dorian Doc? :P


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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ACT
SILVER Member since Nov 2007

ACT

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Total posts: 318
Posted:There are soooooo many stories I could post.

Working as a pharmacy tech we had an order come in for birth control from another store. The pharmisist and I had the type of relationship we could say anything to each other. Well turns out I knew the girl getting the BC, so he asks me if she is pretty and I am honest and say she's a looker. His Reply "Well at least we know she puts out!" He turns to the next customer and its her father. eek ubblol

Working on Black friday one year it was my b-day and I was looking forward to getting out of work early. Walking down an isle that was filled with customers wanting the Tickle me Elmo doll and one customer that wasnt paying attention to what she was doing. Needless to say she caught me in the face with her hand and gave me a black eye..... ahhh the memories.

This one isnt the most embarassing story but probably one of the hardest things I had to do. I worked for a photography studio once and my ex fiancie (who left me at the alter only a year before) came in with his new wife and kid for pics. I was trying to get out of it and my boss at the time was like tough, you have to do this. I took the shots and endured the nonsense that followed from his wife, "Oh he bought me a big house in the woods" and "We cant afford this because of this diamond ring he bought me." I stayed professional about it though even though I should of hit her with a camera for her high school nonsense.


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Phyrecat


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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Posted:I work as a supervisor in a call center, and it was quiet, so I was browsing random articles on Wiki. I happened to be reading about automatic rifles, when the duty manager at the time walked past and noticed what I was looking at. Suffice to say, there was a lot of jokes going around about me going postal at work :P I was just lucky it was taken in good humour biggrin biggrin

There is no better way to teach yourself concentration than learning staff next to a topless female.

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Fearpig
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
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Posted:Working as an IT engineer I was double checking a PC before I formatted it... came across a flash file that I didn't recognise so ran it to see if it was important and needed to be transferred to the users new pc... Just had time to hear my boss walk in and say "Tom" before the screen filled with porn!

Standing behind my boss were all the people he was taking on the tour of the site! Really could have died of shame at that point.


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

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Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, Unit...

Total posts: 4217
Posted:I work in the clothing department in a supermarket. One evening, a colleague had just finished his shift and wanted me to serve his mates as he couldnt. There had been a spillage on a nearby aisle and they put that sand down to absorb the liquid, which had been carried all over the shop floor by staff and shoppers. so I put down the bundle of clothes i had in my arms, turned around sharply (i shouldn't have been wearing them daft boots!) and kinda somersaulted in the air and landed on my back. didn't hurt, i had padding lol but there were guys there - and no-one offered to help me up!

I was told a few days later that I was there then all of a sudden i wasn't, then this hand slammed on the table as I hauled myself up to a group of laughing boys (who only started laughing when I did.) I think it was the shock of *is she hurt?* and the comedy value of the situation.

Oh and a few weeks ago, i bent over and split my trousers. Luckily I was at home - but my combats are ruined. boo hoo!


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Kitsune34
SILVER Member since Nov 2007

Kitsune34

newbie
Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Total posts: 51
Posted:This isn't embarrasment, more like frustration, but when I was a server, I had to wear a nametag. My name is Drew and, apparently that isn't a common name for girls (Drew Barrymore, anyone?) so I would constantly get asked
"Is Drew short for anything?"
"So, what's your real name?"

OMG PEOPLE!!! It's not that difficult of a concept to grasp! I mean - censored - there are guys named Ashley! *grumble*%!@!?#!*%#@grumble*


"Always forgive your enemies, for nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde

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la_genie
BRONZE Member since Jan 2008

la_genie

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 73
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


So this morning EVERYONE was making fun of me. I mean EVERYONE. The attending, the other residents, even the janitor, for crying out loud!


OMG you work at the "scrubs" hospital?


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Have no friends not equal to yourself...
Feed your mind, read a book

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I took out the spinkler system with a forklift

I got wet, mostly in the groin area.
Go Figure


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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