It happens to the best of us from time to time. Despite being careful and trying to keep our noses clean, all of us generally manage to screw things up every once in a while.
Naturally, here at Jobhunters HQ we thought it would be fun as well as beneficial to share with you some of the funniest, craziest workplace blunders that have ever happened!
Email blunders and mishaps
Have you ever pressed send on an email and thought, whoops! Spare a thought for Eva Ravelo, the ex-principal at Coconut Grove Elementary School. A parent, Abigail DuBearn, emailed in with an enquiry regarding the school’s Educational Excellence Advisory Committee. Eva thought she was forwarding the message on to her vice principal, however she inadvertently emailed back the parent with that famous career destroying phrase…
“Advise her to eat sh– and die”
Eva was transferred to Coral Terrace Elementary, not long after the incident.
Emalee Bauer spent her work time writing a journal about how little work she actually did.
“This typing thing seems to be doing the trick”
“It just looks like I am hard at work on something very important.”
Unfortunately for Emalee, her supervisor found her journal and sacked her for misusing company time. When requesting unemployment benefits, the judge presiding over her case denied her request. The judge pointed out that the journal demonstrated her refusal to work, and seeming amusement she gained from misleading her employer.
The perils of Social Media – Facebook
Kevin Colvin worked as an intern at the North American branch of a bank. Kevin emailed his manager one day, mentioning that due to a family emergency he was going to have to miss work.
Suspecting that Colvin was up to a little more than a family emergency, his coworkers checked out his latest entry on Facebook. Finding a picture of him having a great time at a Hollywood party, his pedantic colleagues immediately reported him to his boss, Paul Davis.
Davis replied to Kevin’s email
There is no word as to whether he lost his job or not…What do you think should have happened?
The perils of Social Media – Twitter
22-year old Twitterer and prospective new hire of Cisco tweeted the below when she was offered a position at Cisco.
Unsurprisingly, someone at Cisco stumbled across the tweet and Connor’s job offer was reportedly withdrawn!
In today’s world of instant updates and our lives online for all to see, it’s easier than ever before to get caught out making stupid mistakes! So do yourself a favour, take your time and think before doing something rash, otherwise it may come back to haunt you as it did for these unlucky folks!
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