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25 of the Most Embarrassing Work Stories

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Think you've had a bad day at the office? In this slideshow from OfficeTeam, find out some of the most embarrassing real-life moments senior managers have experienced at work. You're sure to cringe!

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25 of the Most Embarrassing Work Stories

  1. 1. © 2014 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of OfficeTeam. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. of the Most Embarrassing Work Stories of the Most Embarrassing Work Stories © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
  2. 2. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 1 “I screamed because a coworker put a spider on me.”
  3. 3. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 2 “My swivel chair moved as I was sitting down and I ended up on the floor.”
  4. 4. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 3 “I turned to talk to someone and walked into the elevator door.”
  5. 5. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 4 “I fell and broke a tooth while running up the stairs.”
  6. 6. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 5 “I came out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to my shoe.”
  7. 7. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 6 “I vomited onstage while receiving an award.”
  8. 8. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 7 “I fell asleep during a meeting and had to be woken up.”
  9. 9. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 8 “I mistakenly went into the women’s restroom.”
  10. 10. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 9 “I swore after a phone call without realizing the person was still on the line.”
  11. 11. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 10 “I couldn’t find my car after happy hour.”
  12. 12. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 11 “I showed up for work on a Saturday because I thought it was Friday.”
  13. 13. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 12 “Everyone showed up for a meeting on the wrong day because I had incorrectly scheduled it.”
  14. 14. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 13 “I sent an email badmouthing a person to that individual.”
  15. 15. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 14 “I got caught hiding in the bathroom using my phone.”
  16. 16. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 15 “I broke the coffee machine and it sprayed nonstop.”
  17. 17. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 16 “I gave an award to the wrong person during a recognition ceremony.”
  18. 18. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 17 “I greeted two clients who were sisters as mother and daughter.”
  19. 19. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 18 “I accidentally called a male customer ‘ma’am’ on the phone.”
  20. 20. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 19 “I ripped my pants while playing hacky sack and had to get a new pair.”
  21. 21. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 20 “I wore mismatched shoes to work.”
  22. 22. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 21 “I spilled food on my outfit during lunch with a client.”
  23. 23. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 22 “I didn’t realized until after a meeting that my zipper was down.”
  24. 24. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 23 “I sneezed while eating and food flew everywhere.”
  25. 25. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 24 “I made a cake to celebrate an employee’s birthday and found out she was allergic to it.”
  26. 26. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada 25 “I ate the wrong lunch out of the refrigerator.”
  27. 27. © 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 senior managers in the United States and Canada Visit OfficeTeam’s blog for more career and workplace advice

Think you've had a bad day at the office? In this slideshow from OfficeTeam, find out some of the most embarrassing real-life moments senior managers have experienced at work. You're sure to cringe!

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