Workplace Fails That Will Have You Cringing
It can be tough to find a job that you actually enjoy. Everyone dreams of finding a profession that feels more like a hobby than a grueling 9 to 5, yet few people can actually make that happen. Either you find something that you like doing but can barely make ends meet, or you're financially secure but forced to work a job that you despise. No matter which of these two categories you fall into, you've probably experienced your fair share of "work fails" while on the clock. And while it's not funny when it happens to you, it's extremely funny when it happens to somebody else, which is why these work-related fails will make your workday a whole lot better. From email snafus to clumsy co-workers to accidentally drinking a water bottle full of vodka in the office (keep scrolling for the whole story...), these work fails are a great way to kill some time before 5 pm. Oh, and if you're wondering, yes, the perfect job does exist. And it pays handsomely in puppy kisses.
This embarrassing reminder
At least he kept a smile on his face until the end. That man is an inspiration.
This spelling fail
Being haughty about your own misspelled name is not an easy thing to recover from. Although to be fair, R and T are right next to each other on the keyboard. It’s an easy misrake to make.
This refreshing honesty
This diagram could either be the result of someone who doesn’t understand how Venn diagrams work, or it’s just an incredibly truthful representative about how little this company values trust, partnership, innovation, and performance. Either way, it probably shouldn’t be hung in public.
This fireable offense
This guy’s boss has no sense of humor. I’m sure no co-workers were traumatized for life after spotting this terrifying ceiling ghoul while filling out their expense reports.
This unfortunate opener
Let’s be real; she probably sent her resume out to at least one or two madmen during her job search. You’d hope they’d have enough self awareness to know this about themselves and give her a shot anyway.
This tired employee
As someone who regularly orders the Doritos Locos Nacho Supreme Taco at Taco Bell, this image hits a little too close to home for me.
This cucumber expert
Now it all makes sense why he got so many responses from grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
These floral arrangements
I’m willing to bet that more than one drunk guy wandered into this “ladies room” during this office party and “watered” these poor, defenseless floral arrangements.
This disgruntled office worker
The fact that the “I” is hidden in the “A-hole” really says a lot, doesn’t it? Although this only works if “TEAM” is written all in caps and in a very specific font. Let’s all keep that in mind the next time we’re forced to work on a group project.
This sweet ride
Is your co-worker toddler-sized? What kind of gas mileage does this thing get? Does it have seatbelts? I have so many questions.
This unsettling prank
It’s all fun and games until the cops are called. Don’t try this one at home, friends.
This confused construction worker
I don’t think the person who put up this billboard has ever seen a human woman before. And if they have, there was something seriously wrong with her.
These attachment issues
We’ve all been there. At least she just forgot to attach an attachment. I once sent my college professor an email complaining about how much I hated her class that was meant for my roommate. I was forced to drop her class out of embarrassment.
This ugly sweater
When something like this happens, you have no choice but to play along. “Of course I bought this sweater specifically for an ugly sweater party! I don’t actually love crocheted cats wearing party hats! Haha!”
This voice activation
This is the work of an evil genius. Where can I buy these “voice-activated” stickers in bulk? Asking for a friend…
These hairy caramels
I’m not going to lie, I would still eat these caramels. But my house is covered in dog hair at all times so I could probably cough up a hairball from the amount I ingest on a daily basis.
This bitter colleague
Nothing like getting a boost of confidence from your valued coworkers! If I were that guy, I would think twice about eating a slice of that cake.
This attempted kidnapping
She should have just played it off by saying, “Oh, I just wanted to give you a quick tour of my home!” He might have even taken pity on her and offered her a raise after seeing how pathetic her house was. You have to look at every humiliating experience as an opportunity for success, people.
This wannabe Macgyver
Sure, this might seem like a win at first glance, but I think the real failure here is the bizarre floor in that office. Why is it constructed from ceiling tiles? What kind of topsy turvy place is this?!
This grumpy guy
What a ray of sunshine! Linda, don’t let this grouch get you down. I’m sure your comments about the unseasonably cold weather and terrible traffic on I-94 are beloved by everyone else in the office.
This expensive mistake
Oof. Hopefully it was worth it. A 10,000-dollar bottle of wine would be lost on me, since I can barely tell the difference between a red and a white.
Poor Stan. He was probably left wondering what he did to deserve such a harsh sendoff.
This very important request
Now, this is just plain mean. Seriously, though, can we see that video?
This stunning view
Actually, they said the view was “nuts” and this person just jumped to conclusions.
This cutting cake
I realize that this is a bit dark, but in my opinion, anything that results in cake can’t be all bad. Plus, I’m pretty sure this is an ice cream cake. I’d be open to some light stabbing if it resulted in ice cream cake.
This strange signature
I laughed at this for a very, very long time. And I’m guessing whoever received this email did the same.
This irritating air freshener
If this were me, I’d just think of it as free breath freshener. But I’m a glass-half-full type of person.
This day drinker
Am I the only person who’s concerned about the employee who’s keeping vodka in a water bottle in the work fridge?
This cold correction
She waited three years to tell her?! That’s like waiting three years to tell someone they have spinach in their teeth!
This delicious response
Ya know how you can look at a photo and picture exactly what it smells like? This is one of those photos. And it smells terrible.
Aged just eighteen, Billie Eilish has taken the music industry by storm.
She’s been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, and has risen to fame with huge hit album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March, 2019.
She's known for being something of a quirky character...
Billie was home-schooled and she didn’t really interact with kids her own age apart from her siblings until she started to make waves in the music scene, which has given her something of a unique outlook on the world.
It also gives her music a different sound...
Many are pretty shocked that such a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes – and such suggestive lyrics.
Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, ranked at number 1 on the charts.
Most artists have to release a couple of albums and dedicate their lives to promoting their work before they are even recognized as an artist, but then there’s a lucky few, like Billie, who reach superstardom on their first attempt. When the album was released, she wrote, “This album [means] the world to me please take care of it.”
But that wasn't even the first time that we saw her climbing the charts...
Her introductory EP, Don’t Smile at Me, went all the way to slot fourteen, and has already been awarded gold, an achievement that many artists can only dream of receiving.
Her most recent single Everything I Wanted has been a huge success...
And we must say, it is an incredibly beautiful song.
But, it's safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music...
She doesn’t dress like your typical eighteen-year-old-girl, that’s for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks...
Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses. Weird – but it kind of works?
Or what about this full green ensemble?
We have to say, love it or hate it, you can’t deny Billie’s commitment to her look – and that’s not something many of us are brave enough to pull off.
And Billie doesn't just experiment with fashion...
The star is no stranger to getting creative with her hair – opting for more out there looks and colors to fit her quirky aesthetic.
She donned silver hair for some time...
If anything, it was this look that became her trademark around 2017.
But more recently, she has been rocking something very eye-popping...
Billie has been sporting neon green roots.
This seems to be a favorite of hers...
Because she’s rocked the neon green for quite some time now.
But it turns out that there's a reason behind Billie's quirky look...
Her choices in fashion – which strongly consist of baggy, oversized clothes – are picked to protect herself from her global audience body-shaming her and judging her on her natural appearance.
Speaking in an interview last year, Billie explained these choices...
“That’s why I wear baggy clothes,” she said, “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat a**,’ ‘she’s got a fat a**.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
And we honestly don't blame Billie for having this attitude...
But sadly, people have already attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager. Even when she was as young as fifteen, online trolls were trying to sexualize her for no apparent reason.
It's terribly sad that the singer has to put up with this treatment...
And it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.
Many of these perverts have tried to blame her lyrics.
But let me get this straight. Just because there’s a line in her song “bad guy” that reads: “bruises on both my knees for you,” it’s now acceptable to start sexualizing her? I really don’t see the correlation here.
Billie has the right to write about whatever she wants...
There’s no excuse for sexualizing a seventeen-year-old… Or any woman of any age, for that matter.
But, when discussing the topic, Billie has said in the past that she doesn't want to remain covered up forever.
“I’m going to be a woman. I want to show my body,” Eilish told Elle in an interview last year. “What if I want to make a video where I want to look desirable?”
She said that, upon turning eighteen, she wants the option to sometimes reveal her body.
But she understands the repercussions a move like that could bring. “I know it would be a huge thing,” she said in the interview, adding, “I know people will say, ‘I’ve lost all respect for her.'”
Well, in December last year, the pop sensation turned eighteen.
And we have been yet to notice any changes in her fashion sense and clothing choices.
Billie kicked off her Where Do We Go world tour in Miami last night where she premiered a powerful video about body shaming.
The video was showcased during the interlude of last night's show...
And showed Billie slowly taking off her clothes alongside a powerful message voiced by the singer.
A video of Billie standing in an over-sized black sweater was projected over the stage...
And, narrating the video, Billie’s voice can be heard questioning everyone who has ever body-shamed her.
Fans can be heard cheering and screaming as the video shows Billie start to slowly remove layers of clothing.
Her narration starts by saying: “You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.”
Billie's speech moved on to discuss her own personal experiences with fame and body-shaming, as she said:
“Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me — but I feel you watching. Always, and nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.”
And, as she gradually removes more clothing and exposes her chest in a plain black vest, she questions:
“Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips?”
The crowd consistently screams and shrieks throughout the full clip...
As Billie’s narration continues: “The body I was born with – is it not what you wanted? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?”
“We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth. If I wear more; if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What does that mean?”
Billie can then be seen fully removing her shirt and standing motionless in a black sports bra.
And, as the crowd screams and applauds, the video is drawn to a close with the simple questions, “Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”
You can watch the full video here, which was filmed by one of the concert-goers in Miami.
It’s a truly powerful statement, and it’s fantastic to see Billie taking ownership and control of her own body.