Having a bad day? Not as bad as these guys – if you haven’t seen Telegraph journalist Rhodri Marsden‘s Twitter feed, then you’re seriously missing out. People have been tweeting him their most embarrassingly work screw-ups, and the results were incredible.
From celebrity-based awkwardness…
@rhodri Mate was a runner on a film. Picked up a confused Billy Connolly at crack of dawn & took him to set. Set was empty, was the day off.
— Stuart Elliott (@ironbalsmcginty) November 26, 2013
@rhodri made Judi Dench a coffee. Forgot to boil the kettle.
— Tim Hughes (@gotimmy) November 26, 2013
To the downright cringe-making…
@rhodri accidentally CCed my boss into an email in which I described him as “a sexy sex man”
— ƒƒƒ (@UKIPHULK) November 26, 2013
@rhodri On my first day as a lorry driver I took a bend too quickly and emptied a whole pallet of Bacardi Breezers on to the North Circular.
— Roy McCarthy (@RoyMcCarthy) November 26, 2013
@rhodri Working for Leicester Council, had stand up argument with Derby about how we had no copy of a £150k contract. It was under my desk.
— Doug Burgess (@achknalligewelt) November 26, 2013
To the totally staggering
@rhodri Dad was learning how to use flight planning programme. Got stuck, pressed buttons. Took down the whole flight plan system for europe
— Jemma Rees (@jemmyreesy) November 26, 2013
@rhodri the first purchase order I ever raised I managed to send in error and I ordered 128,000 pairs of size 10 trousers. I needed 12.
— Madame Bean (@madame_la_bean) November 26, 2013
@rhodri I once managed to remove the entire UK.com domain name and all 80,000 subdomains for about 3 hours.
— Jessie R (@jessicat500) November 26, 2013
@rhodri I accidentally pressed the panic button and summoned an armed response police team whilst in my 1st week of training in a new job.
— Stevo (@StevoGDC) November 26, 2013
@rhodri I tripped the freezer belt switch at the fish processing factory I worked in & ruined 3 ton of cod, I also flooded a room with oil
— David Ginsberg (@alittledavetime) November 26, 2013
Feel better about starting that new internship yet? If you’re still nervous, or just fancy a massive laugh, then check out Rhodri’s storify where he’s collected all the gold in one place. And, in the meantime, have a look at some of the GTB team’s embarrassing stories below for yet MORE clenchy awkwardness. And no, clenchy isn’t a word… but it totally should be.
“Trying to high-five the CEO of Bauer Media was pretty up there in terms of embarrassing..” – Sadie, Team Assistant
“The MD of the company asked me to write up a list of all the people on our floor including their titles. I understood titles as ‘Mr, Miss etc….’ not their work titles.” – Zoe, Project Manager
“I was late for my first day of interning at a magazine, put on my boyfriend’s tee shirt by accident and didn’t realise it said “TOWN DRUNK” until around 3pm..” – Stevie, staff writer
“When working in Woolworths as a Christmas Temp, if anyone asked me where someone was I would point in a vague direction and run away.” – Natalie, staff writer
“Someone who worked on the same floor forgot my name and was very apologetic. I acted mock-annoyed by saying ‘Well CHEERS Jen’ and it turned out her name was Jess.” – Dan, video content producer
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