50 People Who Are Having A Terrible Day At Work
We’ve all had that very worst day combo. From little things, like keys falling into the road gutter hole to a car engine that goes on vacation and doesn’t start, to pouring salt instead of sugar in your coffee, call them first world problems, but they’re real. And blood-boiling. In fact, we previously rolled up this compilation of pics with people having a day they’d be better off without.
This time, we are taking it a step further with a brand new list of employees having worse days than you. The cases are just vile. Think of a guy dropping a $40,000 pallet worth of glass on his first day or think of how it feels when you’re working from home and hit video instead of audio.
While you feel the hair standing up on your arms, I leave the stage to all the workers who need a big hug, mint tea and a warm blanket as soon as they get home. And if you still think that your workday is not going according to plan, well, think again.
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When I Worked At A Dog Daycare (I'd Bring My Dog With Me, Duh) I Once Got Off From Work And Was So Hungry I Left Without Him
My manager sent me this picture about 10 minutes later saying "You forgot something". His expression is perfect.
Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset
When You’re Working From Home And You Hit Video Instead Of Audio
It has happened to all of us. The CEOs, the interns, the freelancers, nobody is immune to a bad day at work. And when it feels like everything is falling out of your hands and your head is about to explode, you look at the clock, and it says there’s still hours left until the day becomes history. So in order to find out what exactly we can do to help our miserable selves struggling with a bad day at work, Bored Panda reached out to Christine Mitterbauer, licensed and ICF-approved career coach and serial entrepreneur, who was happy to share some useful tips and insights.
“When you’re in the moment and this happens, the best thing is to stop what you’re doing, don’t say another word and excuse yourself to go to the bathroom,” Christine said and added that the last thing you want to do is explode in front of your boss and colleagues. “Doing this solves the problem in the short term, but to avoid this type of situation in the long term, there are a few strategies you could practice.”
Flew In A Helicopter For The First Time At Work, The Pilot’s Helmet Wasn’t Calming
Keeps Pecking The Window And Shouting At Me While I'm Trying To Work
The One Time The Toner Exploded At Work While Switching It Out. You Can See Where I Was At That Exact Moment
“Assuming you’ve excused yourself and have found a private space, whether it’s the bathroom or outside in the fresh air, the first thing to do is to get your breathing under control. Our breathing is intimately linked with our feelings and emotions, so by breathing in deeply and exhaling slowly, you immediately start calming your angry emotions down,” Christine said. In fact, the career coach argues that it’s impossible to be hot-tempered and angry while breathing slowly and deeply. “Do this 10 times,” Christine suggested.
Actually Had To Put This Sign Up In The Bathroom At My Work
My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography.... Just Saw Him Pictured As A Sex Offender On A Bus In Florida
So I Started Working As A Beekeeper Last Week
“Another thing to do is to remind yourself that everyone always has a reason for acting and speaking the way they do, a reason that makes sense to them. It might make no sense to you and irritate or anger you, but by always trying to put your mind into that of the person who has angered you, you start losing some of that anger. No one is being mean or irritating on purpose.”
My Girlfriend Got Nailed At Work
This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building
Fell On A Gusset Plate At Work
Obviously you want to minimize the bad days you have at work, Christine says, as if there’s too many bad days, there may be consequences. “This can indeed affect your confidence as you start questioning yourself and your capability to do the job,” she said.
Another great tip to make sure you don’t get yourself to the moment of explosion at work is, before accepting the job, to “try as much as possible to get a feel for the kind of people you’ll be working with, as associating with personalities that clash with ours can result in too many uncomfortable and angry interactions.”
I Cleaned The Cat’s Litter Box And Brought The Bag With Me To Throw Away In My Outdoor Trash Can On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch
Guess which one got thrown away and which one came to work with me.
My Friend Got A Surprise Haircut At Work Today. And It Was Free
Having said that, the career coach assured our readers that unless you’re a Buddhist monk, pretty much everyone will have bad days at work from time to time, even if they mostly love their job. “Speaking about Buddhist monks. One long-term strategy to really get your temper under control is to practice mindfulness meditation.”
It’s an excellent method to taking back the control you feel like losing when a bad day at work gets you. “This is a way of noticing your thoughts for what they are, ‘just thoughts,’ instead of having the thoughts control you. The better you become at this, the quicker you’ll pick up your angry thoughts in those crucial moments, and you will be able to push them away before they have a chance to consume you and make you feel like you’re exploding.”
Christine said that you could practice 10-15 min a day and see results after just a few weeks. So it’s definitely worth trying it out!
Guy Dropped A $40,000 Pallet Of Glass On His First Day
Bought 60 Doughnuts For The Office Today To Celebrate My 20th Birthday, Only To Be Told I Need To Self Isolate And Work From Home For The Next Week
They Couldn’t Do It
After Years In Retail, This Is The Worst Case Scenario
My Sister Tried Making Popcorn At Work Today... Didn't Go Very Well
Accidently Dropped My Work Keys Into The Toilet. When I Got Up To Fish Them Out, It Automatically Flushed Itself
I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists
Losers! The edge parts are the best with the most cream/frosting!
I Work As A Valet. Told Him He Had To Park It Himself
Stuff like this makes me want to secede from the human race
I Do Calligraphy. I Misplaced The Circled In Character, Which Is Part Of A 300 Word Scroll That I Almost Finished After 5 Days Of Work, 200 Characters In
The Ink From My Date Stamp At Work Exploded On My Shirt And The Material Formed The Droplets Into Little Stars
I Work At A Movie Theatre And This Is A Regular Occurrence
So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office
Buckets Of Paint Fell Off A Pallet Being Lifted By A Forklift
Decorating tip: a white floor really does make a room look bigger
Need To Keep The Light On When I Get Ready For Work
The Windows Where I Work Like To Explode Every Month Or So
It's Always A Pleasure To Realize That Your Coworkers Don't Know How To Close A Box Properly... Right When You're Ready To Go Home
Was Given A Heat Sensitive Mug For A Work Meeting
Really Bad Day
My Friend Works As A Cleaner Here
After The Meeting Coworker Let Me Know That I Looked Naked And Frustrated The Whole Time
My Friend Went To Work With A Pair Of Underwear Hanging Out Of Her Pants All Day
I Work As A Financial Auditor. When Reviewing Cash Deposits, I Found That One Of Our Employees Accepted This $100 Bill
If only there was a way for the cashier to tell that this is fake 😐
I Work At A Small Coffee Shop. My Boss Just Absent-Mindedly Poured Unroasted Beans Into A Batch Of Roasted Ones. Here's Us Separating 10,000 Beans... By Hand
Just toss it all away. It would take too much time and the cost of buying new ones would outweigh the hours spent on sorting
FedEx Truck Hanging Off The Indiana Toll Road After Hitting Ice In Frigid Conditions. Driver Not Hurt
A Fly Managed To Slip Into My Coffee At Work. Fortunately, I Spit Him Out All Over My Keyboard
What McDonald's Got Us (At Least My Branch Of McDonald's) For Our Work During The Pandemic
-41°С And No One To Let Me In To Work
Just Slipped On Ice And Tore My Favourite Jeans. Now I Gotta Go A Whole Shift At Work With My Bright Orange Boxers On Show
My Wife Just Got This Huge Banner For Work. Perfect
This is either fake or clearly the other company’s fault. When the image doesn’t load, you ask the client to resend it.
This Was My Dad's Only Christmas Bonus From The Company He's Worked At For Over 20 Years: A $20 Off Coupon For A Frozen Turkey. My Mom Got A Christmas Ornament
These big companies honestly should be destroyed. Quality and employee care are all horrible.
My Boss Is Going To Kill Me
Why're you just standing there taking pictures? Help him climb up
My Zipper Broke At Work, Right Before A Few Important Meetings
So I Found Out That My Shoes Have A Hole In Them... At The Urinal At Work
I Picked Something Up At Work, All Of A Sudden My Leg Started To Hurt, I Reached Into The Pocket At My Leg And Realised That My Spare Blade Made It Out Of The Case Somehow
Just Lost Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Product At Work. Most Likely Getting Fired
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Just a general comment to all workers out there. Thank you for putting up with all the s**t you do.
And an extra hurrah for the cleaning crew!!!
Just reminded me of my drama teacher always mentioning the work the costume/set/makeup designers do for the shows, then the tech crew, then the cast and crew all together, and as the main set designer I was placed first on the lists he made for the show, which I never did like but it made my other coworkers happy so I let it happen. Always remember to think about the other people behind the scenes for everything people, they do so much to put up the play and make it easier for the actors to do their thing!
Ditto, a thousand percent.
I hate how poorly workers are treated. They're treated like mere cogs in a machine.
We're ALL cogs in THE machine. RATM!
All in all we're just another brick in the wall
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Sure sounds nice to say, but is totally meaningless. What are you doing to change it? Better question is: what are you doing to perpetuate it? Is it right? Maybe not. But you don't get to complain about it
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I hate how worthless workers are, so ..
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Looks like the workers are s*** too