Part of the enduring appeal of the iconic sitcom The Office has to do with how relatable people found it. From everyday characters to workplace drama, there’s something uncanny about watching the TV drama based on real, unstaged, mundane, often boring work life.

The truth is, if people would open up one day and decided to share their weirdest workplace stories, the chances are they’d make it to the directors cut. Because truth is often stranger than fiction…

This viral thread from Twitter gives us a glimpse into the craziest work stories from people who got into trouble while on duty, and it may well leave you speechless. “Sorry to do prompt Twitter, but what's the wildest reason you've ever gotten in trouble at work?” wondered Montucky Woodsnacks. Sorry not sorry, but Twitter was prompted indeed.

Image credits: tuckwoodstock

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

Good

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NsG
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1 month ago

Because it's always worth repeating: FAST - Face (has their mouth or skin dropped on one side); Arms (can they raise both arms to the same height and squeeze with the same strength on both sides); Speech (can they talk coherently and clearly); Time (to call the emergency services - stroke treatment is time crtitical)

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SCP 4666
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1 month ago

This Story really upsets me. Hope you found better Work

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Getting into trouble at work is something we all have experienced, as long as we've had a job. Usually, it’s our mistake and then, we have to take responsibility and draw conclusions, but it can also be something completely different.

While each mistake has the potential for growth and learning, if the reason why you got into trouble is beyond crazy, then there’s probably not much to learn in the first place. It may be due to a toxic team member, a jerk boss, a weird work rule. In that case, you’re probably not living your dream job right now, and the chances are there’s a lot to change there.

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Hawkmoon
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1 month ago

Song "Living in America" in my head right now.

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

What the actual f**k, moronic managers.

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Willowbilly
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1 month ago

Yay!

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We've all heard of and completed an employee survey. These little questionnaires are designed to tell our employers how we really feel and what we really think, beyond our daily smiles and endless coffees.

There’s a common problem, however, with employee surveys. It’s that although they are made to find out the truth of how employees feel, they rarely do so. And when employers spend the money and go through the trouble of doing a survey, they want to believe that they’re getting the truth about what’s going on. So they don’t accept their workers can be doing something as simple as lying.

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SCP 4666
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1 month ago (edited)

The Definition of "entitled Parents"

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Laura Gillette
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1 month ago

I once got chastised for sitting on the floor to stock a floor-level shelf, too. I was like... how else am I supposed to do this??

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Caroline_Kitty
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1 month ago

This will appeal to the Friends fans out there

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In fact, even on customer surveys, some experts suggest that as many as 50% of people are less than truthful in their answers. Human nature is working against the employers. So in order to get the most accurate answers, the employer's mission is to minimize the amount of risk employees feel when they’re asked to take the survey.

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
1 month ago

What monster talks in the bathroom?!?!

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SCP 4666
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats how it's done

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Ömer Kadir
Community Member
1 month ago

you should quit after this conversation, this kind of boss should not presence around humans

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Things like never connecting survey scores to manager ratings or compensation, describing in detail what will happen with the results and doing what you promised to can work wonders. People can feel like they won’t get into trouble for ticking a box to show their motivation at work has been low recently, and that they don’t agree with management's approach to some things.

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Peeka_Mimi
Community Member
1 month ago

I was fired for stealing. I didn't steal a damn thing. Their cute little blonde new accountant did. Fire the Chicana I guess.

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Cactus McCoy
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1 month ago

Hehe, best reaction.

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Bored Person
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1 month ago

Need more info

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Someone Somewhere
Community Member
1 month ago

That psychic should have saw you coming

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Kim Contreras
Community Member
1 month ago

I was 19, going to college,and had to work to stay in college. One night when we were closing the assistant manager at the convenience store I was working at trapped me against a wall and tried to force himself on me. I was prettified. Next day I told the manager what happened. He said he would take care of it. Found out next day I had been transferred to another store almost 20 miles away. Me - not the guy who attacked me.

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KJ
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1 month ago

All managers should have to spend a month a year working on the shop floor, might make them see things from others perspective.

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Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

What is wrong with some people?!? Proud of your nazi ancestry??

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Artemis302
Community Member
1 month ago

"funemployed" lol!

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Khavrinen
Community Member
1 month ago

How dare you!!

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Piper Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Hello? OSHA? Yes, thank you for taking my call. Could we get an unplanned site inspection done, please?

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Someone Somewhere
Community Member
1 month ago

The boss wanted a hit

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A.
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope you patented the recipe & sold it for big bucks.

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 month ago

Bad boss.

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Skeeter
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Next time just let the patient code (just as long as no feelings are hurt, that is all that matters, ofc). Then when the family sues for millions, we can explain in court that the only reason they died was because you were told you are too mean the last time this happened.

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Na Schi
Community Member
1 month ago

Never understood this rightly labeled BS office dress codes. If you have no direct customer contact in a very stiff business you should be able to wear what you like... okay almost everything, bondage clothes or the tiny glitter bikini top might be a little too much/less/over the top.

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Vector
Community Member
1 month ago

America i'm guessing (also what the f**k??)

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From beyond the Banana Bread
Community Member
1 month ago

USA seems to have become a complete dystopia from a generic satire science fiction game.

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Janet Graham
Community Member
1 month ago

Herding kids is a ton of work and it is all physical. Driving only hurts when you stop hard.

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Donkey boi
Community Member
1 month ago

I want a unicorn on my bill!! Why do I never get a unicorn on my bill????

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess it depends which finger you're using to push up those glasses.

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Tobias Reaper
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1 month ago

thats just bloody stupid let me guess good old USA ironic they call it land of the free when its anything but

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FRAN6IX
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope he became your ex after that

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Khavrinen
Community Member
1 month ago

Four cents?!! You think a corporation can survive losses on that scale???

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
1 month ago

Michelle Obama would’ve slapped the tacos outta him

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rspanther
Community Member
1 month ago

I would get busted for that, one paper towel just isn't big enough to get your hands dry. How would you like too shake someones hand after they come out of the bathroom, and the hand isn't completly dry?

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
1 month ago

WHat o god my imagination SOMEONE MAKE ME FORGET

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Someone Somewhere
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol a lambo

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Piper Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like law suit to me.

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Someone Somewhere
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this work or elementary school?

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone was in on it.

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Willowbilly
Community Member
1 month ago

"Big mad". I love it!

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure, when is your funeral, I will gladly attend with my tap dancing shoes on.

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
1 month ago

Time to call the health department

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure go ahead and just die from dehydration and heatstroke

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Amanda Rose
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia). I have it (along with a whole host of other illnesses). It really sucks and it isn't well understood.

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

Sighing is my "regroup" default when facing a task I'm not sure how to handle. Has gotten me in trouble, too.

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Claire
Community Member
1 month ago

That's like mine. Nursing Unit Manager spoke to me on the first day saying a flower hair clip was against the dress code. I looked up the dress code, it said nothing about hair clips. She had a massive big spiky hair clip herself. She was just trying to put me down a peg. For the next 3 years I wore as many large, bright and colourful hair ornaments as possible. It's a friggin hair clip, it's not going to interfere with me delivering a baby or helping a Mum breastfeed.

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Na Schi
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, had also the pleasure to experience that one - luckily without consequences (much to the frustration of the complaining office member, who btw had an annoying habit of breathing loudly 😂).

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