21 Wild Screenshots Of Employee Mishaps That'll Make You Never Want To Work In An Office Again

1.This office employee who wanted a nice cup of coffee and was told "we have a coffee machine somewhere" and "looks clean to me" — and found this beauty (yes, it's pretty nasty):

The inside of the coffee maker is covered in mold

2.This person who may have just made an "enemy" during their first day of work:

Someone tells the new hire they can't take lunch, the new hire says they started at 7 a.m., and the other person tells them "I take lunch at 12, seniority privilege, that's not going to change"

3.This ~motivating~ new office rule:

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The sign reads: "New office rule: For every minute you are late to work, you will be required to work for 10 minutes after 6 p.m. For example, if you arrive at 10:02, you will have to stay an extra 20 minutes until 6:20 p.m. Thanks."


4.This employee who didn't realize the lunch in the breakroom was wayyy past its "best by" date:

The best by date says November 2021

5.This person who was on the way to work, and then this happened:

A large rock fell on a car, badly cracking its windshield

According to the original poster, everyone was fine. But JEEZ.

A photo from inside the car shows the rock crashed halfway through the windshield and into the interior

6.This employee who made a sign to stop "grown men" in the office from stealing lunches. And then was met with this new sign the next day:

The first sign says "if you didn't put it in here and it isn't yours, don't take it" and a Post-It note placed on top of it says "then maybe don't tell people to help themselves"

Oh, and according to the original poster, "No one was ever told to 'help themselves.'"

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7.This person who tried to leave the office, then this happened...:

A person holding a ripped-off door handle



8.This person who moved to a new office and saw this in the communal fridge that "gets cleaned out every Friday":

A very old and moldy piece of chicken

9.These signs welcoming employees back to the office:

One sign says "Seriously, we missed you" and the other says "Bet your dog's missing you" with a sad dog looking at a laptop

Yeah, I think they enjoyed rubbing it in...

A third sign says "Miss your sweatpants yet?"

10.This employee who came back to the office and noticed they replaced the toilet paper with this:

The toilet paper is so thin, you can see the person's hand on the other side of it

11.This workplace that literally has a sign about how and how not to use the toilets:

The sign says these toilets are for peeing, and if you "need to make a smell" to go to toilets in other locations

So awkward, TBH.

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12.This coworker who keeps parking like this — and upsetting everyone in the office:

A truck is parked so that it's covering half of two parking spaces

Like, they even left him a note:

The note says "learn how to park your truck better; I'm not mad, just disappointed in you"

13.This new employee who received this message after their first day of work:

The first message tells the new hire they're not the right fit, the employee asks why they're being fired, and the other person responds "you are not being fired, you are no longer needed here"

14.This boss who decided to screw the only window in the office shut...because who needs fresh air?:

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15.This person who used a key, and it broke off inside the lock of a "very important work door":

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16.This person whose coworkers keep stealing their breakfast...so they came up with a flowchart to handle the issue:

The flow chart asks "Is this yours?" With "no" pointing to "don't touch it" and "yes" pointing to "no it's not" and then "don't touch it"

17.This employee — who is also a college student — who's been asking for reduced hours at work for two weeks, then asked to come in late one day, and got this response from her manager:

The employee sends a text explaining they are a full-time student and can't work a full-time schedule, and the employer responds "we need to sit down and discuss, I hope you can work late tonight"

18.This Starbucks barista who had to handle a customer's ~simple~ order:

The drink has so many requests on it that the receipt covers the entire cup

19.This employee who received this text from their boss — who waited until almost 2 in the morning to tell them to come in at 6 a.m.:

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20.This employee who worked for 10 hours without eating anything, bought some fries, and then accidentally dropped it:

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21.And finally, this person who was greeted by alllll this after returning to work from Christmas break:

A bathroom filled with dozens of roaches

According to the OP, yes, those are dead roaches. And there was a bad "stench" in the room.


Well, that's pretty bad. What's the wildest, most shocking, or most annoying thing that's happened to you in the workplace? Let us know in the comments below.

H/T: r/mildlyinfuriating