Stupidest thing you did at work

What’s the stupidest thing that you’ve done at work?
I fell on the grill while walking backwards, flipping patties, and burnt the whole arm. Never told a manager. In the end, I got in trouble for not saying anything, but hey, I was fine.

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I think back on some of the things I said to customers or senior managers / directors when I was young and wonder how I didn’t get the sack. Most of what I said was correct at the time, but not put very tactfully.

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We use Cuticle Sticks for Manicures at work to clean out molded rubber oil seals.
One day I got the bright idea to put one in an air gun and shoot it at a co-workers feet/legs.
In the distance of just 10 feet, the stick climbed and stuck in his cheek.
I thought for sure I was going to loose my job over that but he never said a word to the company. :fearful:
I guess we both got lucky that day!

accidentally deleted all the files on the database first day and didnt notice in time before the update became permanent…

i once accidentally stole a laptop on my last day i took a laptop home and i had to drive 45 minutes to give it back when i didn’t work there anymore.

I was labouring, a new start on a large building site and lent against a newly built concrete wall creating a nice bow effect. The bricky who was no doubt being priced by the block was none too pleased — For the sake of my head remaining on my shoulders I kept very quiet about that.

There are some others, but I have spent many years trying to bury those memories.

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Accidentally turned off instead of one advertising campaign turned off all active campaigns in Google Ads Account. Campaigns were already stopped there, so I did not include only those that were running earlier. Hundreds of dollars loss.

Overwrote the files of a live website since I didn’t remember to change the path of the remote file upload. That was a frantic email to the infrastructure team for a database backup :wink: .

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Many years ago now, when I worked part-time on a delicatessen counter, I managed to slice the end of my thumb off with the bacon slicer. :eek:

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When I got a job, at an interview, when asked in which IDE you program, I said that in a notebook))

Download warzone, 32GB

I slept about 4 hours after ofc I was fired… But I slept well at least haha