From accidentally hugging the CEO to getting attacked by bees at the company picnic, work can be mortifying. Here are some times we’ve mortified ourselves at work.

I accidentally threw condoms all over my interviewer’s desk

A reader writes: This week I finally landed my very first Big Post-Pandemic Interview! I studied hard, prepared extensively, and dug my circa-2019 interview clothes out of storage, along with my fancy business satchel and leather binder (the interview required me to bring a portfolio of prior work). I was ready to impress! I sat […]

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Mortification Week: the sleepover, the angry bees, and more

It’s Mortification Week at AAM and all week long we’ll be revisiting ways we’ve mortified ourselves at work (pulling comments and letters from the archives). Here are 15 more mortifying stories people have shared here over the years. 1. The shirt “I was wearing a shirt with sparkles on a dark blue background, that I […]

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I accidentally flashed my team during a video call

A reader writes: After a video team meeting today, I hung up the call and proceeded to get undressed for a shower. After a few seconds, when I was significantly but not completely undressed, I noticed that the app had frozen and was still open. The rest of my team had been staying on for […]

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