The 20 Scariest Things That Can Happen When You Work In An Office

Living life in constant terror! (Sorta.)

1. Accidentally exposing something *personal* on your computer screen during a presentation.

Also beware of typing web addresses. Your browser always remembers where you’ve been.

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2. Spilling something on yourself when you have a meeting later.

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At least it will help distract from the Powerpoint presentation you put together last minute.

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3. Missing something super obvious that makes you look careless and stupid.

When this happens, you seriously start to question your abilities to do a good job.

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4. Making a joke that crosses the line.

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There is no worse feeling than having an entire room give you the “too soon” look.

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5. Getting drunk at an office party and spilling something a little too personal.

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Now the entire office knows about that third nipple you had removed in the eighth grade. Good job.

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6. Getting a company-wide memo about something unproductive happening in the office…and knowing you’re responsible for it.

NO MORE HARLEM SHAKE VIDEOS, GOT IT? Also: flush the toilets, don’t steal lunches, turn off the lights, and put the dishes in the dishwasher.

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7. Receiving an ominous IM from your boss.

Did you forget to send the report? Was their a missed deadline? ARE YOU BEING FIRED? Eh, your boss probably just wants to know if you watched the latest True Detective.

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8. Bringing something like tuna or egg salad for lunch and feeling very self-conscious while eating it.

It’s not farts. It’s food.

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9. Being the unfortunate victim of an ongoing office prank.

And then having someone put the reaction on YouTube.

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10. Taking a “sick” day only to be busted by a coworker.

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Doctors recommend that watching a movie and going out for drinks to ease flu symptoms, right?

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11. Getting caught using the company copy machine/printer/scanner for personal use.

Making photocopies for your garage sale.
::Boss walks in::

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12. Accidentally eating something reserved for your boss.

Great. Now you owe your boss a sandwich.

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13. Getting caught doing something that’s obviously not allowed.

You knew there was a risk involved in the first place!

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14. Using a sick day for fun but really needing it later.

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Too bad you used them all up now that you’ve come down with what appears to be the plague.

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15. Not knowing a co-worker’s name and being in a situation where you have to acknowledge this.

The longer you’ve worked together, the more offensive this is.

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16. Having your boss find out that you’re applying for new jobs.


Tip: Do not print your resume at work. See #11.

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17. Being the last one in the office at night.

Dark offices are scary. And if you forget to lock the doors and someone breaks in, it’s all your fault.

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18. Thinking you can go MIA for a few hours only to come back to an irate boss who knows you were slacking.

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19. Accidentally sending a personal email company-wide.

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Now everyone knows you and Pam in accounting are getting coffee after work. Let the side eyes commence!

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20. Someone hearing you poop.

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Try as you might, the person in the stall next to you will not only hear you drop some thunder but will no doubt recognize your shoes.

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