I Can't Help But Feel Bad For These 16 Poor Souls Who Had Bad Days At Work

    I wish very, very good days ahead for all those in the throes of a bad day at work.

    Yesterday, I was in the throes of a bad day after I forgot a fork for my dinner break at my night class, proceeded to bomb a test, and then missed getting off the bus and had to walk an extra 30 minutes home. I dramatically huffed and puffed the entire walk, thinking the universe was out to get me.

    Today, with a bit of a clearer mind and a clean slate ahead, I'm reminded that bad days are a part of life — and we all have them, especially at work or school.

    And to make us all feel a little less alone on our bad days, I scoured Reddit for all the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days people had at work. Here are all the best examples I could find — I hope their days are better now:

    1. This guy whose pants zipper broke at work "right before a few important meetings."

    Guy safety pinned his pants together after the zipper broke

    2. This person spent over an hour in traffic on their way to work, only to then look down and realize their grave mistake:

    Guy wears two different shoes

    3. This person who came back to work after Christmas break and was greeted by a bunch of dead roaches:

    Bathroom floor and toilet with scattered dead roaches, needing cleaning

    4. This 30-year-old man who decided to participate in the work secret santa, asked for sports equipment, and got this diva shoe wine holder instead:

    A single high-heel shoe with ornate design, with security tag attached, on a carpeted floor

    5. This Lowe's manager who had to figure out how to clean up this pink-ish-purple paint spill:

    Self-checkout kiosk with "CARD ONLY" sign, screen prompts for payment, and a shopping basket with items on it

    6. This closing worker who just finished cleaning the whole store, only for the ceiling to start leaking just before they were about to leave:

    Industrial kitchen with water spraying from a burst pipe above deep fryers

    7. This forklift driver dropped an oven on the hood of a Ferrari F8 Tributo:

    Ever mess up at work? At least you're not this guy pic.twitter.com/a9Nvil6Cco

    — Ash (@AshinChina) April 11, 2023
    Twitter: @AshinChina / Via reddit.com

    8. This person who dropped 10 pounds of beads on the floor at work, consequently needing to pick them up one by one for over an hour:

    Overturned chair and a clipboard next to a large spill of small round objects on a wooden floor

    9. This guy who left his phone under the industrial paper cutter:

    Person holding a broken smartphone with a cracked screen and damaged edges

    10. This waitress who, instead of receiving a tip from a fellow former waitress, instead received unwanted criticism. Oh, and no tip:

    Handwritten note on a receipt expressing the reason for not giving a tip

    11. This electrician who knocked the freezers offline, leading to over $50k in food getting tossed:

    A dumpster overflowing with discarded food items outside a store

    12. This baker who got a last-minute cake order, rushed to make it and took it out of the oven without realizing there was a hole in the oven mitt. They burned their fingers, dropped the cake, the customer went elsewhere, and they got written up and sent home:

    A baking sheet with a cracked and broken rolled cake, half covered with cream

    13. These baristas who separated 10,000 coffee beans.... by hand.... because their boss absent-mindedly poured unroasted beans into a batch of roasted ones:

    Two individuals sorting beans, separating good from bad, using containers and a cardboard

    14. The guy who had to clean up whatever this absolute mess is from a freezer malfunction:

    Walk-in cooler with spilled food covering the floor and shelves

    15. This person who's dealing with a food thief at work:

    Handwritten note on cardboard with a threatening message about tampering with food

    16. And lastly, this guy who learned the hard way not to wear grey pants to a job interview as a certified sweaty person™:

    A person in a mirror selfie, with their face obscured by the phone, wearing business casual attire and pants with sweat on the butt

    Let me know about all your worst days at work in the comments below! And to all of you having a bad day out there, you're not alone, and remember, it gets better.