People Share the Weirdest Things They Got In Trouble For at Work
When I worked at a very casual art handling company, one of my bosses pulled me into the server closet and told me that my acid wash jeans and Joy Division t-shirt made it look like I was going clubbing. While I fought the urge to ask which clubs he was going to, I teared up a little after the chiding. Another time, I was berated (this time at a restaurant job) for not coming in for a call shift - even though I had been told I wasn't needed when I closed the night before. Unfortunately for many of us, our superiors seem to love putting us down - or in our place - for reasons that, frankly, are ridiculous.
Twitter user Katie Harrington reminded us of these injustices by asking her followers a simple question:
What's the weirdest thing you ever got in trouble at work for?
I was accused of being disrespectful because the six people I CCd on an email weren't listed in order of seniority.
The responses, as one can expect, are full of facepalm. We've put together the most damning anecdotes, and they all have one thing in common: they're all dumb as hell! Here's hoping your employers are on the saner (and smarter) end of this bleak spectrum.