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I didn't particularly messed it up hugely.
But have two colleagues who really messed it (for the background, I work in automotive):
Colleague A: he went in a work trip and managed to get the a very expensive car in the company pool (Porsche SUV > 100k$) and had a huge accident and the car was totally destroyed. He had only a few minor injuries...
Colleague B: released a part to be used (with shitty quality) and after building it in over 1000 cars, they realized it was totally not ok for the customers so we had to organize a call back and change all those parts which costed the company like over a million...0
It’s hard to top yours. Oh my! *cringing at the thought*
I sent a short message to the boss which I only realized after could be taken two ways. I went into their work inbox and deleted it… but foolishly overlooked deleting it from the trash. I then re-worded and resent the message.
Couple months later “my trash” was randomly quoted back to me during a meeting of all places. And it was done so in a way she forgot it had been trash.
My reaction was that “Hey! You just quoted my trash. I knew you would take it that way which is why I deleted it.”
The “boss” and I had known each other for many years, so this was more of a friendly crossing of swords. Everyone else was silent however. Then we had a good laugh about it.11
Oh maaan... in November i had to do the annual financial statement of a company with 16 shareholders and I did nearly everything correctly but fucked up the supplementary balance sheet of each shareholder... I just forgot to do them at all and send it to my employer to check and he oversaw it too
3 weeks later, after it was already reported to the german finance authorities we recognized the mistake!
I corrected them immediately, talked a few times on the phone, claiming there were some technical problems and soo yeah.
My employer was thankfully not mad at me, cause he forgot them too0
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When I was about 15-18 I worked at a kiosk, and when I was still pretty new, two women came up to the counter and talked very broken in our language, with a heavy accent. Which confused me a lot.
They asked to buy some cigarettes and then to get some money changes to smaller bills. And I wanted to be thorough.
They made me more confused and I panicky asked my boss to come over, who was busy with something else, so he told me to wait. And the women left shortly after, which was weird.
We looked at the video footage after and saw that while I was counting bills, they stole things from the counter while I wasn't paying attention to them.
I was so mortified and embarrassed, I remember crying.
Luckily my boss took it really well and said it wasn't my fault, they knew I was inexperienced and luckily they didn't steal anything expensive.0
One time as a valet years back, a man asked me to help him with his GPS to find a addressed as I had another car keys in my hand and I was busy with the GPS and the man talking to me I got distracted and left the car key of another guest in this man' car.
Luckily he came back around 30 or 40 minutes later because he noticed I left keys in his car.
I sure as hell didn't want the guest to come back before that man arrived and have to tell him I left his car key in someone's else's car. I'm sure they would have been pissed.0
One of my bosses once said that if you don't sometimes make a mistake (big mess up), you're not doing anything worthwhile. I guess my career has been worthwhile :-)
My most recognized mistake was, several years ago, when I accidentally shut down the computer system that managed one of London England's commuter rail lines during morning rush hour. I quickly fixed things but trains were stopped for about 20 minutes, making a mess out of rush hour and making the nightly BBC news and the following day's London Times newspaper.11
Told a pt who thought he was detoxing from alcohol that we'd give him a call back after he walked in 🙃
I didn't get in trouble though as I was in training and consulted with some other SrA that didn't want to help me. Instead we all got educated.
Another time, I was getting vitals on a pt. The second i turned my head he dropped face first to the floor.
I never lived that one down0
On two occasions, I some how managed to loose $25 from my change bag. I don't know how it happened, but we always kept the money in bundles of 25 and on two occasions, one of the bundles just mysteriously disappeared. I have no idea how. It's like it literally just vanished into thin air.
Of course, I wasn't about to tell my supervisors, and I sure as hell wasn't replacing it with my own money, so whenever a customer bought a ticket, I would just take their money and not ring it up, until I got the $25.00 back. But to this day, I still have no clue how two bundles of $25 just vanished.
This isn't the first time I've lost large sums of money.0
Poked a hole in a 250 gallon tote of oily bilge water unloading it off barge. Thank god it was mostly water not oil like some of them but still would’ve been a disaster if we hadn’t caught it quick. Reamed my boss out for that one, fucked up job we never should’ve been doing in the first place
Had a few very near disasters in my last job, thankfully nothing went really wrong but still not worth the stress0
It was when i buried my AK-47 in the woods and went to sleep at home, i couldn't sleep the whole night thinking that someone will find it and steal it than when i went back to my duty in the morning, i digged like a maniac and when i found it, i felt like life had came back to me...
This case was from like 17 years ago!0
I undercharged a customer over the course of 3 years by $8M but I didn’t get in trouble because someone had incorrectly trained me.
At a different job, I lost $60 of a customer’s and it was never found. (I did not steal it). Ironically, I got fired over the $60 mistake but the $8M mistake was never mentioned again. 🤣0
Getting romantically involved with one of my coworkers. And then breaking up. Oh man, that turned out bad.0
Dropped a vegan baked cheesecake as I was taking it out of the oven. It required hours of work. I cried.6
I combined an authorization, when it was two separate things, so it was approved. It should of not been.0
I was crying out loud because my baby brother had cancer and I couldn't be meticulous and all the co-workers were unsatisfied, lack of time for projects and etc. The boss almost fired me. Baby brother almost died😭😭😭0
I threw away my company’s COO’s stuff because it was next to the garbage he had a sat phone and a bunch of other stuff I guess in it and I never seen it before I got rid of it10
i accidentally gave someone regular milk in there lattes when it was spouse to be oat milk and she was allergic i had a full hearth attack lol and i dropped a whole tray off glass one time10
Not my fault.
My goofball coworkers were looking at porn on the clock in computer. I showed up to work to click in and I was the one who got into trouble for what was on the screen.0
I haven't worked in almost 11 years. Trust me I still had those regret feelings about work. It was a relief to tell myself it doesn't matter anymore0
As a programmer we all create small bugs once in a while, but I'm lucky enough to be good at my job, so I haven't made any big mess.0
I've messed up a few rocks at work, we design gravestones, costs a little to fix but my boss has done it too so he's pretty lenient and I could probably only count the times its happened on one hand0
I abused one customer, didn't know that call was getting recorded0
I accidentally turned the fire drill on by mistake... The firefighters had to come. I was so embarrassed I actually cried.0
Getting in a fight with a coworker. (Mess up in the professionalism sense, i dont regret it in the slightest though and would get in that fight every single time.)
I was working at a movie theater in college and one of my best friends also worked with me. He has a cousin who is deaf, and his cousin and a couple friends (also deaf) would visit regularly. We had this new guy who was a grade A pos who was working with me one afternoon in the concessions area. And my friend's cousin and his buddies came in to see a movie. The only regret i have from this event is that i didn't immediately stop what i was doing to serve them when i heard them come up (i was busy stocking shelves or something iirc and so let the dirtbag run the register while i was taking care of inventory). Anyways, stupid me, i just kept working, thinking this guy could handle taking a customer's order without being a complete asshole to said customers. My bad. They proceeded to order whatever it was they wanted, (they being deaf are *slightly* harder to understand when they talk, but worst case scenario you just need them to repeat something now and then) and this guy, i shit you not, replies "sorry, i don't speak retard". I wanted to kick his ass right then and there, but i didn't. I stopped what i was doing, stood up, turned around, and said "what did you just say?". This fool looks me dead in the eyes and with a smirk on his face says "i told em i don't speak retard". I again wanted to kick his ass right then and there, but i didn't. I told him to apologize, he refused. I repeated "apologize", he got right in my face said "or what?" and shoved me in the chest. That's when i proceeded to kick his ass.