The uncomfortable feeling of embarrassment can present itself when least expected, crumbling our confidence and reputation as others observe with pitiful looks and concealed laughter.
And the worst part is that the cringe-worthy story has its way of emerging, days, weeks and even years later – and no one wants their ears to be burning in the office.
However, even if your trousers have split in front of colleagues or you accidentally overshared with your boss, you can’t be reeling from embarrassment as much as the best man at Pippa Middleton’s wedding is. Awkward.
Collated in The Guardian, employees have shared their worst workplace blunders. They can be seen on the next page.
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