24 Tweets Showing The Weird Reasons Why People Got In Trouble At Work


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We all know that getting into trouble at work is very easy. In fact, we can say that trouble can come in the weirdest of ways sometimes. We are convinced that one reason may not be enough for an employee to be scolded or even punished, but if the boss or manager says so, the employee has nothing more to do. It seems many people have similar stories to tell, and one person realized that it would make an amazing Twitter thread. The person was right because her post was shared multiple times, and hundreds of people replied, telling the story of how they got in trouble at work for the weirdest reasons.

1. The call

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We know that many employees tend to lie about the reasons why they want to skip a workday or are late for a meeting. While most of their reasons are hilarious, sometimes they actually tell the truth but still get punished for it. This is such a case.

2. The hair

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Here is one absurd reason why a person was about to get in trouble for one of the weirdest reasons possible. We get that some people cannot tolerate what they don’t understand, but projecting it is something that should never happen.

3. The hotel

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Here is how unfair corporate life could be. It seems that those who think of themselves as huge and successful managers need to think twice. They sometimes fail to evaluate the effort their employees put into their line of work.

4. The proposal

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Talking about the corporate world, we know that it offers benefits, but the hardships that come with it are sometimes too much to handle. In this case, one person was forced to put up with harassment simply because she refused this offer.

5. The evacuation 

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Here is yet another example of how absurd a work scolding or punishment could be, and find this particular one to be unbelievable. Fire alarms are supposed to warn people to stay safe, but some people want to act like tough managers sometimes.

6. The customer

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Some clients are tough to be handled, but only those who work in customer service can truly relate to this tweet. There are no excuses when a rude customer tries to act funny. Still, people who are supposed to take care of their employees actually take the other side.

7. The performance

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Here is one of the weirdest reasons why someone could get in trouble at work. We guess that this person’s manager tried to keep things below the radar and did not want others to think someone works better and harder than them.

8. The manager 

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Here is a situation that could leave you speechless. As you can see, someone was annoyed that one of their employees was actually so likable that clients loved her. This does not make sense, as managers should strive to have more employees like that.

9. The request 

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It really does not matter how or why someone denies you an important request. It is only a matter of setting your priorities straight and not have any tolerance for those who do not appreciate you. It is all it takes, really.

10. The problem 

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Now, this is one of the situations in which all of us would be glad to be. Despite getting into trouble, this person risked it and eventually gained the credit she deserved. This is how many managers would react, which is quite unfortunate.

11. The hard work

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We believe that nobody should take credit for someone else’s work. Unfortunately for a lot of hardworking employees, this is exactly what happens despite not being fair at all. This is also the reason why many talented employees quit the corporate world.

12. The notice

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Here is how one person was forced to make the best decision of her career. Walking off a company such as this one is surely a step in the right direction. We know how this attitude can reflect a person and we know it is very toxic, too.

13. The office

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In addition to the previous tweet, this is one post that could also be very relatable to most people who try to build a career in the corporate field. There are moments in life when situations like this one become unbearable. It’s just not fair.

14. The donuts

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Some bosses do not appreciate the small acts of kindness their employees do. In this case, one person decided to do what any other person would do in their shoes. As you can see, things did not work out as expected.

15. The information 

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One of the most unpleasant things to see in any corporate field is the presence of double standards. People sometimes want to exploit others because they know this will be the better option for their company.

16. The products 

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Now, this is one of the most absurd reasons why someone would be scolded at work, and we believe this situation was caused by some sort of personal vendetta. Trying to make someone look bad on purpose is never a good idea.

17. The word

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Sometimes, employees try to keep calm and react in the best possible way when they are falsely accused of something, and this situation shows exactly what we mean. This person was able to hold their ground and stand up to their manager.

18. The permission

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Sometimes, being stubborn and having your way actually pays off, but you have to pay the price yourself. It seems that this person has zero regrets about telling this to his superior’s face. These are the happy moments when we get our way.

19. The intern

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There are moments when people want too much from you, and you could never live up to their expectations. This is one of these cases. As you can see, this person had nothing to do about the situation, and it wasn’t her fault at all.

20. The banana

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Well, this is an awkward thing to read. Not the part when a female was eating a banana in front of a male. There is nothing wrong with that, but there was still a problem. Such a reaction should never happen because it is very inappropriate.

21. The boss

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Here is one of the most infuriating things you could see on this list. We are convinced that people who are not willing to accept situations such as this one are always the kind we like to have around. There is no excuse for such bosses.

22. The refusal 

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Sometimes, things are fairly easy to be explained. It seems that this is one such situation, and there should have been no problems after this refusal. Still, this person was right to want input from everyone involved.

23. The theme song

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Here is one of the funniest entries on this list, and we had a really good laugh when we saw it. The fact that someone found this theme annoying and wanted the person to stop humming it is very amusing.

24. The remark 

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This is one great way to end the list. Some managers try to act as company bosses and they get away with it, but not this one. The employee really made him mad, and that is what he deserved.


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