What's your biggest work screw up?

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  1. Quedee

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    In my position, I have to sometimes "manage out" people. My HR department at the time was really big on documentation so I had many corrective action docs and emails on a specific individual's poor performance. I decided to send each incident in a separate email to my HR Director with me on bcc. Well I don't think I got more than 3 or 4 emails into the process, where instead of copying myself for filing, I started copying the actual INDIVIDUAL himself on the emails. At least a dozen were sent and when I sent the last one, I realized what I did and wanted to crawl under my desk.

    10 minutes later, here comes the individual into my office with a stack of printed emails demanding to know what this is all about. I quickly back-peddled and said, "John, we have been talking about your performance for some time now and I just wanted everything to be out in the open on my decision to get HR involved". I don't think he really bought it but at least I had an answer.

    I can come up with more screw-ups in my illustrious career but this was the 1st to come to mind. What are some of your cringe-worthy fuck-ups that you wish you could go back in time and change?
     
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    I dated a crazy coworker.
     
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    Forgot to add licensing correctly, $45,000 mistake. Oops.
     
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    Entered three truckloads of incorrect/obsolete corrugated trays for a water company. $21,434.00 mistake. Whoopsie daisy!
     
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    I did not put an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin.
     
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    The fact that I work for money when I could just sit on my ass, smoke pot, and get money and wigger clothes.
    @Ryan Lever.
     
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    Tore the complete cab off off a brand new $750,000 excavator on an overpass ten years ago.
    The state gave me the wrong routing but I was stupid enough to trust them and not double check it myself so I consider it my screw up.
     
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    Let a bully get the best of me & left the job. They fired him - later. :ufacepalm:
    (but, then that job had a lot of other problems so all & all it was probably for the best, & a long time coming...)
     
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    Wow did insurance cover?
     
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    So I was at work and just scored some weed in one of those zip lock bags. Was delivering pizzas and also had my money in a zip lock bag. Cashed out for the night and went to drop my co workers money, my money in the safe and then realized that I also dropped my weed lol
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    the second time doing a prep I didn't secure the jugular vein over and around the drain tube enough and I set the pulse pressure too high on the Portiboy (embalming machine). Blood, embalming fluid and dye sprayed all over me, my boss and all over the prep room. plus I found out afterward that I also didn't put forceps down far enough to clear any clots in the vein and the fluid got backed up. my boss had to spend a few hours fixing my mistake and I always feel nervous now when I do a prep, even after 10+ years there, and he's in the room with me.
     
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    I worked with this guy that was a real dick. I was in IT at the time and he was a developer. He'd call our group as if he was calling in a pizza and tell us he wanted a large screen monitor, extra hard drive, double the memory, etc. When told he needs to submit to our boss from his boss that both sign off on - he'd get angry and act like he was the most important employee and any request should be granted without question.

    So one time I was flirting with this hot Russian chick they hired... she mentioned she was going to be working with this guy and I started shit talking him, how he was a total asshole and nobody liked him and started to make fun of his fatness and baldness and stupidness.

    Turn around to leave and he's standing right behind me glaring.
     
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    I paid $5,000 in deductables and my insurance went up for 3 years not to mention the embarrassment but it would have been way way worse if the bridge would have been damaged.
     
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    This sounds like so much trouble; I'm just going to be creamated .... :ufacepalm:
     
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