26 Funniest Work Fails From People Definitely Having A Worse Week Than You (April 5, 2024)

Ever had one of those workweeks where everything that could possibly go wrong did, and then some? Well, hold onto your coffee cups, because you’re about to feel a whole lot better about any mishaps you’ve encountered from 9 to 5.

We’ve scoured the depths of the workplace universe to bring you the crème de la crème of “oops” moments— a collection of funny work fails so outrageous, it’ll make your worst day look like Employee of the Month material. From email blunders that make you wish you could invent a time machine, to “I thought mute was on” during video calls, these are the funniest work fails of the week from folks who are probably having a rougher go of it than you are.

So, sit back, relax, and let the schadenfreude wash over you as we dive into a world where the only thing working harder than you is gravity—and maybe the “reply all” button.

1. His fly broke before some important meetings.

2. Actor finds out the stock photos he posed for are being used on buses in Florida.

3. Well, they’re fired.

4. Dude lost his wallet, replaced all his cards, then saw this in his work chair.

5. The only bonus Home Depot workers see.

6. Imagine going into work and…


8. Left his phone on the industrial paper cutter.

9. Employee accidentally knocked over the freezers and had to throw out all of this food.

10. Texas man sells his truck only to find it is now being used by ISIS.

11. Rush order on a cake. Almost made it.

12. Nope. I quit.

13. A freezer mess someone is cleaning.

14. So do we go home, or…

15. The driver who had to shuttle Covid patients with a hazmat suit guy behind him.

16. Manager accidentally dumped raw beans with the roasted ones. Employees had to sort them back.

17. Breakroom war.

18. Former waitress leaves no tip, just a note.

19. Don’t wear grey pants to a job interview if you a sweaty boy.

20. Didn’t realize until he got to work.

21. All of these beads need to be picked up.

22. Welp.

23. She wanted sports equipment from the Secret Santa at work.

24. First year as a school teacher.

25. When you hit camera instead of microphone on a work Zoom.

26. Only one who dressed up at the office on Halloween.


Mike Primavera

Mike Primavera is a Chicago-based comedy writer even though he doesn't HAVE to work. He lives comfortably off of his family's pasta fortune. Follow him on all social media at @primawesome