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2018-04-04 18:55:11Funny BusinessEnglishMost people, at some point in their lives, will find themselves working in an office. While office life is not without its perks, it’s...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2018/04/iStock-896467044.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/funny-business/15-awkward-office-moments-that-are-all-too-real/15 Awkward Office Moments That Are All Too Real | QuickBooks Australia

15 awkward office moments that are all too real

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Most people, at some point in their lives, will find themselves working in an office. While office life is not without its perks, it’s also full of awkward moments. From quirky co-workers to computer mishaps, here are the most common awkward moments you can expect in the office.

1. When one person accidentally hits reply all

And soon there’s an avalanche of reply-alls. MAKE IT STOP.

Man in black tshirt yelling

2. When a random co-worker sings Happy Birthday just because they want free cake

Happy birthday dear mmm-mmm, happy birthday to you!

Co-workers celebrating birthday

3. When someone cooks fish in the office microwave

No. Just no.

Young man holding nose pulling face

4. When a personal chat pops up on your computer

And everyone is watching.

Crowded co-workers around a desk

5. When someone signs your farewell card with birthday well wishes

Gee thanks guys.

Girl at desk surrounded by balloons

6. When you accidentally sign off a work email with a kiss and hug xo

I don’t love you guys, honest.

7. When someone steals your lunch from the communal fridge

And you’ve been looking forward to eating it ALL day.

Girl with empty plate holding knife and fork

8. When someone actually calls your work phone

Doesn’t everyone just email now?

Girl on red telephone

9. Being the only person in the office who doesn’t drink coffee

Aaaand now you’re an outcast.

Girls drinking coffee in office

10. Pressing send on an email too early

Oh no. Come BACK!

Girl worried in front of laptop

11. When your boss throws to you in a meeting and you haven’t prepared anything

And now you’ve lost all credibility.

Girl in meeting

12. Elevators

Can we all agree that riding the elevator with co-workers is just plain awkward?

Crowded elevator

13. When the printer breaks

And NOBODY knows what to do.

Man breaking offie printer

14. Any meeting scheduled after 12pm on a Friday

It should be illegal.

Bored people in office meeting

15. When you wear the exact same outfit as a co-worker

And they look better.

Two ladies wearing the same outfit

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