In last month’s survey, we included a bonus question that asked about the funniest part of your first day at your current job. You submitted a ton of hilarious stories and here are some of our favorites.
This is worth a few minutes of your Friday.
Uhhhh, is Anyone Home?
“Being told to sit and wait for someone to get me, and waiting almost 3 hours with no one in sight.”
“I was the first one in the office, and nobody showed up until hours later. It was a lonely and confusing morning.”
“Absolutely no one introduced themselves until 3 days later.”
“Nobody at the job returned my emails so I showed up a day late”.
First Impressions Matter
“I borrowed a pair of heels from my mom and I could not walk in them and my boss kept asking if I was okay as I got a tour of the office”.
“Introducing myself to the Fed-Ex man thinking he was one of my bosses”.
“During meet-and-greet, as I was getting to know people, I was getting lazier with asking for everyone’s names and positions, so when I get to the last person, I said, “So what do you do here?” He was the founder and CEO. I just asked the Founder of the company what he did here.”
“Everyone at my office was so shocked when they heard what year I was born in– one woman said, I thought people born in 1996 were still in elementary school”!
“When new nurses all said where they were from and listed Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina then when it came to me I said Vermont and someone asked, Did you live on a farm”?
“Our operations managing team thought I was a client and came out to shake my hand then realized I was a new hire…”
“My coworker couldn’t think of the word for photosynthesis so she googled “what is it called when plants eat the sun”.
“I couldn’t turn on my computer monitor”.
“Lost my ID badge already”.
“In the middle of training, I kicked the power switch on my computer and shut the whole thing down. I had to wait 40 minutes while it turned back on and updated before I was able to get back to the training.”
“Spilling coffee on everything”.
“Printed out three I-9s because I messed up the date then the year”.
“After lunch I went to get my picture taken for my badge – turns out I had pen smeared across my face for the entire day until then…”
“Getting locked out because I thought that the front door to the building was secured since the handle would not turn. Turns out, I just had to pull the door really hard”.
Kids Do the Darnedest Things
“The child I nanny pooped on me after I thought she was done pooping and took off her diaper”.
“One kid pointed to the tail of a horseshoe crab in our touch tank and said “That’s its penis”.”
“I’m a swim coach for the summer and one of my little swimmers lost her tooth. So she handed the tooth to me and hopped in the water like nothing happened”!
“Walking in and greeting people just to drop off my sister’s lunch because I’m actually still unemployed”.
“This summer I’m in Montana building a yurt with my mother. My first day “on the job”, I met the two literally 60 year old men I will be spending the next solid month with. (They’re living with us too!)”
“Yikes, if only I had a job…lol”.