Work can be a pain in the ass (well, provided you actually have to work for a living). Not only do we have to wake up at an ungodly hour every morning, we're expected to put on pants, brave traffic and/or smelly commuters, suck up to the boss, deal with other people, and actually get stuff done on a daily basis. And on top of all that... we're expected to maintain an air of professionalism the whole way through!
Of course, we're only human, and there are bound to be times where any semblance of responsibility goes out the cubicle window. Oh, don't lie, you know you've irrationally picked a fight with the printer, drank beer from your coffee mug, and spent your day on Facebook instead of Microsoft Excel.
But don't feel too guilty; there are some people in this country who have made unbelievable mistakes while on duty. Just to be clear, we aren't encouraging mediocrity or saying it's OK to drop-kick your chatty colleague, but hopefully their horror stories will turn your bad day around and make you feel like a miracle worker again. And if anything, use them as a cautionary tale to avoid doing anything too extreme, because you don't want your unprofessionalism to become national news like their stories did.
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