Awkward Situations at Work that are Impossible to Avoid

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Whether it’s your first day or 5th year in the company, you will be in the middle of at least 3 of these incredibly awkward situations.

When You Ask Someone Who He is—and He Turns Out to be the CEO

Common rookie mistake… sort of. AVOID IT.

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Taking the Elevator with Said CEO

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When You’re Behind the Same Person (the CEO) through a Succession of Doors

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You’re just on a roll, aren’t you?

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Stressing Over a Handshake vs. Hug Situation

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And you sort of just do whatever.

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Trying to Open the Closing Elevator Doors but it’s Too Late

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When Someone Else is Riding the Elevator with You and You Try Hard Not to Look at Your Reflection Like You Do When You’re Alone

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When You Can’t Understand a Coworker’s Accent

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And you’ve ran out of socially acceptable “come again’s”.

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Asking Someone to Repeat Everything They Just Said Because You Were Busy Thinking of Something Else

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Going into a Toilet Cubicle After a Co-Worker Who Just Disposed of a Very Stinky Bomb

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Bumping into a Co-Worker After YOU Took a Number Two

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What are you doing here?!

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Having to Endure Someone’s Selfish Choice to Eat the Most Smelly Lunch in All of Mankind

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Try to keep your lunch down.

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Your Boss Asking You on the Spot About Your Workload

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When Your Boss Notices You’re Surfing the Net Instead of Working

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It’s for research.

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Being Praised by Your Boss for Work You Didn’t Do

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Seeing Someone be Praised for the Work You Did

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When Someone Hovers Over Your Shoulder Just Watching You Work

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“Accidentally” Staring at an Attractive Co-Worker

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Uhm…I didn’t even see you. *awkward laugh*

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When You Can’t Make the Printer Work but it Magically Works for Someone Else

You…unfair…piece of…

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When Everyone Goes Out for Lunch…Except You

I’m okay. I have food.

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Conference Calls…All of Them

Hello! Can you hear me? Can you see me? Hello?

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We are faced with uncomfortable situations almost every day at the office. These things add color to work-life, so just take them in stride. Are you still looking for a job? Check out our array of sample resumes to help give you an idea on what your job hunt tool should look like.

Source: The Muse, Thought Catalog, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan UK