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It turns out senior managers can be just as tired and forgetful as the rest of us.
OfficeTeam surveyed 1,300 senior managers at U.S. and Canadian companies about their most embarrassing moments at work. Some of their, ahem, senior moments included getting locked in the office; falling off a stage at a business event; falling asleep while interviewing job applicants; and fainting during a client meeting. There are also the rodent-in-my-office-jump-on-a-chair-and-scream stories and the obligatory wardrobe malfunctions, such as wearing bathroom slippers to work by mistake or doing a training session with the barn door wide open.
See? Senior managers can be just as dazed, confused and distracted as the typical rank-and-file employee. They're just like everyone else, except for that pesky I-can-hire-you-and-fire-you part. Would they hire themselves if they were on the receiving end of these slip-ups, though? That's the real question. It's a tough job market out there.