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I think I’m in for it pretty deep.  A social worker had given me mail for a patient where I work and didn’t bother to open it.  So I just found out now I’m that pile was a renewal application for Medicaid.  This patient lost her benefits.  I just filed everything away.  Didn’t know there was a process of renewing?

 

Not sure if I’ll take the fall for this?  Any other stories of similar things/mistakes that got you in hot water

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40 minutes ago, Another Fan said:

I think I’m in for it pretty deep.  A social worker had given me mail for a patient where I work and didn’t bother to open it.  So I just found out now I’m that pile was a renewal application for Medicaid.  This patient lost her benefits.  I just filed everything away.  Didn’t know there was a process of renewing?

 

Not sure if I’ll take the fall for this?  Any other stories of similar things/mistakes that got you in hot water

  Following a corporate directive got me in trouble with a customer one time.  I followed the memo in terms of routing a certain product line into the store when ordered versus letting the customer do a direct pickup at the warehouse.  The customer ripped me then my boss when he found out he had the option of going to the warehouse.  I felt for the customer but my orders were clear and a grounds for termination note was in the memo if somebody went against the memo.  Along similar lines another memo concerning warranty claims for a product with instructions for the customer to proceed with any warranty claims directly with the manufacturer.  Again, the memo closed with a threat about termination if an employee disregarded the memo.  Before I quit it became quite apparent that I was going to be continually caught between management and the customer over a great number of issues.  It was never my intent to be in sales after college but sometimes you have to do something to pay the bills.  I was never very trusting of people in business before that job but afterward I turned down a number of such jobs even though I could have used the money  for that reason.  

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47 minutes ago, Another Fan said:

I think I’m in for it pretty deep.  A social worker had given me mail for a patient where I work and didn’t bother to open it.  So I just found out now I’m that pile was a renewal application for Medicaid.  This patient lost her benefits.  I just filed everything away.  Didn’t know there was a process of renewing?

 

Not sure if I’ll take the fall for this?  Any other stories of similar things/mistakes that got you in hot water

 

Did you get a termination letter for her?  There should be a window to renew still after that termination letter arrives.  And anyway, aren't the social workers supposed to help patients take care of that stuff?

 

A kid on one of my open cases got killed by his mom's boyfriend not even 72 hours after I'd last seen them back when I worked for CPS.  It's all relative, man.

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35 minutes ago, RochesterRob said:

  Following a corporate directive got me in trouble with a customer one time.  I followed the memo in terms of routing a certain product line into the store when ordered versus letting the customer do a direct pickup at the warehouse.  The customer ripped me then my boss when he found out he had the option of going to the warehouse.  I felt for the customer but my orders were clear and a grounds for termination note was in the memo if somebody went against the memo.  Along similar lines another memo concerning warranty claims for a product with instructions for the customer to proceed with any warranty claims directly with the manufacturer.  Again, the memo closed with a threat about termination if an employee disregarded the memo.

Dunder Miflin was so damn picky with their 20# White Bond, weren’t they?

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As soon as I saw this thread, I thought of this...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117826699/embarrassment-after-obscene-language-used-in-official-council-letter-drop

 

I know the guy that this happened to, so met him later that day to buy him a couple pints to drown his sorrows.  It sounds like a simple office prank from one of his workmates blew up in his face.

 

Fortunately everybody, including the residents were very understanding and no one lost their jobs.

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27 minutes ago, LeviF91 said:

 

Did you get a termination letter for her?  There should be a window to renew still after that termination letter arrives.  And anyway, aren't the social workers supposed to help patients take care of that stuff?

 

Yes in the term letter

 

Agree in the social worker part but think it’s gonna get dumped in my lap

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“Well, my initials are ‘R.B.’ and I made the innocent mistake of asking a colleague out for drinks after work...“

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i dress as a local female socialite and talk to the secretaries at a local company for hours on end.  I don't work there, but i feel that they are getting really annoyed with me

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15 minutes ago, The Poojer said:

i dress as a local female socialite and talk to the secretaries at a local company for hours on end.  I don't work there, but i feel that they are getting really annoyed with me

Well done.

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the dreaded emotional relationship, the one you finish and learn never to let yourself enter again... ever.... honestly....

 

 

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1 hour ago, The Poojer said:

i dress as a local female socialite and talk to the secretaries at a local company for hours on end.  I don't work there, but i feel that they are getting really annoyed with me

Pic please!

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I was on a final write-up by putting the term BS (not the word just the letters) in a report I filed for a follow up with one of our clients. The only reason I didn't lose my job is had a stellar record before hand and it wasn't a client facing document. I look back and shake my head in disbelief at my stupidity. In less than a month I'll be with the same company (in various names) for 15 years.

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Office Christmas parties. 

 

Not me, but two close friends. 

 

The first one I worked with was a very smart guy who ran our investment department at the bank. He was also a mean drunk, and beat the crap out of a co-worker in the men’s room at the Christmas party. I never saw him again, but his ex-wife says he’s a mess. Not smart enough, I guess. 

 

The second one was a tennis buddy and the ADA in town. He told me the District Attorney actually worked for HIM in private practice.....but one of them had skeletons in the closet. (Guess who!) At their Christmas party they found him in his office on top of his desk, with an attorney who “worked” beneath him (literally and figuratively) ummm, ........well, between him and the desk. He was more of a happy, horny drunk. Apparently, they frown upon that. 

 

Behave at those Christmas parties!   :)

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4 hours ago, Another Fan said:

I think I’m in for it pretty deep.  A social worker had given me mail for a patient where I work and didn’t bother to open it.  So I just found out now I’m that pile was a renewal application for Medicaid.  This patient lost her benefits.  I just filed everything away.  Didn’t know there was a process of renewing?

 

Not sure if I’ll take the fall for this?  Any other stories of similar things/mistakes that got you in hot water

 

You're a very, very, very, bad man.

 

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30 minutes ago, Augie said:

The second one was a tennis buddy and the ADA in town. He told me the District Attorney actually worked for HIM in private practice.....but one of them had skeletons in the closet. (Guess who!) At their Christmas party they found him in his office on top of his desk, with an attorney who “worked” beneath him (literally and figuratively) ummm, ........well, between him and the desk. He was more of a happy, horny drunk. Apparently, they frown upon that. 

 

Behave at those Christmas parties!   :)

 

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When someone walked away from their computer I used to put pornographic photos up as their screensaver. One guy got mad and told my boss and I got my ass chewed out. That was probably 10 years ago.

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7 minutes ago, Binghamton Beast said:

When someone walked away from their computer I used to put pornographic photos up as their screensaver. One guy got mad and told my boss and I got my ass chewed out. That was probably 10 years ago.

 

In the old days I liked pranking work friends, but most of it no longer plays in this day and age.

 

One time many years ago I sent myself a suggestive and inappropriate email from a female co-worker's computer.  I then replied to her with something like 'I've told you this is inappropriate, blah, blah, blah' and I cc: ed the head of HR, only with a very slight typo in the email address so the cc: didn't actually go anywhere.   Of course, my friend missed that detail and when she saw the reply went bombing down to HR to explain that it was just a joke.  The head of HR had no idea what she was talking about.  Lots of laughs ensued.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, KD in CA said:

 

In the old days I liked pranking work friends, but most of it no longer plays in this day and age.

 

One time many years ago I sent myself a suggestive and inappropriate email from a female co-worker's computer.  I then replied to her with something like 'I've told you this is inappropriate, blah, blah, blah' and I cc: ed the head of HR, only with a very slight typo in the email address so the cc: didn't actually go anywhere.   Of course, my friend missed that detail and when she saw the reply went bombing down to HR to explain that it was just a joke.  The head of HR had no idea what she was talking about.  Lots of laughs ensued.

 

 

 

Better lots of laughs than a hail of gunfire!  

 

You’re right, that won’t fly today.......

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I started dating a Nurse from a hospital we were doing referral business with.  I lost interest in her after a few dates.   Then we stopped getting referrals....

 

With my current company, I went on another interview.  The company offered me the job but since the bonus was going to be prorated since it was August....it was going to be less than what I was making.  They didn’t accept my counter offer.

Then someone “anonymously” sent an email to our HR Director to let them know I interviewed with them.  What a POS that person was.

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Once called a customer an idiot with a live phone. Boss called me into the office for it and said while he agreed that the guys an idiot, probably best I didn't do that again. Lesson: make sure the phone is hung up.

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