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Someone on the security team signed off that a fake bomb had been recovered at Old Trafford when it hadn't. Cue one controlled explosion and a postponed soccer game. Tell us your tales of workplace screw ups and the consequences of your mistakes.

(, Tue 17 May 2016, 8:59)
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many years ago, i had a holiday job as a letting agent in manchester
we had one development over in Liverpool (which encompassed maybe 400 out of a total of 4,000 tenants, but I was in court chasing arrears in Liverpool more often than Manchester; scousers seem to think things like paying rent don't apply to them). I was over in Liverpool county court in the morning for a hearing, then had to go on a flat inspection in the afternoon.

I left the car door open for a moment as I had to pick something up. miraculously, nobody nicked the car, so I drove back to Manchester, 90's music blaring, happily singing away. arrived back in Didsbury, turned off the engine - only to hear a plaintive: MIAAAAOOOOWWW.

looked around. couldn't see anything. went to get out of the car. MIAAAAOOOOOOOW. couldn't see anything.

eventually I found a large ginger scouse cat in the back of the car. it had crammed itself on the floor behind my seat and I had brought all the way to Manchester and not noticed. gaaaaaah.

I had to take it back to Liverpool and then drive back again, by which point I was 2 hours late and the boss was furious.
(, Tue 17 May 2016, 10:57, 5 replies)
why did you have to take it back?
were you concerned the Manchester cats would beat it up due to it's scouse accent?
(, Tue 17 May 2016, 12:38, closed)
my boss said, "why didn't you just chuck it out onto the road?"
I mean, come on, that's someone's pet!
(, Tue 17 May 2016, 14:41, closed)
I think that at this point...
...it has decided to be YOUR pet!
(, Wed 18 May 2016, 10:59, closed)
i've known a few people who refused to pay rent
because their landlords hadn't made repairs. they were too stupid to realise that they were not helping things along by withholding rent!
(, Tue 17 May 2016, 15:46, closed)
I've not the slightest bit of sympathy for someone who hasn't yet worked out that they could fix the place themselves
then withhold the value of their time and materials from the next month's rent... instead of living in a shithole and complaining that no-one's done anything about it
(, Wed 18 May 2016, 14:55, closed)

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