Mistakes at work

@Porcospino (16567)
Denmark
March 20, 2013 2:58pm CST
When I was living in Estonia I worked in a home for adults with special needs. In the afternoons I worked in the weavery and that was quite far from the other buildings. I was there during the winter and the weather was very cold. One day it was extremely cold (more than minus 20 degrees celcius) It took me about 10 minutes to walk to the weavery and when I arrived all of the residents were waiting for me because the door was locked and I had the key. Well, I thought that I had the key, but when I wanted to unlock the door I discovered that I had forgotten the key in main building and I had to hurry back and get the key while all of residents waited outside in the extremely cold weather. I was not popular that day I picked up the key as fast as I could, but they still had to wait a long time for me. When I worked in home health care I once broke a an expensive antique sculpture. The place where I worked had an insurance which covered that kind of things, but I still felt really bad about it, because it was a very rare sculpture and she couldn't just buy another one. Which mistakes have you made at work?
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@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
20 Mar 13
I have committed several mistakes at the office from personal to office works during the early years of holding my present position. I was nagged by my direct supervisor on those mistakes. You know what? I was reprimanded her as if she was nagging at her paid slave. I could not forget those moments when she shouted at me nagging for the mistakes I did. If I hadn't received those bad remarks from her I may have been thinking so much of my mistakes but because of that I just thought that I had already been punished for those mistakes. She had even told me on my face that she really doesn't like me and that is always implanted in my mind. I could still remember her face when she said that to me not only once but for several times. Lately, she had been good to me when she realized that I have been doing my job fairly well but I really don't think she did that heartily. I only think of her as a part of the team that we shared but personally, she doesn't deserve any friendly treatment. However, there were times that we also talked about personal matters during meetings where she presided, with other personnel, of course but i don't share my personal information to her.
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@Porcospino (16567)
• Denmark
21 Mar 13
I understand why you don't want to share your personal information with her. I think that I would feel the same way in your situation. I would deal with her because I had to, but I wouldn't share personal things with her or try to develop a friendship with her. I have had a supervisor who behaved in similar ways. At first she was nice, when I got to know her better she showed her real personality and I didn't like the way that she treated me or the employees. Fortunately I don't work at that place anymore and it was a relief to get away from her. My current supervisor is different and I like him a lot.
• Philippines
20 Mar 13
It is but natural for us to commit mistake and it all depends on the degree of what kind of mistake it was and to what extend the damaged was felt, likes yours you hardly forgotten it. Anyway any mistake is part of life most of the time it make us stronger as we move on for me I have done countless mistake but no big deal it was just simple but still it counts.
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@Porcospino (16567)
• Denmark
20 Mar 13
Yes, mistakes are a part of life, and everyone commits mistakes. I believe that it is true that mistakes make us stronger and we learn things that we can use in the future. I always try to learn from my mistakes because I don't want to repeat them in the future. Mistakes have taught me to more careful and they have also taught me to plan ahead and predict the things that might happen in the future.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
20 Mar 13
i think u should never feel bad about the mistakes done at your workplace because we all do mistakes unknowingly. After all humans do mistakes and it is our responsibility not to repeat those mistakes again in our life and see to it that such mistakes teach us something that will make us aware watchful and careful for other tasks in life.
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@Porcospino (16567)
• Denmark
20 Mar 13
That is true, we all commit mistakes. I think that it important to learn something from the mistakes so that we don't commit the same mistakes in the future. I have defintately learned something from the mistakes that I made at work. I was sad when I broke the expensive antique sculpture when I worked in home health care, because it was rare and it couldn't just be replaced, but I learned something from the incident and after that time I was much more careful when I visited clients in their homes. The things that I have learned from mistakes are generally things that I remember in the future because I would to avoid that situation in the future.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
24 Mar 13
Personally, no matter what type of job a person does in life, there will be mistakes you might make that you wish you could take back. For me, a lot of it usually is when I go off on someone due to my temper being pushed, and in reality, it would be nice if this could.d never happen. But sometimes I think when others might be jealous of you, it makes it hard.
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
I have never had such an unlucky day at work, so far. I guess the mistakes i made was sent an email to the wrong recipients i could no longer retrack the emails i sent. =P There was also this one time... it was not work but i made a mistake putting in a ceramic plate in the microwave that had silver linings and it caused sparks! :P hahaa it was very embarrassing and i am sure glad no one was there to see it. :P
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@Raine38 (9113)
• United States
20 Mar 13
Things like this do happen at the workplace. No matter how careful or cautious we are, things like this tend to happen at the most inconvenient time. Hopefully we don't commit the same mistakes as the second time cannot be excused anymore. Anyway, one mistake that I can still remember at my work was when I failed to check one of my officer's cash count. Turned out that she took some considerable amount of money and I wasn't able to discover it after a month later.
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