Embarrassed in Front of Coworkers

Embarrassed in Front of Coworkers

May 21, 2019
Don't fret if you've embarrassed yourself at work - you can fix it.
Don't fret if you've embarrassed yourself at work - you can fix it.
Dropped a cup of coffee on your boss's desk? Accidentally let a swear word (or 10) fly when you stubbed your toe on your chair? Had a little too much to drink at Happy Hour and blabbed about some, ahem, intimate details of your personal life? If you've recently embarrassed yourself at the office, it can be tough going in to face your coworkers again. Still, remember: It's probably not as bad as you think.

There's one surefire way to eliminate embarrassment once and for all - take responsibility for what happened. If you can laugh off your mistake, others will feel comfortable laughing too. Admitting that what you did was silly and awkward takes away the power your coworkers have to make you feel ashamed about it. If you get the chance, speak to the people you feel might be most affected by what you did, joking about how loud you swore or how much you drank.

If you've really done something that could cost you friendships, apologies are in order. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture, but seeking out the person who's computer you unplugged when you tripped over all those chords to say you're sorry could easily repair a damaged work relationship.

Either way, after a few weeks, the memory of your embarrassing accident will fade and there'll be a new subject of gossip around the office.

For more advice, contact a psychic. Our psychics can use their gifts to see how best to handle an embarrassing situation at work.

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