Important question: Does anybody actually agree with the saying, "if you love your job you'll never work a day in your life"?
I don't trust it, and until my job is sitting on the couch in comfy clothes, eating fast food, and watching TV... I don't think I'll ever trust it.
Even for those who may say they do love their job, perhaps they've waned over the last year or so as they've worked through the pandemic. They may have been forced to work from home, experienced much busier working hours due to being an essential worker, or have clashed with an anti-masker in their store.
If you're one of the former and have delved into the world of Zoom meetings, then it's quite fair to assume you may have spent a lot of your days frustrated at technology and co-workers.
However, it's how you deal with it that separates most employees. Yes, we all get a bit antsy from time to time, and yes, Brenda from accounts is as dull as dishwater, but you've just got to save your moaning for when your colleagues can't see or hear you.
Enter the mute button.
Can you truthfully say you've never muted yourself on a work call to mutter under your breath, or just hide constant snorts of derision? If you have, then you know you have to make completely sure you're definitely muted.
This wasn't the case for Alexandra Ceberio, who made a catastrophic error on only her 2nd day of work at her new job.
The twenty-four-year-old was on her 1st week of a new sales job and had been sending Snapchats of the outfits she wore for the new role.
However, while creating another "fit check" video, she complained that after getting all dressed up, nobody turned their cameras on during a Zoom meeting.
"My work from home fit today, some f***in' bulls**t, 'cause I got ready and everyone has their cameras off," she says in the clip.
But halfway through her next sentence, a co-worker's voice can be heard in the background.
"Hey guys, I can hear you, just so you're aware," the unidentified man says, completely stopping Alexandra in her tracks.
The 2nd-hand embarrassment is real here.
The clip was filmed during a break in the meeting, during which the Long Islander thought she'd be safe to send the jokey Snap.
"Luckily my boss or anyone important wasn't on it, but it was still so embarrassing," she told BuzzFeed News.
"After the video ended I muted myself, and literally tried to change my voice for the rest of the call. I did not speak unless I was spoken to."
Since the incident, the twenty-four-year-old says that it hasn't been mentioned by any co-workers. However, it's now all over TikTok, which means they're likely to stumble upon it one day, but that's not something Alexandra is too worried about.
"My boss and co-workers are pretty young, so I wouldn't be surprised if they see it one day."
I hope this can be a lesson to all of us, and that we all remember to double-check the mute button!