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Boss Turns Herself Into A Potato During Group Conference Call

Boss Turns Herself Into A Potato During Group Conference Call

We are absolutely living for working from home fails RN - and this latest is perfect for its sheer stupid simplicity.

Working from home is new territory for many of us and one of the major adjustments is getting talking to our colleagues over video call. Case in point, this one woman who became stuck as a potato during one.

Clearly having a mare with technology, Lizet Ocampo, a politics worker, had logged on for a conference call with her team when she managed to turn herself into the root veg thanks to a funny filter.

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Ocampo, who had no doubt had some very important updates to share, was stuck as a potato for the entirety of the meeting, unable to work out how to turn herself back.

TOO funny.

Like any good coworker, her colleague Rach decided to screenshot the hilarious ordeal and post it on Twitter for all to see.

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"My boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can't figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting," she wrote.

Since going online, the tweet has received over 120,000 retweets and 502,000 likes.


Luckily, Rach's boss wasn't angry about her gaff being shared with the whole wide world. Later the same day, she tweeted: "The good news is that my boss, Lizet Ocampo, will not be sacking me tomorrow. We hashed it all out tonight and our team is still laughing with you all."

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Far from being annoyed, Lizet appears to be loving her newfound fame, even titling herself 'potato boss'. Love it.

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But nothing can rival the toe-curling conference call gaff made by 'Poor Jennifer' last week.

The woman, only known as Jennifer, had logged into a Zoom call with her colleagues but hadn't realised her camera had been running when she decided to go to the toilet.

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If you haven't seen the video yet, watch with caution as it'll make you go hot with embarrassment for Jennifer.

However, the unknown woman has attracted quite a fanbase since the video went viral, with the #PoorJennifer hashtag trending and people even calling the woman a "hero" and "national treasure".

"I'm sorry, but Jennifer is a hero. #IStandWithJennifer," wrote one person.

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"I honestly hope poor Jennifer knows she is a goddamn national treasure for providing us all with such laughter in the middle of a global pandemic," penned a second.

"Do not hide from embarrassment. Instead take ownership, out the coworker who shared this as the creep they are, and know that you brought laughter to thousands in a very dark time," said a third.

We wonder what WFH fail will go viral next? Could it be... ours? *Treads cautiously forevermore.*

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Funny, Life, Real Life

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.