The biggest blunders that Brits make on their first day of a new job
The 30 biggest blunders made by employees on their first day at a new job have been revealed – and they make for embarrassing reading.
The mistakes made by new and nervous workers include wearing inappropriate clothes, arriving late and even crashing into a colleague's vehicle in the office car park.
A poll of almost 3,000 workers found that half had made a bad first impression on their opening day.
Some said they spilled tea, were overdressed, got lost on their way there or said something completely inappropriate because of nerves.
Almost all of those surveyed (95%) said it is important to make a good first impression on others when starting a new job.
In addition, 82% said they're more likely to make a positive impact on their first day if they know they've got their clothing right.
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The study was commissioned by promotional products company 4imprint, as part of its First Impressions campaign.
A spokesperson for 4imprint said: "Starting a new job can be intimidating for a variety of reasons.
"From not knowing who you'll be working with, not being 100% sure how to get to your new workplace and worries over what to wear can make for a nerve-wracking first day.
"Our study found the importance of what you wear to work can make you feel as comfortable as possible on a first day and help create a great first impression."
Almost three quarters of those surveyed wish they had a uniform for work, in order to avoid embarrassing fashion faux pas.
First-day nightmare scenarios included not having an allocated desk, being late, having a wardrobe malfunction or accidentally sending a group email to every staff member.
THE 30 FIRST-DAY BLUNDERS FROM BRITISH WORKERS:
1 Learned someone's name then immediately forgotten it
2 Got someone's name wrong
3 Was just too nervous
4 Finding they had no computer / desk to work at
5 Said something stupid due to nerves
6 Arrived at the wrong work address
7 Turned up completely overdressed compared to everyone else
8 Worn shoes that ended up being agonisingly painful by the end of the day
9 Had to have something simple explained numerous times
10 Got there late due to traffic
11 Being told they wasn't the 'first choice candidate'
12 Forgotten the code to get in or out of the office
13 Got there late due to public transport problems
14 Put their foot in their mouth during a conversation with someone
15 Turned up completely underdressed compared to everyone else
16 Been over-friendly
17 Accidentally sent a sensitive email as a 'staff all'
18 Made someone's tea wrong
19 Said something inappropriate to a new colleague
20 Got there late due to other reasons
21 Damaged company property
22 Spilled tea everywhere
23 Took too long on a lunch break
24 Got the company name wrong
25 Went to the wrong address
26 Asked how to turn their computer on
27 Had a wardrobe malfunction like trousers splitting
28 Took a personal call that was frowned upon
29 Worn a tie when nobody else was wearing one
30 Had to leave early due to a family emergency