The first day at a new job is always nerve racking.
Which means any mistake you make can seem… a little mortifying.
Thankfully, wandering around the office lost or forgetting the name of someone important is no biggie compared to the hilariously awkward mistake Jon Caña made during his first day as a digital marketer at Essence in San Francisco.
Jon turned up on his first day pleasantly surprised to find a welcome pack and card from his new team. So far, so good.
Things got even better when he returned to his desk later to find a bouquet of flowers had been left for him.
He was so stoked he asked his manager to take a couple of (extra af) photos of him with his flowers and uploaded the pics to Twitter.
first day feels ???? pic.twitter.com/ZjRydssTlY
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) October 24, 2018
Then… things got awkward.
Jon’s first day was in OCTOBER and he told Buzzfeed he honestly thought nothing of it until this week.
Jon discovered the flowers were placed on his desk by accident – they were intended for a colleague going on maternity leave but no one had the heart to put him straight for FOUR MONTHS after his photo shoot and proud social media post.
I FOUND OUT THESE FLOWERS WERE MISPLACED ON MY DESK AND SUPPOSED TO BE FOR SOMEONE GOING ON MATERNITY LEAVE BECAUSE THEY DONT GIVE FLOWERS TO NEW HIRES BUT THEY SAW ME TAKING PICS WITH THEM AND FELT TOO BAD TO TAKE THEM AWAY IM CAAAACKLING https://t.co/oItQv3MOvS
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 9, 2019