So, when a Reddit user asked, 'At your work, what is the office secret everybody knows?' people were ready to reveal the workplace 'secret' that nobody kept. The affairs, the scams, the fact that the customer is indeed always wrong, the time the boss accidentally cc'd everyone and 'nobody noticed'--every workplace has some 'Mad Men'-style scandals.
The 15-30 minute breakfast break is not officially allowed, but no one cares, because it significantly raises productivity - RenegadeSU
That our boss is cheating on his wife with at least one intern. Neither of them know we all know what's going on. - MMaxs
The company directors and senior management all took themselves on a management holiday to another country a couple of years ago under the guise of a customer meeting.
First class flights, 5 star hotel, restaurant meals every night...all at company expense. While none of their staff had a pay rise for years, various projects were failing and so forth.
They staggered their returns to work to make it look like they just coincidentally were on overlapping holidays. That's how stupid they think the staff are. All of them are still directors/managers at the company and still run it like their own little fiefdom. Thankfully I'm just a third-party contractor doing all of their I.T systems and support. - you_wanker
Our boss does site visits for hotels just so she can get complementary night stays, not cause she is interested in holding events there. We all know that, but she thinks we don't. - HiDefFX
I work at Lowes and one night the only two people working the paint desk left and hooked up in the stock room. There was a huge line of customers that kept asking for help and no one else knew how to mix paint 30 min later they came back but left the condom in the back. To make it worse, she was dating someone else from work at the time. - darthmatt
Our idea won't make money - lilfooliosart
An ex-employee, who still has a key to one of the entrance doors, stops by at night from time to time to help himself to the money in the petty-cash box. We have new security cameras but we can't see the guy's face because he's pretty crafty. Why don't we change the locks? Because we're stupid. - TractorGeek
The HR manager is having an affair with the head of sales. They were spotted getting it on at the Christmas party, and have been seen together in hotels since. Everyone talks about it, but they think they are being very secretive. - Emily_Starke
We have this one really old lady who's been working with us for years. Almost every night we see her taking a pen and putting it in her bag, as she leaves with a triumphant smile on her face.
Everyone knows about it, but no one dares to say anything to her. We all think its adorable because we know shes just trying to feel young again. - dynomite1026
There's a box of thin mints behind the computer - Bozlogic
A certain girl got plastered at our senior seller dinner and slept with a coworker. 3 days after her wedding. And 9 months before she gave birth to her baby boy. - [deleted]
A large majority of the middle management in my division of the company I work for arrive to work by ten in the morning, depart for the bar by noon, return to office around six to gather their things and presumably head back to the bar. This is everyday. - sleeper78
That Tim is jumping ship. Well, everyone except the boss that is. He got another job lined up a week or so ago and is waiting until exactly two weeks from his start date there to give his notice. - nails_for_breakfast
CEO's new wife is a gold digger who despises him and just got married for her promotion. - NotNorthD
About 30% of us basically get paid to watch Youtube or read news because our job responsibilities can usually be fulfilled within a couple hours. - [deleted]
The former medical director and other doctors from a clinic I worked at were stuck in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (they had been there for a medical conference). They spent the entire couple weeks they were stranded there in the hotel bar smoking and getting drunk on the company dime.
And when they returned, the medical director was given an award from our clinic for her 'outstanding service' to the New Orleans community during the hurricane. - [deleted]
WE ALL KNOW IT WAS YOU, MIKE THAT LEFT THAT TOMATO IN THE FRIDGE BEFORE YOU QUIT. CAUSING IT TO BECOME A DISGUSTING PILE OF TOMATO GOO - airportluvr416
I work in a restaurant owned by a married couple. The man had an affair with one of the servers and they almost got a divorce. This was a while ago. Every day they are both so angry and mean but they're still together. Worst part is their son spilled the beans to everyone working at the restaurant. - sharpkittty
There's an Executive Wifi network that's off limits to the worker bees. Everyone knows the password. - SergePower