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Our Favorite Working-from-Home Fails to Brighten Your Day

Twitter is loving all the funny #wfhfails that are happening as a result of social distancing. Here are a few of our faves, including one of our own!

Allie Collins, Vice President of Marketing @ GoCo

by Allie Collins, Vice President of Marketing @ GoCo - March 25th, 2020


As a working mom with a busy life, I’m ordinarily a big proponent of working from home once or twice a week. But that usually means my kid is in daycare, my husband is at work, and I’ve got a quiet house that’s primed for deep work.

But like many families, that is pretty much the opposite of what is happening in my house today. My 4-year-old is literally climbing the walls behind me and my husband is noisily doomsday prepping while my messy-bun and I juggle back-to-back Zoom meetings. 

One of the few joys to emerge from the chaos of March 2020 is all the hilarious working-from-home fails popping up on Twitter. We could all use a little comic relief today, so I put together a few of my favorite tweets about people who might be struggling even more than we are. Enjoy!

  1. This couple, who might want to consider adding a dress code to their remote work policy

    IMPORTANT ADVICE: when video conferencing from home, first warn your partner.
    .#wfh #wfhfail #wfhlife #WFHTips

    — ➖Ben Capper➖ (@BenJCapper) March 25, 2020

  2. These parents who thought they were on top of it

    Both hubby and I are WFH and each thought the other was watching the offspring. On another note, anyone have any tips on how to remove nail polish from hardwood floors...asking for a friend. #covidparenting #COVIDー19 #wfhfail

    — Andréa ‘Drew’ Rousseau ?? (@halffootrunner) March 24, 2020

  3. This poor soul who needs a lesson in how to pause video on Zoom… or how to hold it

    Undoubtedly the first of many bathroom fails. #zoomfail #Zoom

    — Zoom Fails (@ZoomFail) March 23, 2020

  4. This mom whose son has great power and great responsibility

  5. This professor who at least got an apology!

    #okstate moved to online classes today.

    In my *very* first Zoom call of the day, my kid came into frame in his underwear. #wfhfail #momlife #covidcampus #AcademicChatter

    — Ruth Inman (@RuthBInman) March 23, 2020

  6. All of us suffering from Wi-Fi and VPN issues

    Day 2 of VPN issues. #wfhfail

    — Tony Caldwell (@tonycaldwell) March 24, 2020

  7. This lone wolf, who’s feeling a little too socially distant

    Just laughed at a meme out loud and turned around to share with team mates ... #workfromhomefail

    — Aaron (@aaron_willcox) March 19, 2020

  8. This kid, who just isn't pulling his own weight

    Work from home they said, you’ll be so productive without your commute #workingfromhome #fail

    — Patrick Filice (@patrickfiliceMS) March 14, 2020

  9. This expectant mother, who wasn’t expecting this…

    Ordered an office chair to relieve pressure on my lower back. Received a Graco 6in1 high chair. Happened to be expecting and scratching our heads which kind friend of ours gifted us a high chair. Turned out Amazon made a mistake. Now have to deal with return #WFHFail ?

    — Jun Chu (@yikwanchu) March 16, 2020

  10. This cat, who has important business to take care of…

    Not sure about the co-workers in my new office..... #WorkingFromHomeLife #cats

    — Catherine McGoldrick (@ismekit) March 20, 2020

  11. This jack-of-all-trades who wears many hats

    Been working from home the past week, have to join meetings via video. I've been taking work seriously. #workingfromhome #WorkingFromHomeLife

    — Sides (@Jamie_sides) March 20, 2020

  12. These dogs who make no bones about working from home

    I miss having colleagues who don’t use my leg as a butt scratching post #WorkingFromHomeLife

    — Georgia Bailey (@jorjafaith) March 20, 2020

    #WorkingFromHomeLife well I'm going to need to fix that now...?

    — IlGattoNero (@GattocciaoNero) March 20, 2020

  13. And finally, our very own GoCo Client Success Manager, whose son had a gift for all of us on Zoom with a client last week

Got a working from home fail, aka #WFHFail, to share? Tag GoCo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we'll share our faves!