'I’m cringing': Woman's video chat blunder while working from home goes viral

Gillian WolskiLifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Yahoo News Canada

This story originally appeared on Yahoo Lifestyle Australia

A woman working from home has unintentionally flashed some flesh in full view of her astonished colleagues while on a video conference call gone wrong.

Apparently unaware that her laptop camera is on and streaming her every move to her 10 workmates, ‘Jennifer’ as she’s called in the Zoom group chat is seen making her way through her home in an excerpt from the video uploaded to Facebook on Saturday.

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She reaches the bathroom in order to heed the call of nature, stripping off her trousers and taking a seat all while her female co-worker continues to speak to the group.

After an excruciating few seconds in which Jennifer’s colleagues visibly squirm, Jennifer herself finally realizes she’s been caught with her pants down and hastily turns her laptop away.

“I saw nothing!” announces one male co-worker and another says, “Poor Jennifer” while the woman presenting seems clueless about the bathroom blunder.

Can you spot poor Jennifer? Photo: Facebook/Piers Mummery.
Can you spot poor Jennifer? Photo: Facebook/Piers Mummery.

Conference call calamity

While it’s unclear if ‘poor Jennifer’s’ video call catastrophe took place while working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the viral clip - it’s been viewed more than 7.5 million times - is a telling reminder for those who are easing into working remotely.

“Make sure you know how to work from home,” commented a Facebook user.

“I’m cringing,” said another.

One could totally relate to Jennifer’s mistake, writing, “Literally me,” and another called it, ‘My worst fear”.

Others saw it as a cautionary tale for home-based staffers who are less than tech-savvy.

“Omg let’s not let this happen,” a Facebook user wrote to their friend.

“That's why I always turn off the camera,” advised another.

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