Published on September 14, 2015

10 tragic office emergencies to avoid during your internship abroad

Ever had a not-so-good, bad, awful, disastrous, traumatic, this-is-the-worst-day-of-my-life work day? If so, one of these common office "emergencies" probably had something to do with it.

1. Arriving to the office only to find your coworker wearing the exact same outfit:


2. When the internet is down:

After 5 minutes:


After 1 hour:


3. CC’ing your boss in a personal email:


4. When your yogurt mysteriously goes missing from the office refrigerator:


5. When it's mid-August and the AC decides to break down:


6. When the office runs out of coffee:


7. Reaching down for toilet paper in the office bathroom and realizing there isn't any:


8. When the elevator is out of order on the day you wear your heels:


9. Spilling your morning coffee on your white shirt:


10. Hitting traffic when you're already running late to work:


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The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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