Employee Forgets Camera Is On During Zoom Call While He’s Lying Face Down in Bed

Mustafa Gatollari - Author
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Mar. 27 2023, Published 9:05 a.m. ET

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A TikToker went viral after uploading a video that shows coworker of hers taking a Zoom conference call from the comfort of his bed, with his face plopped down on a pillow.

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Khadija writes in a text overlay of the clip: "We were on a company-wide zoom call and he didn't know he had his camera on." She then pushes the camera into her co-worker's video box on the Zoom call, the man is laying face down on a pillow, mirthlessly looking into the camera. It doesn't look like he has a shirt on.

The clip then quickly transitions to the same gentleman on camera, wearing a red Nike t-shirt and sitting attentively. Another text overlay reads: "I guess somebody told him.. he came back like nothing happened"

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Source: TikTok | @menoapologies

Other viewers who saw the post were cracking up at the clip and began posting quips of their own: "Went from Uncle Fester to Steve real quick," one TikToker wrote.

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Another argued, "I mean he's still present" while others were upset that the man couldn't keep up appearances as he's making other remote workers look bad: "They gonna mess it up for everybody."

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Source: TikTok | @menoapologies

And then there were those who provided solutions for the visibly napping employee: "Please get a webcam cover," on TikToker recommended.

Other folks were stunned by how the worker just showed back up on the call with a quick wardrobe change: "The confidence to just come back like nothing happened."

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According to Tech.co, a large number of remote workers have admitted to attending video conference calls from the comfort of their own bed: "If you've ever attended a meeting from your bed, then the good news is that you're not alone, as almost half of respondents (42%) claim to have done the same. A smaller number stated that they had joined meetings whilst walking or even out for a jog (21%), while just 11% have done so from public transport."

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Business Wire also states that there are a number of video callers who've stated that they've hopped on a call while still wearing their pajamas, or that they're pants-less while chatting it up with their coworkers.

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Zippia also also stated that a significant portion of virtual meeting callers have revealed they're distracted while on a Zoom call, either by other work duties so they're not actively paying attention to the conference call at hand, or some other type of activity.

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On the kinkier side of things, there are some employees who've openly admitted to getting it on while a conference call was going on in the background, at least if this Medium article is to be believed.

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Source: TikTok | @menoapologies

If you're a fan of this kind of multi-tasking just make sure to not make the same mistake that this employee did and turn off your microphone and camera before engaging in this kind of behavior: a Brazilian man who was attending a video call held by "a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola," was seen getting down and dirty for all attendees to witness.

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Have you ever engaged in non-Zoom activities while on a Zoom call, or discreetly messaged a co-worker that their camera was on and they unknowingly put themselves in a compromising position?

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