The Scariest Things You Could Hear at Your Workplace

by Kaitlan Whitteberry on October 28, 2016

Halloween is a time filled with tricks, treats and terrifying decor. While the holiday is usually celebrated outside of the workplace, at the office there are also many spooky things one may encounter. No we’re not talking about strange footsteps in an empty hallway or eerie laughter from the closed breakroom. These are truly haunting things you could overhear while working in your office, any time of the year. Boo!


1). “The AC is broken.”

If your workplace is anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line, this is probably the worst thing you could hear. Get your fans and water bottles ready. 

2). “We’re out of coffee.”

It’s tough to cross the finish line when your running on an empty tank. You really shouldn’t be expected to work under such terrifying conditions. 

3). A coughing, hacking coworker

We know you love your job, but love it from a distance. Nothing says dedication like a mountain of used tissues under your desk. Just be sure it’s a mountain at your HOME office. 

4). “Oh you wanted that brownie?”


That little bite of heaven you we’re looking forward to after your conference call? Ya, Karen from accounting just ate it. 

5). “Uh ya, I’m going to need you to come in on Saturday.” 

Oh and by the way, I can take those concert tickets off your hands since you can’t go now. Be sure to say hello to excel for us!

6). “All your meetings have been canceled.”

While initially this may sound like a good thing, it isn’t. It isn’t a good thing at all. Why does no one want to meet with you? Coworkers, superiors and customers have just rendered you insignificant. Talk about spooky. You need to do some damage control, fast. 

7). And the scariest of them all. “The wifi is down.”


If you hear these four dreadful words, you might as well just give up. 

Now don’t get too spooked, you didn’t hear these things at your office, it’s all in your head! But best be warned, they can strike at any office at any time. Happy Halloween! Thank you to Nathan Krichel for his help with this post and to for the gifs. 


Kaitlan Whitteberry

Kaitlan Whitteberry is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Missouri's journalism program, and currently focuses on iOFFICE press releases, software updates and related news.

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