I've been an attorney for all of a month and a half and had a pretty solid fuck up at work. I had to call into a webinar conference for our BIGGEST client on how to handle their discovery responses and other important things. I didn't realize by not placing the phone on mute EVERYONE could hear what I saying within the confines of my office. Anyway, another associate whom I'm friends with stopped by my office and during our banter we engaged in racial humor about how my fiance can't find a hairdresser that can do black girl's hair. We talked about more inappropriate stuff briefly, I distinctly remember saying the phrase, "my pullout game gonna be weak honeymoon night so I can get that baby quick." In the middle of our laughter, someone from another branch calls into my phone and explains to me in a not-so-kind way that EVERYONE can hear what I'm saying and to either pay attention or place my phone on mute. My friend, the other associate, was pissed and mortified. She turned blood red and stormed off and I sat there in shock. Oddly enough, the day went on and I forgot about that little ordeal . . . until the MP and firm manger came into my office. I'll never forget when MP asked me, "Were you in here with another person making racially insensitive jokes and talking about your honeymoon?" I was speechless and my negro skin turned chalky white. Through my stammering I rambled about how I used to be a teacher and didn't understand the corporate culture and how phones work and whatever. Mercifully, they found humor in the situation but did explain that phones should always be on mute during webinars and that I should be always paying attention. While I still have a job and everything, I always strive to put my best foot forward at work and that whole thing just set me wayyyy back.