Last week, we had an all-company conference call. So after signing on to listen, I muted my phone so I could talk to my co-worker. Here’s where the mistake escalated... Apparently you have to hit the mute button again if you put it on speaker phone. I did not know this and was talking about how a client was incredibly difficult to communicate with. I didn’t realize everyone could hear me until 30 seconds later, my boss said –– “alright then not everyone here is on mute...” I immediately checked to see if I was on mute and in fact, was not!
Everyone heard me complaining and I’m so embarrassed. I realize this will be really hilarious to look back on but I’m not even sure how to address the fact that everyone heard me. Should I apologize? How to handle? Also, has anyone thought they’ve been on mute before and were in fact, not?