pokemon go tifu reddit fail

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i m a 23 year old employee in a Banking/IT company. As you can guess, i was born in nineties and my entire childhood was just one word – POKEMON. i read about the launch of Pokemon Go on iOS and my thumb automatically went to AppStore -> Pokemon Go -> Get It! i could feel the 10 year younger version of me, dancing with excitement. Playing it just for 5 mins, i left for my office. Now this is where i screwed up. Employees of my company are allowed to use smartphones inside the premises BUT using camera is strictly prohibited as we have access to clients personal data. you can guess what happened next. i just thought of exploring the game option and settings and as soon as i opened it i encountered a wild ZUBAT! i instantly went into Ash mode and started throwing Pokeballs all over the screen holding the phone high in front of my face as if i was taking a selfie! (Zubat was flying, hence). then came voice from behind „excuse me sir, are you clicking photographs?!“ and next thing i knew was my iPhone getting confiscated. I tried to post this yesterday but it got removed because security dept was yet to reply back to me. So today i got a call on my alternate number saying that my phone needs to be sent to abroad country to the headquarters of my parent banking company to check for any possible data regarding clients personal info. If any data is found for e.g photos of monitor or codes, i may loose my job and also be blacklisted. i actually had some photos of programs that i wrote just for reference and i m shit scared if they get their hands on it. i just started with my career and dont want to be blacklisted! that is worst thing that can happen to any individual to works in a IT sector. and not to forget, i kinda lost my hard earned iPhone too.

TL;DR – got my phone sent to headquarter office by playing Pokemon Go in my office where using camera is prohibited. May loose my job and get blacklisted for life.


holy balls! Front page! thanks a lot guys for all the abuses, laughs, ideas on how to save my ass and of course my GRAMMATICAL BLUNDER (which i think brought the grammar nazi out of everyone!)

So this happened today –

i had a small meeting with my manager, HR and security head as soon as i reached office. they had my phone with them which was in a transparent ziplock bag along with a tag bearing my name. i was literally shaking thinking that they will ask me to unlock the phone as they need to ship it. then they asked me what exactly happened and i explained them each and every thing in detail. they said that somehow they managed not to send my phone overseas and have it checked themselves. so i took my phone and actually showed them Pokemon Go, how to play it and what exactly we are supposed to do. fortunately they were not in „lets fuck this guy“ mood and hence gave me a nice warning and told that

         ***no action is being taken against me.***

DAMN! they didn’t ask me to show them my photo library and asked me learn a nice lesson from this.

still cant believe what happened in last 24 hours.

  • 1.   Kindly excuse me for LOOSE, english is not my first language.
  • 2.   super thanks to all those who sent me a personal message suggesting different ways avoid the fuck up.
  • 3.   I DID NOT CATCH THAT ZUBAT LAST TIME but m gonna rape the fuck out of that it (once i reach home)
  • 4.   of course learnt a nice lesson out of it and never gonna play any bloody game at my desk. yes, i deserve all the abuses.
  • 5.   Somehow in was un-fucked and i hope people having similar work environment took a proper note of this!

CHEERS REDDIT! off to catch ‚em all! ( pika pi! )


I guess you would risk loosing your job for a rare or legendary Pokémon. But would you also risk it for a Zubat in Pokémon Go? This guy wanted to catch one in his office. But there was one problem: Taking photos is strictly prohibited in his company…

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