Daydreaming news anchor loses her job after blooper goes viral.
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Daydreaming on the job
Just about every person with a job can say that they have daydreamed on the job at least once.
If you spend 8 to 10 hours every day sitting at a desk, there’s a good chance you’re gonna zone out for a bit. It might not be the best thing to do at work but you know you just can’t help it.
You may even earn the title Employee of the Month, it’s still gonna happen to you from time to time. As long as you’re not zoning out for hours, it really isn’t a big deal usually.
There are times zoning out isn’t a good idea. If you work at a desk, zoning out for a minute or two it’s probably not that big deal. If you’re on the phone with an important client or a customer, a simple daydream could become a big problem. If you’re going to zone out at work just try not to do that mid-conversation.
Jobs where you should never zone out
There are a few jobs out there where daydreaming is okay, but then there are some where it’s not. In some cases it’s downright dangerous. Would you want to be on the operating table if your surgeon started daydreaming, or would you want to be on an airplane when the air traffic controller is zoning out. Now what you feel about walking down the street near a construction site when the man controlling the crane starts daydreaming. These are jobs where daydreaming is not acceptable.
Daydreaming on camera
There are some jobs where zoning out won’t hurt anyone, except for your career. If you’re on live television and you start to daydream, it’s not gonna go well with your bosses. It might also make you an internet sensation, but not in the way that you would like.
This is what happened to an Australian news anchor daydreaming:
— Media Watch (@ABCmediawatch) April 9, 2017
News anchor loses her job after her blooper goes viral.
Natasha Exelby will be the news anchor in question, she was working for ABC 24 News in Australia and she finally landed her dream job.
She always wanted to be a news anchor and finally it happened, she’d been on the air for a while without any incident and she was actually doing a really good job. But unfortunately, Natasha had an off day, she was sitting at the anchor desk while they were running a report from one of the reporters out in the field. Natasha was sitting at her desk daydreaming and playing with what looks like a pair of headphones.
When the field reporter sent the cameras back to Natasha, she remained in her zone down state by the time she realized that she was live on camera she jumped up in shock.
The video was hilarious, but Natasha probably didn’t feel that way. After the newscast, Natasha was called into a meeting with her bosses and that meeting did not go well at all.
Natasha was told that she would be banned from any on-air or news reading jobs in the future, she was basically told that she would not be able to do the job that she wanted as long as she remained with ABC 24 News.
When the video of Natasha’s daydreaming debacle went viral, Twitter users went nuts.
One Twitter user wrote: same reaction when my ex walked in naked.
Another wrote: this made me laugh so hard, I for a fraction of a second became incontinent.
Natasha didn’t like the attention she was getting, but like any good reporter she did land on her feet.
Natasha decided that since she would not have an on-air position again, she would leave ABC 24. Shortly after leaving, thanks to her viral blooper, she was asked to be a guest newsreader on KISS FM.
She was able to move past the embarrassment that she thought would ruin her career forever.
As a result of the media attention, she started a media consultancy business called XLB media. After being one of the most talked-about people for a pretty bad reason, she managed to do quite well for herself.
Turns out daydreaming on live television was the best thing she could have ever done subscribe for more