MD saw me naked via Zoom - virtual internship - what do I do?

Intern in IB-M&A

Hi Monkeys,

I have started my virtual summer internship this week. Today, before a Zoom with my team I logged early on to the call to make sure I do not miss anything, leaving my computer to change from my PJs to a formal dress code. Half way through dressing up I discovered that my camera was still on...

Of course, I run to mu computer to switch the camera off, but clearly there were people on the call including my MD. I am sure of them noticed that I was changing, but did not want me to make me feel embarrassed and did not say anything. What should I do?

Comments (60)

Funniest
Jul 8, 2020

If you are a female, I would like to congratulate you on securing a return offer.

"If it is on WSO, it must be true" ~ old Jewish proverb.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

Came here to say this

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 8, 2020
Intern in IB-M&A:

Half way through dressing up I discovered that my camera was still on...

Of course OP is female, guys don't dress that slow to have time to look at their laptop

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Jul 8, 2020

guys don't wear pajamas

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Jul 8, 2020

AHAHAHAAHAHA my thoughts exactly.
Good job OP, way to "put it all out there"

Array

Jul 8, 2020

Yeah facts you can't fumble the bag now

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  • Research Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 9, 2020
  • an attractive female
  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

Believe me, Katie is fine

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 8, 2020

Hi Katie

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

delete

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Jul 8, 2020

yikes- how is it that even when return offers are this lax that ppl still find ways to screw up?

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Controversial
Jul 8, 2020

Aren't zoom calls stored in the cloud? Is it possible to share the video with us so we can better judge what you need to do next/and if there will be any repercussions for you?

Thanks. You can PM me the vid if you don't want it on a public forum. Happy to view it for you.

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Jul 8, 2020

HR has entered the chat.

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Most Helpful
Jul 8, 2020

Op - no worries. Just don't mention it. If someone does, just make a joke out of it and shrug it off. You'll be fine.

Good Luck

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Jul 9, 2020

But butt... all those compliance videos I watched !

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020

i read this as "compilation videos" at first

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Jul 12, 2020

I'm not sure if you're joking or not. If OP isn't a troll nor a woman he is definitely not fine. If I were OP I'd move to Cleveland/Baltimore and never work in banking/finance again this has to be the worst story I've ever heard in over 25 years in this industry. Some people have an incredible lack of attention to detail. Disappointing.

Array

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

stuff happens. probably won't be negative for you.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 9, 2020

Kate, I was thinking about how to address this.
Don't bring it up at work and pretend it never happened. You did great work for us this summer.

Now to bring some humor to the situation: I was initially caught off-guard by your spongebob squarepants pjs. Now I can't play that show for my son anymore.

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Jul 9, 2020

You have a son whos old enough to watch spongebob? at 22?

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2020

This is clearly BS since OP said they just started work this week.

how could they have done "great work for us this summer"?

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Jul 9, 2020

congrats you figured out something obvious

want a cookie?

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

obvious

Jul 9, 2020

I'm actually dead if people seriously know who this is and are commenting about it. Too funny. There is no way this is actually a big deal though, don't worry OP.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2020

Same thing happened to me except it was only the VP and 2 other Analyst on the call. Dw we just joke about it sometimes now

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

Hi Claire

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2020

Claire? who's Claire? I'm Taylor lol

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  • Prospect in S&T - FI
Jul 9, 2020

Nah hahah no way.. this whole thread & people saying they know her has to be cap. Esp bc banks don't use Zoom for privacy

  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

joking

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Jul 9, 2020

Every BB bank in the US that I know of has zoom for business and webex...

Jul 9, 2020

We do use zoom and/or webex - though when you get on a call by default camera is off and you have to agree that the call will be recorded for compliance purposes

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020

who uses zoom? at a US BB rn and all we have is webex with the fucking "call me"

  • Research Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 9, 2020

Currently on a Goldman zoom call w a management team.

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

don't accidentally lose your clothes mate

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Jul 9, 2020

"Accidents" happen

  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020

Two wonderful C-sized accidents

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 9, 2020

"There are no accidents" - Master Oogway

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Jul 10, 2020

kung fu panda

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2020

I bet that the poor MD was looking for the "donate" button...

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  • Investment Analyst in ER
Jul 9, 2020
  • 1 token - 1 second
  • 10 tokens - 15 seconds
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  • Developer in RE - Comm
Jul 9, 2020

Pics.... or it didn't happen!

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Jul 9, 2020

Might not be the first time he's seen an intern naked, but as the saying goes never be the first never be the last

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Jul 10, 2020

When you meet your MD ,just pretend as nothing had happened during call. I am sure even they don't want to come with this conversation.

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Jul 10, 2020

Ask to see his. Them's the rules.

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Jul 13, 2020

Cracking up

Jul 10, 2020

You can do what they did. Act like It never happened. . . .

Array

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Jul 12, 2020

It will just be a funny story to tell your friends in a couple of years. It happened to a lot of people during this lockdown: some took their laptops while they were taking the morning dump. And people tend to cut a lot of slack to interns

Jul 12, 2020

PM me. I'm in your group.

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Jul 13, 2020
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Jul 13, 2020