The first day of work is typically a very difficult, stressful time period; you never know how things will work out. Jon Caña, a Filipino-American living in San Francisco, California, is a testament to that.
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 8, 2019
Caña, a digital marketer, had the best first day at work experience when he started working at Essence back in October.
first day feels 💙 pic.twitter.com/ZjRydssTlY
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) October 24, 2018
It all went by smoothly. When he first came in, he found a gift box full of company swag as well as a card that made him feel very welcome, he said while speaking to BuzzFeed’s AM2DM.
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) February 11, 2019
To make things better, after coming back to his desk later that same day, Caña found a bouquet of flowers on his desk. Thinking it could be there by mistake since there was no card with it, he asked coworkers if they knew what it was for; but even the manager was oblivious to it.
“I just assumed they were kind of part of this whole first day experience. I was like, ‘Wow, this day just keeps getting better and better,'” he told AM2DM.
And to preserve this touching memory, Caña decided to take a couple of pictures with the flowers, with the help of his manager.
It was my first day + i also received a box of welcoming gifts, I thought the flowers were part of the experience……………….. https://t.co/W80Fk2GxIB
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 9, 2019
He only found out the truth recently when he went to a company holiday party. His office manager told him that the flowers were actually for someone else.
“The flowers were actually misplaced on my desk and they were meant for someone else,” he said, adding, “But they had seen me go around the office having this mini photo shoot and they just felt too bad to say anything.”
Update: I found out that the flowers were actually for a different co-worker for an entirely different reason and not the one who went on maternity leave 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/6ENeOxTzrH
— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 10, 2019
Some shared similar moments in their lives after reading Caña’s embarrassing, but hilarious moment.
My old boyfriend used to send me a big bouquet the first day on a new job, once or twice after a big accomplishment. It always made my women coworkers play-angry with envy. We both love flowers.
— TMiller SF Polar Bear seeks valentine (@tmillersfo) February 10, 2019
It happened to me…sooo funny.. definitely a funny moment
— Tracy Slaught 68 (@68Slaught) February 10, 2019
I started a new job years ago and when I walked in on the first day there was a big bowl of chocolate candy on my desk. I was really happy about it until I found out it was for the whole office and was only on my desk because they didn’t know where else to put it.
— Dawn (@WonderGoddess51) February 9, 2019
I’m laughing hard because I’ve done the same thing following a delivery from @fredds_flowers My daughter’s boyfriend had to break the news 🤣. I♥️ #Flowers even if they’re not mine 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ySyHvvMTtV
— Laurie Boeshart (@old_cottage) February 9, 2019
One user even suggested he turn this into a company tradition.
I think it’s now on you to buy the next new hire flowers- turn this into a positive new tradition! #PayItForward
— Ankush Gosain (@AshGosain) February 10, 2019
Featured image via Twitter / JonQuiQui