Odds are if you're working remotely today, you probably noticed that Slack went down around 3PM today our time, and just as the US was logging on to Slack.
The chat client, used by millions of companies around the globe, have so far issued no further statement beyond confirming the outage on the first work day of 2021. That's what they call auspicious timing, folks. Anyway, the outage sparked a good few people to crack a good few jokes on Twitter.
Here's a selection of some we found amusing while we were pretending to work at that thing with the guy in the meeting from the place.
If Slack is down for 15 minutes the work day is canceled. I don’t make the rules. https://t.co/rZyyPP0AmE
— ChrisAlbon.com (@chrisalbon) January 4, 2021
Slack is down and my first meeting of the year cancelled, I think that's it, work's telling me I shouldn't even try for 2021.
— Rami Ismail (رامي) (@tha_rami) January 4, 2021
if slack doesn’t show up in 15 minutes we can all leave
— angel (@angelmendoza___) January 4, 2021
deep respect for slack calling in sick the first work day of the year we love to see it pic.twitter.com/k90rw4S2ep
— Eric Vilas-Boas (@e_vb_) January 4, 2021
Slack being down on the morning we all return to work feels like 2021 promising it will be a bit kinder to us all
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 4, 2021
Microsoft teams users looking at Slack users on Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/FlLJ0IvI4T
— sheeta verma (she/her) (@sheetaverma) January 4, 2021