Odds are, most of us have said or done something in our lives that, if it were to appear in front of a national audience, would destroy our careers.

This is pretty much what happened to the 10 celebrities and politicians featured in the above video, whether it was accidental tweet, an interview gone wrong, a disastrous debate or a leaked phone call. All of these folks suffered consequences, ranging from a onslaught of bad PR to prison time. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from these luminaries -- mostly, that you shouldn't be a horrible person.

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  • Candidate reached over and placed a hand on the interviewer's knee.

  • Candidate asked to be paid "under the table."

  • Candidate denied that they had a cell phone with them even though it could be heard ringing in their briefcase.

  • Candidate wouldn't answer a question because he thought they would steal his idea and not hire him.

  • Candidate asked to postpone the start date so she could still get holiday gifts from vendors at her current job.

  • Candidate said he didn't want the job if he had to work a lot.

  • Candidate called his wife to see what they were having for dinner.