Can I Be Fired For Spilling Sugar Packets?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about minor errors:

The other day I left some artificial sweetener packets on the counter in the lunchroom. They were left opened and some sugar may have spilled –I was in a hurry to get to the bathroom. One of my supervisors approached me and asked if I left the mess. I told him no because I was too embarrassed to admit that I did it and that I had to rush to go to the bathroom. He started asking others in the room and everyone else said no. He then said that upper management was going to start cracking down on people leaving messes in the lunchroom, and that there are cameras around. I was wondering if I can be fired for leaving this mess?

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