Let’s get real for a second, Pandas. I genuinely believe that we’re becoming more and more like a cyberpunk dystopia every single day. We’re developing ever more impressive technologies, but our quality of life suffers, as the wealth gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to widen. However, even in this dreary corporate landscape, you can find something to giggle about. Comedy, as always, is the silver lining that helps perk up our mood.

That’s where the r/CorporateFacepalm subreddit comes in. A cozy online community of just over 147k members, it has been documenting hilarious corporate fails on social media and in real-life since the early summer of 2015. In those 6+ years, they’ve amassed a vast archive of proof that even the biggest, most powerful global companies slip up from time to time. Sometimes, in such funny ways that we realize that the people managing the social media accounts are human, too. With human errors left, right, and center, too.

Scroll down for some of the most facepalm-worthy corporate posts on the internet, upvote the biggest fails, and let us know in the comments which of these you think are worth a gold star for the effort.

#1

"This Is Terrible Advice For Trains"

"This Is Terrible Advice For Trains"

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Penelope
Community Member
2 weeks ago

😂

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#2

How Did They Not See That Coming

How Did They Not See That Coming

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Blarrg
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Pinky swear?

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#3

Pot, Meet Kettle

Pot, Meet Kettle

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Monday
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I make coffee at home, eat the leftovers in the fridge for lunch and never leave the house and yet I'm still not rich. What am I doing wrong? Is it the avocado toast?

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The ‘Corporate Facepalm’ subreddit runs with the tagline, “For all the ridiculous things your company does!” And it really helps humanize the large, often faceless, corporations.

They seem much more approachable when you realize that even the biggest conglomerates, rivaling even countries with their raw financial power and political clout, aren’t perfect. They can mess up in ways that look obvious to us. Then again, hindsight is always 20/20.

#4

Celebrate Women's Day By... Thinking Like A Man?

Celebrate Women's Day By... Thinking Like A Man?

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Condescend like a jerk.

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#5

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It does not look like a fail.

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#6

A Very Heartfelt Personalized Thanks

A Very Heartfelt Personalized Thanks

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

To make it worse, you can read their names quite clearly.

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Rules-wise, r/CorporateFacepalm is very light on regulating its members. All they ask from their community members is that they “don’t be a jerk,” label any NSFW post and comments as such, and avoid posting any personal information. Information about public entities is fine, however, if you’re posting a “normal” person’s name, photo, or profile, you should really block that out to protect their identity.

The subreddit’s mods also urge their members to submit original content and avoid reposting things. “If someone posted it this week, you probably shouldn't post it again. If someone posted it last year, it's probably okay. We will review this on a case-by-case basis,” they share.

#7

Waltonchain Forgets To Switch Twitter Accounts, Self-Owns By Posting As Winner Of Their Own Contest

Waltonchain Forgets To Switch Twitter Accounts, Self-Owns By Posting As Winner Of Their Own Contest

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Bryn
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It makes me wonder how many of those "winners" were fake :/

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#8

Maccas In A Town Called “Yass”. It Took Them Years Until They Took It Down

Maccas In A Town Called “Yass”. It Took Them Years Until They Took It Down

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స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is near Canberra, the capital of Australia. We spell it 'a**e' here so it's just talking about a donkey for us.

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#9

A Nightclubs Response To A Drink (Possibly) Being Spiked

A Nightclubs Response To A Drink (Possibly) Being Spiked

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Please remember customer care and safety are our priority.....just not today!

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On a more serious note, however, we do have to keep in mind that the landscape of the job industry has changed a lot in recent years. Over a decade ago, we had one of the biggest financial crashes in human history. Meanwhile, we’ve been battling the Covid-19 pandemic for the past two years.

“We had the global financial crisis which led to many millennials who were employed being displaced. When the economy recovered, it changed structurally, and many quality jobs were lost," Eddy Ng, the Smith Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Business at Queen’s University, told me during an interview with Bored Panda just last week.

According to the professor, the 2008 financial crisis led to the emergence of precarious jobs, the gig/sharing economy, and the rise of digital labor. As a result, some people were unable to join the new economy. Income and social inequality were on the rise.

#10

New Fashion Trend

New Fashion Trend

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

....and in our other range we have, lovely white pointy hatted balaclavas.

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#11

Do Local News Stations Count?

Do Local News Stations Count?

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Riverina
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Her expression says it all

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#12

Glad To Hear That

Glad To Hear That

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
2 weeks ago

IndiGo let me introduce you to my old friend Sarcasm.

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According to Eddy, some racialized groups, like Black and Brown workers, fall into a poverty trap, unable to climb out of it. Financial literacy isn’t enough to help people pull themselves out of poverty, though it might be a helpful tool otherwise. “You need to have the resources to, for example, access training and education," the professor said.

In the present day, we see that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the very same income and social inequalities that the 2008 crash brought to light. 

“Workers work more hours with lower pay in order to survive. That leaves little time to accumulate the necessary resources for skill upgrades or retooling for the new economy. This is the poverty trap I alluded to," the professor said.

#13

Time To Rethink Your Brand Name

Time To Rethink Your Brand Name

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Monday
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Satisfaction guaranteed.....

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#14

Blizzard Supporting People To Stand Up For Their Cause, Meanwhile

Blizzard Supporting People To Stand Up For Their Cause, Meanwhile

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Criticizing the chinese communist government is forbidden, because it is bad for business. Supporting BLM is compulsory, because it is good for business. Companies don't have opinions, they have economic interests.

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#15

Thanks, Amazon

Thanks, Amazon

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 weeks ago

"He is broke and ill, but he buys our stuff, lol!"

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Financial expert Sam Dogen explained to me earlier that the reality is that some CEOs can get millions of dollars while average employees might be scared for their job security. There’s an extreme dichotomy between the fortunate and the average.

“CEOs have no magical powers. Yes, they have the operational experience to run big companies. However, they are often just spokespeople and ambassadors of the firm. One person cannot make that big a difference in a large organization. If Tim Cook from Apple steps down, the company will be fine. Another overpaid CEO will take his place,” he told Bored Panda.

#16

Um. Retinal?

Um. Retinal?

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

For that special eye watering Eye Test.

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#17

Company Prints Message To Staff On Public Advertisement

Company Prints Message To Staff On Public Advertisement

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Translated: If you would like to keep your job, start harassing our customers so they spend more money on useless stuff they do not need. (We are Sainsbury's).

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#18

Ok Cristiano

Ok Cristiano

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Libstak
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Omg

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“The reason why CEOs can get paid so much is due to the direct correlation of the size of the company. When a company is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, it’s easier to pay a CEO tens of millions of dollars a year, which comprised mostly of stock options,” the expert said.

“At the end of the day, the CEO and the Board of Directors’ goal is to provide as much value and returns as possible for its shareholders. And if that means firing thousands of employees, then that is what they will do. It is a sad reality of extreme capitalism.”

#19

Who Needs To Flu Shot When You Can Have Flavored Water?

Who Needs To Flu Shot When You Can Have Flavored Water?

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 weeks ago

More bloody fluid in the lungs.

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#20

“We’re Number One!”

“We’re Number One!”

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Jo Davies
Community Member
2 weeks ago

We ditched our Telekom Internet very quickly. Did it all by the book, went into the office, got approved cancellation form stamped for proof. These guys are so bad they continued to provide their terrible product, free bundles and all, for 3 years.

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#21

Bbc News Jumps The Gun With Its Reporting

Bbc News Jumps The Gun With Its Reporting

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More Thinking Needed
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the original post was probably re-tweeted about a hundred thousand times. The apology post 826. That's how social media works.

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According to financial expert Sam, the employment situation is going to get more competitive in the future, as technologies change and globalization continues to be a powerful force.

“Now, a company can more easily hire a hungry person from a developing country who is willing to earn much less. The work-from-home trend is here to stay. The other trend we should see is more people becoming freelancers instead of full-time employees. The ability to work from home has created more solopreneurs who see more business opportunity taking on multiple clients at once.”

#22

Bet This Went Over Real Well Reebok

Bet This Went Over Real Well Reebok

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ZAPanda
Community Member
2 weeks ago

ah, toxic masculinity, our favourite flavour of shoes.

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#23

Orangetheory Literally Photoshopped A White Dudes Face Onto A Black Persons Body In Their Telephone Training Program

Orangetheory Literally Photoshopped A White Dudes Face Onto A Black Persons Body In Their Telephone Training Program

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Maybe he put a bag over his head while tanning. Or maybe the photoshopper had a bag over their head while doing an abysmal job at, uh, their job.

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#24

Yahoo Not Even Using Their Own Search Engine

Yahoo Not Even Using Their Own Search Engine

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 weeks ago

They're just being realistic

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#25

Mcdonalds And Visa Partnered To Make This Budget For Fast Food Workers, It Requires Two Jobs And No Heat

Mcdonalds And Visa Partnered To Make This Budget For Fast Food Workers, It Requires Two Jobs And No Heat

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TheDivineMsM
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Also- where do they like that rent is only $600???

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#26

Marriott Gets It

Marriott Gets It

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Monday
Community Member
2 weeks ago

To be fair, that logo predates 9/11

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#27

Washington Post Creates Page On A Women's March. Uses The Male Symbol

Washington Post Creates Page On A Women's March. Uses The Male Symbol

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Well, they will need directions won't they? Joke! Joke! I'm sorry.

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#28

Congratulations! Also, Remember You Have A Brain Tumour!

Congratulations! Also, Remember You Have A Brain Tumour!

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ZAPanda
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is why AI does not scare me yet.

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#29

Wow, People Must Hate Their Queso

Wow, People Must Hate Their Queso

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 weeks ago

"I like it. -I am sorry you don't like it, I care about your opinion."

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#30

Surely Nobody Will Mix These Two Up

Surely Nobody Will Mix These Two Up

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Blarrg
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Hopefully if a mistake was made, it resulted in an oily fly.

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#31

Nivea's Now Deleted Facebook Post Was Quite Popular With The Alt Right

Nivea's Now Deleted Facebook Post Was Quite Popular With The Alt Right

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Well you know the conservative motto-"If it ain't white, it ain't right."

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#32

Wells Fargo Wants You To Get A Real Job

Wells Fargo Wants You To Get A Real Job

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Bryn
Community Member
2 weeks ago

wells, far (away I) go from ever banking with you. (:

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#33

Feminist And Body-Positive Cosmo Promotes The Story Of A Woman's Cancer Recovery As A Beach-Bod Strategy

Feminist And Body-Positive Cosmo Promotes The Story Of A Woman's Cancer Recovery As A Beach-Bod Strategy

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Donkey boi
Community Member
2 weeks ago

When people see old picture of me, 6'3 and 224lb (I was a healthy muscular man but wore baggy clothes), they always look at me then ask, 'Wow, how did you loose all that weight'... 'Sepsis! I had sepsis! I nearly died! But hey, at least it was worth it(!)'.

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#34

Ibm May Need To Update Its Job Applicant Page

Ibm May Need To Update Its Job Applicant Page

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Kimi Tomminello
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Fricken "yellow". I'm asian, not a freaking crayon!!

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#35

Old Ad From The Netherlands

Old Ad From The Netherlands

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Kimikazi
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Racist add

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#36

Searching Apartment Complex Reviews When I Noticed Something A Little Fishy About The "Property Managers" Response

Searching Apartment Complex Reviews When I Noticed Something A Little Fishy About The "Property Managers" Response

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Troux
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Just checked...it's still up. Classy!

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#37

Black Friday

Black Friday

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Alan Gale
Community Member
1 week ago

No, don't read it, just do as you're told and POST IT!

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#38

My Sister Received This Email From Zillow

My Sister Received This Email From Zillow

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Ivo H
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Select all reviews, filter only 5*, never read any of it, put it on our website.

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#39

Purell Making Fun Of Sick Kids

Purell Making Fun Of Sick Kids

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Because diseases are not related to iq ?

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#40

Wait, What?

Wait, What?

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Rainyrose
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Im not looking at the fact theres half of a grape there. Im looking at the price of that 'half of a grape'.

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#41

Conservative Party Leaflets Circulated In Basingstoke, UK

Conservative Party Leaflets Circulated In Basingstoke, UK

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Tara Moov
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It's heartwarming to see that Maria Miller and Robert Taylor are taking the time to personally endorse [FILL IN NAME OF PERSON, ORGANIZATION, REGION, CAUSE OR ENTITY HERE]

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