Things happen. In life or at work, nobody is immune to failure. But let’s be honest, any workplace bears a very high probability of occupational mishaps, no matter what kind of job it may be. In a sense, it’s part of the definition of ‘being on duty.'

So this time, we’re looking at some of the funniest cases that illustrate how failing to perform one’s duties right actually looks in pictures. And thanks to the subreddit You Had One Job, we’ve got a seemingly endless fountain of occupation-related hilarity. Created 8 years ago, the subreddit is 421k-strong in members and aims at capturing posts that show what it means to hear “You Had One Job!” from your coworker, client, or boss.

Colleagues and customers unite, because this time, no one who failed at bringing the bare minimum to their single job is getting away without being busted. Psst! More funny ‘one job’ posts, aka you wish you'd done it properly but it’s too late now, are waiting in our previous posts here, here, and here.

#1

Literally Your Last Job

Literally Your Last Job

In 2016, a suicide bomber with explosives in his laptop boarded a Daallo Airlines flight, intending to destroy the aircraft. Twenty minutes after takeoff, the explosives detonated, blasting a hole in the plane, and instantly sucking the bomber out. He was the only fatality

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CATMONSTER2018
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3 months ago

Why do i find this so funny

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#2

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

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Vic
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3 months ago

The doggo knows a double negative when he sees one..

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#3

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

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Tolkien Lover
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3 months ago

That would make it challenging

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Failing at whatever it is you’re doing is nerve-wracking. At that point, you may think you are the one making all the mistakes every time, and perfectionists are the ones who suffer the most because of it.

Failing poses a threat to our power and confidence, and this, in turn, creates just more stress. Add hectic schedules and never-ending commitments, and you get a toxic brew of low self-esteem. But what if we learn to deal with breakdowns and failures?

Dede Henley, an author and leadership strategist, suggests applying productive reasoning when it comes to occupational and professional failures. The first step is to self-reflect about “what you are holding as the 'truth,' what you don’t know enough about, and what your part in the breakdown may be,” she explained in an opinion piece for Forbes.

Sharing it with your team workers in a way that means you take accountability for your actions is a productive way to go about it.

#4

Got The Christmas Lights Up. They're... Candles. Yeah. Really

Got The Christmas Lights Up. They're... Candles. Yeah. Really

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

i want to meet the person who organized these genius

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#5

I Am So Confused

I Am So Confused

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Sleazy Weaver
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3 months ago

Triplets!!

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#6

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

how else do they use the restroom

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Secondly, Dede suggests allowing your team to “reflect on what they’re holding as the truth that you collectively don’t know about.” In this way, the “collective group can engage in double-loop learning,” which is likely to bring fruitful results and valuable lessons out of the failures.

And third, don’t forget to apply the newly learned knowledge. This, of course, doesn’t mean that your part of the job is over. On the contrary, the critical part in solving the work failure is owning your part in what happened and “reflecting critically on your performance.” “A big part of handling a failure better is not blaming others for it,” Dede concluded.

#7

Posted The Sign, Boss ...

Posted The Sign, Boss ...

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

Well s**t...

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#8

Visible Confusion

Visible Confusion

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Don't smoke while swimming.

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#9

That's One Short Cord

That's One Short Cord

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Jay Tesst
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3 months ago

Client: We need that image now DTP-person: Yeah but it's just circles and a short cord Client: Nobody will notice, publish it! DTP-person: Okay....

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#10

It Was Almost Fine

It Was Almost Fine

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Young Minami Kotaro
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3 months ago

Is this for real? Seriously?? Not photoshoped??? Oh my goodness...

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#11

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

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Anarchy (they/them)
Community Member
3 months ago

I love biking!

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#12

Figured Out The Clan's Age Boss!

Figured Out The Clan's Age Boss!

Ming the Clam, the world's oldest animal at 507, was killed by researchers trying to tell how old it was

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

Rest in peace, Ming.

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#13

Safety First

Safety First

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Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

Thrill seekers wanted.

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#14

To Fend Off Covid

To Fend Off Covid

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a joke, not a fail.

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#15

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

any one want to take a gamble on what its real flavor is

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#16

One Space Was All It Was Needed

One Space Was All It Was Needed

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

:|

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#17

I Feel So Safe

I Feel So Safe

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

If you feel unsafe and need help you're doomed.

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#18

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe a rare gen defect.

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#19

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Perhaps the person didn't finish his basic scoholing.

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#20

Come On Man.....

Come On Man.....

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Sleazy Weaver
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3 months ago

The longer you look, the better it gets! The only thing that could make this perfect would be if the price was $4.20.

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#21

Legend Has It That It's Still Good To This Day

Legend Has It That It's Still Good To This Day

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

forever fresh

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#22

Trick Or Trick

Trick Or Trick

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Community Member
3 months ago

Happy Halloween? Nah, I only know happo ween!

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#23

I Know This Year Has Sucked, But C’mon...

I Know This Year Has Sucked, But C’mon...

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Since 2021 didn't start well we are going to skip it altogether.

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#24

Installed The Sink Boss!

Installed The Sink Boss!

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

Tell me again why the robots shouldn't replace us.

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#25

Nope, No Problem Here

Nope, No Problem Here

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Kelly Hoover
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3 months ago

Ummm? That's just awkward 😳

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#26

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a win to me!

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#27

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

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Full Name
Community Member
3 months ago

Her doppleganger is on the other side of the glass.

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#28

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

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Sonja
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3 months ago

Something like this is in Prague under one famous bridge where many people jumped and took their own life. It serves there like a memorial.

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#29

Ah Yes Education!

Ah Yes Education!

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

the thought makes my stomach twist

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#30

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Safety on a whole new level.

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#31

That's A Tall Girl, If You Ask Me...

That's A Tall Girl, If You Ask Me...

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

This girl is from Brobdingnag, the land of giants from Gulliver's Travels.

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#32

But They Both Are Right Hands!

But They Both Are Right Hands!

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago

It depends on which way you're facing of course.

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#33

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

Screenshot...32-png.jpg Screenshot-2021-01-11-at-13429-AM-5ffbff9e07632-png.jpg

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#34

Big Ben Looks Funny

Big Ben Looks Funny

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

I blame Brexit.

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#35

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

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Kelly Hoover
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3 months ago

Looks yummy 😋

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#36

Mmm! Lung Damage!

Mmm! Lung Damage!

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

my sense of adventure says we got to try these

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#37

Now What Colors Would My Kid Use To Fill This In ?...

Now What Colors Would My Kid Use To Fill This In ?...

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Sonja
Community Member
3 months ago

blue and red for collars, brown for the stool, yellow for stars and dog tags. Red for hearts. Happy I could help :)

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#38

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

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Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this what's meant by "pissing away your money"?

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#39

Barely Noticeable

Barely Noticeable

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Vic
Community Member
3 months ago

Close enough..

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#40

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

yeah what if ?

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#41

Not Sure If That's How This Works

Not Sure If That's How This Works

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Community Member
3 months ago

I mean, looks like everyone is about to be paying a fine

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#42

Disappointed

Disappointed

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's just off by 1 second...

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#43

All Four Colors Lived Together In Harmony. Then Everything Changed When Green Went Rogue

All Four Colors Lived Together In Harmony. Then Everything Changed When Green Went Rogue

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
3 months ago

upvote because of title

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#44

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

its just gunna take a quick nape

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#45

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

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Ripley Dog
Community Member
3 months ago

Well... I mean, they're not wrong.

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#46

Restored The Sculpture Boss

Restored The Sculpture Boss

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BingeFest1
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like the face I make when my 14 remaining brain cells try to do math

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#47

Hit Yourself You Will

Hit Yourself You Will

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Community Member
3 months ago

I had to look away for a few seconds after reading that to make sure it wasn’t just me being dumb and not knowing how to read :D

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#48

I Can See/Hear You

I Can See/Hear You

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Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

Eye-ay-ay!

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#49

Left: How It Should Be Right: How They Did It

Left: How It Should Be Right: How They Did It

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

The German headline (white letters) says "I am a self-opinionated female" and the lower case "e" changes the meaning to "I am a female with rights". The author of this poster might have tried to use a gender neutral term popular now but clearly failed to do so.

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#50

I Found A Use By Date Sticker In My Burger...

I Found A Use By Date Sticker In My Burger...

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
3 months ago

Did you use it?

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