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

SpenceBro Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

If only karma were always this precise.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

CandySunset27 Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

ItsyBitsyStumblebum Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

Step 1: Complete puzzle. Step 2: Flip puzzle over. Step 3: Summon Bob Ross to paint an even better landscape scene.

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

PaleoGamer Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

"C'mon, baby, light my fire."

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

I Am So Confused

I Am So Confused

ShrektheGodabove Report

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

Triplets!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

reddit.com Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

Butt I've been told that mermaids live at the bottom of the sea

View More Replies...
View more comments

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 ...

FurryAndWeird Report

Kelly Hoover
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a sure way to enforce social distancing LOL

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Visible Confusion

Visible Confusion

SmugHatKid12 Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't smoke while swimming.

View more comments
#9

That's One Short Cord

That's One Short Cord

real_dubblebrick Report

Jay Tesst
Community Member
1 year 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....

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

It Was Almost Fine

It Was Almost Fine

ShrektheGodabove Report

CH1990
Community Member
1 year ago

Took me way too long to realise what was wrong here haha

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

tuokcalbmai Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Biking for the win!

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

These are like elections in a dictator-ruled land..

Load More Replies...
Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm wheelly confused

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 year ago

I was bike “what’s going on here?”

Load More Replies...
Premislaus de Colo
Community Member
1 year ago

well, still he was right twice...

earringnut
Community Member
1 year ago

Stopped clock and all that.

Load More Replies...
Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the Olympics sorted. What's next?

Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

biking

Anarchy (they/them)
Community Member
1 year ago

I love biking!

Maeve Valentine
Community Member
9 months ago

Which one??? 🤣🤣🤣

Load More Replies...
Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you not know that you can do biking in so many different ways?

Datren Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

i mean atleast two of them were right

Hermione Jean Granger
Community Member
1 year ago

Two of them are technically correct

Dynein
Community Member
1 year ago

Easy to see how this one happened, though... Start with the first image, then copy and paste downwards (that way, all images have the exact same formatting without having to fiddle with each individually). Then, change the images. Then, change the labels... well, in theory. Forget about the labels and send as finished. Then, have the bad luck of everyone else not taking their jobs seriously and signing it off as completed without actually checking it.

Phil Seiden
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. Guilty as charged. I've done this a few times in presentations. *INSERT BULLET POINT HERE*

Load More Replies...
Cip IESAN
Community Member
1 year ago

One bike fits all!

Ripley Dog
Community Member
1 year ago

Where is your god now? There is only biking.

Simping_for_anime
Community Member
1 year ago

“Son what sports are you playing?” “Well, theirs biking, biking, biking...”

bv7hearts
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they forgot biking.

Kristi Tucker
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not clear...can this be used for biking?

Smoo Thie
Community Member
1 year ago

This is useful for biking, am I right?

Gordon Hopper
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, but can you use it while biking?

Anneke Werner
Community Member
1 year ago

okay but can you use it for biking though?

ethan simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

Biking?

sylvanticx
Community Member
1 year ago

well guess i can't bike.

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 year ago

I found people who did even worse : they translated an english map of the world into french... So Iran is now "j'ai couru" (literally "I ran" in french) : https://images.app.goo.gl/64WtgWc1heUXL4YD6

RavenClaw
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

when some says their not bias in a convo.. the convo:

Soap
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, yes. I've always liked biking.

Bubbs Art
Community Member
1 year ago

Biking is awesome

bon bon (still purple boi)
Community Member
10 months ago

huh?

Sam Cook
Community Member
12 months ago

The cycle goes on.

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
1 year ago

The Copy & Paste champ right here... :D

Hailey Beckham
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw! I told you not to put Jeff in charge!

C Desery Ottley
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol jajajahaha

starhunter64
Community Member
1 year ago

ah yes, biking

Leo Petipas
Community Member
1 year ago

Good proof reading by everyone involved.

Luuta
Community Member
1 year ago

Spot the odd one out

Connie Ostlund
Community Member
1 year ago

ONE TRACK MIND

Carmen Flores
Community Member
1 year ago

Not liking the biking!

MAKtheknife
Community Member
1 year ago

NOT!

Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
Community Member
1 year ago

'One word fits all!'

Piper
Community Member
1 year ago

These are a strange species of bikes...

Carmen
Community Member
1 year ago

When your vocabulary is severely limited ...

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
1 year ago

Funny Boss ,why doesn't this sell with all the sportsmen around ?

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
1 year ago

New, interesting ways to bike.

Jonathan Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

I enjoy biking the most, but biking is a close second.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like we’re going biking son.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Technically all of these are correct XD

The one and only
Community Member
1 year ago

b i k i n g

firu
Community Member
1 year ago

I read the title in Creed Bratton voice

Madeline Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

woohoo

Summer Azevedo
Community Member
1 year ago

yay!

RavenClaw
Community Member
1 year ago

This comment has been deleted.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

OkPreference6 Report

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

Rest in peace, Ming.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Safety First

Safety First

shiglod1 Report

Aroace tiger
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me nervous looking at it

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

To Fend Off Covid

To Fend Off Covid

Fatbender11315 Report

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a joke, not a fail.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

Kazzook Report

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

It identifies as mango.

View more comments
#16

One Space Was All It Was Needed

One Space Was All It Was Needed

MGSBlackHawk Report

BingeFest1
Community Member
1 year ago

Lube or no lube

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

I Feel So Safe

I Feel So Safe

nimernith Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

Newbo91 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Please call in the exorcist.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

jaydon_epic_man Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps the person didn't finish his basic scoholing.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Come On Man.....

Come On Man.....

Cameron13o3 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

I would say that this was on purpose to elicit a giggle or two, especially seeing that it's 'large and sweet' for 'Big Mama'.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

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

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

cope413 Report

Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 year ago

What beverage has milk, bubbles and apple flavour? It sounds disgusting.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Trick Or Trick

Trick Or Trick

tcatron565 Report

oddkiddo
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it! :D

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

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

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

skibum267 Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Installed The Sink Boss!

Installed The Sink Boss!

reddit.com Report

me
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me so so uncomfortable

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Nope, No Problem Here

Nope, No Problem Here

Otakawai Report

Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

Voldemort???

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

lilosaurus_flex Report

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a win to me!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

ReadySethGoYT Report

Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy.. indeed

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#28

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

IndrikusMaximus Report

Sonja
Community Member
1 year 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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Ah Yes Education!

Ah Yes Education!

medoss2005 Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

The nail clipper is meant to replace the teeth if you are a nail biter.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

Crusader_al Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Safety on a whole new level.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

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

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

thompson743 Report

CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

If shes that tall i dont think that she should wear a skirt

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

But They Both Are Right Hands!

But They Both Are Right Hands!

Elegant-Sector8993 Report

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

kingkalamari07 Report

Torchicachu
Community Member
1 year ago

someone call markiplier

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Big Ben Looks Funny

Big Ben Looks Funny

HDu2erA Report

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

I blame Brexit.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

iidrk Report

Kelly Hoover
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks yummy 😋

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Mmm! Lung Damage!

Mmm! Lung Damage!

Lazarbeamfan1994 Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

No thanks; diesel fried chicken gives me gas.

View more comments
#37

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

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

TokagenoOssan Report

Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#38

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

Brownale78 Report

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Barely Noticeable

Barely Noticeable

Report

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago

i would not be able to use that...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

Slio_Marmare Report

In Vino Veritas
Community Member
1 year ago

Uranus is always funny

View More Replies...
View more comments
#41

Not Sure If That's How This Works

Not Sure If That's How This Works

zestybean97 Report

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 year ago

All I can read is MAXIMUM. Time to floor it!

View more comments
#42

Disappointed

Disappointed

anteazeg4 Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

This must be the director's cut.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

Lucario_45 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't forget the FUN-LINH OPTIONS.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

RaptureInRed Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

The sorting hat from Hogwarts had to pick up a second job.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

polan-can-into-space Report

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Free racism for the first year to the first 50 people to sign up.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

Restored The Sculpture Boss

Restored The Sculpture Boss

Neeldore Report

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

I need more proof. I'm calling shenanigans.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

Hit Yourself You Will

Hit Yourself You Will

OxfordBlue2 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Put this in, Yoda did.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#48

I Can See/Hear You

I Can See/Hear You

harceps Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Evolution.. it's not for everyone..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

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

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

lolthebest Report

Beverly
Community Member
1 year ago

My God! So it's not just the US!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#50

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

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

Derbycat1 Report

Johnnee
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one sad burger

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 77 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.