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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Raine Soo
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1 week ago

If only karma were always this precise.

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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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1 week 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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Troux
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1 week ago

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

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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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Raine Soo
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1 week ago

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

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#5

I Am So Confused

I Am So Confused

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Sleazy Weaver
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1 week 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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1 week 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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Kelly Hoover
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1 week ago

That's a sure way to enforce social distancing LOL

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#8

Visible Confusion

Visible Confusion

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 week ago

when you smoke so much you are drowning in the smoke there is issues

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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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1 week 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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CH1990
Community Member
1 week ago

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

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#11

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 week ago

Biking for the win!

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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
1 week ago

Rest in peace, Ming.

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#13

Safety First

Safety First

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
1 week ago

Makes me nervous looking at it

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#14

To Fend Off Covid

To Fend Off Covid

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 week 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
1 week 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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BingeFest1
Community Member
1 week ago

Lube or no lube

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#17

I Feel So Safe

I Feel So Safe

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 week 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 week ago

Please call in the exorcist.

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#19

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 week 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 week 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'.

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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
1 week ago

forever fresh

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#22

Trick Or Trick

Trick Or Trick

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oddkiddo
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1 week ago

I love it! :D

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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
1 week 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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me
Community Member
1 week ago

Makes me so so uncomfortable

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#25

Nope, No Problem Here

Nope, No Problem Here

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Aileen
Community Member
1 week ago

Voldemort???

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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
1 week 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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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
1 week ago

Creepy.. indeed

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#28

Ah Yes Education!

Ah Yes Education!

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 week ago

the thought makes my stomach twist

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#29

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

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Sonja
Community Member
1 week 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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#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
Community Member
1 week 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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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

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

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#32

But They Both Are Right Hands!

But They Both Are Right Hands!

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 week ago

Yes

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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
1 week 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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1 week 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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1 week ago

Looks yummy 😋

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#36

Mmm! Lung Damage!

Mmm! Lung Damage!

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week ago

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

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#39

Barely Noticeable

Barely Noticeable

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boredpanDaman
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1 week ago

i would not be able to use that...

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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
1 week 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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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 week ago

ill try but...

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#42

Disappointed

Disappointed

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Troux
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1 week ago

This must be the director's cut.

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 week ago

Don't forget the FUN-LINH OPTIONS.

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#44

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

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Troux
Community Member
1 week ago

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

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#45

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

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Full Name
Community Member
1 week ago

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

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#46

Restored The Sculpture Boss

Restored The Sculpture Boss

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Full Name
Community Member
1 week ago

I need more proof. I'm calling shenanigans.

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#47

Hit Yourself You Will

Hit Yourself You Will

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Raine Soo
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1 week ago

Put this in, Yoda did.

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#48

I Can See/Hear You

I Can See/Hear You

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Vic
Community Member
1 week ago

Evolution.. it's not for everyone..

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#49

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

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

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Johnnee
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1 week ago

That's one sad burger

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#50

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

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

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Beverly
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1 week ago

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

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