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While some employees are praised for how hardworking and reliable they are, others don’t stretch themselves thin over work-related matters. That’s fair enough; not everyone is equally eager to walk the extra mile when they don’t have to.

But some employees do so little, they barely cover what’s expected of them; and even then, often in a way that makes their superiors want to smack their hand to their forehead (or facepalm, as the youth would say). Today, we have gathered some of the best of such facepalm moments, shared on the ‘Not My Job’ subreddit, which perfectly depict just how little some employees are willing to do. Scroll down to find them on the list below and enjoy.

#1

A Fork In The Road

A Fork In The Road

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The Original Bruno
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone listened to Yogi Berra, Yankees catcher, alleged koan philosopher and ursine inspiration: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!"

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#3

Not My Job To Add The Subtitles

Not My Job To Add The Subtitles

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a deaf person I rely on captions and you often see some very weird mistakes. Auto captions are the bane of my life, they can be very funny with mis hearing words but also means I miss out on what is being said. I'm 'lucky' that I used to be hearing, so know what words sounds like so can say the wrong sentence/ word in my head and try and work out what it was meant to say. Those who are deaf from birth can't. I wish more video content creators would add human written captions to their videos. Doesn't just help those who can't hear, but also those watching in public with no headphones and those who speak that language as a second language.

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There are many reasons some people don’t feel eager to do their best at work. It’s safe to assume that not feeling appreciated or looked after is likely to be one of them. Unfortunately, recent statistics reveal that only a few employed adults can say their employer really cares for their well-being.

Gallup’s 2022 survey found that fewer than one in four employed people think that their employer cares for their well-being. Data shows that the number has reached the lowest point in almost a decade, which followed a somewhat sudden rise during the pandemic.

#4

Yup Boss, I Ordered A Normal-Sized Amount Of Fries For Our Normal-Sized Store

Yup Boss, I Ordered A Normal-Sized Amount Of Fries For Our Normal-Sized Store

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#5

Published The Headline, Boss

Published The Headline, Boss

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According to Gallup, a decade ago, in 2013, the number of employees who felt cared for wasn’t high either, comprising roughly 23.5% full and part-time workers in the US. By 2019, it increased to 29%, which rose to 49% just a year later in 2020.

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That’s because faced with the outbreak of Covid, companies showed genuine concern and came up with plans to ensure the well-being of their employees during the difficult time.

#6

This Kind Of Belongs Here

This Kind Of Belongs Here

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#7

Made The Name Tags For The Conference, Boss

Made The Name Tags For The Conference, Boss

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A 2020 survey revealed that more employed people started viewing their company in a more positive (43%) rather than negative (23%) light after seeing the way they handled the pandemic; roughly a third of respondents said the company’s response didn’t alter their opinion about it.

Some of the main steps workplaces took to ensure the well-being of their employees, according to the survey, were encouraging them to stay at home if sick, limiting exposure between them and the customers, and facilitating remote work to the best of their ability, among other things.

#10

The Return To School Is Coming Strong

The Return To School Is Coming Strong

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Gallup found that since the peak in 2020, when employees felt cared for the most, the fond feeling has been slowly fading away. Needless to say, the companies don’t benefit from that much.

That’s because employees feeling well-taken care of are significantly less likely to actively look for a new job or report experiencing burnout; they are also more likely to strongly advocate for their company and feel more engaged at work. Their views and actions might do a 180, though, if they don’t feel comfortable in the workplace.

#13

Yep Lockers Are Done Boss. What Do You Mean There Is A Problem?

Yep Lockers Are Done Boss. What Do You Mean There Is A Problem?

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#14

Clothing Display Done Boss!

Clothing Display Done Boss!

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While the extent to which employees feel tended to is diminishing, the level of work-related stress has reportedly been on the rise over the recent years. Surveys show that 2022 was the second year in a row when employee stress levels reached new heights as roughly 44% of them admit to feeling work-related anxiety.

#15

My Contract Never Stated I Had To Move Rocks Away. Thank You Very Much

My Contract Never Stated I Had To Move Rocks Away. Thank You Very Much

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#17

Printed The Name Of The Author

Printed The Name Of The Author

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Quite often, high levels of stress at work lead to burnout, which can become the reason a person resorts to doing the bare minimum. But let’s be honest, chances are some employees are just lazy, and that might lead to similar results.

Some people even believe that the two are connected; nearly three in four of them say that laziness can contribute to workplace stress.

#18

Everything Is Fine Boss

Everything Is Fine Boss

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a strong feel this photo was taken in Bulgaria (based on the appearance of the electric switchboard and the sidewalk tiles).

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#19

Made The Warning Label Boss

Made The Warning Label Boss

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Whether stressed, lazy, or unmotivated due to lack of care from the company, (or for any other reason, for that matter) some workers don’t feel the need to impress anyone with their performance or earn the title of the employee of the month. And while that might be upsetting for their employers, members of the ‘Not My Job’ community can get a hearty laugh at some of the examples of their achievements.

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If you have enjoyed browsing this list of images of a job not-so-well done, continue to our previous editions on the subreddit here and here to find more.

#21

My School Bought Modern Stuff. The Projector Was Placed Under The Screen

My School Bought Modern Stuff. The Projector Was Placed Under The Screen

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#23

Installed Those TV's In The Headrests!

Installed Those TV's In The Headrests!

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#26

Apparently 2 City Planners In My Jome Town Hated Each Other. We Call Them The Slant Streets

Apparently 2 City Planners In My Jome Town Hated Each Other. We Call Them The Slant Streets

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think anyone can truly understand how much this picture annoys me. Sure have your stupid argument but DON'T RUIN MY NICE STRAIGHT LINES

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#27

Installed The Water Faucet, Boss

Installed The Water Faucet, Boss

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#28

I Posted The Job Offer Boss

I Posted The Job Offer Boss

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe this wasn’t a mistake and someone thought they’d name and shame Arthur Grand Technologies!

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#29

Fixed Bridge, Boss

Fixed Bridge, Boss

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone know where this is? I have a hacksaw and an impulse to do stupid things.

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#30

Hungary Received 170k Euros From Eu Fund To Build A Tree Top Walk. Unfortunately The Forest Was Cut Down Before The Walkway Was Completed

Hungary Received 170k Euros From Eu Fund To Build A Tree Top Walk. Unfortunately The Forest Was Cut Down Before The Walkway Was Completed

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#32

Downloaded That Image And Added It To The Packaging Boss

Downloaded That Image And Added It To The Packaging Boss

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#34

They Just Installed These New Bins At My Work

They Just Installed These New Bins At My Work

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#38

Installed The Carbon Monoxide Detector Boss

Installed The Carbon Monoxide Detector Boss

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#41

I Hope They Have A Poop Knife

I Hope They Have A Poop Knife

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#45

Put The Sign On The Signpost Boss

Put The Sign On The Signpost Boss

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not my original comment idea, but I better have my ticket, don’t want a poor donkey out in the cold!

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#50

A Very Tall Girl

A Very Tall Girl

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Note: this post originally had 72 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.