This Online Group Is All About Fails That Fit Under The ‘You Had One Job’ Phrase (50 New Pics)
Nobody is exempt from making mistakes. It's what makes us human. In fact, we manage to mess up even in those rare cases when we're faced with a task so simple, failure just seems not to be an option.
And probably nothing shows how good we are at being bad like the subreddit r/OneJob. It's a fun online community slash depository dedicated exclusively to those occupational mishaps that make you scream the classic phrase "You Had One Job!"
We at Bored Panda love visiting this corner of the internet and have already covered it here, here, and here, but these folks have kept themselves busy and discovered plenty of new fails since our last publication, so we just had to make a new one!
To learn more about why sometimes people struggle at work, we contacted life coach Dr. Mariette Jansen.
"There are a number of reasons, which are either related to internal demotivation or external demotivation," Jensen, aka Dr. De-Stress, told Bored Panda.
"Internal demotivators are connected to someone's mindset, values, and thought processes and are often carried over from one job to another."
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According to Dr. De-Stress, some examples of internal demotivators are:
- Not having a strong work ethic – work is a means to an end, not a passion or fulfillment;
- The personal values are not reflected in the current job – it is hard to motivate yourself when you are a vegan working in a meat factory;
- Being fatalistic and negative and not seeing the point or thinking how you are contributing to the wealth of the board;
- Hating the job.
While external demotivators can be:
- Not feeling valued by the manager, team, or colleagues;
- Feeling underpaid;
- Being suffocated by the work environment, such as being micro-managed, not heard, or not stimulated;
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The pandemic hasn't things easier, too. A survey from the Pew Research Center showed that 42% of US adults under the age of 50 feel difficulties in finding the motivation to work since the beginning of the pandemic.
But the older folks seem to concentrate a lot easier, as respondents aged 50 and over said the same just 20% of the time.
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Dr. De-Stress said that the first step toward regaining motivation at what you do starts from within by "becoming aware which demotivators are at work."
This allows you to consider which ones are within your power to change, but if it is not possible to better your situation, it might be a sign that you need to start looking around for another job.
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"It is the personal energy someone puts in that determines the motivation," Dr. De-Stress highlighted. "People have more power than they realize and greater abilities to make the changes they desire."
"The 'As If' principle as presented by Richard Wiseman, proving that our actions can prevail our negative feelings and create positive ones. It is the 'fake it 'til you make it’ and pretend, intend and mend."