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!

#1

Not Sure If It Quite Fits Here But...

Not Sure If It Quite Fits Here But...

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Surprised the glass didn't explode

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#2

How This Got Through Is Beyond My Understanding

How This Got Through Is Beyond My Understanding

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

he asked, they said no

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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."

#3

Ah Yes A Therapist That Doesnt Give Therapy

Ah Yes A Therapist That Doesnt Give Therapy

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Camilo Is best
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, best Therapist ever *slow claps*

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#4

Bruh "Please Don't Have An Emergency At This Location"

Bruh "Please Don't Have An Emergency At This Location"

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

yep sure thing, i'll take the murderer to the next emergency phone and tell him to kill me there

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#5

Suicide Prevention: Reducing The Number Of Suicidal People

Suicide Prevention: Reducing The Number Of Suicidal People

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

well they did prevent him from committing suicide

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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.
#6

It's About Time Someone Presented The News.

It's About Time Someone Presented The News.

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IsABELLA
Community Member
4 months ago

then what have I been watching?

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#7

This Is Close To Impressive

This Is Close To Impressive

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

Unpeck with cootion and enjoi!

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#8

Ah Yes, I Would Like Satan For Christmas

Ah Yes, I Would Like Satan For Christmas

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fire bug
Community Member
4 months ago

Satan claws.

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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;
#9

Never Knew A Maze Would Be This Easy!

Never Knew A Maze Would Be This Easy!

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

imagine how quickly the maze runner would've ended

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#10

What Did Children With Diabetes Ever Do To You?

What Did Children With Diabetes Ever Do To You?

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

as long as they don't get meds, I think I'll be able to take them

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#11

I’m A Stocker, And Found This Gem. They Forgot To Add The Pickles

I’m A Stocker, And Found This Gem. They Forgot To Add The Pickles

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe it's a DIY pickle kit and you need to buy the pickles separately

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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.

#12

Accessibility

Accessibility

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Daria B
Community Member
4 months ago

What? Doesn't your wheelchair fly?

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#13

This Bike Sign

This Bike Sign

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

if you've got sever constipation I guess the feces can act as a rock to prop your bike on?

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#14

I Don’t Think The Person Who Made This Understands What It Means When You Put A Line Through A Word Like That

I Don’t Think The Person Who Made This Understands What It Means When You Put A Line Through A Word Like That

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UpQuarkDownQuark
Community Member
4 months ago

Sign maker trolling the cops.

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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.

#15

He Probably Meant It

He Probably Meant It

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 months ago

Or else!

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#16

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
4 months ago

the accessibility sign is disabled

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#17

Keeping Everything In Place

Keeping Everything In Place

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Buren
Community Member
4 months ago

Seems legit

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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."

#18

Time To Fix This Speed Sign!

Time To Fix This Speed Sign!

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a variation on the age old joke of "How do you measure the 0-60 time of a Lada?" "With a calendar". :D

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#19

Math Classroom

Math Classroom

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adiiantryx
Community Member
4 months ago

the moral: no matter how many degrees you have, you can never be too confident to check your designs twice

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#20

Press The Green Button...huh?

Press The Green Button...huh?

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
4 months ago

When you hire a colour blind person to make your signs 🤦‍♀️

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#21

For Your Brown Eye

For Your Brown Eye

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Shouldn't that be a brown eye? 😉

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#22

Yes Boss, I Installed The Hand Sanitizer

Yes Boss, I Installed The Hand Sanitizer

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG I wish that was a GIF!

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#23

These Lights

These Lights

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Why Knot
Community Member
4 months ago

Why does this make me so angry.

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#24

I Think They Didn't Get The Topic

I Think They Didn't Get The Topic

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
4 months ago

At Fred's Inflatable Funeral Home, we put the FUN back in FUNERAL!

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#25

Good Grammar Saves Lives

Good Grammar Saves Lives

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Mistralok
Community Member
4 months ago

Or at least to keep it down.

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#26

The Water Goes Beyond The Hand Washing’s Drain, So I Can Wash My Feet

The Water Goes Beyond The Hand Washing’s Drain, So I Can Wash My Feet

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

You call that area feet??

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#27

Oh Thank You

Oh Thank You

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September
Community Member
4 months ago

Summer baby... must be skin cancer

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#28

Youp. I Think I Miiiiight Be Alone In This

Youp. I Think I Miiiiight Be Alone In This

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Slick
Community Member
4 months ago

This actually is trying to say "if you got problems, well... We don't care. Bye."

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#29

A Hanukkah Ham

A Hanukkah Ham

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Jeez Louise, is it also going to be on sale for Ramadan?

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#30

Florida Man Spells School Wrong, Twice

Florida Man Spells School Wrong, Twice

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

When you're writing SCHOOL, but thinking ALCOHOL!

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#31

It's Prone

It's Prone

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guyx23
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Porn. The word is Porn.

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#32

Back To School

Back To School

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Lance LaRocque
Community Member
4 months ago

It's for the teachers

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#33

Contractors Misspelled Mph 8 Times In A Neighborhood Called Alphabet City

Contractors Misspelled Mph 8 Times In A Neighborhood Called Alphabet City

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
4 months ago

Motorhickle per

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#34

As Advertised??

As Advertised??

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Troux
Community Member
4 months ago

Poops.

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#35

Mosaic Tiles. They Form A Larger Pattern

Mosaic Tiles. They Form A Larger Pattern

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

You could lay it as one long snake.

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#36

Seems I Have Not Moved For A Period Longer That I Have Been Alive

Seems I Have Not Moved For A Period Longer That I Have Been Alive

The-Ant-Whisperer Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
4 months ago

Definitely should do some stretches first

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#37

It Should Be Working, No?

It Should Be Working, No?

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Pa4040
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't want to be in that room when the heating gets turned on.

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#38

Haven't Seen This One Before Soo Here We Goo

Haven't Seen This One Before Soo Here We Goo

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

DON'T GO IN! IT'S A TRAP!!

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#39

This Is So Annoying

This Is So Annoying

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Shelp
Community Member
4 months ago

Sometimes I wonder if they don't actually do that on purpose

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#40

I Don't Think A Caption Is Even Needed

I Don't Think A Caption Is Even Needed

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Camilo Is best
Community Member
4 months ago

No.....just no

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#41

High Quality Bike Lane

High Quality Bike Lane

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
4 months ago

High quality accident lane.

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#42

Delivery Failed

Delivery Failed

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Anirban Chakraborty
Community Member
4 months ago

Pizza and parkour doesn't mix

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#43

How Did This Happen

How Did This Happen

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william mcgloin
Community Member
4 months ago

That was a powerful sneeze 🤧

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#44

Santa's Going To Be All Confused This Year

Santa's Going To Be All Confused This Year

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Guy MacGregor
Community Member
4 months ago

Well you can always say it's a Swedish calendar then ^^

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#45

This Toothbrush Without Bristles I Found Today At The Supermarket

This Toothbrush Without Bristles I Found Today At The Supermarket

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
4 months ago

It's for people with no teeth.

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#46

I Cringe Every I Walk Past This

I Cringe Every I Walk Past This

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

I get what happened here... In freedom land, they kept saying keep 6 feet apart and most other places it's 2m apart. Someone assumed 6 ft and 2 metres are the same when it's actually6ft = 1.82m

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#47

Guys Want To Transport A Large Clay Pot

Guys Want To Transport A Large Clay Pot

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

his career's in pieces

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#48

This Was In A Parking Lot

This Was In A Parking Lot

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
4 months ago

this is the sacred portal to another realm

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#49

The Workers At My Gym Apparently Don’t Think This Is Dangerous And Threatened To Remove Me If I Threw It Away

The Workers At My Gym Apparently Don’t Think This Is Dangerous And Threatened To Remove Me If I Threw It Away

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Mere Cat
Community Member
4 months ago

Time to switch gyms

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#50

To Cosplay Iron-Man

To Cosplay Iron-Man

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Anirban Chakraborty
Community Member
4 months ago

When will tiktok die?

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