If you've ever worked on a group project, you know how frustrating it is when someone isn't contributing as much as they should. If not, chances are, you're the slacker.

However, there's a subreddit where you can publicly shame these people and get at least some retribution.

Whether you need to vent because your partner can't get anything right or they haven't even responded to your messages, it's the place to blow off steam.

Of course, you can also scroll through the sub just out of curiosity. Like you're doing anthropological research on how infuriating and downright useless some folks can be. Spoiler: a lot.

#1

This Time We Failed The Project

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
2 months ago

I love all the anti-maskers who keep telling everyone how "fatigued" they are by all this without being able to understand it's them that's dragged this out so long.

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#2

101 Ways To Die With Sass

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

she's definitely holding a grudge

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Drongopizza, one of the moderators of the subreddit, told Bored Panda that people use different strategies when they try to offload their work onto other group members. "This usually happens by them not doing their part [at all], thereby forcing the other team members to do it for them," Drongopizza said.

"Another way these [terrible] group members get out of doing the project is by doing the bare minimum. They often do their part but to a very low standard which would bring the overall mark for the other members down. This forces the other group members to take up the [terrible] member's part."

Another member of the subreddit's mod team, SilverAssasin337, said they too spotted a plethora of different ways people try to slack off, each one more creative than the last. "This sub has seen some imaginative stuff: from faking an injury to even faking the death of a loved one!"

#3

Please I Just Wanna Get The Group Project Done

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Laana
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the best ever 😂

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#4

I Found This Online And Instantly Thought Of This Sub

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Only historians can tell whether this went well for the free-riders, though.

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Drongopizza thinks the best way to confront these opportunists is to not do it yourself. "Go to your course advisor or teacher and let them know the situation. This almost always results in the [terrible] member getting a kick up the [backside] or makes it so their part of the project doesn't degrade other members' parts."

Another possible way to take care of the situation is to confront them as a group. "This lets them know that it's a whole group of people who are dissatisfied with their work. One of the only times that 'peer pressure' isn’t a bad thing."

#5

The Revenge We All Dream Of

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Sound advice: NEVER tell your boss to hire someone. If they turn out to be slackers or worse, your boss is going to hold you accountable because "You told me to hire this person."

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#6

Group Project Justice

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Somebody Here
Community Member
2 months ago

Rip braincells

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"It's very important to be mindful of the [terrible] group member's background because often they are [terrible] because something is happening at home or they are struggling in some way. Make sure that before you call them out, you ask them if they need any help with their part or what they are struggling with."

However, if it's you who for some reason can't complete your share of work, SilverAssasin337 said the first thing you should do is just give your partners a heads up. "Tell them why you can't help, tell them what you are doing instead. Anything is better than just ignoring their texts and calls."

But it's probably in your best interest to find some time for group projects. Studies have shown they not only contribute to learning, information retention, and overall college success but also help students develop a host of skills that are important in the professional world.

#7

Ahh

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

if this was mine it would be all green

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#8

Useless Group Projectmembers

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
2 months ago

Soo.. your partner won't respond to your texts AND he matched up with you on tinder? dump him. take all the credit. (of the assignment)

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#9

Useless Group Project Members

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
2 months ago

she means business

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#10

Bad Group Members, Covid-19 Edition

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

This is true world-wide unfortunately. Just look at Brazil. Even if the rest of the whole world would vaccinate 100% until tomorrow, one coutry would stay a lab for new virus mutations that no vaccines protects against.

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#11

Takes It To The Next Level With Threats

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

The audacity though *facepalm*

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#12

Here We Go Again... Found This Earlier And There's Only One Place To Post It!

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

I would totally do the whole project myself for this kind of group ^.^

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#13

Who’s The Worst? I Vote Sansa. Fight Me

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

it not 99% its 100%

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#14

Poor Performance On Project

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Delta of the Ice/SandWings
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear...

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#15

Might Be To Mild A Punishment

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Alex the awful German
Community Member
2 months ago

seems legit...

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#16

Helpful Commenter Felt This Belonged Here

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Kubu
Community Member
2 months ago

What a prick. I'd finish the work myself and turn it with just my name, there's no need to care for that other person anyway.

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#17

When Only You Did The Work

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Seems fair.

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#18

Finally, A Subreddit I’ve Been Looking For!

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
2 months ago

Megan is a lying loser! (sorry Megan! but do your work)

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#19

This Is For A Master's Course

This is for a Master's course

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

So he's aiming to become a certified master in alcoholism.

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#20

Thought It Belonged Here

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember doing this... we would be their slave, bought all the material for model making and bought her snacks... we'd also stay with her all night while she did the work but we did nothing

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#21

Useless-Terrible-Group-Project-Members

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Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

That is unfortunately what is being asked without saying it...

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#22

Ideas! That's What We Need

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

You can bet your life that he is dead serious.

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#23

My Uni Lets Us Peer-Review Team Members After A Project (Which Affects Grades)...

My uni lets us peer-review team members after a project (which affects grades)...

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sunflower
Community Member
2 months ago

This has happened with me and my kind a$$ let him get free grades :/

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#24

This Belongs Here

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Steven Soderbergh

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#25

On A Group Project (9 Slides And 25 Guided Questions That I Had To Do On My Own)

On a group project (9 slides and 25 guided questions that I had to do on my own)

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Come on, Ben, you can do better than that.

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#26

He’s Not Even Pretending At This Point

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

So leave his name out when you hand in the project with a print of this conversation.

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#27

C'mon Man

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t know the full story, but this doesn’t sound too bad. They could’ve easily forgot from being nervous or something, but on a different note, they might just be lazy.

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#28

Down To 3 Group Members

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Kubu
Community Member
2 months ago

At least he gave notice in advance, there's still chance to finish the project.

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#29

Group Project Me Me

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Shieshie Sweetie Kiss
Community Member
2 months ago

SAD

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#30

Our Project Is Due Tuesday And She Canceled On Our Group Meeting 1 Hour Before.

Our project is due Tuesday and she canceled on our group meeting 1 hour before

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Zhang Vivian
Community Member
2 months ago

:/

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