Failure’s a part of life. It can hurt. It can teach us valuable lessons. But most importantly, when you have a single job to do and you mess it up, it can give us a hearty laugh when we need it the most. The ‘You Had One Job’ subreddit is a great online community that will make you crack a smile: it’s dedicated to hilarious occupational mishaps that will blow away the Autumn blues.

We’ve collected some of the best posts from the 397k-strong r/onejob community for you to enjoy, dear Readers. So scroll down and we hope that you see the silver lining in life. Oh, don’t forget to upvote your fave posts and let us know which pics made you laugh the hardest and why.

The ‘You Had One Job’ subreddit considers itself to be the “official depository” for classic ‘You Had One Job’ posts. It does exactly what it says on the tin. The community seems very friendly, so if you’ve got any posts to share, give the sub a visit.

#1

Not Trying To Be Political I Just Thought This Was Funny

Not Trying To Be Political I Just Thought This Was Funny

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chaitu cherry
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1 month ago

best spokesman ever

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#2

I Honestly Want To Know How Someone Manged This

I Honestly Want To Know How Someone Manged This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

"Do you believe in resurrection?"

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#3

Thats A Big One

Thats A Big One

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s deliberate. Come on!

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If the subreddit were a kid, they’d probably be in the third grade by now: the community was founded back in 2012 and has been going strong ever since.

Obviously, it’s best to go through life with a strong sense of humor, but it doesn’t hide the fact that failing at your job can have a powerful negative impact on your mental (and even physical) wellbeing. We’re social animals, after all, and what others think of us impacts us (even if we sometimes like to pretend that it doesn’t).

#4

I Used To Read

I Used To Read

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

At least they know they made a mistake.

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#5

Someone Really Hates Kids

Someone Really Hates Kids

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I shouldn't be laughing, but the caption is hilarious.

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#6

Meth, I'm On It

Meth, I'm On It

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Tammy Capraun Moorhous
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes they are

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One study from 2017 suggests that we shouldn’t fight against what we feel after failing. According to the researchers, if we want to improve as people and get better at our jobs, we should focus on our turbulent feelings after failing badly, not our thoughts.

On the other hand, trying to logically find reasons why you’re not at fault doesn’t seem to help us much to improve. In other words, letting ourselves feel bad about failing is, ironically, a positive and learning experience. While our brains try to come up with excuses for why our failures aren’t necessarily failures. Heart over mind, dear Pandas. Heart over mind.

#7

Best, Or Worst, Editor?

Best, Or Worst, Editor?

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

There you go: Beethoven can answer the above question ‘have you ever been in an accident that resulted in your death - yes/no’.

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#8

“Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted”

“Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted”

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martin734
Community Member
1 month ago

It may be a more effective deterrent than prosecution.

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#9

Didn't Fit In The Mailbox

Didn't Fit In The Mailbox

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

the secret ingredient is the brainless use of brute force

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#10

I’m Sure He’ll Be Happy With This Gift

I’m Sure He’ll Be Happy With This Gift

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a hilariously terrible irony

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#11

Don't Worry Boss, I Wrote

Don't Worry Boss, I Wrote

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
1 month ago

So... Smoking in English is ok?

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#12

How Does This Happen?

How Does This Happen?

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

Everything’s pricier in France 😂

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#13

You Became The Very Thing You Swore To Destroy

You Became The Very Thing You Swore To Destroy

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, the irony...

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#14

Sure, Right After You Write It.

Sure, Right After You Write It.

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.gas.
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, what does this mean? There's no "official" language in the U.S. "Your in Spain, speak Chinese."

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#15

I Know I Don't

I Know I Don't

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Sign provided courtesy of the Suicide Squad.

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#16

Food May Contain Human Flesh

Food May Contain Human Flesh

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Soilent Green.

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#17

Some One Told Me To Put This Here Soooo

Some One Told Me To Put This Here Soooo

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

We no speak Americano.

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#18

I Mean.....

I Mean.....

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

“Mistakes are proof you are garbage”. A bit harsh!

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#19

Fighting Crimes With The Power Of Song

Fighting Crimes With The Power Of Song

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

The robot is ever so slightly more effective than a real police agent. :D

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#20

You Had One Jobby Job-Job

You Had One Jobby Job-Job

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

They’re all going to get to the next game on Boaty McBoatface.

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#21

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

That didn’t happen until the 238th month of 2020.

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#22

You Were Close Here

You Were Close Here

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

That's my kind of crunchy vegetable salad!

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#23

Teachers Making Quizzes

Teachers Making Quizzes

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, they just see us a a number.

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#24

I Haven't Words For This... Really

I Haven't Words For This... Really

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That Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Whenever people use photoshop, THEY ALWAYS FORGET THE MIRROR

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#25

Honoring Rosa Parks On The Back Of A Bus...

Honoring Rosa Parks On The Back Of A Bus...

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh! The irony! She'll be spinning in her grave

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#26

Excuse Me Ma'am...that's Not How That Works...

Excuse Me Ma'am...that's Not How That Works...

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

"But, it's so much handier this way."

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#27

Helmet Saves Lives

Helmet Saves Lives

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
1 month ago

better he should not wear that shirt

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Or ACTUALLY wear a helmet!😂

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 month ago

This guy needs to practice what he preaches... (Not a politician by any chance is he?)..

Clandestine
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably doesn't speak english. I see this sort of thing a lot

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

Darwin Award waiting to happen.

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

He got too many tickets for riding without a helmet. Part of his punishment was to wear this shirt. Kind of like people wearing those face masks that are mesh.

David Gripon
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like Tarzan wrote that.

A Random Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Sound like the Cookie Monster wrote this.

DAHLIA INSKEEP
Community Member
1 month ago

.....to cover up that balding going on......

Felipe Jourdan
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s still wearing a helmet. It’s the word helmet but still wearing one

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

His full head of luscious hair is his helmet.

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he gives a message

A Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

okay Mr. Satire

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 month ago

Unless his name is Helmut

Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

just potentially not his.

Niffler_13
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Not necessarily, it depends on what you are wearing the helmet for. They have actually found in many of the concussion studies, that use of helmets have actually increased the occurrence and severity of concussions in professional athletes. Also interesting in Professional Hockey they have seen higher rates of injury, since requiring players to wear more padding/safety equipment. This is because they hit each other harder, because the padding makes the player to player impact hurt less.

Paddy Du
Community Member
2 weeks ago

rebel for life

Riween
Community Member
1 month ago

Hypocritical

Wendy C
Community Member
1 month ago

Learn grammar Grammar saves sentence

Starlee87
Community Member
1 month ago

Wear what you actually do

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously doesn't believe his own publicity - or maybe he just can't read.

May Day
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone else's life...

Paul Aasajärv
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe he have hairy helmet with big ears?

Michelle Albert
Community Member
1 month ago

Just not his, apparently.......

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 month ago

So, his helmet has hair and ears painted on it...doesn't it?

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

Shorts and betcha he has sandals on as well. Picked up a guy while I was on Ambulance crew dressed like that. He won the Darwin Award.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

Darwinism lives....for a bit anyway

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

Or he should get a helmet...

Judy Crozier
Community Member
1 month ago

note to self: wearing the shirt doesn't let you off

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 month ago

Wouldn't matter if you were hit by that train.

Anor Anor
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like grammar doesn't wear a helmet

John Shannon
Community Member
1 month ago

This guy must be Helmet

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

Put on a helmet dumb ass.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
1 month ago

That “life” won’t be his own...

Go Hawks
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe he's advocating a German guy who saves lives. Spelled wrong, but whatever

Philip Malchek
Community Member
1 month ago

A true Trumper out in public.

Go Hawks
Community Member
1 month ago

Not fair to insult this poor man like that, just because he doesn't read English! Now, if my statement isn't true, then yours is relevant👍

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Gracie Hollan
Community Member
1 month ago

hey you where the helmet not on you head

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#28

Facepalm

Facepalm

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
1 month ago

This is freaking hilarious! "I'll put him out of his misery"

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#29

Turn Rliegfht

Turn Rliegfht

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Deson
Community Member
1 month ago

There's two signs pointing for a left turn but at the very end there's a sign that says no left turn as well.

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#30

How Hard Is It?

How Hard Is It?

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like a threat. All it’s missing is an “or else”.

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#31

Come One Camera Man

Come One Camera Man

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

South Africa vs New Zealand. Cricket. I remember that match, the commentators spent ages laughing at those two blokes.

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#32

This Finding Dory Night Light Is Perfect For Kids!

This Finding Dory Night Light Is Perfect For Kids!

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

"Finding Dory night light - powered by AAA batteries... or your child's SOUL."

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#33

N-No. It Really Isn't

N-No. It Really Isn't

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JiminKimLip7
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, the irony!

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#34

I Guess They Decided To Include The Cutter As A Premium Topping

I Guess They Decided To Include The Cutter As A Premium Topping

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Russell Ellwardt
Community Member
1 month ago

Doesn't look melted to me, actually. Since pizza is usually cut after baking not before, I assume the item in question is perfectly intact. Receiving a good pizza cutter for free with your pizza, not bad.

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#35

All They Had To Do Was Line Up The Label Properly. Now I Have This

All They Had To Do Was Line Up The Label Properly. Now I Have This

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

oh. oh no

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#36

How Is This So Common?

How Is This So Common?

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Evil Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Climb through the window then

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#37

Asked My Boyfriend To Bake The Croissants For Our Dinner...

Asked My Boyfriend To Bake The Croissants For Our Dinner...

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

For anyone who is confused by this image....Pillsbury makes a tube dough of "crescent rolls" which some people call croissants. (As if.) The dough is perforated into triangles that need to be rolled into the correct shape.

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#38

A Recycling Bin Isn’t Supposed To Be A Logic Puzzle

A Recycling Bin Isn’t Supposed To Be A Logic Puzzle

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
1 month ago

paper won

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#39

15 Straws. Thanks

15 Straws. Thanks

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
1 month ago

insisting to buy 14 another

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#40

I Was Expecting The Picture To Be A Bit More Colorful

I Was Expecting The Picture To Be A Bit More Colorful

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Victor van Schagen
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1 month ago

It is in colour. The world was just black and white in those days.

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