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
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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!

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

It does say "uncut"....

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Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
1 month ago

I laughed way to hard!

Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

Couldn’t have planned it better...?

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, accidentally on purpose.

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel bad for the model. "I hope my mom doesn't see this. She'll think I'm a porn star."

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that the ad says "Uncut" on it!

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

Now you're just showing off...

EA
Community Member
1 month ago

Thought it was Jason Bateman at first!

.gas.
Community Member
1 month ago

This was planned.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 month ago

thats not uncut

TheFrisk
Community Member
1 month ago

LMAO

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 month ago

And uncut!

Shanti
Community Member
1 month ago

Any taste testing available?

Shanti
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes please!

Eric Forster
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that billboard happy to see me?

Paul O'Connor
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a faaaake!

Elida Lechuga
Community Member
1 month ago

"Uncut" hahaha

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😭😂😭

TheDemonUnderYourBed
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy s**t! Omg idk what to say...

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, good Lord. I hope this is fake. But it is weinerschnitzel.

La La Lynch
Community Member
1 month ago

It's certainly "uncut!"

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my

Nevaeh Milton
Community Member
1 week ago

thats what she said...

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! This is hilarious

Meami
Community Member
1 month ago

And they even stuck a fork in it. That's gotta hurt.

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

That's no accident - come on!

Rikke Hackner
Community Member
1 month ago

and he's uncut

Kevin Mullane
Community Member
1 month ago

HAHA, belive it been set up.

Scott Evers
Community Member
1 month ago

Keeping it Classy BP.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 month ago

and boy! Was that a good job!

May Day
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

Goo Lagoon
Community Member
1 month ago

Photoshopped.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!

Sandra Nicht
Community Member
1 month ago

never thought billboards could be X rated...

Valerie Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Roy Phillips
Community Member
1 month ago

Man from Nantucket, I presume?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

hahahaha someone planned that one

Christine Temple
Community Member
1 month ago

He will never live up to those expectations.

JJM
Community Member
1 month ago

They did that on purpose.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha!!!

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 month ago

umm...

Bethany Schaefer
Community Member
1 month ago

Omfg 😂

Quazmodic
Community Member
1 month ago

"Uncut"? I'm pretty sure that sausage has been circumcised.

Mari Bryant
Community Member
1 month ago

Clearly an all male marketing team.

Heather McGuire
Community Member
1 month ago

😱

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 month ago

Whoops...

Janet Chaney
Community Member
1 month ago

gasp!

Maria R
Community Member
1 month ago

And who said seize doesn't matter?

Ray Reinhard
Community Member
1 month ago

Seize?

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Mr_Person
Community Member
1 month ago

HOW?!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

Caleb Stone
Community Member
1 month ago

I am sitting in science class and i just laughed so hard i got sent out

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like it's been 'cut' to me lolol!

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 month ago

this is amazing

Cookie
Community Member
1 month ago

That sausage looks cut. And why is there a sausage with a beer ad anyway?

Allison Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

This should be at the top XD

Sanguinius
Community Member
1 month ago

r/theyknew

Juririn
Community Member
1 month ago

O õ

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

he looks like he's heading off to a late bar mitzvah

Mari Ng
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I think you meant bris, not bar mitzvah

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 month ago

paper won

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#39

15 Straws. Thanks

15 Straws. Thanks

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chaitu cherry
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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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