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?"

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Should the answer section have a Ouija board?

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La La Lynch
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I've done online surveys that asked strange questions in order to see if those answering were actually paying attention and were really reading the questions. It's quite possible this is one of those scenarios.

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, this is likely a quality control question. I’ve seen ones that are like “I take a bath in ketchup every day, yes or no?” or asking if you’re fluent in ancient Egyptian.

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Weeeeelll, you can in fact be in a situation where the answer is yes. There have been cases where people have revived after being declared clinically dead. Your chances are better to choke to death on a jelly donut on a full moon and a Tuesday on a balmy summer night than for you to revive once clinically dead.

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I’m going to tick ‘no’ but it’s a close one...

Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

zombie survey?

Maria Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, to be fair, we're all half dead during the pandemic.

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 month ago

"Manged" this? How could you even ask that when you can't spell?

Emilingo
Community Member
1 month ago

please click yes I really want to know what happens

Obi Wan Kenobi
Community Member
1 month ago

Check!

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess 5 mins counts? O.o

Ella Hooper
Community Member
1 month ago

yes i have i came back to life

Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder what happens if you click ''yes''

danielw
Community Member
1 month ago

... so glad I'm not the only one.

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Lucille McGillicuddy
Community Member
1 month ago

These are checkpoint questions, to see if you are still paying attention during tests/screenings.

Roy Phillips
Community Member
1 month ago

"Well, I got better!" Line from Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Christine Temple
Community Member
1 month ago

Where do you bury the survivors?

Cindarita Sunrise
Community Member
1 month ago

"Managed this"

Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, I am a ghost. You didn't know that?

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of that one news reporter that said "we tried to reach out to the man who was killed in the accident, but he was unavailable for comment" 🤦🏼‍♀️

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I'm a close friend of Jesus.

Chris Hardtke
Community Member
1 month ago

About as easily as someone managed to misspell “managed”, I’d guess.

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you a zombie? Do you prefer free range brains?

Nevaeh Milton
Community Member
14 hours ago

cats be like: so actully this one time i ran to get this mouse in my owners vent i got the mouse then i jumped and died but hey i still have 8 lives left... this took foever to write so... yea

Barbara Cochrane
Community Member
3 weeks ago

“Manged it?”

Marie Collins
Community Member
1 month ago

Gotta love these awesome forms at the doctors office! 😂

Clearly sunny
Community Member
1 month ago

Still kinda possible! Just get brought back again?

Riween
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s practically asking “are you dead yet?”

Dawn K
Community Member
1 month ago

Manged?

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously ghost participation is encouraged

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

Or managed even? (See headline)

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
1 month ago

Manged?!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 month ago

I can ghost write this one!

May Day
Community Member
1 month ago

I would like a button that says "I don't know"

Paul Aasajärv
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I call it my life! To be continue... :-)

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 month ago

Not yet.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 month ago

Thus began the Zombie Apocalypse

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 month ago

Gee that is a tough one. I do not think so....

Sandra Nicht
Community Member
1 month ago

obviously not or I couldn't answer the question

Ed Lesperance
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometimes a person will die, then be resuscitated.

Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

did anyone say yes?

Laura McCloskey
Community Member
1 month ago

and they sure 'manged' this!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd pay to see that...

ptm45
Community Member
1 month ago

Lazarus is my name!

sour berlioz
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, I don't think so

Eric Forster
Community Member
1 month ago

No, not that I'm aware of.

Phillip Mars
Community Member
1 month ago

Not recently

Farah Moloobhai
Community Member
1 month ago

#ZombieModeOn

John Polyak
Community Member
1 month ago

"Manged"?

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
1 month ago

Answering from the Great Beyond.

Quazmodic
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

"NAME: Jesus SURNAME: Christ ADDRESS: Nazareth AGE: 33 SEX: M Have you ever been in an accident......."

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastic ED staffing.

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 month ago

yes

John Shannon
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes.

Duncan
Community Member
1 month ago

What if you drowned but were revived?

Mr_Person
Community Member
1 month ago

😂 How to supposed to answer this question? 🤔

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd put yes.

Nathan Girard
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people could answer yes to this though, if they were clinically dead for a few moments but then revived.

𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓼𝔀𝓱𝓪𝓽𝓘𝓷𝓮𝓮𝓭 1 month ago

I guess so, I was in the twin towers incident

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this a ghost school?

qwerty
Community Member
1 month ago

I would answer yes just because.

Brian Leahy
Community Member
1 month ago

1) Yes. 2) No. 3) BRAAAAINS!!

A Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

just imagine the people handling the forms that say "yes" to this question.

Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago

I-

OrangeChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to personally meet everyone who clicked "yes"

Panda with Heart
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

Bird Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, I mean, if your heart stops,l technically you're dead. If they managed to revive you, then technically you were brought back from the dead.

Edgar Rops
Community Member
1 month ago

Murder victims seldom talk to police

Pepper Pots
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not just ask have you been in an accident and been resurrected?

Anita Maes
Community Member
1 month ago

Manged? You had one job...

Brigs
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait....am I still here?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Jesus, is that you?

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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

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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
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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
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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