To put it pretty straightforwardly, every job is a chance to not just prove yourself but prove those around you. It’s a gateway to a career and a path to a fulfilling profession. Some people set out on this journey with the maximum dedication, giving all the best they have, making mistakes and learning from them on the way, making decisions both good and bad, while others not so much.

In fact, others seem to choose a whole different approach. Not only do they refuse to invest themselves in the job they have, they don’t care much about the task they have at work. The results often land in this beloved corner of the internet known as the “One Job” subreddit that shares the work failures of people who “had one job.” And now they don’t.

Below we wrapped up some of the most interesting, funny and plain miserable examples shared on the community, so scroll down. After you’re done, be sure to check out more “you had one job” mishaps in our previous articles here, here and here.

#1

Whoever Edited This Advertisement Never Saw A Human Foot

Whoever Edited This Advertisement Never Saw A Human Foot

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Anthony Nizza
Community Member
1 month ago

Well if your feet look like that you had better go there.

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#2

A For Effort

A For Effort

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Caroline Kimber
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1 month ago

Seems like the translators had lack of sleep....

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#3

If Only There Were Something In The Nest That Started With The Letter E…

If Only There Were Something In The Nest That Started With The Letter E…

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Dunno boss… eagle?

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It’s no secret that failures at work are inevitable. We do not like to talk about them or remember them but they do happen. Sometimes we learn from these failures, other times we don’t and put an end to the career we either liked or didn’t.

But the mistakes we make at work, the ones that require us to step up, take accountability, and face consequences are often what keep people awake at night. So in order to find out about the psychology of professional failures, Bored Panda previously spoke with Hans Schumann, an executive career and life coach to London's Square Mile. Hans is also the author of the career coaching book "Falling in Love With Your Job – How to create more excitement and fulfillment in your career."

#4

In 1731 The King Of Sweden Sent A Taxidermist His Pet Lion Who Died. This Is What Was Sent Back. It’s Currently On Display At A Formal Royal Residence

In 1731 The King Of Sweden Sent A Taxidermist His Pet Lion Who Died. This Is What Was Sent Back. It’s Currently On Display At A Formal Royal Residence

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Well who knows, maybe that’s what he really looked like - like a 3 year old drew him

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#5

Don’t Mind If I Do

Don’t Mind If I Do

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Anthony Nizza
Community Member
1 month ago

That's what we all do everyday

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#6

Terrorizing The Children With This One

Terrorizing The Children With This One

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Caused lasting nightmares for all eternity, boss

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According to Schumann, most people become obsessed with avoiding failures at all costs. He explained that this can create a massive amount of stress and anxiety. “My take on this is that failure at work, in business or in life generally is unavoidable. The sooner we let go of the insane expectation that it is possible to sail through life without any failure or rejections, the better for our emotional wellbeing.”

#7

Installed The AC, Boss!

Installed The AC, Boss!

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Heiko Braun
Community Member
1 month ago

He is just trying to stop the global warming... I guess.

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#8

Shape Shifters

Shape Shifters

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The sign is referring to you, the people reading it, not the animal.

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#9

Labeled The Fruitables Boss

Labeled The Fruitables Boss

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Stretsh
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1 month ago

For all we know, the potatoes and onions could be under the watermelons!

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 Although we cannot exactly change the mishaps that already happened, we can change our attitude towards them. If we accept that failure is part of life, we can embrace it as a learning experience, and that’s a crucial point in growing from whatever professional failure you had.

On the same note, if a person has been able to avoid failures at work, then Schumann would question whether they have been playing life too safe. “For example, if you win each and every sales pitch, it may well be that your prices are too low. If you can do your job with your eyes closed, maybe it’s time for a new challenge. When we play truly bold in life, our path will be full of both failures and successes.”

#10

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

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PickleRick
Community Member
1 month ago

That actually says,"Ragile handle I care".

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#11

I Put The Giant Bodybuilder Sticker On The Front Door, Boss

I Put The Giant Bodybuilder Sticker On The Front Door, Boss

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Francis
Community Member
1 month ago

no way this wasn't wanted :D

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#12

I Present To You The First Anti-Mold Paint For Walls That Managed To Make Mold In Its Original Container

I Present To You The First Anti-Mold Paint For Walls That Managed To Make Mold In Its Original Container

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ThatG
Community Member
1 month ago

Well there is no mold in the paint… so working as advertised.

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If you do end up failing at whatever task you’re given, the key is to find a productive way to go about it. For Hans, it’s about applying curiosity to get the most out of the learning experience. “Don’t judge yourself for failing. Beating yourselves up does not serve any purpose. Quite to the contrary, it may affect your ability to turn the perceived failure into a positive outcome.”

#13

Ok, It's Not An Easy Job But C'mon!

Ok, It's Not An Easy Job But C'mon!

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Nitka Tsar
Community Member
1 month ago

Malicious complience? I mean… you don‘t have to be a mason to get this relatively right.

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#14

Ground Staff Pulled The Wrong Handle And Md-80's Butt Fell Off

Ground Staff Pulled The Wrong Handle And Md-80's Butt Fell Off

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
1 month ago

It shouldn't be that easy

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#15

Cmon Dude…

Cmon Dude…

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Sometimes they have software that just copy-pastes the text and prints it, so I’m sorry but this one is kind of on you - still funny lol

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We should also remember that sometimes, the only way to find out whether something works is to try it out. “For example, you can only really establish whether you enjoy a particular career if you are in it. When you then find out, that it’s not a good fit for you after all, you have two main options: Do you resign to a life in misery by staying in the job? Or do you cut your losses and change career?," Schumann argued.

The executive coach would regard staying in the job as the real 'failure' and changing your career as mastering life challenges with resourcefulness.

#16

I Have To Look At This Every Day

I Have To Look At This Every Day

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I would burn my house down - but that’s just me ☺️

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#17

Buffalo 911 Dispatcher Fired

Buffalo 911 Dispatcher Fired

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Zodiac
Community Member
1 month ago

EU: :0 what?! Store shootings?? USA: just another monday

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#18

Ain't That A Kick In The Crotch

Ain't That A Kick In The Crotch

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Asriel Dreemurr
Community Member
1 month ago

“I guide others to a treasure I cannot possess”

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#19

Yup That's How Acronyms Work. Job Well Done!

Yup That's How Acronyms Work. Job Well Done!

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Remember everyone: QTABTS

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#20

Ah Yes, Pidgeon

Ah Yes, Pidgeon

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

It took me wayyyy to long to understand what's wrong here. I was like "is there a grammar mistake? Should it be Pidgeon ir Pigeon?" 🤦 I got it! It's Pengwing!

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#21

Mph? I Prefer Fahrenheit

Mph? I Prefer Fahrenheit

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Szirra
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not bananas per minute

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#22

How On Earth Is This Possible?

How On Earth Is This Possible?

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

We do not conform to your puny 7 day week system!

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#23

It Says 24hours Though

It Says 24hours Though

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ohjojo (you/your's)
Community Member
1 month ago

Not in a row.

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#24

Bro Why Dat Cake Regenerating Like That

Bro Why Dat Cake Regenerating Like That

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Firstname Lastname
Community Member
1 month ago

You can have your cake and eat it too!

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#25

Was It So Hard To Get A Dog?

Was It So Hard To Get A Dog?

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Gul Dukat
Community Member
1 month ago

If you don't want a dog with heartworms, get a cat!

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#26

Painted The Child Boss

Painted The Child Boss

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

✨Nailed it✨

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#27

Finished Painting The Line Boss

Finished Painting The Line Boss

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Little Wonder
Community Member
1 month ago

To be fair, this is very neatly done!

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#28

So, Uh… Wanna Tell Me What Went Wrong With This One?

So, Uh… Wanna Tell Me What Went Wrong With This One?

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Bart
Community Member
1 month ago

The tent 20cm from the road stresses me way more...

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#29

Uploaded The Image, Boss!

Uploaded The Image, Boss!

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FreshGanesh
Community Member
1 month ago

This was intentional. As a journalist “friend” once told me, “stupid picture, stupid byline, please.” At the time of the twitter post it had 16 shares. I bet that post garnered it multitudes more. People love to correct mistakes in newz stories. Particularly passionate and highly opinionated sectors, like gamers. An otherwise easily passed over article gets tons of hits and the writer gets the credit/clout all because people want to share his “stupidity” or gaming “ignorance.” That’s how you play them.

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#30

Ah Yes Eliminate Plastic

Ah Yes Eliminate Plastic

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Gul Dukat
Community Member
1 month ago

Just one more reason to hate Nestlé...

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#31

Filled The Bins, Boss

Filled The Bins, Boss

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Francis
Community Member
1 month ago

at least it's kinda color matching?

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#32

Css Struggles Be Like:

Css Struggles Be Like:

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Ange Marsden
Community Member
1 month ago

Using Word for making signs be like...

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#33

Men Clothes

Men Clothes

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My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

Man boobs are a thing

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#34

Screen Orientation

Screen Orientation

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ohjojo (you/your's)
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I would like a side order please

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#35

Floor In My Apartment Building

Floor In My Apartment Building

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kurtagirl007
Community Member
1 month ago

Some men just wanna watch the world burn

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#36

Metro In Paris : "Make The First Step"

Metro In Paris : "Make The First Step"

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Sponsored by the local undertaker.

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#37

Vegan Noodles “Contains Pork”

Vegan Noodles “Contains Pork”

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I’m most worried about ‘contains ALCOHOL’

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#38

Concentrating The Rain Into A Refreshing Seated Shower

Concentrating The Rain Into A Refreshing Seated Shower

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That one corner’s still dry - in London they’d call it a light, airy, ground floor studio flat close to public transport and charge £1200 a month.

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#39

Maybe I Don't Know Colours

Maybe I Don't Know Colours

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JitkaBlitka
Community Member
1 month ago

Now whitewashing sugar!

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#40

Yes Boss, I Put The Seats In The Correct Order

Yes Boss, I Put The Seats In The Correct Order

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Heiko Braun
Community Member
1 month ago

Added together (from right to left) it's 2, 3, and 4.

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#41

Labeled The Yogurts, Boss

Labeled The Yogurts, Boss

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Took me hot second lol

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#42

Canada ? Day.. A Thrift Store's Sign In Abbotsford, Bc

Canada ? Day.. A Thrift Store's Sign In Abbotsford, Bc

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Foxinamug
Community Member
1 month ago

It's ok, that's just south Canada!

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#43

How Not To Install A Metal Roof

How Not To Install A Metal Roof

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Who Panda 420
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone screwed up

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#44

Walking Through Athens And Spot This Beauty. Definitely Getting My Door Mat Prited Here. I’m Sure They’ll Nail The Text.

Walking Through Athens And Spot This Beauty. Definitely Getting My Door Mat Prited Here. I’m Sure They’ll Nail The Text.

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Ouch. That’s like the translation firm I used to leave near, with a window display full of English spelling mistakes. I always wondered why they went out of business.

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#45

Laid The Pipe Down, Boss

Laid The Pipe Down, Boss

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KOBoston
Community Member
1 month ago

Staged for the camera

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#46

Someone At The Fox Channel Gonna Be Fired For This

Someone At The Fox Channel Gonna Be Fired For This

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That other Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Well maybe that’s actually his name - Name Here, Name Here is a lovely Pastafarian name

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#47

I Don't Think They Even Tried.

I Don't Think They Even Tried.

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

I wonder how Mum Sarah Whiteley feels about this?

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#48

Faucet Placed Further Than Its Length In Hotel Room Resulting In A Cascading Waterfall

Faucet Placed Further Than Its Length In Hotel Room Resulting In A Cascading Waterfall

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Sinister Murder
Community Member
1 month ago

Definately a man who installed this, they always think it's bigger than it actually is.

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#49

This Is Acceptable :(

This Is Acceptable :(

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Zodiac
Community Member
1 month ago

Ads are never acceptable..

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#50

I'm Assuming The Holes Are For Heat Dissipation?

I'm Assuming The Holes Are For Heat Dissipation?

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

But those racks are great for laundry. Just open them up, air-dry your stuff, fold it back up, and store away. Provided you can fit it under the bed/ behind the shelves, somewhere out of the way. (Also good for making forts.)

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