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Wonderfully Incompetent "Not My Job" Moments

Sure, it's in everyone's best interest to go home early but sometimes it can help to get an extra second eyes on that bench you put right under a drain pipe. We're not complaining, we like seeing workplace incompetence and wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments, so keep it up everyone.

Funny times people didn't do their job | pipe spilling water out of a brick wall right onto a wooden bench | chocolate bunny wrapped in a santa claus wrapper
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Incompetent Moments of Classic Facepalm

Human beings are capable of incredible things, but one of our more interesting features is our ability to ignore reality and push forward with incredible facepalm moments of incompetence. There are enough dumb moments out there to fill your day with stupid. The dumbness never stops.

Facepalm fails and moments of people being stupid | Sir Rona @Squallamytweets kid born 2010 is now 20. Just let sink AKO @hvmoodi He doing R Kelly math.
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Classic Facepalm Moments of Incompetence

As the human race muddles forth, it carries with it moments of dumbness that you'd think would do us all in by now. But now, we just keep moving along, making stupid mistakes and classic facepalm moments that fill the day with stupid. It's awe-inspiring, the amount of dumb facepalm moments that we manage to pack into the day.

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Majestically Incompetent "Not My Job" Moments

"Hey man, they told me to paint the wall. They didn't say anything about not painting over the security camera lense." Whether it's an honest mistake, a case of neglect or straight up dumbassery, things often don't get done the way they should. Here's to the wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments of the world. If we're lacking one thing, it isn't finely tuned incompetence.

Stupid professional mistakes that were someone's one job | stand behind the yellow line at a train station but the line is white | firefighters water hose over train tracks
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Karen Manager Orders Employee to Print a Video File, Gets Fired

You don't need to know much about computers to understand that being asked to print a video file is a stupid endeavor, but this manager wasn't having it. Apparently this was the last thing on top of a pile of other complaints that led to her professional demise. Sometimes managers really don't know whats up, leading to stories like this employee who robbed a museum to prove a point. Here's one about an Aunt Karen who offered exposure for art payment and her scam fell apart.

Karen manager demands employee print a video and gets fired | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/deeba_ 11 hours ago No problem print video And while at might have fired as well. oc L Hi all, This is my first submission sub and hope enjoy There's tl:dr at bottom. Context: This happened few years ago 18 and working as receptionist community nursing service. As youngest team by long shot average age employees being around 55-60 usually one responsible Computer Stuff mostly just simple things
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Unsafe Coworker Who Can't Be Bothered on Phone Gets Caught on Phone

This one seems obvious. Anyone who's worked around heavy machinery knows how important it is to be mindful of  your surroundings, yet there's still coworkers out there who can't be bothered to understand how hazardous their own working conditions are. Some coworkers just don't get it, like this Karen who didn't check her email for years. Sometimes it's customers who are a nightmare, like this lady who tried to get a free washer and didn't get her way.

Unsafe and lazy coworker gets caught on phone | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by asherMorte He's finally gone, and all had do nothing Do know guy at work every one hates rude, obnoxious, lazy one no one quite understands he still has job? Well mines name Bob months Bob "partnered" himself up with with lovely 90/10 split work. Any time called out on he got more and more obnoxious, and if actually possible did less and less work.
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Power-tripping Manager Gets Most of Her Store Fired, Then Herself

Incompetent power-tripping managers can get themselves into some really stupid situations, like this boss who demanded a special contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up with a $10K invoice. In lucky situations, incompetent managers get called on their BS and have to actually deal with the ramifications of their actions, rather than pushing the burden onto their employees.

Dumb manager gets a bunch of employees fired.
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Manager Doesn't Know What A Computer Is, Throws Away Forty of Them

People have a pretty abysmal knowledge of computers, but almost never so bad that they try to have them removed from their office. IT people have to be very patient when a customer's computer won't work. Sometimes people don't know what a power button is. We don't envy people who have to deal with this level of ignorance on a daily basis.

A stupid boss doesn't know what computers are and asks to have them removed from the office.
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Dealership Employee Drives the Life Out of a Car to Spite His Awful Manager

The car didn't have a ton of life remaining, but this guy made sure his boss knew he was getting a bad deal. We've had bad bosses before, so it's cathartic to see incompetent managers get the short end like this boss who stupidly ordered a contractor to go on call and ended up with a $10,000 invoice or this guy who hired a thief as his replacement.

Dealership employee has an abusive boss so he drives a traded car until it's broken.
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Guy Beats BS Healthcare Bureaucracy by Sending 300+ Emails

After being put on a waiting list for way too long and seeing his wife blown off by incompetent healthcare administration, this guy took the matter into his own hands, with some creative emailing and the use of telemarketing software. The world is full of people complying maliciously, like this IT guy who came up with a masterful plan after being told he had to work on vacation.

beating the healthcare system
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The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the relatively simple observation that people lacking in knowledge on a certain subject will overestimate their own abilities related to that subject. Or rather, stupid people aren't smart enough to know they're dumb. Basically, the less you know, the more you think you know. This can have real problems when it comes to things like public health and representative democracy. 

They say it effects everybody, so who knows how much we just glossed over writing this description.

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Guy’s Bat-Infested Attic Turns Into Comedy of Errors

Apparently getting bats out of your house isn't as simple as spraying some poison around or throwing up a bat signal. Dave Hill found out first hand that bat removal is more of an art than a science. Ever get too "behind-the-scenes" and realize that no one really knows what they're doing, like ever?

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19 Big Red Flags to Watch out for at a New Job

We've all had our fair share of bad jobs. When you have no skills or experience, there's a good chance your only option is a position with crappy hours, brutal conditions and high turnover rate. As glamorous as "artist" sounds in the job title "Sandwich Artist," there are some clear red flags indicating the types of jobs it would behoove you to avoid.

signs you're in a bad workplace
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