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"Not My Job" Moments of Unprofessional Failure

We've all had some kind of our own "not my job" moments before. It could have been sweeping a little too much dirt under a rug or cleverly not seeing a whole bunch of stuff that needed doing. A lot of the time it's just doing what someone told you to do even though you know it's wrong. The problem with "not my job" moments of dubious unprofessionalism is that they very frequently get found out.

funny not my job fail moments | boom barrier gate too short to actually block the road | crumbling brick pole held together with clear saran wrap
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Bookshop Finds Out They Are Rage Against The Machine Tour Date

The London Review Bookshop was intrigued to discover that they were one of the dates for an upcoming tour by Rage Against the Machine. It was an obvious mistake, but it also kind of made people think about the logistics of having a Rage concert in a bookstore.

Bookshop is accidentally on Rage Against The Machine your schedule | LRB Bookshop tweet LRB LRBbookshop so rage against machine just announced their european tour dates and were shocked discover apparently they are playing at bookshop on august 14th. first heard having an emergency staff meeting now about can make this work
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Chaos and Misfortune that Injected Itself into People's Lives

Your can never be too sure what kind of chaos and failure life will bring you. There are insane snowdrifts that bury your car, people driving through concrete, ruined art projects and dogs chewing through doors. Life is an artist and chaos and misfortune are its implements.

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Unwanted Moments of Failure and Chaos

As we trudge through life, we're met with almost too many flavors of chaos. It seems like anything can go wrong down to the last minute detail. Ovens can shatter, cans of paint can explode all over your car, and pipes can freeze. A crowbar can go through your tire, a tree can fall into your kitchen, and your dog can eat a bee. The moments of failure and chaos never end, but luckily they don't happen all at once.

mistakes, messes, failures and chaos | fire truck burning in flames | ok now really got scammed pepperoni pizza that's almost entirely crust
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Design Failures That Didn't Work Out

In a world where people are constantly asked to make new things, some of those things are not going to work out exactly as planned. That means we get some design fails that were someone's one job. Sometimes it's an accidentally filthy sign, sometimes it's a toilet that drains to nowhere. There are infinite ways to end up with design failures that don't quite cut it.

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Design Fail Gives Guy's Game Crazy Amounts of Dislikes

To be clear, the gameplay itself didn't warrant all the dislikes, but a very small design fail gave this game developer a big shock. It should provide at least a little peace of mind to find out that you didn't create something as universally hated as you thought. For some game related humor, here are some gaming memes.

Design fail makes guy's game have a huge number of dislikes | SteroidsOnAsteroid TIFU by making my webgame one most disliked Russia M Obligatory didn't happen today, however realized my idiocy today am small game developer part-time also have regular job Since more than 1 year have been working alone on puzzle-platformer been thinking 2 years.
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Employee Accidentally Rickrolls Eight Cities

If no one checks anyone's work, you might find yourself in an impressively unprofessional "not my job" moment. It just happens sometimes, and when no one owns up to the mistake, it complicates things even more. A lot can go wrong when you don't verify your links, like this person who followed a link blindly and regretted it.

employee accidentally leaves rick roll link on government flyer | Posted by u/CapablePerformance TIFU by accidentally rickrolling eight cities M currently work my local government their communications department making videos, fliers, social media posts, and pretty much everything else they need. Part job involves putting placeholder text and links since be told need link this resource but 's not available
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"You Had One Job" Moments of Occupational Incompetence

People make a lot of mistakes while working, and that's even when they're doing things for ourselves. Throw in a third party or having to do something on behalf of a boss you don't like, and things start to not get done at a fantastic rate. Thanks to these unprofessional circumstances, we have just tons of instances of incompetent construction as well as "not my job" moments of quality unprofessionalism.

funny unproffessional "you had one job" moments | car wheel with the screws inserted in the wrong placements | water pooling around a street gutter that is too high up to drain it
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Boss Demands Demolished Office, Gets More than That

There's a right way and a wrong way to demolish an office, and it's looking like these guys took the wrong way. Maybe they shouldn't have taken their boss's orders so literally, or could have planned better. Either way what they got was a big headache. This one didn't come down on anyone, but it's not uncommon for a boss to orchestrate their own downfall.

Boss orders office demolition with forklift and it goes wrong | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Naige2020 Drive forklift through oC M This may take while relate but lot happened working as Warehouse Manager pharmaceutical\cosmetic company. Our premises part large industrial complex had been walled off into three smaller buildings had three different businesses occupying them. My office free standing building inside warehouse about size shipping container. My company process
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Misfortune Monday: Chaos Has Many Names

Any resident of this planet is well aware that a lot can go wrong. Spaghettis will be dropped onto carpets. Dump trucks will explode. Frisbees will get stuck on roofs. At a certain point, all we can do is sit back and take in these many flavors of chaos while reminding ourselves that at least it doesn't happen to us every day.

messes, mistakes and failures | garbage truck flipped over the side of a bridge spilling its content on cars underneath | bug found in a green salad
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Times People Were Awkwardly Misjudged

Sometimes people are all-too ready to make assumptions about other people, and those assumptions get in the way of empirical facts. You hope someone doesn't misjudge you so publicly that they make a total fool of themselves. Or maybe you do. Everyone knows wrongful times people were misjudged tend to stick in their memory for years.

Stories of times people were very misjudged | MAXIMILIAN-MV 32.6k points 3 days ago My ex wife convinced had another family another state. Simply because she heard kids voice background traveling work and sitting restaurant once. During divorce depositions once spent full day being questioned, and half questions were slightly different wordings so have another family/child/spouse/kid/dependent/etc.
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Husband Secretly Invites Entire Family to Anniversary

As far as relationship blunders go, arranging your mother and family to be at your wedding anniversary behind your wife's back sounds like a big one. Not sure what was going through the guy's mind when he decided to covertly get his mom into the mix, but the wife is understandably peeved. For another interesting one, here's a girlfriend who beat her upset boyfriend at a steak eating challenge.

aita reddit thread about secretly inviting family to anniversary party | r/AmItheAsshole Posted by u/throwaway343156197 2 days ago AITA walking then immediately walking out restaurant saw my husband's family present my our wedding anniversary? Not hole Pardon my English s not my first language. This happened last week, and getting scolded did by everyone told about happened. Last week mine 26F and my dear husband's 29M wedding anniversary, his mommy started calling asking about "our plans this
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Mom Lets Black Widows Hatch, They Escape

In an extremely ill-advised parenting move, this mom kept a black widow spider and its egg sack in what she thought was a sealed container. It doesn't take much thought to realize why this is probably not a good idea. In fact, in may even be a bad idea. A really bad idea. For something slightly less bad but still about spiders, here's a tumblr thread on how wolf spiders run cranberry bogs.

Mom traps black widow and babies escape | r/tifu Posted by u/Psalms143-6 TIFU by hatching nest hundreds baby BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS my bedroom This did, essentially, happen today couple weeks ago my 5 year old daughter found black widow mom and her egg sack. She wanted look at so very carefully scooped up into jar, twisted on top and went around with duct tape good measure. She begged let them hatch so she could watch them, and this seemed be decent science homeschooling, after which
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Design Failures That Could Use Some Work

Designing stuff is hard, and it's conducive to all kinds of design fails. If it's a sign, you have to check for embarrassing spelling mistakes. If it's a building, you have to make sure there aren't any pipes going straight through any staircases. People are pretty good at their jobs in general, but there are still a lot of impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

funny and dumb design failures | NOTHING IS POSSIBLE ink running out when printing poster | rail with too much space left over the ledge
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Things People Later Discovered Were Illegal

Honestly, everyone is probably doing something illegal right now. It's not mandatory to be aware of every single law, so in all probability there's some weird edict about wearing underwear on a Friday that no one is respecting. At the same time, there are tons of things that feel illegal but aren't, so everyone is just walking around feeling guilty and confused all the time.

Stories of things people realized were illegal after doing them | TheHud 325 points 17 hours ago Not but my cousin (who is now his upper 20s) thought up until few years ago paper yard bags stacked outside hardware stores were free. He would routinely grab stack on way out his car
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Misfortune Monday: A Lot Can Go Wrong

We can't stop every bad thing from happening in our lives. We can do our best to mitigate errors of our own fault, but sometimes, for no good reason, there's a snake in your toilet and your tires explode. Sometimes we have to face that the world is unpredictable. And in that world, boy oh boy are there many flavors of chaos.

funny and wtf mistakes, messes and failures | waiter in a restaurant standing beside a pile of broken plates | giant bulldozer that ran over a car and smashed flattened half of it
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