you had one job

You had one job to do.... Just one... And you blew it. So as you're pondering the mishaps and misdeeds that led you here, take solace in and enjoy some other people who really made a mess of things by screwing up just a simple job. You're not as alone as you think.

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"Not My Job" Moments of Questionable Professionalism

Most of us pride ourselves on being at least halfway decent at our jobs. Sometimes things get forgotten, done too quickly, or done by exactly the wrong person. What we get are "not my job" moments of quality unprofessionalism. The world is populated with crap infrastructure, stupid signs, and painted over spiders because somewhere along the line someone said, "eh, not my job."

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"Not My Job" Moments that Got the Job Done-ish

What would the world be without impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments? Probably more efficient. It just so happens not every task is as easy as we'd like it to be, but that doesn't stop us from putting in the minimum amount of effort. There's staircases to nowhere, misspelled everything, and a straight up general lack of responsibility. Not bad.

funny not my job moments | Please satanise hands here misspelled sign coronavirus safety social distancing sanitize | holes cut in walls in order to fit a toilet
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"Not My Job" Moments of Unpredictable Unprofessionalism

Work is hard. That's why we try our absolute hardest to not try our hardest. These moments of quality unprofessionalism spring forth in the form of misspelled signs, messed up products, extremely curvy highway lines and totally useless staircases to nowhere. And we couldn't have it any other way.

funny unprofessional not my job moments | square pizza in a box with the pizza wheel cutter embedded in the center | sign on wall 3th floor stupid misspelling
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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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"Not My Job" Moments from The World's Slackers

In this busy world of ours, it's easy for things to slip through the cracks. Maybe a pole gets installed wrong here, or some road signage gets misspelled there. Many of us would look at these and say "we better fix that" but another great many of us say "good enough." The resulting impressively unprofessional "Not My Job" moments are indeed good enough, but in a different kind of way.

funny not my job fail moments | AMBULANCE EMERGENCY ENTERTRANCE | case sink overheats or catches fire kitchen design not thought out properly
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"Not My Job" Moments of Quality Unprofessionalism

Professional life leaves a lot of opportunity for impressive "not my job" moments of unprofessionalism. Sure, we'd all like to do our jobs well, but sometimes there's not enough time in the day. Of course there are other times when people aren't paid nearly enough to care. Whatever the reason, we have some nice "not my job" moments.

funny unprofessional not my job moments | truck dragging towing an upside down car behind it | swirly white markings on a road
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Terrifically Unprofessional "Not My Job" Moments

Work isn't all that much fun, so most of us try to develop a series of shortcuts to get ourselves through the day that much faster. Sometimes these can get a bit out of hand, look ridiculous, ruin other people's good work or become a nuisance, but hey, that's the way of the laziness blade. This world is chock full of "not my job" moments of advanced laziness.

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"Not My Job" Moments of Exceptional Unprofessionalism

We live in a society of increasingly specific job descriptions, so why should a person described as road painter also have to be a roadkill mover? We get some stunningly unprofessional not my job moments from folks who will only do their specific job, or straight up won't do their job in the first place.

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Design Fails that Could've Been Avoided

Work is often annoying, and many of us try to get by with the minimum amount of effort. Usually, that's fine, but sometimes it can backfire in the form of design fails that were someone's one job. Frankly, it's kind of awesome when a logo accidentally looks like a butt so good work everyone, keep it up with the impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

Funny and stupid design fails | "gluten free" popcorn bag | Spare Ribs 2.99 DELIVERY BOY STUFFED CRUST PIZZA BASE WITH CHEESE BLEND ON TOMATO BIC CHE PIZZA FULL DELIVERY BOY STUFFED CRUST PIZZA VASE TOPPED WITH CHEESE BLEND ON TOMATO SAUCE CHEESE
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Self-Defeating "You Had One Job" Moments

Sure, we'd like every sign, product and advertisement to be functional and efficient, but this is the real world, and things don't work out the way we'd like them to. Sprinklers spray right into garbage cans, shirts say the wrong thing, and people make ironic mistakes. People's laziness can result in some impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

funny "you had one job" fails | ironic misaligned store sign that spells alignment | crooked and overlapping road marks markings
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"Not My Job" Moments of Impressive Unprofessionalism

"Hey, all you told me to do was change the sign, it's not my problem that now it just says "Sign Changed." For every person who's good at their job, it seems like there's someone out there who's incredibly good at not doing their job. The resulting "not my job" moments are a testament to buck-passers everywhere.

Funny lazy unprofessional not my job moments | lovely lady lumpenprole @thelovelylumpen just checking if crow CORVID TESTING OSEPH P KEEFF covid 19 | parked car surrounded by fresh cement
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"Not My Job" Moments of Advanced Laziness

We live in a society where it's pretty easy to pass the buck, not proofread children's books, and paint traffic lines directly over roadkill. It leads to some impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments. But, y'know, what can you do? Try a little harder? That's out of the question.

lazy not my job moments | Proofreading this book couldn't have been hard 5 five 5 bananas but actually 6 six | lump of dirt shaped like a traffic cone
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Unprofessional Moments That Were Someone's One Job

What can you do, you know? I mean, you could go back and do it correctly, but it's good enough, right? These impeccable instances of poor judgement and on-the-job laziness make for some skillfully unprofessional "not my job" moments. Hey man, maybe it was almost lunch or something.

Funny not my job fails | misaligned doors that don't close because of the handles | warped road marks on newly poured concrete
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Stupid Design Fails That Someone Thought Were Fine

And with the resounding deflating sound of a "yeah sure that'll do" a design fail is born. It's good that people build first and think later, or else there wouldn't be so many design fails that were someone's one job. Where would we be without prime fails from people not doing their jobs correctly? Well, probably in a more efficient and effective world; but it wouldn't be quite as much fun.

funny design failures | staircase without stairs very steep ramp | cupboard with the shelves blocked from opening by a wall
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Skillfully Unprofessional "Not My Job" Moments

Sometimes it would take too much effort to do something the right way, so we resort to stunningly unprofessional "not my job" moments. We can't say we're proud of them, but boy do they save a whole lot of time. Sometimes it's actually harder to do it wrong. As long as there are annoying bosses and Friday afternoons, we'll have wonderfully incompetent "not my job" moments.

funny and incompetent moments of jobs not being done correctly | tree growing in the middle of a concrete road | running faucet that doesn't reach the sink but floods the counter instead
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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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