Have you ever had one of those days at work where you just can’t be bothered? For many people, taking a break and just chilling out at their desks for a few hours wouldn’t result in the end of the world, but that’s not the case for everyone. When some workers take their eye off the ball and choose to slack off, the resulting calamity is something that can’t be explained. Yes, these mess-ups will definitely get these employees fired…
No point crying
They always say that there’s no point crying over spilled milk, but what about eggs? Do you still cry? Or do you nervously get on the phone to your manager to explain the situation?
Although this truck driver managed to save some of the eggs he was supposed to be delivering, the rest are a little scrambled. Let’s hope whoever bought these eggs wasn’t too eggcited about the prospect of making a giant omelet. We don’t think that will be happening anymore.
All in a muddle
As you go about your daily life, you probably come across a huge number of billboards and forms of advertising that attempt to make you buy things. This could be anything from cars to perfume, but it seems as though this particular billboard is looking to persuade you to buy some clothing.
While we have nothing bad to say about the outfit, we can’t help but think that whoever put these two pieces of the billboard together probably should have looked at what they were doing before they put in the hard work.
Do not stack
There are various kinds of work establishments out there. While there are some offices and workplaces that give their workers a huge list of rules to abide by, there are others that only have a few simple rules.
For the people here, the one rule was to not stack the product that came with the delivery. Although they were told this, the bosses also chose to write it down – just in case. It seems as though their efforts were fruitless because their staff were obviously too used to having very few rules to uphold.
Time to go home
If you have ever made a mistake at work that you know is going to cause a scene, you may have just gone home and hoped that the mistake would all blow over, and everyone would forget about it.
If we were to give this young lady any advice, it would be to take her chance and get out of the Home Depot before her manager sees all of the paint splattered everywhere. All she wanted to do was shake the paint, but it seems as though she may have shaken it a little too hard.
Wipe your feet
Working with other people means that you have to be respectful at all times. This means that you have to remember your manners, and it sometimes means that you have to wipe your feet before you head into a communal area.
After all, nobody likes the smell of dog doo-doo making its way through the office. While this person remembered that little nugget of information, it’s safe to say that they decided to wipe their feet on something that probably shouldn’t have been involved. Who would want to eat that lettuce now?
When you pay a builder to work their magic in your home, you give them a list of jobs that need doing and then leave them to it. They’re the experts, right? When someone gives themselves the name of builder, you expect them to be able to do everywhere.
However, it seems as though some of the simplest tasks are just too difficult for some people, and this builder proved that they should probably have just stayed at home that day. That probably would have been best.
Keeping it casual
Fitting into the vibe of your job can be hard for some people. Those who like to look on the bright side of life can often struggle to turn their serious faces on, which is why they often try to find a compromise between the two.
We have a feeling that this is exactly what the person writing this sign decided to do, because they didn’t want to write a stuffy road reminder when they were in such a good mood. We wonder if their boss agreed. The writer does have a point though. That point is still there.
Saying it like is is
Most people have a huge amount going on in their lives, and there’s no doubt that work can often take a back seat. With your head full of worries and checklists of things that you need to do, you can soon struggle to really think about what you’re doing at work.
Although this worker was trying to make a new display for the bananas in the grocery store, they were spending so much time thinking about other things that they just couldn’t remember the name of the fruit. So, they just said what they saw instead.
A sweet tooth
It seems as though there are many grocery store workers who find their mind wanders when they’re supposed to be paying attention, and this can often lead to some serious mistakes. When putting all the candy in the bins for customers to scoop up, they forgot to change the sign.
Unless, of course, they were trying to get their customers to try something new. Stuffing a turkey full of candy would certainly curb any sweet cravings that people had. We don’t know how well it would work, though.
In today’s day and age, many clothing stores are very conscious to make their clothes, models, and mannequins realistic for people of all shapes and sizes. However, we just can’t help but wonder how anyone would be able to meet this unrealistic body standard.
With one foot in front of the other and a body behind the back, there’s just no way anybody could look the way this employee made the mannequin look. They might not get fired, but they probably would have to demonstrate that they could bend their body like this…
Many people hold down their jobs while they have other businesses or other dreams on the side, and it seems as though this worker has just that. While they had to work at The Home Depot to earn some money and pay their rent, that didn’t mean that they had given up their dream to take over the world.
However, it seems as though they may have forgotten to leave their world domination dream at home as they made their way into the office. We bet their customer was pretty taken aback to see that.
Although many management teams like to enforce some strict rules and call their employees in for formal disciplinaries and meetings, there are others who like to keep it more casual.
While there’s no doubt about the fact that this management team is being pretty chill about the fact that Shane keeps putting “mystery meats” out on the deli counter for customers to try, that doesn’t mean that they don’t know what he’s doing. A quick whiteboard telling off will do the trick, right?
Taking it slow
Let’s be honest; most of us wouldn’t work if we didn’t have to. However, with bills to be paid and a roof to keep over our heads, we all head to work begrudgingly to earn our wage. That doesn’t mean that everyone works hard, though.
This guy obviously didn’t want to deal with his work on this day, and he just couldn’t be asked to hold up the “Slow” sign for all of the passers by. Instead, he decided to take his own advice and take it slow with a nap himself.
Not getting past
Have you ever been to work and then realized that you don’t have the tools you need to complete the task? While most people will return the next day with what they need to finish the job off perfectly, there are others who just can’t be bothered.
We’re gonna go ahead and assume that the person who was tasked with installing this security barrier just didn’t want to return. After all, it’s supposed to stop traffic from driving beyond it, but we don’t think it’s doing a very good job…
Holding things up
If you have ever broken something at work, you may have found yourself in a rather sticky situation. You either have to decide to tell the boss and confess what you did, or you try and fix it yourself.
Of course, this second option also comes with a few risks – especially if what you’re trying to fix is actually pretty important. When one employee realized that a brick column had broken, they decided that telling the boss wasn’t the best idea. So, they whipped out the plastic wrap instead.
Reading between the lines
Sometimes the biggest object between you completing a task at hand is other people, and while there are some people who have the patience to deal with those who exist in the world, there are others who just don’t have the time or energy.
This line painter was obviously not feeling too enthused on this particular day, and they just couldn’t deal with the fact that a car had parked in their way – despite the cones clearly trying to stop any cars from parking in the area. To be fair, we don’t blame them for painting the car.
Love your imperfections
Do you work in marketing? If you do, you’ll know that this job is all about creative license and thinking out of the box. Many managers let their most esteemed workers actually go off on their own and create campaigns without having to consult them, but we have a feeling that the employee behind this campaign might be getting fired.
After all, microwaving butterflies isn’t something that someone should put on their dating profile, and we have a feeling that this wasn’t what this particular model thought she was signing up for.
You had one job
As a customer, it’s pretty annoying when you see that an employee doesn’t care about messing up their work. In fact, we bet this customer was extra furious when they were handed their taco, because we don’t even think this can be called a taco anymore.
The person who put this together obviously just wanted to get home or was distracted on the job, and that’s just not good enough when you have hungry people in a line. After all, hungry can transform into hangry in seconds.
If you work in a stressful environment, you’ll probably know that having a laugh and goofing around is one of the only ways to get through the day. It stops you from getting overly stressed, and it helps you blow off some steam when things get a little too intense.
To pass the time, this restaurant worker decided to take the boxes from the back room and turn himself into a Transformer – and they did a pretty good job, too. Let’s just hope that the boss wasn’t on the receiving end of this wave.
Playing a prank
Another way to get through a boring work day is to play a few pranks on the people you work with and the people who come in on a regular basis. Of course, there’s definitely a time and place for these pranks, and it seems as though most people would agree that messing with people’s food isn’t a great idea.
When this worker put a photograph of a cat trying to get out of something inside this microwave, they eventually got fired for their prank. They took a risk, and it didn’t pay off.
A juicy watermelon
When you’ve had a long day at work and just want to go home, it’s easy to make the odd mistake here and there. While some of them might include a few spelling mistakes or a missed word in an email, others include something completely different to what you meant.
This employee was supposed to type out a sticker for their watermelons, but it seems as though they just had some serious brain fog which messed everything up for them. A cabbage is a bit different, after all.
Close, but not quite
There are many jobs around the job that require you to be switched on all the time, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this is the case for those who work in the world of product design and marketing. After all, you have to make sure that the description matches the product, right?
While we have to admire all of the people who work in this business, we can’t help but think that the person who wrote this product name should have watched a few more episodes of Animal Planet before writing it.
The perfect companion
One of the biggest positives of working as a team is that other people can check over your work to ensure that you’ve done everything correctly. However, sometimes people like to go rogue because they believe that the task is super easy.
This person knew that naming this fruit wouldn’t be an issue, and writing up a quick description would take them just a few seconds. Of course, their mistake was soon pointed out, and they realized that working as a team probably was better than going rogue.
The odd one out
Hands up if this makes you super uncomfortable? Many people have jobs that require a huge amount of precision and accuracy, and there’s no doubt about the fact that paving these kinds of tiles is one of them.
Of course, with different colors to contend with, you would have thought that a professional would have been able to sort this out without any problems. They were obviously having an off day, though, as the end result is something of nightmares. We’ll be plagued by that odd one out for years.
A cracking time
Everyone knows that eggs are extremely fragile, and everyone knows that you need to handle them with some serious care if you don’t want to crack them.
Unfortunately, it seems as though this man forgot to drink his coffee in the morning, and this caused him to throw all of the eggs and their shells on the floor. As you can tell, he was pretty distraught about the whole ordeal, and we can imagine his coworkers were also pretty distraught about the smell coming from the drying eggs on the floor.
Out of date
When you buy any kind of food or drink item, you’ll be able to see its sell by and use by dates on the packaging somewhere. After all, we all need to know that the products we’re putting into our bodies are safe for us to do so.
Although most people don’t think about it, there are many workers across the globe whose job it is to put these dates on these packets – and it seems as though some of them mess up on a regular basis. Yes, either this is a trick of the light or this milk is seriously out of date.
Just do it
There are many people across the globe who have to take orders from people they never meet in the flesh, and cake makers are some of those people. They often have to design bespoke cakes that have personal writing on them, and it’s down to the customers to send them any specific writing they want on the cake.
While we can’t quite work out whether the cake maker or the customer is at fault with this mistake, there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s pretty hilarious.
The remote recorder
Have you ever been offered a job you know that you’re a little under-qualified for? Most people who accept these jobs just hope that they will learn as they go, and this often means that they have to just make things up as they go along.
We can only assume that the person holding the television remote was pretty new to the news reporting world, because they obviously forgot that their real microphone was one of their most important pieces of equipment. At least they didn’t just give up, though.
Being sent home
When people mess up at work, they either get the chance to explain themselves or they just get sent home to think about what they’ve done. We have a feeling that the person behind this show description was sent home earlier than they expected, because this is savage.
While everyone has their own opinions on Guy Fieri, the person adding their own personal thoughts into this description is something that probably couldn’t be tolerated at their workplace – whether everyone else agrees with the troll-like description or not.
Going against the grain
If you’re the kind of person that likes to break the rules at work, you probably try and do this in a way that means you won’t be caught. After all, rule-breaking is so much more fun when you have to sneak around.
However, it seems as though the people who stacked these chairs in this particular area didn’t quite get that memo, and they decided to just go against the grain in full view of everyone else – and the sign. We doubt it would have been hard for the boss to figure out who was behind this blatant disregard for the rules.
What do we do?
Although many employees don’t have to deal with the wrath of customers, there are others who have an impact on the decisions that these people make every single day.
Sure, some people might think that putting stickers on a door is a simple task – but it seems as though it’s harder than it looks. We can only assume that the people who made their way to this door on a regular basis had nothing but harsh words for the employee who did this, because they just had no idea what to do. Do they enter or not?
While employees have to take instructions from members of management on a regular basis, we have a feeling that this management team didn’t expect to have to put this sign up in the restrooms.
While we don’t really want to know the specifics about the story behind this sign, we do know what it’s hinting at. We can’t imagine that too many people would admit to putting solid waste down the shower drains, but if they did get caught they would probably be fired on the spot.
Let’s no taco about it
Well, this is making us seriously consider the tacos we had planned to eat for dinner. Anyone who works in the realm of food has to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene for the sake of the food itself and the customers who eat it.
However, it seems as though this went completely out of the window when this man had a bad day at work. He wanted to get his own back, so he decided to pick up a pile of tacos and lick them up and down.
Oh, the irony! If you love to eat Chinese takeout, you’ve probably come across a huge number of fortune cookies over the years. You’ll know that these cookies need to be broken to reveal the fortune inside – but it seems as though someone messed this one up.
Although the worker who made this cookie should have put the fortune inside when they were making it, they obviously took their eye off the ball and forgot. The irony is that the fortune cookie talks about a job being well done, which this certainly wasn’t.
If you have ever worked in a clothing store, you’ll know that visual merchandising is of huge importance. You need to make sure that the clothes and accessories you are trying to sell are in prime position and linked to advertisements and mini-billboards that showcase how or when they can be worn.
It seems as though this worker couldn’t be bothered to tailor their campaign with the accessories on the hangers, because that was just too much work. We doubt anyone would wear flip flops in the winter.
Just chilling out
While many workers across the globe have the chance to take a break from their work in the staff room, there are others who don’t have that luxury. Instead, they have to make do with what they have at their disposal – and we have to commend this mailman for his creative flair.
After all, he could have found a cold bench in the middle of the park to have a break, but he instead decided to stay closer to his base and sit in the mailbox instead. Let’s just hope his boss didn’t see before he got back to work again.
It’s so beautiful
There are many employees out there who have a good relationship with their boss, and they like to have a joke with them every now and then. However, how do you know when a joke has gone too far?
When this boss got fed up with people touching their mug with the reindeers on it, they just had to tell their employees to stop. Yet, as people who regularly wound up their boss, they couldn’t help but put even more wood onto the fire. Is this a fireable offence?
If you’re the kind of person that really likes to keep up with the latest trends in terms of computers and electronics, then you’ll know that there has always been somewhat of a turf war between Windows and Macintosh.
In fact, you’ll know that it’s a pretty intense turf war – and we can’t help but wonder whether a Windows lover was behind this prank. Either way, if their boss was a Macintosh lover, there’s a high chance that they would have been fired right there on the spot.
The perfect view
Those who work in the construction industry have a lot riding on their work. They need to make sure that everything they make is up to scratch, and they need to make sure that it’s structurally sound.
It seems as though this construction worker won’t be asked to complete another job, though, because they didn’t quite think this through. Although they were asked to build a wall in this sports stadium, they built the wall in the wrong place and left a huge number of spectators without any view – let alone the perfect view.
That’s not how it works
Many employees like to think that they are adding something to the business they work in, so they come up with many seemingly creative ideas to help bring in customers and make more money. In theory, this plan could have worked.
After all, these kinds of signs normally catch the attention of others – but only when they are done right. Because this employee didn’t use the right letters to entice visitors to the salad bar, we’re gonna assume that their boss wasn’t too impressed.