Most people take some sort of pride in their work. And failing that, they at least take some measures to ensure that they don’t get sacked. However, these workers failed so hard at their jobs that they ended up looking stupid and – even worse – featuring in a list of epic fails on the internet…
20. So where is Name Here from?
Working in TV is a pretty glamorous job, right? Well, not all the time. After all, if you’re the guy whose job it is to type in the text underneath people’s faces while they appear on TV, you’re probably gonna be a little bored. But still, pay attention, will ya? You completely forgot to tell us what town Name Here was from.
19. Crying over spilt milk
We imagine this designer – or team of designers – got into some hot water for this design fail. So, where does milk usually go? That’s right, in the bowl.
18. Continental drift?
Someone needs a geography lesson – and fast. After all, there aren’t many t-shirt designs that could simultaneously insult 5.6 billion people, but this one certainly managed it.
17. A color-coded condiment catastrophe
“Now Chuck, here’s a good way to remember which condiment is which when you put the labels on. Ya know how mayonnaise is white, ketchup’s red and mustard’s yellow? Yeah, so just stick with that, and you’ll be fine.”
16. Icing on the cake
Everyone knows someone who takes everything far too literally. And it seems the person who worked at this bakery was one of them. Did it never occur to you just to double check? No, of course not.
15. The chips are down
Mislabeling something in a shop is, in fact, pretty understandable. But when you have the benefit of a giant Doritos sign to guide you and all you do is stack that shelf with Cheetos, you’re kind of asking for trouble from your boss. And that famous cartoon cat.
14. Set phasers to stunned
Most parents have bought their kid the wrong item of clothing or toy as a gift, but this is a screw-up on a galactic scale. After all, Star Wars and Star Trek are in completely different universes. One is about space travelers and is loved by nerds the world over, while the other is… erm…
13. Earning a crust
“The next best thing to sliced bread, you ask? Well, as a matter of fact, me and the team have been working on it and we’ve come up with this. So, say hello to horizontally sliced bread! Boss, why is your brow furrowing like that?”
12. Making mugs out of us all
We simply don’t understand how someone managed to do this. But do it they did. Maybe it was an office prank; maybe it was some kind of revenge. Either way, it’s certainly blown our minds. Maybe stupidity really is the purest form of genius.
11. Stop and think about it
What could this sign writer possibly have thought they were trying to highlight on behalf of the local municipality? Who knows? Maybe STPO is in fact an acronym for something. We’re pretty sure it’s not, though.
10. Wanted: Marty McFly
“So basically, all I need to do to get the job is go back in time on my 18th birthday, work for 20 years, then come forward and apply for the job again? Okay then – now where did I park my DeLorean?”
9. Who wants to play Jenga?
In fairness, this guy seems to be doing a better job than others might. After all, he’s not taking out that piece on the bottom left. Then again, it’s only a matter of time, isn’t it? Overall, it’s best not to play Jenga while working with heavy goods. But at least he’s wearing a hard hat…
8. It’s a girl! Or a boy? It’s definitely a baby
There is indeed no reason why a boy shouldn’t have pink and a girl blue. But we just get the feeling that whoever wrote this wasn’t thinking of shaking up gender stereotypes. Instead, we suspect they were thinking about lunch when they finished off this bit of work.
7. Cool ink, brah
This one actually looks less like a fail and more like a trooper really trying his best to get that printer up and running once more. Then again, maybe he just wanted to print invites to his super cool birthday party to hand out to everyone.
6. Work without coffee sucks…
Some people tend to overdo it when they’re trying to get that morning caffeine hit at work. Perhaps this guy is in fact trying to fend off a major hangover. If so, it could be the final straw.
5. First rule of security – don’t sleep on the job
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to ensure the safety of all the people in the…”
“He’s asleep, boss.”
4. We all have UPS and downs
In 2015 UPS unveiled its new slogan: “United Problem Solvers.” This driver certainly seems to have effectively solved the problem of having to open the door of his truck every time he needs to deliver a parcel. His promotion letter is no doubt in the mail…
3. Get in line
To work at airport security, you obviously need to have patience. But we don’t mean the virtue. As a matter of fact, we mean the fiendishly difficult version of the card game solitaire.
2. Can I have a napkin, please?
They say it’s what’s inside that counts. And that is never more true than when dealing with burgers. So when a burger flipper puts the sauce on top of the bun, it’s a sure sign that they have truly flipped.
1. Subtle nap-time
There is a subtle way of stealing a quick 40 winks at work without anyone noticing. And then there is this way. Evidently, some people simply do not care.