People make mistakes at work, there’s no way around it. Usually, the mistake is corrected, and people go on with their day. However, sometimes, there are mistakes that are so bad they’re impossible to ignore or forget about. Usually, these mistakes are made by workers who clearly don’t care about their jobs and are looking to get fired. Check out these careless workers that have either already put in their two weeks or are just looking to cause problems.
Scrap It And Start Over
We’re really not sure what’s even going on here. It looks like it could be a parking lot, but that could also be totally wrong. What we do know is that whoever came up with this layout was probably simultaneously knocking a few drinks at the bar while drawing up the plans.
The straight lines don’t even make sense, so we have nothing to say about the crooked lines at the bottom left of the picture. Now we are dying to see the finished product.
Nice To Meet You, Name Here
For all we know, this could have been this man’s big moment on TV. He probably raced home to watch and record it, only to discover that they forgot to add his name.
We’re sure that other people that saw this were equally baffled that a news station could be so careless as to forget to add someone’s name on the screen. If the person whose mistake this is got fired, we wonder if the boss wrote “Name Here” on their final check.
Don’t Tell Them What To Do
There are a few reasons why the boxes that clearly say “do not stack” are piled on top of each other. The first is that these boxes were shipped to a country that doesn’t speak English, and the second is that the person that stacked these couldn’t care less that they weren’t supposed to.
We’re going to assume that it was the latter. But realistically, where were the boxes supposed to go if you can’t stack them?
Not The Time To Mess Up
When it comes to reporting not just national, but worldwide news, it’s essential that you double check all of your facts. It’s also crucial that you make sure that the headline is correct. When reporting about something as delicate as Osama Bin Laden or the President of the United States, there’s really no room for error.
Although some people may be able to understand that this was a mistake, others might not, and it could send them into a frenzy which is the last thing the world needs.
Built For Ultimate Privacy
Nothing would be as confusing as walking into a bathroom and seeing this. There’s a chance that it’s in some modern art museum, but most likely, someone really messed up building this bathroom.
We can’t seem to find any reason this could have been done so wrong; even girls understand the layout of a men’s bathroom, so that’s not an excuse either. We wonder if they had to go back to fix it, or just left it for some kind of social experiment.
We understand that it may be a little nerve-wracking working so high up in the air, but there are only two parts to this poster. How hard can it be? They probably should have had another worker on the ground so that this exact problem didn’t happen.
The real question is how do they even go about fixing this? Each one of those canvasses must weigh an impossible amount. Maybe they should just leave it as is and blame it on vandals later.
No, Do You?
What started as an honest mistake is probably going to force one of these poor cheerleaders to transfer schools. Chances are, their new nickname until the day they graduated was “spirt.”
Luckily for her, their football team is going to blast through that sign in a matter of seconds and destroy all of the evidence. Let’s just hope that nobody from the school newspaper or yearbook was there to take a picture of this mess-up.
In an attempt to make the road safer for cyclists, they inadvertently made it more dangerous than ever. Nothing says sharing the road quite like forcing cyclists directly into what looks like a busy highway. In our opinion, that bicycle lane is already larger than most, so maybe the problem isn’t the cars but the cyclists.
But in all seriousness, we hope this sign didn’t get anyone killed. All they had to do was move it onto the grass, and it would have been an effective sign.
There Are Two Things Wrong With This Picture
We’re pretty sure that when workers are painting “stop” on the ground, they use a big stencil of the whole word instead of single letters. This only makes sense, so we’re pretty clueless how this even happened.
The other thing that’s wrong with this picture is the actual stop sign. Why is it so low to the ground? Was it made for someone driving a golf cart? So many questions and so few answers.
This mistake is sure to have given at least a few people a panic attack. This is someone with OCD’s worst nightmare. Not just because they’re out of place but because they can never be fixed. Imagine having to walk past this every day.
It would be frustrating for anyone to see. Surely, the person whose fault this was did it on purpose, just to ruin everyone’s day that has to walk by it. Thanks a lot.
Unless you’re going to culinary school, we think that someone may have forgotten to switch the signs. Now, when kids go to look for a pencil, they may find themselves face-to-face with a carving knife. Regardless of the wrong sign, why are these knives on one of those racks randomly located throughout the store?
These are sharp knives; they should probably be put somehwere a little bit safer and out of sight. You don’t want some kid that lost their parents stumbling upon this.
You’ve Been Chopped
It’s pretty clear that whoever made this dish doesn’t quite understand the basics of mac and cheese. Yes, the primary ingredients of macaroni and cheese are there, but there’s a little more that goes into it. Just eating the macaroni plain would probably be better than eating any of that cheese on top.
The sad thing is that this picture was taken at somebody’s school and some kids had no other choice but to eat it or starve. Hopefully, nobody ended up hospitalized!
Just What I Was Looking For
Wow, this employee must have had quite the brain fart to forget the word for banana. I mean, there’s even a song by Gwen Stefani that teaches you how to spell it. At least, that’s how I learned.
However, in their defense, “long yellow things” is one of the better descriptions for a banana out there. It’s more than likely that everyone knew what they meant. Also, .78 cents a pound is a pretty good deal! Where’s this store located? I love a good banana.
Working Hard For A Promotion
Now, this is just impressive. This girl has given up on even trying to look like she’s working. She’s hung up the towel, rang the bell, and called it quits. There’s nothing she can even say to explain herself other than she’s blatantly sleeping on the job.
Most of us may have opted for the floor, but not her, she’s probably been thinking about sleeping there for a long time and now is her chance.
Safety Is For Losers
Either this man has no idea what he’s doing, or he has no fear of death. Because to us, it looks like those sparks are aimed directly at those canisters that are ripe to explode at any second. If that was dangerous enough, by the looks of it, he’s not wearing any kind of eye or face protection either.
But the real question is who took the time to take this picture when there’s a possibility that this guy could blow up the entire shop.
That Should Hold
Well, now we know that if we ever need to fix the foundation of a building, some package wrap should work just fine. We really hope that nobody saw this job and still thought that it was a good idea to go into the store or rent a movie from the Red Box right behind it.
This is a disaster waiting to happen and maybe isn’t the kind of project that you should DIY. They should probably call the professionals unless this was the professional’s idea of a solution.
Don’t Drink And Deliver Pizzas
This is what’s most likely to happen when you’re at the bar and forget that you’re scheduled to work that day. Although she should have called in and told the truth and that she couldn’t work, she was determined to deliver some pizzas.
Imagine looking out your window and seeing this. They should probably check to make sure all of the slices are there before they give her a tip. They should also call her an Uber home.
New Racing Stripes
Obviously, whoever was in charge of painting the street lines was in no mood to deal with someone who parked their car where they shouldn’t have. Although they still didn’t complete their job, they definitely sent a message to whoever’s car that was.
In all fairness, they are parked directly next to two cones which we can assume were there to prevent people from parking because of the painting. Was it a good idea to do this to someone’s car? No. Was it funny? Yes.
Taking A Quick Snooze
Being a walking mailman can be an extremely tough job. No matter whether it’s hot or cold, your job is to get the mail delivered to the public. While it may look nice sometimes getting exercise and saying hi to neighbors, it’s probably not all that it’s made to be.
Being on your feet all day is sure to take a toll on your body, and there aren’t many places to rest along their route. So this guy figured out a way to take a little nap on the job. May not be the smartest idea, but we commend the ingenuity.
Keep An Eye Out For Him
When you’re making a public service announcement about a wanted criminal, it might help to actually get their name right, or even just say it at all. For all we know, some poor guy by the name first name last name probably was arrested for a crime that he didn’t commit.
The only person that lucked out in this situation is the guy who was involved in the dentist assault. He may have got away Scott free because of this crucial mistake.
That’s A Deal For Watermelon
Mislabeling corn for watermelon shows just how little energy this worker puts into their job. It’s even possible that they caught the mistake but chose to ignore it. They probably don’t plan on working there for much longer, so they let it slide.
It’s also possible that many of the people that bought this mislabeled corn missed the mistake as well. But seriously, how hard can it be to put the corn label on the actual corn? Apparently, it’s harder than it looks.
Usually, there’s nothing to get angry about if there are no more paper towels in the bathroom. Somebody can’t check on it every minute to make sure that they are fully stocked. Then, if they are out, you nicely let an employee know for the sake of the future bathroom users.
This sign recognizes that there’s a problem but also lets the user know that they don’t care enough. Wiping your hands on your pants isn’t the worst thing ever but this is just rude.
Solitaire Is Life
We finally have physical evidence that this is what government employees are really doing while they work. They have hundreds of customers to help throughout the day, but only manage to get through a few dozen of them because they’re too busy playing solitaire.
Look at all of these desperate people behind the window. If they only knew what this employee was really doing, there would most likely be a riot. We all hope she lost the game.
“Oh, You Meant Draw Them”
When you go to a cake decorating shop and write down what you want drawn on the cake, you hope that you don’t get the words you wrote on the paper. Unfortunately, this person did. We’re not sure why the wanted Olympic rings but we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves.
Don’t you think that somebody could do this on their own if they really needed to? If an employee came out with this, it might be time to drug test that employee.
Peaches, Tomatoes, Same Thing
Granted, we know that most of the canning processes around the world are done by machines since it’s far more efficient. However, quality control is still done by real people, and it looks like this batch was skipped over.
We’re sure this would be confusing to anyone that opened up a can of tomatoes only to find peaches. What do you even do at that point, take it back, or give up entirely?
Defeating The Purpose
We wish that we could provide some kind of explanation as to how this even happens, but we simply can’t. The point of the pay phone box is to have privacy while you talk on the phone and protect the electronics from the weather.
Maybe the worker that assembled this one thought they were being avant-garde but in reality, they just wasted the city’s money on something that nobody uses. Practice your modern art on your own time, pal, people have calls to make.
Way To Show Initiative
When this worker’s boss asked for them to put something up on their sign, we’re going to assume that they were talking about their newest sandwich deals or a new addition to the breakfast member. probably not something like this.
Unless this person was trying to intentionally get fired, they might want to reevaluate some things in their life. However, people might be more likely to stop by a Subway that has a good sense of humor. maybe they’re smarter than we thought.
The Less Packaging The Better?
We’ll start off with this. By no means does this look like the easiest product to package. With that out of the way. It was someone’s job to make sure that this item was properly packaged and this is what they came up with.
They might as well not have packed it at all and just attached the receipt to it on a hair tie. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the product itself already looks ruined before it even got to the owner.
We have no idea what happened here. You would think that whoever built this bathroom would have noticed that something was wrong pretty early on. It looks like they just didn’t care enough to even attempt to fix it.
This must have been an awkward situation for the poor soul that had to rush to the bathroom only to discover that the door to the toilet to little to nothing to help with privacy.
Making The Best Of A Situation
While at first, this was an obvious fail. We have to say, whoever fixed the problem did it in the best way possible. Sure it may look a little weird and probably makes going to the public bathroom that much more difficult, at least it works.
Now, people don’t have to climb over the toilet to get in or out of the bathroom. This looks like something you would find in a college frat house. It’s not the most ideal situation, but it works!
A Tricky Situation
Even though there is a perfectly good wall directly next to the toilet, somebody decided that the better option would be as far away from it as possible. The only explanation for this is that they did it on purpose just to ruin anyone’s day that finds themselves in this particular stall.
The problem is, this stall probably hasn’t been changed since this picture was taken and people are suffering to this day.
Squeaked By In Design School
As bad as a fail as this is, at least it’s an easy fix. All they have to do is chop off a bunch of the railing in order to make both sides of the stairs accessible. But still, who was working on this and who approved it?
We bet that the first day after construction, these stairs were an absolute zoo with people running into each other or getting jammed in between poles.
Some Good-Looking Strawberries
As bad as someone messed up this packaging, it’s now on the customer to be aware enough that those are indeed grapes and not strawberries. The sad thing is, some people are going to get home and then realize that the packaging was wrong.
We wonder who messed up in the chain of production that caused people to blatantly pick up grapes thinking that they were strawberries. If you are like me, I would’ve cut my losses and just eaten the grapes.
It’s situations like this when it pays off to be an observant person. While some people might just look at the icon, other might take the time and read the sign as well. This could help a potentially disastrous situation.
If you’ve ever walked into the wrong gender bathroom, you might understand the horror and embarrassment you might experience when doing so. The person that installed this sign is clearly not very observant for obvious reasons.
This Is Just Wrong
If you work in the food industry, one of the worst things that you can do is mix these up. This is a make it or break it for most people that are going to use them, assuming that they’ve been installed properly.
Odds are, a lot of angry customers had their meals ruined because they put mayonnaise all over their hot dog instead of mustard. We genuinely feel for anyone that suffered because of this employees mistake.
Somebody Doesn’t Like Oreos
Well, clearly, somebody that works at this store doesn’t like Oreos. Even though it’s their 100th birthday, they don’t care and won’t give them any kind of recognition. We wonder what happened to them when they were a child.
Did they almost choke on an Oreo, or do they just bring back bad memories? Whatever it is, we hope that they got over their hatred of Oreos, because they’re actually pretty good.
Someone Needs To Go Back To School
We’re sure that what every teacher wants is a gift that has incorrect grammar on it. Of course, they’ll probably happily accept it. However, they’re unlikely to display it out in the open for fear of tainting their reputation as a good teacher.
We wonder if there was a recall on this product that way any teacher that received one can get one that is written correctly. It looks like whoever was in charge of making these didn’t have the best teacher ever in school.
The All-New Inside-Out Sandwich
Even for mayo lovers, this might be a little daunting to eat. We’re guessing that the employee that made this sandwich noticed that they forgot the mayonnaise and just threw it on top of the sandwich for good measure.
It’s either that or they were incredibly disgruntled that day at work and a customer was giving them a hard time so they decided to get a little payback. Employees can be ruthless.
They’ll Never Notice
It looks like this employee was too lazy to go into the stockroom and get a new bottle, so they took matters into their own hands. They grabbed a Sharpie out of their back pocket and got to work. There’s no reason why nobody would buy that particular bottle, right? It’s just as good as any of the others.
It just doesn’t have a real label like the rest of them. it’s honestly completely possible that someone still ended up buying that bottle as soon as the others were gone.
You Done It!
We’re not sure when people started hiring illiterate people to become cake decorators, but it’s a fad that should probably stop sooner rather than later. We’ve seen far too many cakes ruined because an employee either doesn’t know how to read or legitimately has given up.
We hope that whoever bought this cake either returned it or got a new one because this is sure to bring down the vibe of any party.
A Bridge To Nowhere
A car lover’s dream is to be rich enough to own a two-story garage, but it looks like these people got a little ahead of themselves. Just looking at the shot of the road… there’s almost no way this would have ever worked. Where would it have connected? Was the plan to make a spiral staircase-like driveway? This was just doomed from the start.
On the plus side, this kind of looks like it would be a great way to protect your family from a zombie apocalypse, which is always a worry for any forward-thinking millennial. Oh, we know! This garage actually holds a tiny plane, and this homeowner is just very anti-social.
See You Ladder
There are a few rules when it comes to climbing a ladder. Make sure you have a spotter, watch out for slippery surfaces, and when you’re screwing in a long metal pipe, make sure you don’t start in the middle of the ladder. There’s nowhere to go but down after a mistake like this.
We get how easy it is to make this kind of mistake, but how didn’t anyone stop him? If they abided by the few rules listed above, there should have been a spotter present, and this looks like an easy problem to spot. Our guess is he was hoping to see his co-worker fired.
Some Training Required
I know you came here for some good train wordplay, so hopefully, you aren’t disappointed. The workers on this job were right on track (get it?!?) when they decided to fix up this station, but someone probably deserves a swift kick in the caboose (we did it again). Who conducted this madness?
Whoever made this mistake is definitely going to hear from the engineer about this. Hopefully, this mistake didn’t derail someone’s day (ok, we’ll stop). We had a few more train puns but decided to cross them off our list. We figured it would be easier just to trail off instead of minding the gap.
The First Time You Play SimCity
This game is shockingly addicting. For all you wannabe architects out there (or city planners for the truly ambitious) it’s a great way to get your hands dirty and get a taste of what goes into building a city.
You learn a lot of life lessons like “don’t put a nuclear power plant next to a daycare” and “make sure everyone has running water,” but what every builder quickly learns is that your first try definitely won’t go as planned. You’ll want to make some changes, and throwing a building in the middle of the road will suddenly be the best idea to make your city hum.
In Case Santa Needs To Take A Peek
We know he sees you when you’re sleeping, but Santa needs to chill. He’s only in our chimneys once a year so he should know where he’s going by now.
We know that the whole ‘fake window’ thing can really make a house pop, but if you’re trying to improve your house decor, know when to fake it before you make it. This homeowner went for the real thing, and now everyone can see that their upstairs bedroom is nothing but a lie. At least put some curtains up or something!
It’s all pipes! Plumbing is easily the most confusing of the contracted trades, so if you don’t know what you’re doing, you should probably hire a pro. Even the pros can get it wrong though.
They don’t understand the appeal of how lovely it is when you can comfortably sit on your throne without a pronounced hunchback and do your business. They don’t understand that sometimes, it actually makes sense to put the toilet seat up. They don’t seem to understand why the sink should be more than a foot away. All they see is pipes. It’s an epidemic people.
A Meeting Of The Minds
“So when I zigged, you should have zagged.” We can only imagine this is what the conversation is going to boil down to because there’s really not much to talk about at this point. We mean, didn’t you see this coming a few feet before getting to this point?
We’re not saying water-bound construction is easy, but unless the waves shifted things over a bit (maybe? It doesn’t sound too crazy) someone definitely messed up big time. We don’t know how you backtrack from this construction mix-up. We’ll take the long way thanks.
I’d Stop For Him
Driving through the construction zone is an obvious pain, but you have no idea what that poor construction worker is going through. We get that it looks easy to just stand there with a stop sign and twirl it all day, but it’s really not all that fun.
You have to deal with the drivers who just stare at you as if the roadblock is somehow your fault. That’s why we’re all for adding this guy to do the dirty work. We’re much more likely to slow down if we see this helpful gentleman giving me a heads up, and as an art savant, we’re impressed by the work put into making him smile.
We Can’t Handle This
You read that right. We went there. Sometimes the simplest home repair can be the most infuriating. Why do people even invest in these types of door handles? A simple spherical knob works just as well unless you suffer from slippery-handedness like some of us.
The thing with these knobs is that they’re pretty easy to get by. They’re not the most burglar-proof, and even worse, they get caught on your clothing all the time. They can go through your belt loop, and pretty much trap you. If you’re looking to install these handles, just don’t. They’re nothing but trouble.
We Wonder Where This Leads?
This person should probably find a new parking spot. If we pulled in and looked up and saw a phantom door just hovering above our car, we wouldn’t trust that nothing could possibly go wrong. Parking doesn’t even seem to be that bad there! This is probably a better place to park a dumpster than the boss’s son’s first car.
What’s on the other side though? We have a feeling this is the “emergency” exit that only the select few know about, used religiously for long weekends or spontaneous group meetings. That’s probably why they removed the staircase. Still, when there’s nowhere else to turn, at least the fall doesn’t look all that far.