People Are Sharing Priceless “Not My Job” Moments Caught In Pictures And Here Are 85 Of The Laziest Ones (New Pics)

You’re a human being, not a maliciously compliant robot who follows orders exactly as they’re given to them. Without thinking too much. Without expending more energy than needed. Without considering the fact that they’re making life harder for others. But there are plenty of folks out there who actually take their instructions and follow them to the letter, doing the bare minimum, instead of looking at the spirit of what they’re asked to do. This results in some truly hilarious fails that are sure to perk up your mood.

And that’s also how they end up on the ‘Not My Job’ subreddit, a massive community of over 752k people, that’s dedicated to people doing their jobs, but not very well. It perfectly captures one of the many aspects of the human condition, namely, being super lazy and not giving a rat’s behind about how things end up looking.

Upvote the pics from r/NotMyJob that you enjoyed the most, let us know which ones stole your heart, and if you’ve got similar tales to tell, we’d absolutely love to hear all about your colleagues. Oh, and there’s more where all of this came from: you’ll find our first post about r/NotMyJob right over here.

#1 Got The Chatbot Working, Boss

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#2 Updated Our Working Hours, Boss

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#3 Labeled The Sports Boss

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In an earlier interview with my colleague, the founder of r/NotMyJob, redditor Ani625, told Bored Panda that the subreddit is all about people doing the bare minimum. And not an iota more!

“This results in the ‘product’ being far from neat/complete/usable, depending on what it is,” the founder and moderator explained to Bored Panda previously. And that leads to some truly bizarre and absurd situations which the ‘Not My Job’ subreddit is happy to share with the world.

#4 Pasted The Poster Boss!

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#5 Put The Store Capacity Sign Up Boss!

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#6 “I’m A Painter, Not An Exterminator.” -This Person Probably

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The subreddit will be celebrating its 8th birthday at the end of the month, on July 30, so if you like their stuff, go on and give them a quick ‘hi, congrats.’

The entire ‘Not My Job’ project was started way back in 2013 all thanks to a single viral post on another subreddit. “An image of a dead animal painted over on a road became popular on another subreddit,” the founder said that the road painters were too lazy to do a better job. Things took off from there thanks to someone dropping a spot-on comment.

#7 Straight Lines Painted Boss!

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#8 Best Before

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#9 Rail Installed, Boss!

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“Someone said the phrase ‘not my job!’ in the comments, and people seem to be interested in such an idea. I created /r/NotMyJob and linked the subreddit then and there, which got its first few subscribers.”

After that, “users kept on mentioning the sub all over Reddit whenever they saw such content, and the subreddit grew.”

#10 Moving To A New House. This Is Where The Last Owners Had Their China Cabinet

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#11 Previous Owners Built This House, Told Us There Was Insulation In The Roof. True Story

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#12 Put The Emergency Button Up, Boss

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#13 Proud Of The Local Crew And It Only Took Them A Month

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#14 That’s Good To Hear

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#15 Changed The Speed Limit Sign Boss

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#16 Beware Don’t Take Your Kids Here On Sundays

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#17 Not Sure How This Made It Through Proofreading, Peer Review, And Copyediting

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#18 Just Moved Into My New Apartment And Saw This

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#19 Named The New Green Polish, Boss!

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#20 Application Was So Good, Took Them 6 Years To Read It!

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#21 All He Wanted Was A Nice View And Fresh Air

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#22 Installed The Stove, Boss

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#23 Kinda Sloppy, But It’s Welded Very Well

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#24 Cleared The Snow, Boss

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#25 Just Finished The Stairs Mate

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#26 Delivered The Package Boss

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#27 Installed The Radiator Boss

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#28 Trained Everyone Up On The Security System, Boss

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#29 I Made The Wheelchair Ramp, Boss

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#30 Got The Un Logo Boss

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#31 I Asked For Extra Cheese. It Might Have Been His First Day

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#32 Made The Error Message Boss

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#33 Put Up The Dead End Sign, Boss

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#34 Care To Elaborate??

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#35 Package Has Been Delivered Safely

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#36 It’s Not My Job To Dress The Mannequins

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#37 Face That’s Too Handsome It Doesn’t Need A Mask On

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#38 I Mean He Was Just Told To Put An Image

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#39 Nothing Here Makes Sense

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#40 Printed The Sign, Boss

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#41 I Got Makeup Wipes From Walmart Pickup, And They Gave Them To Me Locked In A Security Box

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#42 The Cover Of My Computer Science Textbook

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#43 Painted The Lines Boss

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#44 Instead Of 2 A’s And 2 E’s, We Got 4 A’s In This Happy New Year Balloon Pack

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#45 Finished The Fence Boss

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#46 The Fact That They Couldn’t Even Properly Print The Cdpr Icon. They Hit Us With The No Image Found

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#47 A+ For Being Ingenious

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#48 Labeled The Colors, Boss

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#49 When U Forget To Pay-

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#50 Somewhere In My Beloved Home Country

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#51 The Chosen One

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#52 Made The Warning Label Boss

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#53 Made The House Frame, Boss!

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#54 Wrote The Cleaning Instructions Boss

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#55 Finished The Balcony, Boss

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#56 Door Successfully Installed

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#57 Undefined Job

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#58 Painted That Wall For You, Boss

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#59 Which Ones White?

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#60 Done

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#61 They’ll Figure It Out

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#62 Placed The Sticker, Boss!

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#63 Put Up The Sign Boss

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#64 Put Up The Signs Boss

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#65 I Mean, It’s Important To Follow Safety Protocols

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#66 Posted The Pictofact Boss

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#67 Security Dog

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#68 Installed Anti Theft Tags On Collectibles Boss

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#69 Sent Out The Spam Message, Boss

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#70 I Dressed The Mannyqween Boss

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#71 I Finished The Gutter, Boss

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#72 I Asked For Honey Mustard At The Local McDonald’s

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#73 Installed The Wheelchair Road Boss

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#74 Removed The Fullstops, Boss

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#75 How To Ruin Someone’s Day

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#76 Finished The Road Surfacing, Boss

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#77 Just Finished Setting Up The Chairs Outside, Boss!

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#78 Ordered My Burger With An Impossible Patty And They Just Added The Impossible Patty To The Regular Meat Patty

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#79 Installed The Glass Partition, Boss

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#80 The Lazy Guy In Work

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#81 Made The Buttons, Boss

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#82 This Can Of “Black Beans” I Opened At Work

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#83 Yeah I Made The Maze Like You Asked, Boss

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#84 I Smell A Government Tender

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#85 Blurred The Logo Boss

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