Employees who are not having the greatest day at work

By Jake Schroeder
Employees who are not having the greatest day at work
Employees who are not having the greatest day at work

Everyone has a bad day at work at least once in their lives. Sometimes it’s just a case of things not going your way, but other times it’s a full-on disaster. The world just seems to be against you and is intent on making sure you’re as miserable as possible. That’s something all of these people are familiar with.

From the moment they woke up, things weren’t going their way, and it all just went from bad to worse. Was this karmic retribution? Was it a Monday? One thing was for sure, they were having perhaps the worst day of their lives.

Off to a bad start

A lot of people can’t get through the day without several cups of coffee. They don’t feel human before their first brew in the morning because they’re tired and irritable. Unfortunately, not being alert is how you end up doing silly things like this.

Off to a bad start
Off to a bad start


The poor employee was probably hoping that a cup o’ Joe would wake them up and prepare them for another day of work. However, they failed to check that the mug was actually the right way up when they put it in the machine. It’s sad to see good coffee go to waste.

Let it snow

No, it wasn’t a snow day here. As much as this worker probably would have loved getting to stay at home because of a blizzard, what he had to deal with instead was a bit of a nightmare. After an accident in the factory caused a pipeline to burst, the guy was forced to clean up 30 tonnes of flour. Yes, that mountain of white in the background is flour, the stuff that’s usually reserved for baking.

Let it snow
Let it snow


While it might look like snow, we don’t reckon it would be quite as fun to play in. Would you want to be covered in the stuff when you’re meant to be working? Hopefully, this guy got paid a little extra for working clean-up duty. Unless, of course, he was the one responsible for the accident in the first place.

Wrap it up

We’ve all seen stuff like this before, right? As soon as someone is out of the office for a day or more, everyone else decides it’d be a great idea to pull a prank on them. Their cubicle is their own little space in the office, meaning it’s the perfect place to mess with their head. The employees who pulled this off were clearly very dedicated to their prank because it can’t have been quick to do.

Wrap it up
Wrap it up


That’s a lot of stuff to cover in foil, especially when it’s done so neatly. Is this what they spent their day doing when they should have been working? We don’t know whether their colleague found this joke funny or not once they returned to work. However, we don’t imagine they’d have been too pleased about having to remove all that foil.

Putting out the fire

We haven’t seen many pictures more ironic than this. The fire department is tasked with putting out fires and keeping people safe, but they don’t seem to have a good grasp on preventing fires themselves. The last thing you’d ever expect to go up in flames is a fire truck; a vehicle often used to extinguish burning buildings. It’s unclear what caused the issue, but these firefighters weren’t dealing with a small problem here.

 

Putting out the fire
Putting out the fire


The flames had already spread across the truck and created a significant risk of explosion before anything was done about it. Rather than being able to handle other people’s distress calls, the workers had to deal with their own issue and prevent it from causing any significant damage. That’s the last thing they wanted to be worrying about when they turned up for their shift that day.

You missed a spot

Clean up on aisle… everywhere! We know that accidents happen at the grocery store and sometimes fragile items get dropped or knocked over. However, we’ve never seen an incident of this magnitude before. We doubt any one person was responsible for the spillage, not unless there’s someone out there who really hates oil.

You missed a spot
You missed a spot


It’s likely that a container holding all these bottles collapsed, leaving the items to tumble to the floor and make a gigantic mess. Unfortunately, accident or not, that doesn’t make a difference for the poor soul who has to clean up this pool of oil. The grocery store probably smelled very strong for a long time after this mess was dealt with, no matter how hard the cleaner scrubbed the floor.

Taking the wheel

Road accidents happen all the time. Whether caused by reckless driving or unsafe conditions on the road, it’s an inevitable consequence of having over 222 million licensed drivers in America. However, it’s not often you find a dog at the wheel of one of these vehicles.

 

Taking the wheel
Taking the wheel


Realizing what they’d done and desperate to avoid getting found out, it seems this truck driver swapped places with their pet. Apparently they thought the animal would take the blame while they got off scot-free. No such luck, unfortunately.

Falling on his face

When we have a bad day, the last thing we want is for our colleagues to make it worse. Being reminded of our errors and getting made fun of because of them just makes us even more miserable.

Falling on his face
Falling on his face


No-one told that to this cop’s buddy, though, who delighted in taking a photo of his fallen comrade. Having fallen off his bike and landing flat on his face, this police officer probably felt incredibly embarrassed and didn’t want to be humiliated further. Sadly, this just wasn’t his day.

Right through the window

Cutting down trees is a complicated process. The taller they are, the riskier it is to bring them down, especially when they’re in a suburban area. Unfortunately, it seems that these guys weren’t as careful as they should have been.

Right through the window
Right through the window


Rather than bringing the tree down safely to the ground, they let it crash through some poor person’s window. Not only were these guys probably embarrassed by their mistake, but they now had to pay out of their pocket to replace the window they’d completely obliterated.

Snowed in

No, this time it’s not flour – that really is snow. However, we doubt it was a welcome sight for the driver of this car. Their day was already going terribly before they’d gotten to work, so they probably didn’t hold out much hope that things would get any better.

Snowed in
Snowed in


Even if they’d managed to get all the snow out from the interior, it’s unlikely that the vehicle would’ve still functioned. That much moisture can’t be good for a car. It looks like it was a bus to work that day.

Is it over yet?

People often talk about giving service with a smile, but this woman doesn’t seem to agree with that notion. She doesn’t look like she’s having too great of a day here and who can blame her? What is she even meant to be doing?

Snowed in
Is it over yet?


If it’s her job just to sell toilet paper to customers then she might want to consider finding something else to do with her day. From the looks of it, she’s not getting the kind of satisfaction you ought to when you go to work every day.

Finding a parking space

It’s hard to say who’s having the worst day here, the person who’s just had their house crashed into, or the driver responsible. We’d probably go with the former given their property is now crumbling around them, and there’s a bus sitting in their living room.

Finding a parking space
Finding a parking space


However, the driver probably isn’t having a great time of it either. Unless they had a good reason for parking in the middle of someone’s home, they probably won’t have a job to go to come Monday.

It all came crashing down

Working in construction comes with a good share of dangers. Pretty much everything you do is associated with risk because you’re handling dangerous materials and equipment. Unfortunately for this worker, the crane was a little too far outside of their comfort zone.

It all came crashing down
It all came crashing down


They might have thought they could cope being at the helm of it, but then the next thing they knew they were on their side. It’s a good thing there weren’t many cars in that parking lot, although at least one vehicle fell victim to the machine.

Choppy waters

When you’re transporting a lot of goods, you don’t want anything to happen to them. If your cargo is lost or damaged you’re the one that has to face the consequences. However, the sea plays by its own rules, and it doesn’t care whether or not you’ve got a job to do.

Choppy waters
Choppy waters


The captain of this ship wasn’t having the best of luck when he took to the water this fateful day. At least all the containers managed to avoid falling into the ocean? Unless that’s what happened next…

Surrounded on all sides

We’ve heard of being backed into a corner, but never being painted into one. We’re not sure what method this person was using to paint these tiles – or why they were doing it in the first place – but they get no points for it.

Surrounded on all sides
Surrounded on all sides



How they reached a point where they got stuck like this, we’ve no idea. It would’ve been so easy for them just to go up and down or side to side in a line, but instead, they decided to complicate matters. You do you, painter.

Stronger than they thought

Whoever was responsible for making this car really needs to have a word with themselves. We’re no experts but we’re relatively certain half of the door shouldn’t come off when you open it. Did the driver have to force the door open for this to happen?

Stronger than they thought
Stronger than they thought


Surely they had to be using quite a bit of physical strength to pull it apart like this – these kinds of things don’t just happen. Either way, they won’t be giving their colleagues a carpool anytime soon.

A splash of color

We try to avoid using the photocopier for precisely this reason. No-one wants to be the person responsible for breaking the machine and making what is inevitably a horrific mess. There’s no carpet cleaner around strong enough to get all the ink out of that floor.

A splash of color
A splash of color


That black stain is going to be there forever! This poor soul should just count their blessings that it was only the floor that got ruined by this ink explosion. Somehow, the walls and everything else miraculously escaped unscathed bar the odd mark.

Evidence of the crime

It’s been a long day, and all you want is to go home and relax. You leave the office and collect your bike from the rack only to find… this. You thought your padlock would provide an effective defense against bike thieves, but you were sadly mistaken.

Evidence of the crime
Evidence of the crime


Someone actually went to the trouble of detaching the wheel and making off with the rest of the vehicle without being caught. Security around this compound obviously isn’t the best. It looks like it’s time to find a different way to get to and from work.

Close your eyes

There are many jobs in this world that require a huge amount of skill and training, and flying a commercial aircraft is certainly one of them. With a whole host of lives underneath their wings – quite literally – it’s down to each pilot to make sure that their plane is safe and ready for flying.

Close your eyes
Close your eyes



Of course, we can imagine they weren’t too overjoyed when they looked out of the cockpit and saw a giant piece of plane missing from the wing. Hopefully, everyone in the plane closed their eyes and didn’t see this…

You’ve got to be yolking

While we like eggs as much as the next guy, we can’t imagine it’s too fun working in an egg factory. It requires a huge amount of patience, and it’s not the kind of place where you can crack under the pressure.

You’ve got to be yolking
You’ve got to be yolking


If you manage to keep your cool and keep a steady hand, you’ll be an eggcellent employee. Of course, we bet these workers that the universe was pulling their feathers when all of these eggs crashed and fell to the floor in one giant eggsplosion. Okay, that’s enough egg puns now. They’re getting a bit rotten.

A new paint job

If you’ve ever looked at your car and marveled at just how good the paint job is, you’ll probably want to steer clear of this man. His day turned from bad to worse when he accidentally sloshed a whole load of cement right on the hood of another person’s car – and we all know what happens when cement dries.

A new paint job
A new paint job


We don’t know whether the person standing next to him is the owner of the car, but he doesn’t look too happy, so we’re gonna go ahead and assume that it is.

Needing a drink

Ever had one of those days when you’re sat at work, and you just really need a drink? While some people would probably prefer to have something a bit stiffer, having a cold Coca-Cola can really boost your mood. Of course, you’ve got to be careful.

Needing a drink
Needing a drink


As this worker found out, the wrong choice in can can also put a dampener on your day – especially if the ring pull snaps off when you try to open it. We bet the rest of the day dragged for this person.

Stuck in a rut

We’ve all heard of being stuck in a rut, but have you ever heard of being stuck in a rung? Well, this construction worker learned all about that when they took on this job because they found themselves getting more than stuck. In fact, we’re not even sure how they would have got out of this.

Stuck in a rut
Stuck in a rut


Would they have removed the wooden structure and had to start again? Or would they simply have sacrificed the ladder and left it at that? It’s a tough decision for anyone to make.

On the edge

If you’ve ever driven a car or truck that isn’t your own, you’ll know that it’s a pretty stressful experience. While this driver was wiping the sweat off their brow and congratulating themselves for not running over any pedestrians, they didn’t quite see the giant hill that was coming right up.

On the edge
On the edge


Of course, any other car would be able to roll down that hill without any problems. On this occasion, the limousine just wasn’t having any of it. This was one bad day at the office.

In deep water

Let’s think about something for a minute. If you’re driving along a road and come across a large body of water that you can’t see the bottom of – and what looks suspiciously like a deep river – would you try and cross it? Well, that’s exactly what these cops decided to do.

In deep water
In deep water


They decided to throw caution to the water and chance their luck, and in the end, they ended up in deep water. The rescuers soon became the people who needed to be rescued, and we bet their colleagues didn’t let them forget about that.

Flipped, turned upside down

If you watched the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when you were younger, you probably longed for the day that your rich uncle would come along and flip and turn your world upside down. It seems as though this digger driver was fed up with waiting his turn, so decide to flip his own life – tractor and all.

Flipped, turned upside down
Flipped, turned upside down


Of course, we’re pretty sure that this was an accident, but he might want to pass it off as something that was intentional to save him from some extreme embarrassment.

That’s not good

Have you ever had one of those moments where you don’t even need to look at something to know that it’s gone extremely wrong? When this employee rolled a little too far and into the freshly-laid cement, we bet they knew what had happened before they even looked down at the ground.

That’s not good
That’s not good


After all, the squishing noise would have probably given it away. Instead of sticking around to be fired in the flesh, they just decided to flee the scene instead. That’s a smart move if you ask us.

The ultimate clean up

Doing something wrong at work normally involves a big ol’ clean up. That might be in the form of a mass apology email, it might be in the form of a debrief, or it might be in the form of a literal clean up.

The ultimate clean up
The ultimate clean up


When this worker accidentally rolled their forklift over a can of oil, they didn’t realize what had happened until they looked behind them and saw the wake of destruction. Anyone who has tried to clean up oil before will also know how hard it is…

A smashing time

Work can be stressful sometimes, and there are instances where you feel like you need to let your anger out somehow. Now, we’re not saying that whoever works in this office couldn’t control a fit of rage and smashed the glass wall in anger – but this didn’t happen on its own.

A smashing time
A smashing time


We can imagine that if someone did do this that their manager would have some stern words for them. Actually, their manager might be at a loss for words on this one.

Where now?

One of the worst things about painting is the fact that you have to let it dry. As if that wasn’t enough, watching paint dry is as bad as, well, watching paint dry!

Where now?
Where now?

This man thought that he was living the life of success when he painted this green roof with a meticulous eye, but he soon realized that he had made a fatal error. Most people know that you should always work from the inside-out when you’re painting, but it seems as though the memo missed this man.

A long way down

If you want to be in the ladder club, you need to acknowledge the rules of the ladder club. One of the first rules of the ladder club is that you should always make sure the ladder is secure. The second rule of ladder club is that you should always have a buddy.

A long way down
A long way down


This worker decided to go against both of these rules, and that’s exactly why he won’t be joining the club. After an unstable ladder fell down to the ground, they were left on their own with a long way down.

The stress is real

Are you currently scratching your head and wondering what on earth this is? Well, this is what happens when you become too stressed at work, you squeeze your stress ball too hard, and the whole thing disintegrates in your hand. That’s really what this is.

The stress is real
The stress is real

If this happened at the start of our day, then we would just take it as a sign that it was time to go home. There’s just no point in doing any work after this debacle. Without a stress ball, there’s just no hope for anyone.

Interesting parking

There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who can park and those who struggle. You probably don’t need two guesses as to which category this pilot falls into.

Interesting parking
Interesting parking


While there’s no doubt about the fact that flying a plane must be hard, we have a feeling that landing it the right way up is one of the first things you learn. It’s probably something you practice over and over again, but this day obviously seemed to go from bad to worse for this pilot.

Odd one out

Waking up in the morning and getting ready for work can be hard, which is why many people do it as sluggishly as they possibly can. They don’t turn the light on, they drag themselves from the bed to the shower, and then they throw on any clothes they see.

Odd one out
Odd one out


It seems as though this employee did just that because they managed to put two different shoes on their feet in the process of getting ready. We wonder which one they prefer? We’d go for the black.

Off to a bad start

It’s hard to stay motivated in your job when you don’t have any passion for what you do, and if this happened to us, we have no doubt about the fact that we’d leave the truck there and hitchhike home.

Off to a bad start
Off to a bad start


After all, anyone who has seen a truck jackknife before will know that it’s not the easiest thing to maneuver. This situation became even more difficult when this particular truck obstructed both sides of the road. That’s not a good start to the day.

Saying goodbye

Let’s be honest; nobody likes to do the vacuuming. It’s the kind of job that we all know that we have to do, but nobody enjoys it. It’s the ultimate chore, and it’s made even more difficult when you have to deal with the wires that come with it.

Saying goodbye
Saying goodbye


This cleaner looks totally defeated with his vacuum, and that’s largely due to the fact that the wires got caught in the elevator and ripped it out of his hands. Judging by his face, you can see that he’s done for the day.

We all fall down

There’s a high chance that you’re familiar with a nursery rhyme that involves everyone falling down, but most people hope that this doesn’t happen to them at work. Not only do employees have to follow strict health and safety procedures for themselves, but they also have to look after any stock they may have.

We all fall down
We all fall down


We don’t know whether this person broke one of these rules or whether this was simply an accident, but we bet that clean up was not one done with a smile on their face.

Cleanup on aisle two

There’s nothing more annoying than walking into work, starting your shift, and realize that drama has already happened. As soon as you clock in, you’re bombarded with questions and requests, and it just starts your day off with a right kick in the teeth.

Cleanup on aisle two
Cleanup on aisle two


When this man made his way onto the shop floor for his shift, he couldn’t believe the sight that he was greeted with. Cans all over the floor? It’s a no from us. Hopefully, he just walked out and left this cleanup on aisle two for the manager…

Well, this is new

Every new day presents you with new opportunities, but we bet this arcade worker didn’t imagine his opportunity would come in the form of rescuing a child from a grab machine. We’re not sure how this Houdini-like kid managed to get himself stuff in this thing, but you have to commend them for doing such a thing.

Well, this is new
Well, this is new


After all, that hole just doesn’t look big enough for a human being – no matter how small they may be. We bet this worker just couldn’t wait to go home, and we don’t blame him.

Uh oh…

Okay, this is a bad one. Although we don’t mind it if we break a nail or the lead in our pencil breaks, there’s something much more permanent about a car breaking – especially if it’s not your fault.

Uh oh…
Uh oh…


When this customer took their car to the garage in the hope that the workers there would take good care of it, well, the opposite happened. This car now looks like it has been caught in a hurricane, and we’d hate to be the worker who has to tell the customer what happened.

Pizza, anyone?

If you’ve ever wanted to drive a truck, you might want to take a long, hard look at this scene in front of you and severely question your dreams. Sure, you might get to sing along to show tunes and eat popsicles all day, but you also have to deal with the fact that you’re carrying cargo.

Pizza, anyone?
Pizza, anyone?


When this truck was involved in a crash, they probably weren’t best pleased. However, they were probably even more annoyed when they realized that their cargo had made a cheesy exit.

An expensive mistake

Do you work in a hospital? Do you know someone that works in a hospital? Well, we’d like to think that anyone who does work in such an establishment has a basic knowledge of the machinery used in the medical field.

An expensive mistake
An expensive mistake


MRI machines take images of the body using strong magnetic fields, so those who work in a hospital would surely know that you shouldn’t leave anything metal in the room, right? Or is that too much to ask? This is one expensive mistake because these machines cost millions.

An ice road trucker

Although this trucker didn’t intend on being an ice road trucker, it seems as though their career has taken a slight turn after recent events. Yes, this trucker probably should have checked that they locked the cargo doors before driving off into the sunset, but they didn’t do that.

An ice road trucker
An ice road trucker


The end result meant that almost all of the ice on board soon made its way onto the ground for it to melt into oblivion. We bet this trucker later had to make an awkward phone call to his boss…

Stuck in a rut

If this isn’t the concerned group chat of people who have severely messed up, then we don’t know what is. They’re probably putting their heads together to work out how they can get themselves out of this mess, but we have a feeling that they are already too far gone.

Stuck in a rut
Stuck in a rut


After all, the car is already halfway up the ramp – but it’s also halfway off the ramp. These workers managed to get things so wrong, so they might want to get their excuses lined up for when their superior finds out about this.

A piece of cake

Have you ever had one of those moments where everything is going so drastically wrong, you just have to stop and document it? Well, it seems as though this woman was having one of those moments.

A piece of cake
A piece of cake


While on the way to her bakery with new and fresh goods to sell to the customers, she tripped and fell with these crates in her hand. It’s safe to say that this wasn’t a piece of cake, but more of a crushed collection of sweet treats mushed in with a load of dirt and stones.

Taking a dip

When you start a job, you have to finish it. You can’t leave something in the lurch, and you definitely can’t leave a flooded puddle that’s going to invade the nearby houses with all of its muckiness.

Taking a dip
Taking a dip


When this man realized that he would have to sort out this plumbing problem, he also knew that he would have to stick his head right in it. It’s probably not what he expected to do that day, and it’s probably not something he would ever want to do again. He quits.

A rough paint job

If you work in a job where you are constantly on the move, then you probably know to keep anything that you may step in or on out of harm’s way. After all, we all know the mind-numbing pain of stepping on a plug – and we never want to do it again.

A rough paint job
A rough paint job


When this painter decided to put his paint pot “Out of the way,” he had no idea that he would actually be stepping right in the paint and decorating his shoes at the same time. We don’t think that will be coming out in the wash.

Home delivery

Everyone loves a home delivery, right? There’s nothing quite like sitting in your underwear and buying everything you need at the push of a button, and then knowing that it will come straight to your door without you having to put in any effort.

Home delivery
Home delivery


However, it seems as though this employee took this notion to a whole new level when they actually delivered the truck right to the front door. There’s customer service, and then there’s being downright ridiculous in order to put a smile on someone’s face.