What, Bing inquires, do a feng shui consultant, new media executive, wine steward, department store greeter, and Vice President of the United States have in common? What, too, are the actual duties performed by a McKinsey consultant? Other than sitting around making people nervous? Could that possibly be his core function? Likewise, what does an aromatherapist actually do, per se? Sniff things and rub them on people, for big fragrant bucks? Is that all?
The answer in all cases is "Yes". They all have bullshit jobs.
Across the length and breadth of this shrinking globe, skillful bullshit artists have secured pleasant, lucrative employment, and are enjoying themselves more than you are. In virtually every occupation, from Advertising to Yoga Franchising, lucky individuals who "work" in these coveted positions enjoy the best lives imaginable: They are paid well, they rarely break a sweat, and their professions are highly respected, because nobody really knows what they do.
At once funny, useful, and tolerably philosophical, this groundbreaking work takes a close look at 100 bullshit jobs, the money they bring with them, the actual tasks and activities involved (if any), and famous and successful examples of each position, who will provide the neophyte with inspiration. Most crucially, Bing goes on to offer what others so far have not: a clear, concise strategy to help job-seekers at every level reach for that brass ring, knowing full well that it may be attached to the nose of a bull.
©2006 Stanley Bing; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
I guess the title should have been a giveaway, but this book is one of those 100 section books with 1-2 pages on each job. It's not really great for audio and is really a book for a waiting room, coffee table or toilet.
It's averagely funny, the content is not too bad, but it's not something you can sit back and get into. I guess it may be ok for a short commute so you can drop in and out at virtually any point.
Overall a bit disappointing.
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