50 Bulls**t Jobs: Docket administrator

April 26, 2007, 9:11 PM UTC

Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing’s book, “100 Bulls**t Jobs and How to Get Them” (Harper Collins).

A reader in Philadelphia writes:

Unfortunately, my salary isn’t good but I hear some docket admins earn twice as much as I do.  I type dates into a calendaring software to ensure that attorneys don’t miss court dates and other deadlines.  The calendaring software saves money on my firm’s malpractice insurance.  The attorneys are also required to calendar using Microsoft Outlook or another system.  People tell me I have a lot of power and responsibility but I don’t.

Readers, what do you think? Is this a bulls**t job?