50 Bulls**t Jobs: Fireworks Technician

April 26, 2007, 8:44 PM UTC
Fortune

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 from New York writes:

Sounds a lot more technical than it is. Basically, we drive a truck full of fireworks somewhere, unload it, put fireworks in big plastic tubes, make sure they’re pointing up, smoke cigarettes dangerously close to high-grade explosives, and drink beer. Wait several hours for the show to start. We light all the shells with a road flare, get hearing damage, sometimes a part of your clothing catches on fire, and then you clean up. Hide all the duds from the fire department so that you can drive the truck back without having to put up the hazard signs and follow the strict laws dealing with them.

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