50 Bulls**t Jobs: Government Contractor

April 26, 2007, 8:36 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 Virginia writes:

The Pay: Not bad.  High five to low six figures.  If they paid you any less, the client might think you aren’t worth their money. Besides, if the government doesn’t spend all their money, they lose it from next year’s budget.

The Upside: getting paid to wait 10 weeks for security clearance while writing the great American novel and mastering eBay

The Downside: Red tape becomes a way of life rather than a distraction

The real downside: Your contract just got extended until 2010

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