50 Bulls**t Jobs: Help Desk Analyst

April 26, 2007, 9:02 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:

Consists of helping people who are totally incompetent of remembering their password they just set this morning, or forgot how to log in and do their job.

Upside: You remain thoroughly amused all day at the small minded nitwits giving you that feeling of preeminence about your job for the brief moment of time.

Downside: Some times you can get a 50 minute password reset for a user who works at home, who doesn’t speak English and who obviously doesn’t know how to work a computer (who though of this concept anyway?)

Where do you go from here: If you don’t go insane maybe you can retire with a nice 401K

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