50 Bulls**t Jobs: Door monitor

April 27, 2007, 1:12 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 Massachusetts writes:

For a few months I had a wonderful part time gig as a “door monitor” where my job was to sit in a building just inside the door from 5-8, after the receptionists went home, and occasionally look up from my reading to let in people who knocked (usually fewer than five per day).  I could have been replaced by a buzzer.  And I made more than minimum wage!  (It was either eight or ten bucks an hour, I forget which.)

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