50 Bulls**t Jobs: Payphone Account Manager

April 27, 2007, 1:45 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 Charleston writes:

Monitor the number of collect calls made from payphones.  Amount of time per day required to accomplish – 15 minutes.  Why, because there are 150 million cell phones in the country and only 300,000 payphones.  Plus, when was the last time you made a collect call from a payphone?  Pay – $50,000/year, why?  Because a 3 minute collect call cost $25 and someone is still making them!   Also get to spend plenty of time staring at the wall.

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