50 Bulls**t Jobs: Funeral flower arrangement-maker

April 30, 2007, 9:00 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 in Florida writes:

I am a mortgage broker but I help a friend out in her FLOWER SHOP.  The bulls**t job part of the flower shop is making the funeral arrangements.  Most people do not care what type of flowers go into the arrangements so we use the nearly dead ones that can not be used in any other type of arrangement and then charge a BUNDLE for them.  The arrangements go to the funeral home then the grave site.  With the scorching sun and high temperatures and no expects the flowers to last.  Perfect, dead flowers for dead people.

You don’t even want to know what goes on in the funeral homes, some don’t have coolers.  But that is another story.

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