50 Bulls**t Jobs: Highway engineer

April 30, 2007, 9:01 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 Washington writes:

The perfect job for someone who has never truly dealt with their inability to understand algebra and trigonometry but wants to keep trying.

Also great for those who like to see concrete and steel turned into things but understand lost fingers, toes and occasionally death can result from actually doing the work.

The upside a retirement plan, with more days off per year than you can shake a stick at. wow!

The downside, a sunny morning sitting in your cubicle processing a new form that means absolutely nothing.

The darkside, the insane policies and directives you follow and implement originally were created to address a real need which invariably will get lost, but heh, keep that promotion in mind.

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