50 Bulls**t Jobs: Library Circulation Technician

April 30, 2007, 8:59 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 Illinois writes:

Basically check out books to people in a library and shelve them when the books come back in.  Plus answer any and all questions people have and occasionally deal with societal problems such as homeless people and latchkey children.

Upside:  You get to know what secret fetishes people research about.

Downside:  You get to know what secret fetishes people research about.

The Real Ugly:  Pay is only between $20-30 grand a year.  Plus Library Circulation Techs do 99% of the real work in a library while the “Librarians” (Believe it or not you do need a Masters in Library Science to be a Librarian) are sitting in their offices making $50 grand and over while thinking about such intellectually lofty things as the Dewey Decimal System.

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