50 Bulls**t Jobs: Production Company Runner

April 30, 2007, 2:00 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 from Dallas writes:

I am a runner for a large production company that organizes the live music shows around here. Simply called a “runner”, my job is to cater to the every need of any band that is playing a show in our venues, be it getting their laundry done, to finding them primo grade cocaine.  I usually make $700 a week if i work every weekend.

Upside: You get to meet a lot of famous band members that will normally remember you next time they come to town.

Downside: You never get to see the show/ never get anything signed/your friends only like you if you can get them passes/the dirty laundry…EWW! darkside: youre always required to know how to get your hands on  hydro/ a vaporizer/ coke/ morphine/ heroin/ ecstacy/ smack, or some other crap at a moments notice.

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