50 Bulls**t Jobs: Professional Poker Player

April 30, 2007, 1:49 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 Nevada writes:

Take money from rich gamblers.

Downside:  One of the only careers in which you can go broke, may require living out of a suitcase, constantly in smokey, swanky casinos.

Upside:  make your own schedule, on ESPN if you make a tournament final table, potential endorsements if you act silly on TV.

Dark side:  Once a poker player, always a poker player.

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