50 Bulls**t Jobs: Sailor

April 30, 2007, 8:21 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 New York writes:

Well, I’m from Rochester but I’m in the navy right now. I say being a sailor on a forward deployed ship is the biggest bulls**t job ever! we’re at sea 275 days of the year, no time for vacation, education or family. Most sailors I’ve know have been through divorces like it was nothing, because their wives cheated on them, or the actual job itself is stressful as hell, enough to where statistics show (navy statistics) that 20-40 percent of navy sailors die at a younger age because they are not used to not having stress in their lives after twenty or more years in the navy, they just die. it’s sad and it’s bulls**t, but somebody’s gotta do it.

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