50 Bulls**t Jobs: Teacher

April 30, 2007, 8:57 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 California writes:

Okay, are you seated?  High School and Middle School Teacher is now  a BS job.  We have to look like we’re teaching the kids something…as long as we please parents, kids and administrators…while doing the ‘testing, the SOB, (Standards, Outcomes and Benchmarks)…duh!   Give the kids some fun learning…cover the material (about 3 years worth for each grade level now..but coverage is the enemy of education, remember)…get a T.A. to enter all your bogus grades…give the grades the parents and kids ‘want’…rather than what  really is.  Move them along…don’t flunk them…(it will depress them, and they’ll be on prozac, etc.)…Make sure the ADHD’s are medicated well…(right dose)…and looking like they are learning…Well, there’s more …but it’s become an unethical, overthetop…BS job…

Also, the salary at my level is about $65K per year!!  Put that in your pipe and smoke it, dude….

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