50 Bulls**t Jobs: Software Quality Assurance Analyst

May 2, 2007, 4:37 PM UTC

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 San Francisco writes:

Good job … make sure everyone else is doing their job up to some standard using some methodology employing some practices that only you know of and can decide whether are appropriate for ‘this project’ or not.

Reviews how other resources are performing their job vis-à-vis methodology they are following and picking fault with an appropriate number of things they do and can ‘improve’.

Guru of methodology; guru of some internationally recognized operational standard (to which everyone seems to aspire to and eventually gain some of the benefits everyone else apparently has gained); guru of management practices.

Comfortable existence; low stress; $125k + per year.

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