Environmental Impact Researcher

August 28, 2007, 6:36 PM UTC

A reader from Ohio writes…

In college, I worked for a consultant studying the impact of strip mining in Louisiana (My supervisor was later offed by vigilante mobs who poured anti-freeze down his throat). My job was to water and fertilize the grass in the test beds. The test beds measured 10 x 10 feet. There were five test beds. I got paid $15/hour in 1981 dollars. I had all day to water and fertilize. I did my job in about 30 minutes, 15 min in the a.m. and 15 min in the p.m. I worked 10 hours a day and got paid 2 hours of overtime each day. Love it!

What do you think? Is the job bulls**t? Or the title? Or both?