100 Bullshit Jobs... and How to Get Them
By Stanley Bing
- Author: Stanley Bing
- Publisher: Collins
- Published: May 2006
- ISBN-10: 0060734795
- ISBN-13: 9780060734794
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2006
- Subject: HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional
Our Price: $6.00
Stanley Bing, author of 'Sun Tzu Was a Sissy,' enters the fascinating realm of questionable professions. In '100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them,' Bing identifies many skillful artists who enjoy lucrative lifestyles 'working' in such various positions as feng shui consultant, new media executive, wine steward, and department store greeter. Going well beyond just a general overview, Bing claims that these professions are so highly respected because nobody really knows what they do. If you've ever wondered what a McKinsey consultant does, or if an aromatherapist really just sniffs things and rubs them on people, Bing will tell you, and he just might help you get one of these coveted jobs.
There's an element of bullshit in all jobs, including his own, but bestselling author Bing (Sun Tzu was a Sissy) has taken a wickedly satiric approach and ranked the BS quotient in jobs both common and obscure that require little effort but pay well. From aromatherapist to motivational speaker to velvet rope nazi to critic (touché), he dissects the skills necessary to excel in these jobs, as well as the upside, the downside and the "dark side." Using humor and insight, no job is off his radar, including high power corporate jobs like investment banker, rarified non-jobs like boulevardier (George Hamilton), and the crumber, who "remove[s] detritus from dining in restaurants." Bing's central piece of advice is to hone your internal bullshit detector and find the right balance between fulfillment and fluff: "In the end, a life that is made up of nothing but bullshit is as untenable as one that is completely dedicated to content. It is your gift on this earth, your right as a living, sentient human being to fight for the right mix." (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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