Saturday, October 21, 2006

Book ~ "100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them" - Stanley Bing (2006)

From Amazon.com ~ There's an element of bullshit in all jobs, including his own, but Bing 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, 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 "removes 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.

An amusing quick read.

Don't buy it ... get it from the library like I did. Or read it at Chapters while you're enjoying a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

How can I find a job like that?? ;-)