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    "Some such BS jobs are so pointless that no one notices even if the employee vanishes. One case involved a Spanish civil servant who skipped work for six years to study philosophy and became an expert in Spinoza before he was found out. In another case, an employee had been sitting at his desk, dead for four days before his colleagues realised that he had died."
    (From a review of BS Jobs by David Graeber.)

    I can remember a time when accountancy jobs were actually quite challenging (even if the accountants themselves were boring), but now the profession is dying and spread sheets do most of the work. But there seems a healthy growth in professional dog walking and grooming, pizza delivery, general admin work, and just about everything which at one time would have been classed BORING. Even authors are not what they used to be. The growth in smart thinking based on only one or two ideas and of course the 'F**k It' books which tell you to go and get a life.

    My *rap job was working for 2 weeks in a warehouse, before I could stand it no longer. Pretty sure nobody has ever missed me after I left any job. So what similar jobs have you done?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    "Some such BS jobs are so pointless that no one notices even if the employee vanishes. One case involved a Spanish civil servant who skipped work for six years to study philosophy and became an expert in Spinoza before he was found out. In another case, an employee had been sitting at his desk, dead for four days before his colleagues realised that he had died."
    (From a review of BS Jobs by David Graeber.)

    I can remember a time when accountancy jobs were actually quite challenging (even if the accountants themselves were boring), but now the profession is dying and spread sheets do most of the work. But there seems a healthy growth in professional dog walking and grooming, pizza delivery, general admin work, and just about everything which at one time would have been classed BORING. Even authors are not what they used to be. The growth in smart thinking based on only one or two ideas and of course the 'F**k It' books which tell you to go and get a life.

    My *rap job was working for 2 weeks in a warehouse, before I could stand it no longer. Pretty sure nobody has ever missed me after I left any job. So what similar jobs have you done?
    I got a job "building" a motorway. We were told to keep moving about wraithlike ,clocking in and clocking out.

    The reason was to boost the workforce as our gaffer got paid according to the number on the payroll.

    Fairly sure this scheme was busted down the line.

    Another job I had was to make up for in for two sickly hospital porters. Since the job requirements had already been sewn up by the two of them my job was to politely answer requests for help from the sister and nurses that I would do it "when I found time".

    Aside from that it was important to be having cups of tea in our shed ,being sure to never answer the phone.

    The day came when both colleagues were temporarily healthy again and so I was supernumerary.

    The head of the hospital pleaded with me to stay on as a male nurse but I had seen how hard they (the women nurses) worked and so left the job and its x3 overtime pay on Sundays,holidays etc.

    Not proud of that second example.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    I got a job "building" a motorway.
    No one person knows how to make a pencil, let alone build a motorway.
    You would need to know about growing and harvesting cedar trees, lumberjack operation, graphite, zinc and copper mining, glue manufacture, growing castor beans for the eraser, assembling them in a factory.

    This is what the division of labour has done. Given us sh*t jobs. We were supposed to work only 10-20 hours a week, having our own helicopters and submarines, holidays on the Moon and Mars. Then there are the graduates who end up as gardeners. I used to know one of those guys.
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    Another boring job was to inspect aerosol containers for leaks.

    The conveyor belt went under water with its columns of deodorant cans and we had to look out for bubbles that occurred once every 2 to 3 hours from memory.

    All this in a draft area of the factory where the local workers resented the foreign workers.

    Johnson and Johnson ,your Tahiti products are so boring.

    Was prostitution the first case of specialized labour?
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    Another boring job was to inspect aerosol containers for leaks.

    The conveyor belt went under water with its columns of deodorant cans and we had to look out for bubbles that occurred once every 2 to 3 hours from memory.

    All this in a drafty area of the factory where the local workers resented the foreign workers.

    Johnson and Johnson ,your Tahiti products are so boring.

    Was prostitution the first case of specialized labour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Was prostitution the first case of specialized labour?
    No, it was accountancy. Adam made the first entry.

    Some real crap: https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice...rst-jobs-ever/

    But doesn't include the click farm workers who earn a dollar for every 1000 likes.
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    Before Adam made his first entry, Eve managed to make the first banana stand.
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Was prostitution the first case of specialized labour?
    No, it was accountancy. Adam made the first entry.

    Some real crap: https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice...rst-jobs-ever/

    But doesn't include the click farm workers who earn a dollar for every 1000 likes.
    Funny and depressing both.
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    I’m currently working the reptile exhibit at the county fair. Pretty girls line up to pet my snake, seriously.
    I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
    Lucky me. Lucky mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil View Post
    I’m currently working the reptile exhibit at the county fair. Pretty girls line up to pet my snake, seriously.
    I shudder to think
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    One was a Black Pine Snake, another a Leucistic Texas Rat Snake, also a Ball Python, a couple different Red Tail Boas, one of the Sonoran Gophor Snakes, also spectacularly a 7 foot Taiwanese Beauty Snake.
    I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
    Lucky me. Lucky mud.
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    Have you considered a job as a snake milker?
    Salary seems quite good, but one strike and you're out!
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