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Crap Jobs
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 November 2004
This book is worth buying if only for the illustrations, the one with the board members denegrating their PR, marketing and sales staff is a work of genius and should be distributed to offices throughout the land. Seriously, great stories tinted with terrible sadness. There are some profoundly horrible jobs out there.
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on 7 October 2009
That's what you'll do reading this - unless your job is hellish also! My favourites: chicken inspector, maggot farmer, kennel worker (maggots again), pea checker, pie holemaker, charity collector, hospital laundrette assistant, door-to-door salesman, cold caller, washer-up (luckily for me, the only job I've had that's covered - I lasted 2 weeks!), spy, geriatric nurse, gravedigger, sigmoidoscope cleaner (don't ask) and finally, the aforementioned North Sea ferry cabin cleaner (think I'll fly, thanks). So, think they must be well paid to compensate? Think again, the hourly rates are included and they're also cr*p!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2004
Once again Dan Kieran has hit the jackpot with his new book Crap Jobs. The book we have been waiting for - an excellent follow-up to his smash hit Crap Towns. He plumbs the depth of jobs that only the desperate will take - lack of money is the best incentive of all - perspectives change overnight - "Mmm, that jobs sounds OK- let's have a go". An hilarious list of some of the most degrading, boring, funny and plain disgusting ways of earning a few quid. A new book from this talented and humourous writer. A cautionary tale for the job-seeker. I enjoyed this genuinely funny book enormously and can't wait to read Crap Towns II. Keep them coming!
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on 28 February 2014
This is my absolute favourite of these 'crap' books. Its packed with some superb stories of which the North Sea Cabin Crew is my favourite. I have lost count of the number of times I have read it and every time it makes me laugh.

I would love to see some new books added to the collection as I have all of them and have read all many times. Well worth buying this or indeed all of them..
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on 16 March 2009
Very amusing book, good to pick up and put down..........a reading of two or three items brightens one's day and brings back similar circumstances of one,s own particularly if you have had to take a temporary job at any time in order to earn a bit of spare cash.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 13 October 2004
Last year I bought Crap Towns and loved it. Another book by Dan Kieran promised more humour and enjoyment so I've bought Crap Jobs and I'm not disappointed. Dan Kieran plumbs the depths of dirty, unappealing and, frankly, disgusting jobs. This book is an hilarious journey through the degradations that people have to face to earn a minimum wage. My own personal favourite is the North Sea Ferry Cabin Cleaner! A literary version of sea sickness. This job description is the ideal accompaniment to Christmas lunch - so do buy it for your favourite relative. Crap Jobs is a guaranteed Christmas winner; it will lighten and brighten the day of any recipient. I'm buying several! Crap Towns II is next on my list!
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on 28 April 2011
Hilarious book, which proves that no matter how bad you think things ar for you at work, there are many that are much worse off in theirs.
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on 14 January 2015
got a job making bog brushes as inspired by this amazing book.....also a good read on the loo? enjoy.......
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on 3 November 2014
Perfect
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2012
I came across this book and was flabergasted to hear of aerial photo sales being a crap job.
This is a very lucrative job and for those that can do this and have a good sense of humour can earn in excess of £1000 per week, obviously the author of this book was not very good at it.
I did this for over 12 years and loved every minute of this and also sold pictures to a lot of celebrities including our own Ronnie Barker and John Nettles.
Best job in the world.

Beck.
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