- Paperback: 157 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Jan. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060833416
- ISBN-13: 978-0060833411
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,059,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Idler Book of Crap Jobs: 100 Tales of Workplace Hell Paperback – 1 Jan 2006
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About the Author
Dan Kieran is The Idler's deputy editor and an expert on crap jobs. His mortifying resume includes weed sprayer, bank clerk, box stacker, washer-upper, hay bailer, marquee director, army kitchen porter, watercress farmer, pallet maker, and turkey beheader. He lives in England.
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Welcome to 100 of the nastiest jobs you've ever heard of, the kind you couldn't pay Mike Rowe to profile. Maggot wrangler. Pie-hole puncher (even less interesting than it sounds). Chili sauce bottler. Editorial assistant (one wonders from her story if she wasn't singlehandedly responsible for the nickname "Grauniad"). Door to door salesman (one of which involved the supervisor passing out free lines of cocaine to whoever was falling asleep on their feet). It's all bad news, and good reading. (It would probably go nicely with a copy of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.)
One downside: the cartoonist, who signs as Gwyn, is awful -- utterly lacking in artistic talent, and with no discernible sense of humor. Thus a 4-star review rather than 5-star.
Being a garbage man is funny? Not if you are union, little chance of being fired (how much can u mess up), no boss to micro-manage u, and make more$ with overtime than many white collar jobs.
Hey the "Dirty Jobs" guy at Discovery channel is a celebrity for being disgusting, so at least give us really funny stories, 'coz the job description themselves are waste of time.
The proofreader of this tome had a particularly heavy foot.