Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

Book - 2018 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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'Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?' David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative online essay titled On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. He defined a bullshit job as 'a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence, even though as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case.' Graeber identifies the five types of bullshit jobs, illustrates how nurses, bus drivers, musicians, and landscape gardeners provide true value, and what it says about us as a society when we look down upon them.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2018.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501143311
Characteristics: xxvii, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Bull shit jobs : a theory
Summary: 'Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?' David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative online essay titled On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. He defined a bullshit job as 'a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence, even though as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case.' Graeber identifies the five types of bullshit jobs, illustrates how nurses, bus drivers, musicians, and landscape gardeners provide true value, and what it says about us as a society when we look down upon them.

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