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Just..not for me. Not at all.I had chosen this book thinking it would actually have some educational value while being funny at the same time. Plus I loved the title!Though it may have worked for some, this was a DNF for me. It really did not offer much in terms of educational value and it wasn't funny either.I usually do not rate books that are DNFS unless I have read 50 pages or more. I did with this one. It was a let down.
Just... not that funny. It seemed like it could have been good. Many opportunities were missed. Really bland.
The author's mother at some point clearly made the mistake of telling him he was funny.This book was about as entertaining as stabbing myself in the face repeatedly with a fork.
So curious when I picked it up and fun to read. Mostly jobs catering to people or celebrities like personal assistant and trainer and aquarium cleaner. Not as good as the book Gig, which is awesome. Anyway, it was tongue in cheek and included the downsides of these bullshit jobs. I think I'll keep mine though.
I got this book to really learn something (no laughing :)) but it was just a funny read, and not much substance to it. I could not really follow the logic in a lot of places, and I had trouble explaining exactly what the book is about, although I liked the last very last 3 pages. Funny light-reading, but hey if you have the time to waste away ....
was an entertaining read in 2006 while sorting out what to do next.
Not as funny or insightful as I'd hoped. Probably good fodder for a house party, if someone can do a dramatic reading and add life to the humor within.
Reading it in 2021 i didn't find anything new. Definitely not a timeless read. There are more bullshit jobs today like being an influencer or career consultant. The book held a very surface-level view of the jobs talked about. There's more to those jobs and after the first few the book just becomes unbearably boring.
Not as bullshit as the title. There are times when you really LoL at what Stanley Bing says about certain jobs where you eventually realise that there’s a little bullshit in all of us. Your bullshit is whatever you make of it; so make it a good one!!!
Mostly about as bullshit as the feeble attempt at comedy in this book
Take a look at this book written by Stanley Yelnats....oppss Stanley Bing. Check out if your job is in the list. If so, congratulations! You're famous, highly-respected, well-paid, and oftentimes people have no clue of what you're doing! You're doing a bullshit job. You know that you're doing a bullshit job when you have a high fallutin job title with a vague job description. What does a Feng Shui consultant do? or a new media executive, a wine steward, or a McKinsey consultant for example? What...
L'ha regalato a un mio amico il suo capo (che per inciso non gli dà lo strameritato aumento che richiede da circa tre anni), e fin qui. L'idea è divertente ma, un po' perché non posso cogliere i riferimenti al mondo aziendale statunitense (meno male!), un po' perché è troppo poco impegnativo anche come lettura durante la colazione... Io abbandono i libri a malincuore, ma direi che questo caso fa eccezione.
Was hoping it would be a funny (if not cynical) criticism of modern society and corporate America. Instead, it was jokey but in an ineffective way. Not much substance to it and really no reason to read it. Skimmed it in 1 day.
It's all bullshit - everything - every job - bullshit ! And you can succeed at all of it.This irreverant look at the careers we hold in high regard will make you wonder why you are doing whatever it is your are doing now. Quite funny, often sarcastic.
It was a fun read, some of the jobs were amusing, but highly unlikely. *LOL*
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.
Funny book about what BS some jobs can be...It ranges from Barista to Donald Trump to Pundit to Vice President.
I have never heard about most of them. I enjoyed reading about the upsides, downsides and the dark sides of the jobs.
- overly simplistic, but somewhat entertaining examination of such bullshit jobs as aromatherapist, motivational speaker, velvet-rope nazi, etc.- cute
short, funny and appropriately gifted from the people who listen to me complain about what I'm doing now...
I liked it. Funny. Even included a few details I wouldn't have expected. Fun read.
A nice afternoon read.