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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Useless Jobs?

The author didn’t say so, the employees themselves did!

‘Hosts of new provosts, vice chancellors, deans and deanlets’ A professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics wanted to know which jobs are the most pointless, from the job-holders themselves. David Graeber spent the past year asking people to “send me accounts of their most useless occupations,” in response to surveys that find a third or more of workers in rich countries “are secretly convinced their jobs are pointless,” he writes in The New York Post. Among the 7 jobs most frequently submitted to Graeber, whose disappearance would “make no real difference,” according to the workers themselves: “Academic administrative staff”!… Also on the list: “Student-paper writers.”
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