Bullshit Jobs

David Graeber

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Now that you're always home and away from the noise of an office, it's time to think about your work. Getting paid for doing or making something, or for renting out the hours of your life to your employer? Maybe you have a sneaking suspicion that your company would be more efficient without your position. Perhaps you already know, on some level, that if your job no longer existed, the world wouldn't change one bit. This book helped me ask these questions and helped me make a change in my life. - MA

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.

There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Paperback: 368 pages
Physical Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.37"