Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber [book review] 2022

August 27, 2022



Do you often have the feeling that your job is absolutely pointless? Or even causes damage? Then you might have a bullshit job! At least that’s what David Graeber assumes in his book “Bullshit Jobs”. In the new book review, we once again turn our attention to the topic of “finding meaning in work”. With John Strelecky and Volker Kitz we already had a look at very different points of view. David Graeber offers us another insightful perspective. He believes that nowadays many jobs no longer have any social value or meaning. According to him, they are pure occupational therapy. And those who do these jobs know that. Let’s take a look at what this does to them and how, according to Graber, it has come to this.

Table of Contents:
00:00 – Greeting
00:42 – About Book and Author
03:00 – What is a Bullshit Job?
08:19 – What Sorts of Bullshit Jobs Are There?
12:03 – What is it Like to Have a Bullshit Job?
18:43 – Why are Bullshit Jobs Proliferating?
21:10 – Why Do We Not Object to the Growth of Pointless Employment?
30:53 – What Are the Political Effects of Bullshit Jobs?
32:41 – Critique
42:28 – Have a Nice Day!

Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It
by David Graeber
Publisher: Penguin
Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0141983477
Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141983477
Amazon.com.au: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/0141983477
Amazon.in: https://www.amazon.in/dp/0141983477

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant
by David Graeber
Strike! Magazine, Issue 3, August 2013
https://www.strike.coop/bullshit-jobs/

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#bookreview #softskills #job

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  1. How to get a bullshit job that pays a lot?
    like a job where I can totally ignore all my duties and still earn at least 70,000$ annually.

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