“Hedge fund manager” – and other non-jobs
The Guardian recently published a good article on the reality behind public sector “non-jobs”. But one of the comments below it – by “broink” – is well worth requoting for its perfect riposte to TPA non-job nonsense:
“Consider a hedge fund manager. Sounds very useful. What do they do? To someone who had no idea, you might guess that they looked after the money to fund the maintenance of the vital ecosystems in Britain’s hedgerows. But actually the nature of their non-job is that they bet vast amounts of other people’s money on numbers going up or down, ruining lives willy-nilly and making millions of pounds for themselves which they can then squirrel away off-shore so they don’t have to pay any tax. If that isn’t a non-job, I’m at a loss to think what is. Ah, but of course they aren’t employed by local government.”
Any other suggestions for private sector non-jobs?
Posted by Clifford Singer at 11:33am on 22 July 2010
Tags: Private sector