Do you have a pointless job? - BBC REEL
May 4, 2023
What’s the point of your job?
If you spend your days in wasteful meetings or send emails that create yet more worthless emails in an endless loop, you’ve likely asked yourself that very question.
People from all walks of life have pondered the meaning of work—and some cultures have come up with creative ways to define tasks with little substance or social value.
So if you think you’re merely paid to look busy, you’re not alone. In fact, there are three categories of pointless jobs. Is yours one of them?
Narration by Sha Hua, drawings by Patricia Ferguson, and animation by Pierangelo Pirak.