Chronicle of Higher Education, Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone:
For a number of years now, I have been conducting research on forms of employment seen as utterly pointless by those who perform them. The proportion of these jobs is startlingly high. Surveys in Britain and Holland reveal that 37 to 40 percent of all workers there are convinced that their jobs make no meaningful contribution to the world. ... According to a 2016 survey, American office workers reported that they spent four out of eight hours doing their actual jobs; the rest of the time was spent in email, useless meetings, and pointless administrative tasks. ..
Police block roads to stop tech support chap 'robbing a bank'
Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Justice Alito, State Tax Hero?: