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Pointless Jobs

The people paid to do nothing at work, and the damage it can do to their health.

Being paid to do nothing at work might sound like every employee's dream, but it can also bring shame and depression. We speak to a French man who successfully sued his employer because they gave him too little to do.

Plus, how many of us can say we are truly engaged with our work? We speak to anthropologist David Graeber, who found most of us think our jobs are meaningless or that they actually do harm.

But in India, people are crying out for work - Rahul Tandon reports on a job advertisement that attracted 23 million applicants.

(Picture: A woman wasting time at the office. Credit: Getty Images)

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Tue 22 May 2018 07:32GMT


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