* The perfect "and you thought your job was lousy" antidote to Monday-morning blues as well as a humorous pick-me-up for recent graduates searching for that ideal first job.
Jammed copier machines, new assignments with unrealistic deadlines, duplication of efforts-if such occurrences constitute another day on the job, Patrick Regan offers solace and amusement by presenting humorous quips alongside real-world on-the-job photos of occupations like human cannonball, vermin control agent, and bulletproof vest tester.
Instead of reaching for the want ads, find perspective through more than 30 portraits of less-than-ideal occupations, including:
* Casket Maker: Forty years on the job, and not one lousy time has a customer commented on the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
* Lost Baggage Handler: Congratulations. You will forever be remembered as the lady who ruined Christmas.
*Deodorant Scent Tester: No way around it-this job is the pits.
I refer to the recent death of the Technical Manager at your company and hereby apply for the replacement of the deceased manager.
Each time I apply for a job, I get a reply that there is no vacancy but in this case I have caught you red-handed and you have no excuse because I even attended the funeral to be sure that he was truly dead and buried before applying.
Attached to my letter is a copy of my CV and his death certificate.
Crap CVs is a hilarious compilation of the worst job applications imaginable, including overly-honest cover letters, embarrassing typos, mortifying personal revelations, awkward interview questions, misplaced self-confidence, self-aggrandizing gibberish, blatant truth-twisting and, of course, outright lies.