Careers in Crime: An Applicant's Guide

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Humor - 224 pages
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Suppose you get that overdue promotion to hit man. The hours are great, the perks are generous, and there's plenty of room for advancement. Yet, if you are unaccustomed to strict deadlines, frequent law enforcement interactions, and severe sentencing risks, you may be miserable." --Careers in Crime

Careers in Crime: An Applicant's Guide answers all the nagging questions about how the other half works, and actually ranks 50 real-world criminal occupations. Covering time-honored favorites like hit man, fence, and pimp, as well as emerging growth fields like spammer, identity thief, and pirate radio operator, Careers in Crime dishes the sinfully delicious inside scoop on compensation and rewards, stresses and hazards, enforcement and penalties, and work environment.

* An exotic romp through the criminal work world, as led by your high school guidance counselor. A host of charts, graphs, and other "killer" visuals deepen the deadpan effect of this CareerSpeak classic.

* An irresistibly humorous read for Sopranos and Alias fans, the mother lode for true crime buffs, and the ultimate gag gift for disheartened job seekers. 

 

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User Review  - sheherazahde - LibraryThing

This is a funny guide to real crime statistics in the form of a "guide" for job seekers. Fifty criminal "careers" are examined and rated on: 1) compensation and rewards, 2) enforcement and penalties ... Read full review

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User Review  - meimurwishlist - LibraryThing

I usually bring a book with me to work so I can read during my lunch hour. There were multiple times that I would start laughing out loud and have to read a section to someone just passing by me desk ... Read full review

Contents

Industrial Spy
103
Loan Shark
117
Meth Lab Operator
130
Organ Broker
144
Pickpocket
159
Poacher
175
Protected Witness
188
Scalper
202
Snitch
216
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About the author (2009)

While serving as original managing editor of Jobs Rated Almanac (the first book to systematically rank American careers), Michael Weinberg came up with the irrepressible idea for this dark, deeply informative parody. He has also served as a contributing editor for The Best and Worst of Everything and What Are the Odds? In addition he is a cofounder of Buzzbait, a leading interactive agency based in his hometown of Chicago.

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