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Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing's book, "100 Bulls**t Jobs and How to Get Them" (Harper Collins).
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Dr. Michael Baden, a distinguished pathologist and former chief medical examiner of New York City.
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Testify what you're paid to.

$$: Usually an hourly rate that includes waiting time in court. But the value comes from potential results. For, say, a psychiatrist hired to exonerate an ax murderer, the fee of several thousand dollars per day would not be unthinkable.

The upside: A good, solid living not based on the vagaries of an actual career in your chosen profession.

The downside: Bad guys get off. Oh well, that's our legal system!

The dark side: Bad guy gets off and comes to your house to say thank you.
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