Job opportunity

Job Fair

 

Drug dealer. Sells illegal substances to addicts, schoolchildren, and undercover cops.

  • Excellent prospects for promotion due to rapid turnover of gang membership (people get killed, go to jail, or are severely injured quite often.)
  • In a four-year period, you can expect to be shot twice, arrested six times.
  • One-in-four chance of getting killed.
  • Starting wage: $1.70/hr.
  • No benefits
  • No relocation for this position
  • No education required.
  • Must provide own transportation.

Credit is due economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh. See Levitt’s excellent book Freakonomics.