1. A way to pretend people who do no work whatsoever are employed while really just sitting around with their thumbs up their asses and sucking on the dole.
2. A "job" that people can't be fired from even if they never actually do any work.
Dude, let's go fishin today and drink beers.
I don't know about you, but I have to work.
Fuck that. You need a union job.