Someone posted this on Reddit: "Somebody make me feel better about what I'm doing! What is the most pointless job in existence?"  Some of the answers were pretty funny...

One person responded

I stood underneath a conveyor belt dropping gravel out of a rock rusher and picked out chunks of odd-colored rock for 10 hours a day without a break. At the rate the gravel was being poured, I may have possibly extracted .001% of the river rock, as I was picking it up by hand, one piece at a time.

Another had what seemed to be a pointless job

I'm an aviation meteorologist at a location without planes.

Here is someone correcting mistakes for a machine that really wasn't working very well

I once worked a job where I would receive forms that were scanned into a machine that put them into some software. But, since the scanner wasn't perfect, I would have to manually fix the mistakes by typing them into the machine.  It was actually faster to not look for mistakes and just retype the entirety of the form. We would then shred the forms. I was like the backup to a machine who wasn't very good at its job.

Have you ever had a pointless job like this?  Do you know someone that has the most pointless job in existence?