Jobsworth

Album: Jobsworth (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • The word "jobsworth" appeared in the London Times for the first time on October 2, 1982 in a TV listing for the That's Life program "which includes the first contenders for the Jobsworth Award, given to the person who enforces the most stupid rule."

    That about sums up this comedy song by Jeremy Taylor, who may or may not have originated the word but certainly popularized it. In 1973, he recorded the eponymous album, which included similar comedy numbers. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In this song, Taylor takes a jab at indignant workers who say that even the smallest tasks are "more than the job's worth." Public servants get the most stick in this one.

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