It’s a telling piece of information, the first way a person earned money. That starter job undoubtedly shapes attitudes about work from then on, and how one describes their first paying gig reflects their level of respect for a hard day’s labor.
What does it mean, then, that so many celebs we talked to this week have been fired, or quit after just a few days on the job? Hugh Jackman, Judah Friedlander and Chaske Spencer—all of them offer excuses of varying degrees of credibility for being canned in their early days.
Cory Booker on the other hand, rather unsurprisingly, was a self-starter and young businessman. Both Tavi Gevinson and Miss Universe surmise that they currently occupy their first jobs (respectively, editor and… Miss Universe). And can you guess which two stars worked at Burger King and quit almost immediately?
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