Before they were stars, celebrities had bad jobs like the rest of us—even Horrible Bosses’ star Jennifer Aniston was a horrible employee.
BuzzMedia’s TheFrisky.com says that the former Friends star started out as a self-described “klutzy” waitress who dropped many swiss and mushroom alpine burgers into people’s laps. Madonna fared worse, lasting only 1 day as a waitress at a Times Square Dunkin’ Donuts. Nick Cannon was fired from working the window at a drive-through restaurant because he backed up traffic telling jokes to customers while they waited for their orders.
Emma Stone made cookies at a doggy bakery, but the owners of the canine customers said her treats were inedible.
Singer Mariah Carey quit her job as a salon assistant because she hated sweeping up hair and because the owner wanted her to go by the name Echo. Whoopi Goldberg got no complaints when she worked in the hair field—she was a stylist at a morgue.
HRSBT’s favorite is Jenna Fischer’s stint as a recruiter for a psychic phone line looking to hire operators. She checked the classifieds of questionable publications to find psychics, but said all she found were lonely old ladies who just wanted to talk to people and maybe get paid.
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