What were your first 7 jobs?— Marian Call (@mariancall) August 5, 2016
Babysitting, janitorial, slinging coffee, yard work, writing radio news, voice-overs, data entry/secretarial
The idea was that you might learn something about someone by the first jobs they held. We’ve all had a few embarrassing ways of generating an income, right? (Not that our current jobs are anything to be embarrassed about.)
For some internet reason — which means, roughly translated, “who knows?” — the hashtag #firstsevenjobs took off the following weekend on Twitter, with the famous and infamous fessing up about their past, including people like astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actress Mira Sorvino, and playwright Lin-Manual Miranda. Here are seven other famous people revealing their early employment history.
#FirstSevenJobs— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 8, 2016
Talk Show Host
#firstsevenjobs Busboy, waiter, guy who lifts & moves stuff in factory, quarry worker, bar musician, hospital orderly, music store cashier— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 8, 2016
Bread baker, shirt folder at the Gap, singer at Kings Dominion, counter at Blockbuster Video, waitress, assistant, babysitter #first7jobs— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) August 7, 2016
#firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016
#firstsevenjobs— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) August 7, 2016
Hershey Park performer
cater company waiter
1. Busboy 2. Cookie store cashier 3. Skateshop worker 4. Bookkeeper 5. Golfshop clerk 6. Student TV crew 7. Aerobics instructor #first7jobs— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) August 6, 2016
It’s fun to see where these stars started. You can add your seven on Twitter using the hashtag #firstsevenjobs then tag us @TINYpulse. And then have some fun seeing what other occupations others have suffered en route to their current and presumably happy station in life.