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First Job Stories

From Patti Smith as a terrible waitress to Jon Stewart as an (also terrible) Woolworth stock boy, here are early successful and unsuccessful job stories from people who would later become very well known.
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  • Jon Stewart Gets Fired from His First Job, by His Brother
    JON STEWART's uncircumcised interview with Catie Lazarus
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  • Samin Nosrat Bussed Tables at Chez Panisse
    Episode 243: Samin Nosrat, host and author of "Salt Fat Acid Heat"
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  • Rachel Maddow Wrote Jingles
    RACHEL MADDOW on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
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  • Patti Smith Was a Terrible Waitress
    Patti Smith Never Wanted to Be Famous
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  • Guy Fieri’s Pretzel Business
    Guy Fieri Hates That Flame Shirt
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  • Daveed Diggs Worked at Pier 1 Imports
    DAVEED DIGGS, talks about why he hates Pier 1 and how he snagged a starring role in Hamilton.
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  • “High Maintenance’s” Ben Sinclair On his Early NYC Side-Hustles
    Episode 1110 - Ben Sinclair
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  • The Fast Food Delivery Job That Prepared George Saunders for His Career
    20. A Gift for Burning (with Monica Youn, Molly McCully Brown, Venita Blackburn, George Saunders)
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JON STEWART's uncircumcised interview with Catie Lazarus
Found by Hark EditorsHark Editors
2 MINSPlayer Icon
Episode 243: Samin Nosrat, host and author of "Salt Fat Acid Heat"
7 MINSPlayer Icon
RACHEL MADDOW on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
5 MINSPlayer Icon
Patti Smith Never Wanted to Be Famous
2 MINSPlayer Icon
Guy Fieri Hates That Flame Shirt
3 MINSPlayer Icon
DAVEED DIGGS, talks about why he hates Pier 1 and how he snagged a starring role in Hamilton.
2 MINSPlayer Icon
20. A Gift for Burning (with Monica Youn, Molly McCully Brown, Venita Blackburn, George Saunders)
2 MINSPlayer Icon
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