Asking your kid what they want to be when they grow up is just asking to manage their future expectations. (“Writing code is a lot like playing professional basketball, son.”) Thanks to Twitter and the hashtag #FirstSevenJobs, you might not have to follow that up with, “Okay, what else do you want to be?” From Stephen Colbert to Monica Lewinsky — who to be fair, did not need to remind us she worked at the White House — celebrities are jumping on the hashtag and giving all the mere mortals a glimpse of where the road to fame and fortune begins. More importantly, it will show your kid that, from astronauts to Tony Award winners, everyone’s first gig sucks.
#firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiterMust Reads
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016
Slushee machine at my aunt's store
Intern for WNET
Drawing 1 model
Community paper writer
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 7, 2016
Now Global Space Statesman!
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) August 7, 2016
— Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) August 7, 2016
ESL teacher in Beijing
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) August 7, 2016
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) August 7, 2016
Paper boy, painter, stock boy, actor, songwriter, director, producer. #firstsevenjobs
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 7, 2016
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) August 6, 2016
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