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.
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