Fired to fame
Madonna was fired from Dunkin’ Donuts a day after joining it for squirting jelly at customers
might be top
celebrities with pay packets going in millions, but at the start
of their careers the likes of Madonna, David Letterman, Sarah
Silverman and Russell Simmons had their own share of canning and
rejection to face. Madonna worked at Dunkin’ Donuts in Times
Square after moving to New York, but was fired after just one
day for squirting jelly at customers.
"I had a lot
of jobs that lasted one day," the New York Daily News
quoted her, as saying.
After being canned
in college, chat show host David Letterman has put his skills to
good use and is making loads of cash.
Silverman got her first big break in 1993 as a writer and
performer on Saturday Night Live, but suffered the
indignity of being axed by fax in 1994 after none of the
sketches she’d written made it on to the show.
Def Jam records
mogul Russell Simmons scored a high school job at an Orange
Julius store in Greenwich Village, but admits he "got fired
pretty quickly" for not working hard enough. Late rocker
Elvis Presley also had his share of initial struggle. His daily
grind at The Precision Tool Co. in Memphis came to an abrupt end
when they discovered he was too young to be working there.
Before becoming a
1980s-style icon, singer Boy George was fired from his local
supermarket for "choosing to wear" the store’s
grocery bags. — ANI