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9th Jun '17 8:04:59 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage used to be a cop in Savannah, Georgia. After being framed up by Diamondback and sent to Seagate Prison, and receiving powers in a botched experiment, he escapes with Reva to New York City, where he initially works as a Hell's Kitchen bartender up until near the end of ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. After getting shot by Jessica to break Kilgrave's control over him, Luke starts his own show living in Harlem, getting paid under the table by working as a floor sweeper at Pop's Barbershop and a dishwasher at Harlem's Paradise.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage used to be a cop in Savannah, Georgia.Georgia, and before that, he was a soldier in the Marines. After being framed up by Diamondback and sent to Seagate Prison, and receiving powers in a botched experiment, he escapes with Reva to New York City, where he initially works as a Hell's Kitchen bartender up until near the end of ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. After getting shot by Jessica to break Kilgrave's control over him, Luke starts his own show living in Harlem, getting paid under the table by working as a floor sweeper at Pop's Barbershop and a dishwasher at Harlem's Paradise.



** We learn in "Penny and Dime" that the Punisher was shot in the head, and "suits" conspired to have him declared deceased. Unfortunately for them, Frank Castle woke up ([[DisneyDeath after flatlining for a minute]]) and made the nurse assigned to him take him home. The guy lost his job, and subsequently, when Karen tracks him down, he's working as an office building janitor.

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** We learn in "Penny and Dime" that the Punisher Frank Castle was shot in the head, and "suits" conspired to have him declared deceased. Unfortunately for them, Frank Castle woke up ([[DisneyDeath after flatlining for a minute]]) and made the nurse assigned to him take him home. The guy lost his job, and subsequently, when Karen tracks him down, he's working as an office building janitor.
* ''Series/TheWire'': In season 5, budget cutbacks in the police department lead to decreased morale among the rank-and-file, though Burrell is able to lift it when he convinces Carcetti to lift the cap on secondary employment. Crutchfield, for instance, makes up his lost overtime by securing part-time work as a security guard at a jewelry store.
26th May '17 11:40:51 PM Lanes17B
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* [[http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/people-involved/sailors/slave-ships-crew/ From the 16th to the 19th century, working on a slave ship was this for contemporary sailors.]] While their conditions were practically enviable by the captives on the cargo hold, most of the crewmen had to sleep on the exposed top deck, since there was no space below deck, [[NoOSHACompliance the raw sewage and deceased bodies meant disease was rampant.]] [[SlaveLiberation If the cargo decided they did not want to be cargo anymore,]] the crew could literally find themselves fighting for their lives. [[BadBoss To top it off, employers offered comparatively low pay for dangerous work, or oftentimes stiffed their employees.]] [[AuctionOfEvil Once the slaves were sold off to their new masters,]] most of the crew were [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness told their services were no longer needed and had to sail back their home countries from the Americas.]]

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* [[http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/people-involved/sailors/slave-ships-crew/ From the 16th to the 19th century, working on a slave ship was this for contemporary sailors.]] While their conditions were practically enviable by the captives on the cargo hold, most of the crewmen had to sleep on the exposed top deck, since there was no space below deck, deck. [[NoOSHACompliance the The raw sewage and deceased bodies meant disease was rampant.]] [[SlaveLiberation If the cargo decided they did not want to be cargo anymore,]] the [[TheDogBitesBack crew could literally find themselves fighting for their lives. lives.]] [[BadBoss To top it off, employers offered comparatively low pay for dangerous work, or oftentimes stiffed their employees.]] [[AuctionOfEvil Once the slaves were sold off to their new masters,]] most of the crew were [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness were told their services were no longer needed and had to sail back their home countries from the Americas.]]
26th May '17 11:37:30 PM Lanes17B
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* [[http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/people-involved/sailors/slave-ships-crew/ From the 16th to the 19th century, working on a slave ship was this for contemporary sailors.]] While their conditions were practically enviable by the captives on the cargo hold, most of the crewmen had to sleep on the exposed top deck, since there was no space below deck, [[NoOSHACompliance the raw sewage and deceased bodies meant disease was rampant.]] [[SlaveLiberation If the cargo decided they did not want to be cargo anymore,]] the crew could literally find themselves fighting for their lives. [[BadBoss To top it off, employers offered comparatively low pay for dangerous work, or oftentimes stiffed their employees.]] [[AuctionOfEvil Once the slaves were sold off to their new masters,]] most of the crew were [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness told their services were no longer needed and had to sail back their home countries from the Americas.]]
17th May '17 8:57:41 PM PaulA
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* Nowadays the TravelingSalesman job is seen as this, Creator/GeorgeOrwell wrote descriptions of such people in his essays of the 1930s and Creator/SpikeMilligan portrays an encyclopaedia salesman in ''Puckoon''

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* Nowadays the TravelingSalesman job is seen as this, this. Creator/GeorgeOrwell wrote descriptions of such people in his essays of the 1930s and Creator/SpikeMilligan portrays an encyclopaedia salesman in ''Puckoon''''Literature/{{Puckoon}}''.
12th Mar '17 10:12:32 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheLastCommand'', Sergius went from a Russian Grand Duke and army general, to working as a Hollywood extra for $7.50 a day, thanks to RedOctober.

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* In ''Film/TheLastCommand'', Sergius went from a Russian Grand Duke and army general, to working as a Hollywood extra for $7.50 a day, thanks to RedOctober.UsefulNotes/RedOctober.



* In Peter Jackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'', entertainer Ann Darrow faces the prospect of becoming a burlesque chorus girl--in that day, pretty much one step above stripping.

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* In Peter Jackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'', ''Film/{{King Kong|2005}}'', entertainer Ann Darrow faces the prospect of becoming a burlesque chorus girl--in that day, pretty much one step above stripping.stripping.
* ''Film/{{Kolya}}'': Louka's offhand smartass remark to a bureaucrat got him fired from the orchestra. Now he cadges work playing at funerals and moonlights as a restorer of gravestones, and is in debt, which is why he agrees to the marriage scheme. Lampshaded when the Bad Cop interrogating Kolya threatens to get him fired from the orchestra and leave him playing funerals, and the Good Cop passes him a note saying "HE DOES FUNERALS ALREADY."
19th Feb '17 5:07:42 PM dmcreif
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* The two-part ''Series/Daredevil2015'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/280353 Marci Stahl Is Better Than You]]'' is based on this trope. [[RetCon Written before season 2 was released]], the premise of the work is that after turning against her Landman & Zack colleagues who were aiding and abetting Wilson Fisk, Marci Stahl ends up having to take a job as a contract attorney with Nelson & Murdock as her past association with L&Z makes other Manhattan law firms unwilling to hire her.

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* The two-part ''Series/Daredevil2015'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/280353 Marci Stahl Is Better Than You]]'' is based on this trope. [[RetCon Written before season 2 was released]], released]][[note]]Early in season 2 of ''Daredevil'', we learn that Marci has gotten a job at Hogarth Chao & Benowitz[[/note]], the premise of the work is that after turning against her Landman & Zack colleagues who were aiding and abetting Wilson Fisk, Marci Stahl ends up having to take a job as a contract attorney with Nelson & Murdock as her past association with L&Z makes other Manhattan law firms unwilling to hire her.
18th Feb '17 11:17:06 AM dmcreif
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* The two-part ''Series/Daredevil2015'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/280353 Marci Stahl Is Better Than You]]'' is based on this trope. [[RetCon Written before season 2 was released]], the premise of the work is that after turning against her Landman & Zack colleagues who were aiding and abetting Wilson Fisk, Marci Stahl ends up having to take a job as a contract attorney with Nelson & Murdock as her past association with L&Z makes other Manhattan law firms unwilling to hire her.
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* ''Film/AntMan'''s titular hero finds himself working at a Baskin-Robbins after getting released from prison - and even they fire him once they discover he's an ex-con (Baskin-Robbins always knows). Then he ends up working as a thief for eccentric billionaire Hank Pym, thus starting his superhero career.

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* ''Film/AntMan'''s titular hero finds himself working at a Baskin-Robbins after getting released from prison - and even they fire him once they discover he's an ex-con (Baskin-Robbins always knows).''always'' finds out). Then he ends up working as a thief for eccentric billionaire Hank Pym, thus starting his superhero career.



* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage used to be a cop in Savannah, Georgia. After being framed up by Diamondback and sent to Seagate Prison, and receiving powers in a botched experiment, he now hides out in New York City, paid under the table by working as a floor sweeper at Pop's Barbershop and a dishwasher at Harlem's Paradise.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage used to be a cop in Savannah, Georgia. After being framed up by Diamondback and sent to Seagate Prison, and receiving powers in a botched experiment, he now hides out in escapes with Reva to New York City, where he initially works as a Hell's Kitchen bartender up until near the end of ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. After getting shot by Jessica to break Kilgrave's control over him, Luke starts his own show living in Harlem, getting paid under the table by working as a floor sweeper at Pop's Barbershop and a dishwasher at Harlem's Paradise.Paradise.
18th Feb '17 10:07:14 AM dmcreif
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* ''Film/BladesOfGlory'': After champion skaters Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy [=MacElroy=] are banned from Men's Singles skating for fighting on the winner's stand, they end up respectively as A) a stockboy at a sporting-goods store, and B) a drunk lurching his way through a children's skating show.

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* ''Film/BladesOfGlory'': After champion skaters Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy [=MacElroy=] are banned from Men's Singles skating for fighting on the winner's stand, they end up respectively as A) a stockboy at a sporting-goods store, and B) a drunk lurching his way through a children's skating show.show and B) a stockboy at a sporting-goods store.
18th Feb '17 12:47:32 AM dmcreif
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* ''Film/AntMan'''s titular hero finds himself working at an ice cream parlor after getting released from prison - and even they fire him once they discover he's an ex-con. Then he ends up working as a thief for eccentric billionaire Hank Pym, thus starting his superhero career.

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* ''Film/AntMan'''s titular hero finds himself working at an ice cream parlor a Baskin-Robbins after getting released from prison - and even they fire him once they discover he's an ex-con.ex-con (Baskin-Robbins always knows). Then he ends up working as a thief for eccentric billionaire Hank Pym, thus starting his superhero career.



* ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' brings us one ex-superstar skater who's a stockboy at a sporting-goods store, and one drunkenly lurching his way through a children's skating show.

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* ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' brings us one ex-superstar skater who's ''Film/BladesOfGlory'': After champion skaters Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy [=MacElroy=] are banned from Men's Singles skating for fighting on the winner's stand, they end up respectively as A) a stockboy at a sporting-goods store, and one drunkenly B) a drunk lurching his way through a children's skating show.



* Bruce Willis' character in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' starts out this way, being a former decorated soldier working a lousy job as a taxi driver.

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* Bruce Willis' character Korben Dallas in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' starts out this way, being a former decorated soldier working a lousy job as a taxi driver.


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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage used to be a cop in Savannah, Georgia. After being framed up by Diamondback and sent to Seagate Prison, and receiving powers in a botched experiment, he now hides out in New York City, paid under the table by working as a floor sweeper at Pop's Barbershop and a dishwasher at Harlem's Paradise.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**Narrowly avoided by Marci Stahl, as after blowing the whistle on Landman & Zack's dealings with Wilson Fisk, she manages to secure a job at Hogarth Chao & Benowitz.
**We learn in "Penny and Dime" that the Punisher was shot in the head, and "suits" conspired to have him declared deceased. Unfortunately for them, Frank Castle woke up ([[DisneyDeath after flatlining for a minute]]) and made the nurse assigned to him take him home. The guy lost his job, and subsequently, when Karen tracks him down, he's working as an office building janitor.
25th Dec '16 5:06:07 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are from a family that underwent a RichesToRags episode some years ago. After this, Torbjörn got a job copying old books and got the idea for the expedition when he found out just how valuable the original texts were. Siv was working in an institute researching [[ThePlague the Rash]] before joining him in his initiative, but it is unclear whether she got the job before or of after the family's financial difficulties showed up.
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