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31st Aug '17 4:25:28 PM TonyG
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* Caroline becoming a waitress ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls''. Played with in that the series begins with her taking that job after her father's arrest cost her her access to the family fortune.

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* Wealthy socialite Caroline becoming a waitress ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls''. Played with in that the series begins with her taking that job after her father's arrest cost her her access to the family fortune.
27th Aug '17 5:17:32 AM Malady
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* Ghost-writing ExtrudedBookProduct for authors.

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* Ghost-writing ExtrudedBookProduct for authors.
25th Aug '17 5:21:51 AM major-kumquat
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* The premise of ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'', where the titular band, at best, have gigs at uber-small venues (from airport lounges to karaoke bars) and, at worst, have to work as human billboards or prostitute themselves.
9th Aug '17 10:45:25 AM PlasmaTalon
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* The Dark Brotherhood in ''Videogames/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is a shadow of its former glory. Without a Listener to speak to the Night Mother and receive word of Black Sacraments, they're forced to rely on rumor and word of mouth to find contracts, and whatever work they can. The player character gets their attention by talking to a kid who'd performed a Sacrament and been ignored, taking the job in their place.


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* After closing the rifts at the end of ''VideoGame/OrcsMustDie'' the War Mage inadvertently put himself out of work. Without invading Orcs to fight and his actions causing all the magic to go away getting people mad at him he's become a miner by the start of [[OrcsMustDie2 the second game]].
27th Jul '17 9:20:20 PM Lanes17B
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* The {{Hentai}}, ''Cage'' revolves around a young woman who resorts to [[StreetWalker prostitution]] after her boyfriend ran off after having maxed out her credit cards, and emptied her bank account. [[DealWithTheDevil When she accept the proposition of a guy to help her financial situation,]] [[SexSlave he responds by pimping her out to random johns.]]
27th Jul '17 1:54:30 AM Divra
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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood reassemble their old band from members who are currently making their ends meet as lounge musicians, and short-order cooks. Averted in the case of Mr. Fabulous, who had found a high-paying job as maitre'd at a fancy restaurant and was apparently very happy there. The rest of the band [[JumpedAtTheCall]], but getting Mr. Fabulous back took a fair bit of work (and some judiciously applied blackmail).

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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood reassemble their old band from members who are currently making their ends meet as lounge musicians, and short-order cooks. Averted in the case of Mr. Fabulous, who had found a high-paying job as maitre'd at a fancy restaurant and was apparently very happy there. The rest of the band [[JumpedAtTheCall]], JumpedAtTheCall, but getting Mr. Fabulous back took a fair bit of work (and some judiciously applied blackmail).
27th Jul '17 1:53:43 AM Divra
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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood reassemble their old band from members who are currently making their ends meet as lounge musicians, and short-order cooks. (Also, a maitre d'--but he actually prefers this position over his job as a musician, so Jake and Elwood have to resort to blackmail to make him rejoin the band.)

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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood reassemble their old band from members who are currently making their ends meet as lounge musicians, and short-order cooks. (Also, Averted in the case of Mr. Fabulous, who had found a maitre d'--but he actually prefers this position over his high-paying job as maitre'd at a musician, so Jake fancy restaurant and Elwood have to resort to blackmail to make him rejoin was apparently very happy there. The rest of the band.)band [[JumpedAtTheCall]], but getting Mr. Fabulous back took a fair bit of work (and some judiciously applied blackmail).
4th Jul '17 5:44:03 PM Goldfritha
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* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} ''Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen'', the heroine pulls a SweetPollyOliver and works for the king as his chamberlain.

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* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} ''Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen'', the heroine pulls a SweetPollyOliver and works for the king as king, rising to the position of his chamberlain.chamberlain. (That is the servant in charge of his chamber. Still a very high status for a servant.)
28th Jun '17 4:46:44 PM redandready45
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* ''Film/RogerAndMe'' has many examples of unemployed people doing odd jobs.
** Most famously, Rhonda Britton who earns just enough money for groceries by selling rabbits for meat.
** Some people are able to literally profit from Flint's decline, like U-Haul helping people move out.
** Janet, who decides to become an Awway saleswoman and tries to help unemployed woman do the same. Moore decides to help Janet out of a crisis by letter her do his colors.
** Some autoworkers get jobs at Taco Bell, hoping to use their assembly line skills in the making of Tacos.
** Some autoworkers are retrained by the UAW as prison guards. Notably, many of the prisoners are their former co-workers.
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.
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