Created By: fleb on May 13, 2008
Nuked

Why Is It You Keep Changing Jobs

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
This is a Recurring Character that exists to fill in random jobs at businesses the main characters visit. May also be Honest John's Dealership.

  • Lindsay Nagle from The Simpsons, Single Successful Businesswoman at large. Her explanation for her career changes: "I'm a sexual predator."
  • The aptly-Species Surname'd Chameleon brothers on Rocko's Modern Life, ultra-hip usually-entrepreneurs with a possibly-fictional European accent I don't recognize.

I was sure we have this one.
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • May 13, 2008
    Katsuhagi
    Sal in Futurama. The creators at one point said that they hadn't decided if there were multiple Sals or if he just kept changing jobs.
  • May 13, 2008
    EponymousKid
    Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks. At first, it seemed he just couldn't keep a job for very long, but a look into his private life showed he really works about thirty jobs.

    That guy who says "Yeeeehs" On Sanford And Son (and the character based on him on The Simpsons)
  • May 13, 2008
    foxley
    The Simpsons has several of these. There is also the sarcastic shopkeeper. (Not Comic Book Guy. The other one. balding with a moustache.)
  • May 13, 2008
    DeadSkunk
    And Pimply Faced Teen, also from The Simpsons.
  • May 14, 2008
    GracieLizzie
    Touya in Cardcaptor Sakura, though it isn't clear if he keeps changing jobs or if he is just holding down a phenomenal amount of part time jobs at the all at same time.

    Related to Nurse Jenny.
  • May 14, 2008
    Karalora
    The Simpsons also has Gil, the hard-luck salesman.

    Bert in Mary Poppins goes through several jobs and street performances in the course of the film: one-man-band, sidewalk chalk artist, chimney sweep, kite seller. He also mentions selling hot chestnuts, though we don't see him doing it.
  • May 14, 2008
    foxley
    Mr Barkin seems to be the substitute teacher for every subject, coaches the football team, works part-time at Smarty-Mart, and is troop leader to a troop of Bluejays (a girl scout analogue) in Kim Possible.
  • May 15, 2008
    silver2195
    Grover on Sesame Street. Gets a lot of Lampshade Hanging.
  • May 16, 2008
    Egak
    She never actually changes job titles, but the waitress from Black Cat works at like four, five different restraunts over the course of the series.

    A minor character in Suzuka has as many different jobs as she has appearances.
  • May 16, 2008
    Duncan
    The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken.
  • May 16, 2008
    BlackMageJ
    Sybil Pandemik from Sam & Max.

    She has a different job in every episode of Season One, and each of them is coincidentally useful in solving the case.
  • May 27, 2008
    fleb
    Bump. Any naming suggestions?
  • May 27, 2008
    UnknownTroper
  • May 27, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Dogbert used to do this before settling in mainly as a consultant. He basically entered any profession in which evil was a requirement.
  • May 27, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Alkthash: Hayate from Hayate No Gotoku kept having to change jobs before he met Nagi because employers would eventually learn that he had lied about his age.
  • July 28, 2008
    fleb
    Oops, let this one age a while. I'll try launching as Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs soon, after The Simpsons' Naegle Lampshade Hanging.
  • Cat Dog had Rancid Rabbit. I forget all the jobs he filled over the course of the series.
  • July 28, 2008
    Kaybor
    Stan from the Monkey Island Series is running a different business in each game.
  • July 28, 2008
    Kilyle
    Does the guy from 8BT count, the Akbar or whoever, or is it just that he owns a lot of shops? He seems to be there every time they need to buy anything.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=37ihm6vq