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Madonna was fired from a Dunkin’ Donuts for playing around with the jelly machine too much

Madonna was fired from a Dunkin’ Donuts for playing around with the jelly machine too much

Madonna revealed that the staff at Dunkin' Donuts were unimpressed or rather "pissed off" with her because she wasn't "taking the job seriously."

Madonna is not only known for her path-breaking music career but for also for being one of the most influential figures in pop culture. However, not many are aware that she worked at a Dunkin' Donuts store before her rise to fame. And guess what, she was fired from the job because she was too playful with the jelly machine at the store. 

It was 1978 when Madonna moved to New York City with an ambition to carve a fruitful career in entertainment. But the road to fame was not an easy one as she struggled financially and had to work odd jobs to make ends meet. One of these jobs was at a Dunkin' store.

During an interview with Howard Stern in 2015, the Papa Don't Preach singer opened up about this job where she only lasted about a week. "Were you fired because you squirted jelly over everyone?" asked Stern to which Madonna replied, "I was playing with the jelly squirter machine, yeah." 



 

According to Cheat Sheet, she went on to reveal that the staff at Dunkin' Donuts were unimpressed or rather "pissed off" with her because she wasn't "taking the job seriously." Had she not been removed from the job maybe, just maybe, she would have entered the world of music a little later than she did. 

Thankfully the audience hasn't "fired" Madonna from her job as an entertainer but she is known for having a reputation for being someone who is hard to work with. In the singer's documentary Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, her dancers shared that they all are expected to endure physically-challenging rehearsal. Moreover, the icon has high expectations from them and also puts a lot of pressure on her dancers to perform well.



 

"Yeah she’s hard as f*** to work with actually man – all the obstacles she puts in your way," said one dancer according to Daily Star. "It’s the hardest process." It seems like Madonna is well aware of her reputation as she shared in the documentary, "I know that I can be difficult and demanding and push you, and sometimes my ego is out of control but I am a Leo."

A source also accused her of "exploiting" the people she works with. "She will give these dancers, stage crew, nannies, and assistants what she considers to be a great life — but it’s always all on her terms. If there is a difference of opinion or if she feels that they are no longer appreciating her, she can turn nasty. If she doesn’t fire them, she’s been known to freeze them out: the glacial stares can be very hard to tolerate," they said according to Page Six. While not everyone would agree with Madonna's methods, it's hard to deny that it has worked and brought her immense success.

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Mike Coppola

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