‘The Office’ Star Jenna Fischer Had a Unique Job Before Hitting it Big: ‘It Felt Like Dirty Money’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Jenna Fischer of The Office not too long ago wrote a memoir describing her journey by showbiz. Working numerous jobs to pay the payments whereas making an attempt to make it in Hollywood, The Office alum as soon as held a place that tended to weigh on her conscience.

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‘The Office’ alum chronicles her rise to stardom

In her 2017 guide The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide, Fischer reveals how she made ends meet whereas making an attempt to land a gradual performing gig. Many of these in-between jobs had been paradoxically within the administrative subject.

“Most of my day jobs were office-related. Ironic, I know,” she wrote. “I signed up at a temp agency in downtown Los Angeles. I took short-term office assignments to pay the bills.”

Fischer would usually work two completely different jobs at a time to cowl her price of residing in Los Angeles.

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“I supplemented my temping income by doing catering jobs on the weekends,” The Office star revealed, sharing an additional advantage to working in meals service. “Catering might be the best job an aspiring actor can get. Most catering jobs are evenings and weekends. The pay is decent. The work is easy. They almost always have leftover food you can eat at the end of your shift.”

Jenna Fischer tells the longer term

The mother of two stumbled upon one other job alternative for which she wasn’t really certified.

“I tried to find every way to make money and still have time to pursue my dream of acting,” Fischer shared. “I saw an ad in the back of the LA Weekly. It said, ‘Are you naturally intuitive? Work from home as a telephone psychic.’ I called the number.”

Her interview course of was temporary, to say the least. Fischer was requested if she was intuitive and if she might learn tarot playing cards. She replied ‘yes’ to each questions (although she fibbed concerning the playing cards) and bought the job.

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“That was it. I was a telephone psychic. I went out and bought a book on astrology and one on tarot card reading,” she defined. “After skimming the books, I dialed in and activated my number. Calls started coming in immediately.”

No future in fortune telling for ‘The Office’ star

While Fischer was busy in her new milieu as a medium, she was conflicted concerning the job.

“I did my best, but I wasn’t very good at it. Mostly because of my MCG – Midwestern Catholic Guilt,” the sitcom star admitted. “After five minutes, I felt compelled to remind people that their free minutes were up. Most would then hang up immediately. If they did stay on the phone, I felt horrible.”

Revealing that the majority of her calls had been from lonely senior residents and youngsters utilizing the service with out parental permission, Fischer determined to complete her foray into fortune telling.

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“The longer these people stayed on the phone the worse I felt,” she confessed. “I did my best to be entertaining and positive. I think I often gave very good advice. But, eventually I stopped dialing in.”

Due to her remorse on taking the job, Fischer handed on getting paid. “I never collected my paycheck,” she stated. “It felt like dirty money.”

Though she didn’t have a profession as a clairvoyant, Fischer’s future ended up being extra profitable than she predicted.

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