You're Fired! Celebs Get Candid About Getting Canned ...

UPDATED 10/29/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/29/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT

Out of college, I worked at a major N.Y.C. charity. My boss said, "I need someone who, when I say jump, says, 'How high?'" I said, "I had no idea people actually said that." He let me go.
—RAINN WILSON, THE OFFICE

My first job was at a poultry store. Every lunch I'd eat one rotisserie chicken. One day as I was licking my fingers, my boss asked, "Have you been taking chicken?" I said, "Yes." He said, "You're fired!"
REBECCA ROMIJN, UGLY BETTY

At 14 I was fired from Burger King. I had a runny nose and the assistant manager didn't like me!
KATE WALSH, PRIVATE PRACTICE

I was fired from Growing Pains. Kirk Cameron and I weren't a good match.
—MAURA TIERNEY, ER

I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's. That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.
—KELSEY GRAMMER, BACK TO YOU

I was Becky 2 [on Roseanne]. Then I got a phone call saying that [Becky 1] Alicia Goranson wanted to come back. I said, "Okay," and I left to join my friends traveling in Israel and Egypt.
—SARAH CHALKE, SCRUBS

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