When we see some of the most successful people in the world, we forget that they were once interns or assistants just like us. We forget that, they too, had to climb the ladder before reaching success. It's reassuring to know that no matter where you are now, you are capable of incredible success.
In light of this, Marion Call, a singer-songwriter, asked her fans to chime in with a list of their early jobs to help her write a song. We could almost see the way people matured and grew from teens, to students, into fully fledged adults just from looking at their list as some people started as dishwashers and ended up as CEOs.
The most fascinating tweets were those of some of the most successful and famous people in the world including Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut, who started as a dishwasher! It's always fun to imagine the now famous satirical comedian, Stephen Colbert, filling up tomato sauce bottles in a local restaurant, and it just goes to show that the path to one's career is a journey and not necessarily a walk in the park (see what I did there...)
The hashtag also highlighted some of the changes in teen employment (or unemployment) and follows the steady decline of holiday jobs or after school jobs available, leaving the younger generation feeling a bit hopeless (and poor).
Nevertheless, it allows people to pride themselves in how far they have come and to inspire others to keep going... with the occasional jokester, obviously!