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Susan Boyle bets on minimum wage job

Susan Boyle Bets On Minimum-Wage Job

A famous British singer is betting on a new job ... as a minimum-wage cashier at her neighborhood betting parlor in Scotland.

52-year-old Boyle first wowed millions in 2009 when she sang a rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream' on the TV show 'Britain's Got Talent.'

Boyle would work 16 hours a week at Ladbrokes, an employee there told The Sun.

'Susan Boyle walked into the shop and inquired about the job advertised in our window. We were all in shock. It's a cashier's job.'

WJXT reports that 'a source close to the Britain's Got Talent winner says she just wants a job that will get her more involved in her community.'

New York Daily News backs up that sentiment, reporting that there's speculation she just wants to be around other people. As of now, it doesn't seem to be a PR stunt.

According to Entertainmentwise, Boyle would earn £6, or about $9.95, an hour.

She definitely doesn't need the job: Boyle is reportedly worth about $33 million.

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ajpoolio1 January 27 2014 at 3:11 PM

She's a good person,God bless her.

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feyth2 January 28 2014 at 1:12 PM

Perhaps she doesn't like the "business" that goes along with show business. Maybe she would be happier with a regular job and cut back on touring. It might just be getting to be too much for her.

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bonn913 January 27 2014 at 3:36 PM

It's nice that she has millions but why take a job that someone else may really need. Volunteer!

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barbara92341 bonn913 January 27 2014 at 4:04 PM

Here in the USA, you cannot volunteer at a profit making business. She could at local shelters or the hospital or nursing homes but maybe that is not what she wants to do. I commend her for wanting to do this - who knows - she just might find "Mr. Right" that way - wouldn't that be nice?

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Steve-a-rino January 27 2014 at 3:19 PM

Some people are driven by money, but some actually have more substance than that. Good for you, Susan. You be you and let the critics (vultures?) show how jealous they are of you.

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grhall3 January 27 2014 at 3:46 PM

Bravo for her. Just goes to show she doesn't believe she is "too good" to do "work of us common people". Good for here.

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kz1952 January 27 2014 at 3:18 PM

That is great and down to earth, flow that dream!

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Mik's $ Toy January 27 2014 at 3:18 PM

Good for her. She is remaining humble, true to her roots, wanting to keep busy and not live on her laurels and be a lazy diva. Good for her! I have wished her well since I first saw her on BGT and have always wished her the best.

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Dr. Cal Harris January 27 2014 at 3:55 PM

Wonderful, REAL lady. My daughter (CEO of our family business) got a lesson on success last week. We had rented a beach house in South San Diego and my daughter wanted to go horseback riding. We drove to a stable on the border and were met by this older cowgal that lived in a tiny trailer on her property and had immacualte facilities for the zoo full of critters she had, including well cared-for horses. She had been a World Champion "in her day" and now was in heaven on her little place and making ends meet by taking city folk (we are from West Texas) out horseback riding on the beach.
My guess is that her netwoth is whatever live stock she has and her property. I have NEVER net a more well adjusted or content person in my life. She took time to sit on her frayed lawn chairs and tell this Oregon/Texas boy all about her path that led to her little peace of heaven. She was absolutely the richest person that I have ever met.
I have doctor buddies worth many millions that are unhappy and feel unfulfilled.......... I am rethinking all of that. Heh Susan, do they need and old doc to sweep up? She is an angel with both feet on the ground.

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susan Dr. Cal Harris January 27 2014 at 4:03 PM

Yes she is an angel with both feet on the ground. I saw this when they wanted to fix her up with hair and makeup updates. She said she didn't want to change her looks too much. Good for her!

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James Dr. Cal Harris January 27 2014 at 4:05 PM

Well and wisely said, Doc.

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VICKISmyrna January 27 2014 at 3:56 PM

She is just lonely, she needs to visit hospitals and childrens homes, old folks homes and such, that will give her a sense of community.

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wildlifeartistkc VICKISmyrna January 27 2014 at 3:57 PM

I think u are right and she could bring some joy to all you have mentioned for sure!!!

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susan VICKISmyrna January 27 2014 at 4:01 PM

Excellent idea. She seems to want to stay "real" and if she wants to connect with people a job such as you mentioned would be perfect for her. She is a beautiful person.

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Orence January 27 2014 at 3:49 PM

Susan has the capacity to do a great deal of good. Let's see how her idea works out.

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