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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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dbrown6242 January 27 2014 at 5:18 PM

She is an amazing talent and likely an amazing woman. Hope she gets the job and does well.

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csuzyq1 January 27 2014 at 8:20 PM

sounds like fun go girl

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kaite1 January 27 2014 at 8:24 PM

Good job researching. She didnt win britan has talent. How do people who job it is to report the news not get facts right or even bother to look them up?

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pikahereandthere kaite1 January 27 2014 at 9:21 PM

I didn't listen to the video, but the article does not say she won. It says she wowed millions.
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.'

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rcalley1 January 27 2014 at 8:28 PM

She loves to be with people and what can be wrong with that. She is wonderful

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psychmike43 January 27 2014 at 8:31 PM

She's smart. From what I understand, Susan Boyle suffers from Asparger's disorder(high end autism) and a good idea is to be out there interacting with people. Good for her. She is courageous.

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gretchn48 psychmike43 January 27 2014 at 9:43 PM

this has nothing to do with susan , but last night grammy seeing that z jay and boyounce those 2 are pair... trash i couldnt undersand 1 word and if you call that singing , sad to think these kinds of people make millions of dollars and there are so many out there like susan whom deserves so much more, susan is humble, those 2 are not!

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worldsynthesis January 27 2014 at 8:33 PM

Susan is FABULOUS on every level ! She deserves everything she's gotten and more. Hopefully this job will be the "more" ! She is a real role model for the planet !

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Karen January 27 2014 at 8:48 PM

She is amazing in spite of her disability! Fabulous talent! I agree that she probably just needs the people contact and enjoys it, probably gives her something to do feel productive and useful each day.

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gretchn48 January 27 2014 at 9:35 PM

good for her! she is still very grounded lady, and all this stardom has overwelmed her lifestyle that she has had all her life! i see nothing wrong with her wanted to be around just regular folks!

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Marrieah January 27 2014 at 9:36 PM

There's a big possibility that she won't take the money. Why Susan has a dynamite voice, she strike me as a very shy person. Many she need the job to prove that she can be around person and not want to run away from the attention that she would receive. Living in a world in which 'every body knows your name' and in her case her face can't be easy.

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jybingdownwind Marrieah January 27 2014 at 10:34 PM

It's a different kind of connection with people, with a lot less pressure on it. She won't always have to be "on," have to perform and do it flawlessly. She can just be herself. She is terribly shy and she may well have had enough of the stress of performing.

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Rachel January 27 2014 at 10:09 PM

Good for her. She doesn't think she is above working for a living like every other performer.

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