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Move Fast and Break Things
I was almost fired from a job driving the hearse in funeral processions, but then the funeral home realized how much business I was creating for them.
Title text: I was almost fired from a job driving the hearse in funeral processions, but then the funeral home realized how much business I was creating for them.

Explanation

Move fast and break things is a saying common in science and engineering industries. In context, it means that making mistakes is a natural part of developing ground-breaking technologies and is nothing to worry about. In contrast, the jobs listed in the comic are all ones where safety is critically important and taking this saying literally would be a very bad idea.

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[Cueball sits in a chair in a job interview with a woman] Cueball: My motto is "Move fast and break things." Jobs I've been fired from: Fedex driver Crane operator Surgeon Air Traffic Controller Pharmacist Museum Curator Waiter Dog Walker Oil Tanker Captain Violinist Mars Rover Driver Massage Therapist


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