The Obamas’ Odd Jobs


Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet details the slew of jobs the Obamas held while in school.

Barack Obama sold island trinkets in a Hawaii gift shop, worked at a deli counter making sandwiches, held a contract to process health records of public officials, was a telemarketer for the New York Times.

Michelle Obama worked a book bindery, spent all four undergrad years at Princeton at the Third World Center on campus. She also worked as an assistant at the American Medical Association.

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