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Kim Kardashian Thinks She Has Best Advice for Working Women, But Ex-Staffer Doesn’t Think So
A video interview for Variety where the Kardashian sisters discussed the merits of hard work has gone viral, and one former Kardashian employee has stepped into the fray, Tweeting that when she worked on the apps, she could hardly afford to put gas in her car.
Clad completely in black leather, Kim put the hammer down to anyone who wanted to emulate her success. “I have the best advice for women in business,” Kim said. “Get your f–king ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people who want to work.”
“That’s so true,” her sister Kourtney chimed in. Her comment landed with a thud on social media and was almost as out of tune as Kim’s, as anyone who watched the show remembered her constant pleas to “stop working,” once going as far to say, “Work is not important to me.”
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