In the original Horrible Bosses, Jennifer Aniston’s character Dr. Julia Harris gave dentists quite a new reputation. Not only does her attractive, albeit very un-PC dentist run a successful practice (without, seemingly, doing much of any dental work at all) but she spends most of her time being wildly unprofessional and sexually harassing her employee Dale (played by Charlie Day). In the sequel Horrible Bosses 2 — which arrives in theaters on November 26 — Aniston’s sex addicted Dr. Julia is still, somehow, a practicing dentist. Turns out, in the world of Aniston movies, career trajectories can be a little different. In anticipation of Horrible Bosses 2, we’re looking back at some of the jobs the actress has held on-screen, and how you can get on the Aniston employment plan, too.
Newspaper Writer (Marley & Me, 2008)
Bonus incentive: The combined salaries of two writers can afford one unruly, but very lovable and life-changing dog.
Stripper (We’re The Millers, 2013)
Wardrobe Requirements: As a stripper, not much at all, really. When you’re posing as a wife and mother, the most generic “mom clothes” you can find.
Advertising Executive (Picture Perfect, 1997)
Status: Yeesh, it’s complicated. Apparently to be taken seriously in the world of advertising in Manhattan you must be married (huh?), or at least be willing to dupe a nice guy into pretending to be your fiancé will you carry on an affair with a playboy co-worker.
Waitress (Office Space, 1999)
Flair: Mandatory. Must wear at least 37 pieces, just like Brian does.
Art Gallery Manager (The Break-Up, 2006)
Salary: Apparently astronomical, as you and your tour guide boyfriend (well, soon to be ex-boyfriend, sorry) can afford an incredibly nice condo in the heart of Chicago.
Plastic Surgery Office Manager (Just Go With It, 2011)
Cons: Your boss is Adam Sandler.
Maid (Friends With Money, 2006)
Fireable offenses: Stealing makeup samples and/or having sex with your scummy boyfriend in client’s homes.
Copywriter (He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009)Subject: Spices. In this position, you will be a copywriter for a spice catalogue.
Text: Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s dating/self-help book He’s Just Not That Into You may not tell you a whole lots about being a copywriter at a spice catalogue, but it will help you find out if he’s that into you.
Floral Designer (Love Happens, 2009)Perks: Your quaint and fragrant job as a creative floral designer can attract the likes of sexy widowers who look like Aaron Eckhart.
Allergy warnings: Flowers, bees, movies with vague and terrible titles.
Vagabond (Along Came Polly, 2004)
Location(s): Wherever the wind blows you. Right now, it’s downtown Manhattan where you and your pet ferret can inexplicably rent an obscenely large and trendy loft.