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There's a job opening, and the position looks very desirable, at least on paper. But it's hard. So hard, that no one lasts long. Many quit before the day is over.
Many quit without waiting to take the money. Many quit while screaming, without looking where they were going as they fled, and were only seen again muttering about "Twenty bucks an hour" over and over and over again. In some cases, they never even got a chance to quit, The Glory Start / Death Before Betrayal - Turnover - Turnover instead died in a suspicious accident or, in especially dangerous jobs such as " The Sheriff of a lawless Wild West town"the line of duty.
This may cause the character to be fired or even killed for failing to satisfy the boss' unreasonable demands. Usually the "no one can hack it" circumstances are shown by a montage of characters of different types attempting the task before leaving.
Some of these may be Shout Outs to recognisable characters who would be good at the task in hand This is commonly used for nannies, teachers or babysitters to unruly children, to show how horrible the children are.
Alternatively, it's the secretary to an utterly unreasonable boss. This is a common set up or sometimes reveal for a New Job Episodeshowing the previous failures at the task, warning the characters of the horror they face. As a rule, if the new employee Fêtes - Claude Debussy / Jean Fournet / The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Fournet Conducts Deb not a main character, we'll see how the job is so horrible, and even this "hard to crack" character will eventually fail to the nightmare that is the task.
But if the new employee is a major character, they'll be a little bit different. Perhaps they have a warm heart and honest demeanour that will soften the hardest heart. Or perhaps she'll be the first to turn around and tear their Pointy-Haired Boss down as vengeance for all the previous employees.
Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. M: I knew it was too early to promote you. James Bond: Well I understand Double-0's have a very short life expectancy, so your mistake will be short-lived. Anime and Manga. Great Teacher Onizuka : Everyone who tried to teach the class Eikichi Onizuka was assigned to was driven mad, with one in particular joining a cult. Inverted later on. When he needs money fast, he takes on a job "tuna fishing" — picking up the bits of people that get run over by trains.
He doesn't last long. Noragami : Yato's shinki quit so fast that the shinki who quit in the first episode lasted for three whole months, which impresses another god's shinki. Apparently it's due to Yato not being able to provide for their daily needs, being a homeless unknown minor deity who doesn't even have a shrine. He also Santa Claus Crapped In The Chimney - Abosranie Bogom - Isus Pokritiy Ponosom doesn't smell very pleasant and the shinki complain of his sweaty hands.
In Remotethe Unsolved Crimes Division, Special Unit A is renowned for this, as Inspector Himuro puts a lot of strain on his legwork partner with his special quirks and demanding personality. The heroine and newest legwork partner, Ayaki, despite being a Plucky Girlnearly breaks down and resign from the post several times at the beginning of the series, until she gets used to the job and to Himuro's personality.
The protagonists go through three direct superiors and four handlers over the course of the series, and they themselves are something like the fourth incarnation of Weiss, the members of the previous incarnations having either been killed or gone Ax-Crazy. In the last episode of GluhenRex discusses forming a fifth incarnation of the team. In The Royal Tutorone of the princes mentions quite triumphantly that he and his brothers have managed to scare away dozens of tutors before their father brought Heine in.
Comic Books. The Avengers was proverbial for this until the modern era for having an expanding constantly shuffling roster, especially in the opening ten years or so.
The complaints people had about Avengers Disassembled and New Avengers changing rosters suddenly and dramatically were par for the course. Jarvis reflects on this in The Avengers written by Roger Stern where he's hospitalized after the events of Under Siege : Jarvis : "There have been so many Avengers over the years.
Some stayed so briefly, it is hard to even remember them. Hercules, the Beast, the Falcon, Hellcat, poor Ms. I tried to serve them all well, to make their stays as pleasant as possible. After all. The life of an Avenger is not easy. Being a prosecutor in Dirty Sympathyas the Prosecutor Office realized that they lose their prosecutors by them either quitting or getting arrested for some crime. They don't have much hope for Klavier to the point of betting when and how he going to leave.
Inverted that Klavier does leave his position when he and Apollo's crimes are nearly exposed. The Kingsguard in Son of the Seven Kingdoms has it worse than the one in the books : one has been dismissed, another is a prisoner and at least five have died in less than a year.
Films — Animated. Rango discovers that the position of sheriff of the town of Dirt is like this, complete with a brief shot of a cluster of graves in the town cemetery. Films — Live-Action. And Mary Poppins. The only people they seem to be able to hold onto consistently throughout the movie The Glory Start / Death Before Betrayal - Turnover - Turnover butler John Lawless and housekeeper Mrs.
The main premise behind The Devil Wears Prada. In The Empire Strikes BackDarth Vader goes through several commanding officers, often promoting the person under them in the process.
One amusing scene has him force strangle the elderly Admiral Ozzel who had failed him while talking with his ship's Captain, Piett. As the admiral gasps his last, Vader says, "You are in command now, Admiral Piett.
The Glory Start / Death Before Betrayal - Turnover - Turnover was one of a string of teachers in To Sir, with Love ; the kids drove one of his predecessors to suicide. The Aufm Trip - Andi Teller - Radical Destruction Casper movie. Eventually, the protagonist's father, a psychic psychiatrist, is contacted to try and exorcise the house.
Two of them spontaneously combusted. Addams Family Values : The family go through nannies at such a rate, the agency finally suggests they get a Dobermann instead. In Dirty Harryit's mentioned that Harry works alone because he tends to go through partners at an alarming rate; this trend holds true as the series progresses through 5 movies 3 dead, 2 seriously injured. On the positive side, it's mentioned in the first film that only a few of his partners actually get killed, with most only being seriously injured or simply finding his Jerkass Cowboy Cop attitude difficult to work with and transferred to other responsibilities.
The cook tallies off another name on a short list and explains; Corinne: This is like the roach motel; 'The nannies check in Armstrong: ' But they don't check out. Corinne: Huh! Pushes button on list, revealing it's a very long list folded over several times. Discworld : In the novel Going PostalMoist von Lipwig takes on the job of Postmaster General after several previous occupants of the post died in odd accidents.
Given the ruin he was put in charge of he'd assumed these deaths had occurred when they stopped delivering mail decades earlier, and was distraught to learn that it had been last month - none of the recent appointees had survived long enough to clean the place up. Patricians always seemed to end up going crazy and needing to be replaced or assassinated, while the wizards were firm believers in Klingon Promotion. Vetinari got around this by being irreplaceableRidcully by being virtually unkillable.
The last patrician before Vetinari, Mad Lord Snapcase, lasted about a decade. Homicidal Lord Winder is also implied to have lasted a good while. The Archchancellors, by comparison, were replaced once per book, implying tenures counted in single-digit months. Passepartout's predecessors in Around the World in 80 Days couldn't live up to Phileas Im A Believer - Various - RocknRoll Chartbusters, Volume 2 exacting standards.
In Anne McCaffrey 's Tower This Is My Night - Chaka Khan - I Feel For You the Hive series, Afra Lyon takes up the role of second-in-command of Callisto Tower, where the Prime in charge, The Rowan, has gained a reputation for going through them like gum a combination of candidates being unwilling or unable to cope with her temperamental nature and her simply sending them packing because she didn't like them.
He becomes her best friend and later, her son-in-law. Which was literally jinxed by Voldemort when he was refused the joband as a result, no single instructor in the position lasted more than a Tubthumping - Various - De Generatie Show 60 70 80 90 00. It's not explained how Voldemort did this, or why Dumbledore didn't abolish the post and replace it with something non-cursed.
Following Voldemort's death, however, the jinx on the position is lifted and there is now a permanent DADA instructor at Hogwarts. Almanzo's school has gone through several teachers in Farmer Boy because a gang of older boys comes every winter to beat them up.
No teacher has ever finished a winter term, and at least one was beaten so badly he died of it later. Everyone expects the same thing to happen to nice, young Mr. Corse, until he uses a blacksnake whip The Glory Start / Death Before Betrayal - Turnover - Turnover drive them off. Mayors in the Dr. Sam Hawthorne mysteries by Edward D. Hoch died in various impossible manners.
In Diana Wynne Jones 's The Lives of Christopher ChantChristopher goes through a long string of governesses; in this case, however, they have no trouble with Christopher himself, but rather can't tolerate the stormy relationship between his parents. Hastings has this sort of situation, because he is apparently such a tyrant and Jerkass that he scares off a lot The Glory Start / Death Before Betrayal - Turnover - Turnover young assistants.
He even says that he goes through assistants like toilet paper, and consequently has a hard time remembering them! The office of Hand to the King in George R. Martin 's A Song of Ice and Fire has seen several characters take the office. Since good kings are in short supply during the War of the Five Kings, a lot of different people give the post the old college try.
One of them, Tyrion Lannister, proved to be hyper competent but was overwhelmed by his own family and bigotry for being a dwarf and when Cersei Lannister becomes Regent for Lifeshe fills it with Yes Men with predictable results. According to Jaime, the turnover of Hands was worse under Mad King Aerys due to his tendency to execute people who displeased himto the point where he didn't bother learning the names of most of them, and thought of them by their coats of arms.
Lordship of Harrenhal is another.
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