Eva Longoria, How I Started Making Money
Eva Longoria on impressing the CEO at her first job in Los Angeles.
- I knew no, not one soul when I moved to Los Angeles, but I had a degree, and so I went into a temp agency to get a temp job and then the temp agency ended up hiring me. That's how I just started making money working as, at this temp agency as a headhunter. I did so well, and I remember the CEO asking me, do you wanna be on commission or base salary. I was like, oh, I wanna be commission 'cause I know I'm gonna work hard, and I ended up making so much money at 22 years old because I was on this pay structure in which you're rewarded for your work. I remember the CEO of the staffing company saying, okay, we need to talk about your commission structure 'cause it was never meant to to handle the volume that you are producing. I got Young and the Restless and at the time, I was making way more than that as a headhunter and I was like, I can't live on that. So, I stayed a headhunter and I did it from my dressing room at Young and the Restless until I started getting recognized and then I had to stop.