I Want a New Job: Jon

Reality show dad just has it so rough
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 11:21 AM CDT
The photo released by TLC shows the Gosselin family posing for a photo at a party to celebrate the sextuplets fifth birthday.   (AP Photo/TLC, Michael Pilla)
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(Newser) – Life is so hard for Jon Gosselin that he would trade his gig on a hit reality show for a desk job, he tells Us. “I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I'm living. This is 24/7,” he said while standing outside his $1.1 million home. “I don't even want to do taping for the show anymore.”

Alas, he needs the money—a source says he’s “suspicious” Kate is hiding some—because “I have two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work,” he says. In what was probably a message for those tabloids that plague him so, Gosselin showed up to a volunteer gig later wearing a “Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies” T-shirt.