Describing it as one of his worst job experiences, he revealed this was an attempt to support Employment Participation Minister Mark Arbib's call on generation Y not to be too fussy about their first jobs.
''There's a few realities out there. There's a global recession under way, collapsing economies around the world ... therefore let's just adjust to it flexibly and that might mean right now you don't have a job that's your heart's desire; maybe it's a stepping stone to something else," Rudd was quoted, as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Rudd revealed that the jobs that paid his way after he left school included flipping hamburgers, working on hospital wards as well as in a supermarket and pulling beers in a pub.
''What was the most difficult one? The job I once had as a cleaner at a sawmill, cleaning the loos. It's part of growing up doing different things," Rudd told Fairfax Radio.