Kate Gosselin fired from Coupon Cabin for being a diva, doing a lousy job


Some serious drama went down with Kate Gosselin at Coupon Cabin, judging from the CEO’s statement on why the former reality star was sacked. Founder and CEO Scott Kluth issued a statement in the place of Kate’s blog stating why she was let go after less than a year. It sounds like Kate was a demanding diva, and that a lot of people complained about her lackluster once a week column. Here’s part of what he wrote, with more at the source:

A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin.

It’s with this that I am writing to inform you of our decision to discontinue Ms. Gosselin’s feature blog on CouponCabin.com. Ms. Gosselin’s contributions garnered both positive attention and criticism, but as always, I respect and appreciate your candid opinions, which often encourage us not to lose sight of our mission — to help YOU save money.

[From Coupon Cabin]

Kate’s meager columns were lame to say the least. She would pen uninteresting, brief, and barely helpful advice about how to save money by splurging on an industrial meat slicer, for example, in order to save on deli meat prices. Her organization tips for families were basic and had no new information beyond the old “keeping lists” and “having a routine” advice. More than that, the blog accepts comments and the community there was totally calling Kate out on her bullsh*t. They were pointing out inconsistencies in her advice, they noted that she once tweeted that she shopped without coupons, and they were criticizing her for giving lousy, bogus advice to struggling families while she was living the high life and accepting freebies. Kate’s posts were more about her and less about helping people save money.

All of that has been nipped in the bud now that Kate has been canned. The owner’s comments about how Kate is “not a fit with the wonderful team and culture” suggests that he tried to work with her to improve her columns, but that she was defensive and unreceptive to change, as we’ve seen from her at every turn. I doubt she ever went to their office to work, and when she did interact with them she probably pulled a diva act. A source told Radar that Kate was “difficult to work with, often making outrageous demands and just didn’t fit in with the company as a whole.” Do you remember what a nasty piece of work she was to her partner on Dancing with The Stars? Coupon Cabin should have watched her episodes in full before making the decision to hire her. Hell they should have YouTubed her bitchiest moments on Jon and Kate. There are plenty of other has-beens that would give the company publicity while doing a much better job and being grateful for the work.

Also, I just want to say – can you imagine working at that Coupon Cabin place and getting paid less than Kate Gosselin for working 9-5 every week day while all Kate has to do is submit one crappy blog a week that she dashed off on her laptop from wherever she was at the time? It must have been infuriating for her co-workers.

 

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  1. marie says:

    what is up with her face in that top picture?!? and while I would like to say it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person, I feel sorry for her kids. those poor, poor kids..

  2. Gracie says:

    In other news, after decades of testing this theory, it can now be concluded that water is wet…

  3. dorothy says:

    Sounds like CouponCabin realized Kate’s 15 mins. were up a long time ago and no longer appeals to ANYONE.

  4. judyjudy says:

    They should hire Mama June to replace her.

  5. Meg says:

    I feel like if your ‘showbiz career’ is reduced to writing ‘blogs’ for a company called Coupon Cabin, you should accept reality that you are a failure and get a real job.

  6. neelyo says:

    What’s more budget than Coupon Cabin because that’s where she’s heading next. She’s not young enough to host pool parties in Vegas, not likeable enough for hosting jobs…would Playboy want her?

  7. SleepyJane says:

    Total schadenfreude here, I admit it. But seeing this on twitter yesterday gave me a good chuckle. Now, I’m just waiting for inappropriate pics with the bodyguard to one day surface.

  8. Jesse says:

    I like how in the letter the CEO wrote something about wishing her support staff well (in addition to her and her family). This probably speaks volumes, that she had a bunch of her “entourage” with her in that little office. That she probably had someone else writing her blog, etc. What a mess this woman is. I agree with other posts, I feel sorry for her children. And I’m mystified by her supporters and enablers.

  9. Canda says:

    Even though we’re taught to not relish the pain and suffering of others, I am totally enjoying this. I think that woman is a completely useless human being, and I will smirk and laugh at all her failings simply because she’s a nasty, vile woman. I’m sure she was predisposed to being a controlling domineering center of attention in her life before TLC came calling, but this is proof that money and celebrity is so quick to ruin people’s lives.

    Also, unbelievable as it is, this woman ACTUALLY has fans. People seriously show up and buy her books and write her letters and tell her how great she is and what an inspiration and how wonderful her kids are and that’s all her doing and oh Kate, I love you! What the HELL is wrong with society??

  10. Theresa says:

    Does “not align with the authenticity…”

    Ooooh SNAP!

  11. Cathy says:

    She’ll find something else to keep herself relevant. But I do wish she would just go away. I never liked her in the first place. I feel bad for her kids having to put up with a mother like her.

  12. JudyK says:

    Just love the chutzpah of the founder, Scott Kluth, for not mincing words and finally standing up to Kate, instead of letting her team of not one, but two, different attorney firms act as thugs in intimidating anyone from revealing her scams, shams, and LIES.

  13. Riana says:

    Based on the photos and the cute shot of the guy pretending to put up his dukes I kind of want to work there now. It seems really professional but still warm and friendly:

  14. Riana says:

    Based on the photos of the environment and the cute shot of the guy pretending to put up his dukes I kind of want to work there now. It seems really professional but still warm and friendly:

  15. Ming says:

    Doing a lousy job on a lousy job, while having such beautiful flowers on your desk.

    I hope the state she lives doesn’t have death penalty.

  16. Cerulean Skygirl says:

    Maybe she can renew her Nursing license and go back to that career. If I recall correctly, it’s what she used to do before she spawned her multitude of children. I never respected Jon much, but at least he’s doing whatever it takes to earn money, like construction work or office work.

    • lindylou says:

      Yikes! Would you really want this shrew taking care of you when you’re sick? Nurse ratchet comes to mind!

      • Lady D says:

        The shrew used to work in the high-risk pregnancy ward. Could you imagine dealing with her along with the fear and worry of your imminent birth. I just can’t see her being the reassuring type.

      • JD says:

        Your comment reminded me of a dental assistant that worked in our low-income clinic.
        She would belittle patients, and especially children. One child was very frightened of getting a novocaine shot, and she was telling the child to quit crying, she wanted to go home and the child crying was making her angry, telling the child to stop being a damn baby, etc.Just an evil bitch.
        A lot of the patients had to put up with this because there was no other low-income clinic for 200 miles.

        She finally quit, a private practice hired her.

    • SolitaryAngel says:

      OMG! I would never wish this nasty bitch on ANY convalescing person/patient in ANY medical facility! I wouldn’t wish her on animals, either–if she worked in a vet’s office even. Maybe she could re-train and learn to work in a shoe factory or *testing* bulletproof jackets or something.

      (NO I am not wishing death on her! She needs to live so she can take care of the children)

    • emmie_a says:

      She still has her license but refuses to go back to a normal 9-5 job bc she claims she would have to spend her ENTIRE salary on childcare and she would miss time with her kids… Which is why it makes no sense that traveling around the world to earn money by appearing on talk shows or running in races is her solution because that actually takes her away from her kids more than having a steady job would. But it just shows that money and fame are her real goals — not being a stay-at-home mom!

      • Annie2 says:

        Most of us nurses work 12 hr shifts. She could easily work 3-12s. The kids are in school so child care would be minimal. However- I am happy she will not be returning. I do not want this woman associated with my profession

      • JD says:

        And nurses my my area (N California) make good money. I can’t remember nor do I care where Kate lives.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        Isn’t child care tax deductible in the USA, and the kids on scholarships, and nurses quite well paid? And if she worked nights as a nurse, she could sleep when the kids were in school, care for them after school through dinner before leaving for work, and a single nanny should be able to manage the nights and the breakfast routine just fine, because they’re all old enough that most won’t be up in the night, anyway. That way she’d see plenty of them, and someone training to be a fully qualified nanny might appreciate the job, because it would fit well with college, and no room or board to pay.

        I worked as a night nanny like that to a nurse when I was 19 or so – only 2 kids, but same principle. (her husband is a farmer, so he couldn’t be reliably there all through the night, and had to get up to deal with the dairy herd way before kids got up.) I was able to study as well. It all worked out great.

  17. DreamyK says:

    Dirt! C’mon Coupon Cabin..spill!

    Kate was an RN at one time. It’s a decent paying job so she has the skills to put food on the table. She’ll have to give up the hair extensions, botox, mani and pedi’s but at least she can support her kids and provide medical insurance which is something quite a few Mom’s out there struggle with.

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    #1 Notice she’s the only one in the pix wearing Screaming Me-Me Look-at-Me!! pink;

    #2 You can also ask the meat or deli department at your grocer to slice the whatever-lunch/deli-meat you’re buying, and they generally do it at no charge;

    #3 She spends more on gyms, trainers, plastic surgery (yeah, I said it!), her body guard (yeah, I said that too!), her cosmetic procedures, and Lord-only-knows-what in a month than most people spend on food in a year;

    #4 We already know she’s a bitch living the high-life off of pimping her kids and herself – how did Coupon Cabin not?

    Seriously, THIS BITCH had a litter to get famous. How and WHY would ANYONE take advice from her?

  19. velourazure says:

    That group photo is hilarious. Everyone else is wearing normal work clothes and she’s in her neon pink dress.

  20. Lisa says:

    It’s funny when reports like these pile up. It makes them harder for her to deny and act like everyone’s just ganging up out of jealousy.

    Now would be the time for the media to challenge her instead of asking stupid questions about her hair extensions. if I see her on one more TV show after this, being asked how she’ll possibly survive this cruel blow, I’ll puke.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I loved their reasoning- “We’re wonderful and she isn’t.”
    I bet that office threw a party the day she got canned. She’s a horrible person.

  22. Anon says:

    I wonder if Coupon Cabin has been the ones that has been sponsoring Kate in these marathons she does across the country? She probably wrangled her trip costs and entry fees out of CC and she fails to promote the company. Like her blog, it really is all about Kate–same as her show was.

  23. Mags says:

    She made a lot of money off of her shows, books, etc., but she seemed to have spent it as quickly as it was coming in. She was so delusional to think this was going to last forever. Fame is fleeting, especially when you have no real talent. I just hope there was money put aside for those kids.

  24. dorothy says:

    I just wonder is she still paying for her bodyguard / boyfriend.

  25. Jennika says:

    LMAO at the picture of her hanging the picture of herself!

  26. Nava says:

    You need compassion to be a nurse, and Miss Kate does not have that.

    I’m looking in my crystal ball and I see Kate on her knees begging, crying, etc…to Jon about how they need to get back together, in front of a camera….you know, ’cause the ‘kids’ miss the camera crew filming their every move…

  27. Anon says:

    http://cocalicocountry.blogspot.com/2012/08/quilted-northern-insensitive-to-truly.html

    Perhaps this is one of the reasons in the previous weeks…Kate the ever-ending GRIFTER.

    • JD says:

      This reminds me of the anger at Baskin-Robbins for giving Lilo a free ice cream card.

      • Anon says:

        Reading over her old blog post tips on Coupon Cabin, Kate advises to dump your “handyman” for jobs such as adding oil to your car and do it yourself…bragged what she did herself the past week…but someone pointed out she spent that said week in NYC.
        I guess there was a big issue with the toilet paper and math (Kate’s family use 1 roll per person per day?!)…there was a FB page (w/ huge followers) created that blasted the company! Kate twitters her requests to companies for freebies, then brags to fellow twitters on her score. “Mine, all mine…” lol She’s a selfish, self-serving narcissist– God help those kids.

  28. hatsumomo says:

    I read on another site firing Kate Gosselin was a preemptive strike in distancing themselves from something about her thats about to come out. Apparently CouponCabin got wind of it and sensing backlash for Kate, fired her so they wouldn’t suffer the ill-effects of being associated with her. This could all be conjecture, but I hope its true! What could Kate do now that could be so juicy and scandalous?!?!

    • jwoolman says:

      I dunno. I looked at comments on the site, and people seem rather ticked with her. She really doesn’t fit what the site tries to do. Seems more like a “the people have spoken” kind of thing. Why waste money on someone who drives people way from your site?

  29. Izzy says:

    Can we just put this beeyotch and The Cracken on a ship and send them out to sea? Forever?

    Pretty please?

  30. j.eyre says:

    I am no fan of Kate; I don’ really know anything more about her than what I read on gossip sites so I am sure she had this all coming.

    But, this serves Coupon Cabin right. If any of us went for this job, we would have had to submit samples of our writing and been hired on their merit. They wanted a name and that’s what they got. Just because that is ALL they got from her, I can’t feel bad for them.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go lance a windmill.

  31. Apsutter says:

    I like to think that as soon as word got out about her firing that all her co-workers took her ugly picture off the wall and beat the hell out of it. Can we please let this woman fade into obscurity now? She is just the worst type of person.

  32. Apsutter says:

    Also who wants to bet that she’s blowing all her money & will make the kids pay for their own education?

    • emmie_a says:

      I read part of that Kate book when it was up on Amazon and the kids get either a tuition discount or a scholarship at the private school they attend. I also read that shortly after their births, the state of PA gave them college scholarships — or something to that effect. So since they were babies they’ve had a scholarship fund — YET Kate would go to churches to give motivational speeches and give a sob story about her kids needing money for eduction and she (& John) would accept love offerings from these churches — all the while getting tons of freebies from different companies.

  33. Memphis says:

    You just know the real statement said “We’re firing Khate because shes a lazy, mean, narssistic, screaming bitch and we can’t deal with her ass anymore. She was horrible to work with and a helper monkey would have done a better job giving advice ( and formentioned monkey would be a better mom to the eight). ” but then they had to edit it.

  34. LakeMom says:

    I hope her next job is working for Tom Cruise or David Miscavige.

  35. carol says:

    Kate would be a great match for Tom Cruse. Serious. She could kick his a** straight allll right.

  36. Kate (newer one) says:

    Is “support staff” code for “boyfriend/bodyguard” by any chance?

    Also: is there any law that would have protected some of the earnings from John and Kate Plus Eight for those kids, in some way the parents couldn’t touch? And if not, given the scandals with other child actors being exploited (the Culkins for a glaring example) can I ask why nobody has ever put one through? It seems such a no brainer. Those parents would never have had a show without the kids, so a tenth of the cash earned should have gone into trust for each child, surely?

  37. jamie says:

    good ! maybe she will go away now!

  38. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Well I guess there’s always an X Factor judge – the problem is accomplished people have no use for this, and there is simply too much media chasing too much mediocrity – and i’m being nice to Kate.