• Jul 9th 2009 at 9:28AM
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Former Chrysler PR chief Jason Vines has had more than his fair share of jobs over the years. He's had automotive gigs at Chrysler, Ford and Nissan, he's worked as a stand-up comedian, he spent time at Compuware and he even spent time at the food rescue program Forgotten Harvest. We've even spotted Vines (seen here at left, with comedian David Spade) regularly hanging with John McElroy on Autoline After Hours.

The likable master of spin has reportedly found yet another calling, as he's been named the Vice President of public relations and communications at Zondervan; a Christian publishing division of HarperCollins out of Grand Rapids, MI. The move is a bit of a surprise, considering the fact that Vines' outspoken personality (some would call him outspoken, others crass) doesn't exactly jibe with the conservative nature of most Christian organizations. Vines' new job shows that really talented people tend to find work even in a down market.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Jason Vines was a liability everywhere he went. He never knew how to keep his mouth shut when he needed to. He has had more jobs than a 10 cent whore.

      I hope he leaves Detroit. No one ever took him seriously.
      • 6 Years Ago

      So endeth the lesson...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Al Bundy?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What does this have to do with David Spade?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dammit! You beat me to it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Despite a documented history of blowing their exorbitant profits on outlandish executive salaries and stock buybacks, and hoarding their bounty by avoiding technologies, policies and legislation that would protect the population and environment and lower fuel costs, Big Oil insists on transferring all of that responsibility on the auto companies.

      - Jason Vines, (former) Chrysler PR
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought it would be Shunk when I read this: "Vines' outspoken personality (some would call him outspoken..."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jason, thou now art holy------holycow!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just don't want to see him on my doorstep trying to sell me something from his cult. Other than that I hope he manages to stay with this job longer than he seems to be able to keep any of his previous jobs.

      In the picture I bet Vines is thinking "Gee, I'm glad I didn't go for the... 'I slept in these clothes' look that Spade is sporting."
        • 6 Years Ago

        Size has nothing to do with it. A cult can be a few people or millions world wide. Get your facts straight.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Zondervan is one of the largest publishers in the world. They are hardly part of a "cult". Get your facts straight.
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