1. The PhD graduate failed to find any decent job and was forced to face the reality and take a low-paying job as a waiter at a restaurant.2. In this struggling economy, the aspiring actress needs to suck it up and takes any job she can find to foot her bills.
 face the reality suck it upface the reality 是面對現實很貼切的翻譯，suck it up 意思是忍一下，向現實低頭的意思。
All the ork I've been putting into this project has been all for nothing because my boss is shutting it down.