Times are tough for Jon Cryer. The 'Two and a Half Men' star is currently on an unscheduled hiatus from the show thanks to Charlie Sheen, but the actor has landed a new job -- as Ellen DeGeneres' new temp!

According to RadarOnline.com, Cryer will appear in a skit on Thursday's 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' working the reception desk. The host praises his hard work at answering phones calls and taking messages.

"You really do good work," she says. "You do the work of two and a half men!"

When DeGeneres thanks him for being there, Cryer simply replies, "I needed the work."

Get a sneak peak of Cryer's clip over at RadarOnline.