Man Brings Emotional Support Clown To Meeting Where He’s Laid Off
Bringing emotional support clown was one thing he could control as he lost his job.
That sinking feeling
Joshua Jack had a bad feeling when he received an email telling him HR needed to have a meeting with him.
Maybe it was something about the line that said he might want to bring someone with him for emotional support.
He figured he was losing his job. They call it a “redundancy meeting” in Auckland, New Zealand.
Most people would probably bring a spouse or a friend.
Maybe it’s his quirky New Zealand sense of humor, Jack thought, “clown.”
Another reason to love New Zealand
(Can I just pause a moment and, as someone who has been called into one of these type of meetings, can I just say how lovely that this is a thing in New Zealand. It’s the law. You have to be able to bring in your person.)
Jack told “This Morning With Phillip and Holly” in London, “If it’s going to be bad news, I’d best get a professional in. To be honest, my mum can’t even juggle. Best to get in someone who could make a few balloon animals and keep my spirits high.”
As only a clown can tell
The clown made gestures like wiping his eyes when Jack received the news that he was, indeed losing his job.
He also made two balloon animals during the meeting.
The clown cost Jack $200.
“So I basically spent $100 per animal,” Jack told Magic radio station in Auckland.
There was one problem
The noise from the balloon animals was the only part Jack’s now former bosses didn’t seem to appreciate.
Other than that, they appreciated the good joke.
Must be some good karma, as well.
Jack says he already has a new job.
Would you love to do this if/when you lose or have lost a job? Please tell me how you’ve coped with losing a job in the Comments section below.
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