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Hired, Fired, Fled
HIRED, FIRED, FLED is the calamitous tale of an average graduate who crashed through fourteen jobs in fifteen years, as he searched for the holy grail of the working world: a job to love.
Wrongly accused of sleeping with the boss’s wife was a bad start, and things only got worse for Charlie Raymond as the film industry lured him in, kicking off a desperate struggle to succeed. His global quest bounced him through Africa, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, serving soup in Italy, witnessing 9/11, eating his way into A&E, and risking hypothermia in Canada, as he took increasingly desperate measures to prove his path right.
HIRED, FIRED, FLED is the story of trying to ‘make it’ in the 21st Century. This humorous memoir will entertain and enlighten, revealing the oddities of life as an escapist expat, while striking a chord with anyone who’s ever dreamed of loving their work… and beating the rat race.
Packed with crucial, need-to-know tips, such as how to resign in the rudest way possible, how to bypass corporate ‘gatekeepers’, and how to cope with a boss who thinks you’ve slept with his wife, HIRED, FIRED, FLED was sparked by Charlie Raymond trying to answer the ultimate question:
‘What should I be doing with my days on Earth?’
This book is the result, and was written with himself in mind, aged 17 ½, as he wrestled with that baffling conundrum… yet HIRED, FIRED, FLED will entertain and inspire people of all ages, whether beginning their careers, desperate for change, happy at work, or taking off for a sun-lounger in the Med.