A copywriter, heading into a scheduled meeting with human resources at a New Zealand advertising agency, hired a clown as his support person.
The clown reportedly mimed tears as the paperwork was handed over.
"A while ago, I got a job. A short while later, I lost it," the adman writes on Facebook.
"For anyone who hasn’t been fired, what happens is they schedule a serious meeting and advise you to bring a ‘support person’.
"Sensing the bad news, I decided I’d need the best support person available, so I spent $200 to hire a clown."
He told Newshub the clown made balloon animals, a unicorn and a poodle.
"It was rather noisy him making balloon animals so we had to tell him to be quiet from time to time," he told Newshub.
Jack starts at a new job today (Monday) in Auckland at DDB NZ. He was made redundant 20 August.
The NZ Herald says the clown, Joe the Clown, is actor Joseph Brosnahan.
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