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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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20. And now for something completely different

With a start I realise it is over a decade since I left my position as the Anna Kournikova of Big Business. From the minimal research I have done on the subject, it seems nobody missed me. Few people, apart from my bank manager, evidenced any distress at the time. Had he actually been dead, he assured me, he would have accorded me the honour of turning in his grave.

I have never missed that world for a minute. Others who have left it have felt the need to justify the move – ‘wanting to spend more time with the family’ being a favoured reason. I simply decided that after a quarter of a century of bosses, I would never work for anybody again.

I have survived, without the covering fire of a big corporation ...

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