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The Bucks Stop Here by Jim Parton

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Chapter 9

Rika had still not come back from Venice (or was it Cannes?), so I had time to psych myself up to tell her that I was redundant. I picked up Gen from Rory’s and got him ready for bed. The urgency to get him down quickly so that I could have a bit of the evening to myself had somehow gone.

I slept soundly and decided not to go into Merrill Lynch the next day. I needed time to myself to think things over. While I was at home I had no fewer than three telephone calls from headhunters wanting to see me. It seemed that there was demand out there for somebody like myself. I spoke fluent (for C.V. purposes) Japanese and French, had five years’ experience. I’d had a reasonable pay-off and had time on my hands. I would play the field and ...

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