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The Bucks Stop Here by Jim Parton

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Chapter 18

I had been out of work for two months. The job hunt, it must be said, wasn’t going particularly well. No one had got close to offering me a job, although I had had the odd second interview.

Rory’s Dad drew a blank suing Merrill Lynch over my dismissal. Had I not signed that crucial document agreeing to severance terms that the likes of Nigel had advised me were reasonable, I might have squeezed more out of them, if only because the opposition prefer to avoid untoward hassle, and a few thousand here or there makes no difference to them.

The obvious lesson is that if you are made redundant, check with a clued-up solicitor before you sign anything. Quite a few people of my acquaintance have successfully agitated to keep the company ...

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