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The Bucks Stop Here by Jim Parton

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Chapter 20

I answered an ad in The Times: ‘Career at a Crossroads? We will find the right job for you whether you are redundant or merely seeking a change. No obligation – first consultation free.’ i.e. all subsequent consultations very expensive. I arrived at the door of a smart West End address. I was taken in to see a Mr Philip Tenison, fifty-five-ish, cavernous eyes, domed head, well spoken, smooth. We started with a discussion of my life so far. They had already ascertained what I had been earning from my telephone call. I am always surprised how easy it is to get such private information from me.

He glanced through my C.V. to establish my pedigree. ‘Of course we will produce a more professional C.V. for you.’ He wheedled out of me how ...

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