New Zealand Man Brings "Support" Clown to Meeting Where He Was to Be Fired

September 16, 2019

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New Zealand copywriter Joshua Jack was pretty sure he was about to be fired when he was told to attend a work meeting to discuss his future at the company where he worked, and was invited to bring a friend or family member for support. "Sensing the bad news, I decided I'd need the best support person available, so I spent $200 [U.S. $127> to hire a clown," Jack wrote on Facebook. As company HR officials delivered the bad news, Jack's hire made balloon animals while dressed in full makeup and attire. "It was rather noisy him making balloon animals so we had to tell him to be quiet from time to time," Jack told a radio host. Asked what the clown thought of the scenario, Jack admitted, "He thought it was a touch unusual, but he was willing to do it." Jack also revealed that he's already lined up a new job at a competing agency.