Who needs a support dog when you have a support clown? Okay, most people would say they would rather have a support dog but one man in New Zealand who was facing the ax at work brought in a support clown for his redundancy meeting. Get this though, the ($200 paid) clown provided comic relief as the man's bosses fired him.
The man, Joshua Jack said he sensed he was getting canned when he got an email from his agency employer saying they needed to discuss his performance. “It did talk about being able to bring a support person,” Jack said He went onto to say, “I thought, it’s either a promotion or worse. I thought it was best to bring in a professional — so I paid $200 and hired a clown.” Jack did get fired in the end, but he said his bosses at the advertising agency FCB were grateful he decided to “spice up the meeting” and “could see the humorous side.”
According to the NY Post, The clown mimed crying as Jack’s employers slid the redundancy paperwork across the table and created a balloon unicorn and poodle to lighten the mood. If anyone else does this in the future, they're my hero.
“He was $200 so basically he was, I assume, one of the best clowns in Auckland,” Jack said. “I definitely recommend bringing Joe or another clown. Highly recommended.”