Life after redundancy – Thea Montgomerie-Anderson – Management Today

When Thea Montgomerie-Anderson was made redundant, she found a job in her hobby – stand-up comedy…

I used to work in the City for an American company selling IT software to investment banks and insurance companies. Gradually they made more and more people redundant, and when the pound went through the floor it was pretty obvious my days were numbered.

I’d started doing comedy two and a half years ago as a drunken bet with one of my clients. I used to just do open mike nights to de-stress. The world of sales is very aggressive: I was walking around with hair in a tight bun, wearing Gucci dresses, high-heels and pearls. Comedy was just a good release. Then I got made redundant last December. Now I’m in platforms and hotpants.

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