Hired, Fired, Fled

Read Charlie Raymond's calamitous, globe-spanning memoir!


Hired, Fired, Fled is the calamitous tale of an average graduate who crashed through fourteen jobs in fifteen years, as he searched for the holy grail of the working world: a job to love.  

Wrongly accused of sleeping with the boss’s wife was a bad start, and things only got worse for Charlie Raymond, as the film industry lured him in, kicking off a desperate struggle to succeed. His global quest bounced him through Africa, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, serving soup in Italy, witnessing 9/11, eating his way into A&E, and risking hypothermia in Canada, as he took increasingly desperate measures to prove his path right.

Hired, Fired, Fled is the story of ‘making it’ in the 21st Century. This humorous memoir will entertain and enlighten, revealing the oddities of life as an escapist expat, while striking a chord with anyone who’s ever dreamed of loving their work… and beating the rat race.

Charlie’s talent for observing and then reporting on the ludicrous series of events that befell him will have you chuckling aloud on your sun-lounger... engaging and immensely entertaining.
— Iain Robertson, B-C-ing-U.com


Charlie Raymond grew up between London and Dorset (in south-west England). This is his first book. He is a long-term career and travel nomad, always planning another trip overseas. He loves visiting far-flung lands, but is also happy sipping wine in a French town, or whipping up a bolognese at home in the UK.

This book was written with himself in mind, aged 17 ½, as he wrestled with the ultimate question: 'What should I be doing with my days on Earth?'. It's a book he hopes that even at that young age he'd have bothered to read to the very end; yet Hired, Fired, Fled is intended to entertain and inspire people of all ages, whether beginning their careers, desperate for change, happy at work, or taking off for a sun-lounger in the Med.


With tongue-in-cheek humour, gripping angst, and weighted notational advice... Hired, Fired, Fled offers an upfront and relatable compilation of life post-study... serving as a highly recommendable read to anyone graduating, or people entering into their penultimate years of study.
— Paul Rodger, Strathclyde Telegraph
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