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30th Apr '16 8:24:38 PM Kartoonkid95
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* [[Creator/{{Pixar}} John Lasseter]] got fired Disney in 1982 for trying pushing their animation department to [[ItWillNeverCatchOn adopt computer graphics]], and he told his wife that he quit to peruse other projects. He didn't tell her the truth until 25 years later when he [[{{Irony}} became head of Disney Animation]].

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* [[Creator/{{Pixar}} John Lasseter]] got fired from Disney in 1982 for trying pushing their animation department to [[ItWillNeverCatchOn adopt computer graphics]], and he told his wife that he quit to peruse other projects. He didn't tell her the truth until 25 years later when he [[{{Irony}} became head of Disney Animation]].
30th Apr '16 8:24:21 PM Kartoonkid95
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* [[Creator/{{Pixar}} John Lasseter]] got fired Disney in 1982 for trying pushing their animation department to [[ItWillNeverCatchOn adopt computer graphics]], and he told his wife that he quit to peruse other projects. He didn't tell her the truth until 25 years later when he [[{{Irony}} became head of Disney Animation]].
24th Apr '16 9:48:38 AM Nazetrime
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* Old Nick from ''Literature/{{Room}}'', in the early part of the story. When he finally admits it six months in, it motivates the woman he's been keeping prisoner for years as a SexSlave to try to escape, by fear that he may use a radical method to cut costs.
17th Mar '16 6:59:20 PM DrOO7
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** Also in another episode where a man was suspected of killing his entire family rather than admit that he'd failed to provide for them.
1st Jan '16 12:38:33 PM AllanV
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* Laura in ''Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie'' drops out of business school rather than being fired from a job, but hides it in the same way.
7th Dec '15 9:33:00 AM Hossmeister
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', Ron Delite is fired from his job as a security guard, and worries that his wife will leave him if she finds out, especially as she is a big spender and "treats money like it's water". So he does the reasonable thing and [[spoiler: becomes a PhantomThief while guarding the secret from her.]] In the end after she discovers all, she tells him that she wouldn't have abandoned him because she truly loved him.

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', Ron Delite is fired from his job as a security guard, and worries that his wife will leave him if she finds out, especially as she is a big spender and "treats money like it's water". So he does the reasonable thing and [[spoiler: becomes a PhantomThief while guarding the secret from her.]] In the end after she discovers all, she tells him that she wouldn't have abandoned him because she truly loved him.
21st Oct '15 8:07:08 PM SilentStranger
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* Variation: Homer's life coach in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persuaded him to quit his job at the nuclear plant and apply for a better position at a copper piping company. He didn't get it, but couldn't bear to tell his family.

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* Variation: Homer's life coach in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persuaded him to quit his job at the nuclear plant and apply for a better position at a copper piping company. He didn't get it, but couldn't bear to tell his family.
family and spends all day hanging out at Krusty Burger, filling out the map mazes on the back of the kid menus.
** Another episode has a different variation. After Homer accidently loses all their money investing in pumpkins but stupidly hanging on to the stocks well after Halloween, he cant bring himself to tell Marge and in desperation ends up getting a loan from his hated sister-in-laws, who uses the loan to extort Homer into letting them abuse and humiliate him in return for keeping quiet.
30th Jun '15 12:25:23 PM zoop
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* On ''Series/BarneyMiller'', a stock broker lost his job and, unwilling to tell his wife, began begging for money in the streets instead. He ended up making more money that way.
* ''Series/{{Becker}}'': Margaret and [[TheGhost her husband]] spent several series having fierce arguments and marital troubles. Eventually, it turned out he'd lost his job but didn't have the nerve to tell her.



* ''Series/{{Becker}}'': Margaret and [[TheGhost her husband]] spent several series having fierce arguments and marital troubles. Eventually, it turned out he'd lost his job but didn't have the nerve to tell her.
22nd Apr '15 5:41:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''AxisPowersHetalia'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6343616/1/What-Your-Country-Can-Do-For-You What Your Country Can Do For You]], Japan meets one of his citizens, who is too ashamed that he lost his job to go home and face his family. Japan takes the man home, where his wife is just happy to have him back and is sure he'll find another job.

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* In the ''AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6343616/1/What-Your-Country-Can-Do-For-You What Your Country Can Do For You]], Japan meets one of his citizens, who is too ashamed that he lost his job to go home and face his family. Japan takes the man home, where his wife is just happy to have him back and is sure he'll find another job.
16th Jan '15 5:43:34 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'', an NPC follows a similar "get dressed for work and walk around the city pretending that you still have a job" routine that the Persona 3 character does, [[AllThereIntheManual as detailed in his character profile]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'', an NPC follows a similar "get dressed for work and walk around the city pretending that you still have a job" routine that the Persona 3 ''Persona 3'' character does, [[AllThereIntheManual as detailed in his character profile]].
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