Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know Wodehouse worked in HSBC for two years?! :)

His father found him a position with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (now known as HSBC), where, after two years' training in London, he would have been posted to an overseas branch. However, Wodehouse was never interested in banking as a career and "never learned a thing about banking". (Some of his experiences in the bank were recounted in Psmith in the City.) He wrote part-time while working in the bank, and in 1902 became a journalist with The Globe (a now defunct newspaper), taking over the comic column from a friend who had resigned. (From Wiki pedia)

4 comments:

Varun said...

Yes,I knew.It's there in the wikipedia entry on Sir PGW I think.

Varun said...

Oh you mentioned wiki. Didn't read through the whole post.

Sastry said...

I know... all great ppl would have worked with hsbc :)

Raji said...

Yes I knew it. T.S. Eliot too worked in a bank