The Shang–Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings actor, posted a lengthy post on his Twitter account on 12 April to thank his former boss at Deloitte for firing him from his accounting job 10 years ago.
The post read: “Soon it’ll be 12 April, the day I got laid off from Deloitte. I owe my life to being let go from a career I hated. Accounting = not for me.”
“Ten years ago to the day, I was lead into my managing partner’s office at Deloitte and told that they were terminating my employment effective immediately.”
Liu mentioned that he was escorted by “a lady from HR and a security guard onto the floor in front of the entire open-concept office”.
He added: “the entire office was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. Nobody moved, offered a whisper of encouragement, or even looked in my direction. I fought back tears of humiliation, grabbed my things, and never looked back.”, he added.
Liu went on to say that he thought his life was over, and that “he had wasted countless time and money that (his) family had wasted on (him)” and that “years of schooling, gifted programs, trying to live up to my parents’ expectations. It all came crashing down in an instant.”