After selling "Cuddly Toy" to The Monkees and receiving a $40,000 guarantee Harry Nilsson felt secure enough to quit his job at the bank. He called his boss who chided Nilsson "for making jokes over the phone,"

But when he sensed I was serious he told me he couldn't be happier and I would have my job back anytime I wanted it. We still keep in touch.

-- Harry Nilsson (1969)[1]