In the 1/23 People, Pierce Brosnan says: "I'm free at last. And as much as I liked playing James Bond, it was a shackle. The day the phone rang and it was my agent saying, "It's over. Negotiations have stopped," I was shocked. It was a bit of a body blow. They had invited me back and then UNINVITED me. Than I felt a great sense of liberation, a mild euphoria that I was free of it and could do anything I wanted....I made a great living from it. So I look at it positively. Anything else would be detrimental and negative and soul-destroying."
Other than the agent part and the acting part, he's saying exactly what I was thinking about my ex-job.