Man resigns from job to play Pokemon
Currie has revealed plans to get back to the labour market and also pay attention to his personal business when he ends his Pokemon trip.
The action of Currie, who works as a barista and bar tender at a restaurant located in Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, has caused quite a shock for everyone.
His father however thinks he always had the tendency to be famous in a text message to him.
Speaking to Newsbeat, he said, "When I resigned, I didn't tell my manager I was going out into the world to hunt Pokemon,"
"But after my story got picked up I gave him a courtesy call to update him just in case the media contacted him."
"I got an absolutely lovely response, 'Good on you Tom. It is really funny. I hope everything is OK. Have fun for your Pokemon trip',
"My dad sent through a text message saying he always knew I would be famous."
His decision to make such a sudden move has also paid off.
Currie mentioned that his status has been elevated since making the announcement.
"I have been approached by a few other Pokemon trainers who recognised me and wanted a chat,"
"I have had people asking for photos and one guy even called me his hero for doing what I'm doing."
"I have received messages on Facebook from around the world, messages of support from America, Ireland, Canada, India and Nepal."
"The story has gone global, so no doubt I'll be getting a bit more fan mail."
The now popular Currie, has plans to return to work and also improve his personal business as soon he finishes the Pokemon trip.
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