Jival Chowdry was Donna Noble's boss in the alternate world in which she never met the Doctor. He was known to Sylvia Noble, Donna's mum, who in June 2007 persuaded her daughter to go to him for a job as a secretary in his photocopy business in Merchant Street, London, instead of to H.C. Clements. Though Donna did quite well, being promoted six months later, the draining of the River Thames by the Tenth Doctor caused a downturn in his business. He sacked her in 2008. When Donna was sacked she threatened to tell people about Chowdry's "wandering hands".