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In the final Harry Potter movie we see that Griphook the goblin isn't working at Gringott's Bank.

Is there an explanation why he doesn't he have a job there any more?

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Best if the goblins just explain it themselves, as they do in the book:

There was another pause in which the fire crackled and the river rushed on. Then Ted said, “And where do you two fit in? I, er, had the impression the goblins were for You-Know-Who, on the whole.”

“You had a false impression,” said the higher-voiced of the goblins. “We take no sides. This is a wizards’ war.”

“How come you’re in hiding, then?”

“I deemed it prudent,” said the deeper-voiced goblin. “Having refused what I considered an impertinent request, I could see that my personal safety was in jeopardy.”

“What did they ask you to do?” asked Ted.

“Duties ill-befitting the dignity of my race,” replied the goblin, his voice rougher and less human as he said it. “I am not a house-elf.”

“What about you, Griphook?”

“Similar reasons,” said the higher-voiced goblin. “Gringotts is no longer under the sole control of my race. I recognize no Wizarding master.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 15 - The Goblin's Revenge

It seems clear that the Voldemort controlled Ministry was interfering heavily with the running of Gringotts, including giving a number of orders to the goblins that conflicted with their racial pride and beliefs.

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I wanted to find this, but I don't have my books with me right now, +1 for posting it :) –  ZenLogic Jul 30 at 17:09

He refused to accept being under the control of wizards after the Death Eaters took over the ministry. More found on the Wikia.

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Please don't site Wikia. Its not canon and has been wrong and contradictory in the past. –  Lego Stormtroopr Jul 31 at 4:47
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@LegoStormtroopr It's a Wikia, if you have proof it's wrong, edit it. –  Nate Kerkhofs Jul 31 at 8:26
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@LegoStormtrooper I only post Wikia when I know it is correct, I would have quoted the book, but I didn't have it with me at the time of posting. The Wikia is a collection of information that was gathered from canon. –  ZenLogic Jul 31 at 10:12

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