Thursday, April 12, 2018
Secrets and Lies
I don't know about everyone else, but throughout my life I often seem to be in opportune (or inopportune) places to hear sensitive, scandalous or private information. No, I'm not eavesdropping, sometimes people will voluntarily reveal information to me- maybe because I'm the only other person around. Sometimes it is said in such a place that I am unable to avoid overhearing the information.
Due to the nature of the information I have been made privy to I cannot disclose it to those close to me as it would ruin friendships, working relationships or simply be construed as gossip. I'm not the type to want to cause drama in the lives of my friends, family or work relationships. So, your beautiful ears (or eyes rather) will get to hear the random secrets and lies that I hear. I figure my blog can act as my stress relief/venting place for all of the craziness I hear.
First up--a girl that I work with who I have previously referred to as "Michelle". "Michelle" is my boss's assistant. She used to live up north, I believe in Illinois. When I first started working with "Michelle" she shared with me her reasons for moving to Florida. Apparently, she was working 2 jobs to make ends meet because she had gotten kicked out of the College she was attending due to her poor grades. Well, shortly thereafter, she got fired from both jobs. One for stealing money (she was a cashier) and the other for stealing a company laptop and surreptitiously accessing confidential email (regarding plans for the company, payroll and pay raises, etc.). After getting fired from both jobs she moved down to Florida for a "fresh start".
Once she got to Florida she began applying for jobs, however, she was not having much luck so she lied on her application about having a college degree (remember she got kicked out of College). After she made that change she was able to get a job and worked there for about 3 or 4 years. Well her boss, suddenly, retired and she was out of work again. She started looking for another job and, again, decided to lie on her resume and put that she had graduated from College. One of the companies that she applied to actually checked to see if she had graduated from College and found that she did not. The company wrote her a letter advising her to never apply for a job with them again due to her dishonesty. I just wasn't sure how to react when she told me this information. I kinda stared at her with my mouth open. I have never revealed this information to anyone else because I was worried that it could get her fired from this job. I can't be responsible for affecting the financial well-being of another.
I could go on and on about her secrets and lies, but that is enough for now. Maybe, I will another series on this topic later. Have you ever had someone tell you private or scandalous information? How did you react? What did you do?