I called CEO today. I thought I should tell someone and I couldn't get hold of Gay Boss.
CEO is a very old fashioned guy. Before he chose to become a non-executive member he had a large office with dark wooden furniture and a big moose's head mounted on the wall. No joke. Actually it might have been a deer. I'm not too sure. He always insisted on using the board room for all meetings, even if he was only meeting one person. He would sit at the head of the long oak table with the other person sitting at the other end where you literally have to shout to be heard.
He's a sweet man. Slightly sexist, but sweet.
After exchanging Happy New Years with each other I explained the situation. I basically told him that I had consulted a lawyer to be on the safe side and that the contract is currently being rectified. CEO expressed his gratitude and relief; "Well done Elise. Thank you so much for informing me. My God you are a clever girl aren't you?"
We spoke for another few minutes before saying out goodbyes. Before I rang off he said something very odd;
"Elise I want you to do something for me. This is very, very important." (he only ever says "very" twice when he's talking to a woman)
"Don't tell anyone about this contract business. Not even (Gay Boss). This is important."
This is ridiculous. How on earth can I keep this to myself? And why? Gay Boss is going to find out that I hired Solicitor when he receives an invoice anyway. Something doesn't seem right about this. What should I do?
Should I tell Gay Boss? He's going to find out sometime and I've always been close to him. I've never really lied to him. (With the exception of the time that I went into him computer and accidentally arranged a date with Alec the Camp Guy. And of course the other harmless lies; i.e. telling him that I'm almost done with a report when I haven't even looked at it, checking his email without asking, taking the odd sickie..)
Or Should I stick with what CEO told me to do? He said it was important... twice!