I spent most of the day with Stoner yesterday. We locked ourselves in my office. (People must think we're having a sordid office affair!) I told him everything; the contracts with errors, hiring Solicitor, the phone call with CEO, keeping everything a secret. Stoner came up with the best solution to my problems... Investigate myself!
I love Stoner. He's the only person who would ever come up with something so exciting.
We thought of two possible suspects:
Gay Boss:- We couldn't actually think of a valid motive. He's a suspect because CEO told me to keep the details of the situation away from him. Gay Boss has access to the contracts at all times. It wouldn't be difficult for him to change anything if he wanted to.
Old Prick:- Revenge. Old Prick found it difficult to accept that he was "invited to leave". Initiating a law suite against Gay Boss a few months ago demonstrates his hatred for the company. He had access to the contracts at all times.
This is the plan so far:
Gay Boss:- The only way to know whether he's a friend or foe is to tail him. I've agreed to have lunch with him today to catch up on the last month and a half. We're going to an Italian restaurant a few miles away. (Gay Boss insisted on taking me somewhere nice to cheer me up.) Mean while Stoner is going to sneak into Gay Boss's office and look for anything suspicious. He has all the computer passwords etc.
I feel really guilty about doing this but I need as much information as I can get before talking to him. The last thing I want to do is screw up and tell him everything if he's got bad intentions.
I hope Stoner doesn't find anything. I really like Gay Boss. How many other bosses take employees out to nice restaurants to cheer them up? He's been really thoughtful the last couple of days. He thinks I'm having a real personal crisis. Which to a certain extent I am...
Old Prick:- This is going to be more difficult. The only thing we can do at work is ransack his computer and find information on what documents were opened and when. We have his home address but I have a feeling breaking and entering is a crime.
If we can't find anything on Gay Boss we'll think of a decent plan to investigate Old Prick.
The loose ends:- Solicitor knows everything. He's slightly sceptical about our plan. (By 'slightly' I mean he stalked up and down the living room telling me I've completely lost my mind and that I should just stay out of it before I get into trouble. I think the term "You are crazy Elise!" was said quite a few times. He looks so sexy when he's angry!)
Solicitor has sent the invoice directly to CEO so that Gay Boss doesn't find out that I hired a lawyer. CEO couldn't believe "how clever" I was to have taken care of that hiccup. Honestly, how stupid does he think I am?