Friday, 7 March 2008

The Credit Card

The shit is about to hit the fan. I'm not hanging around to see it!

The once family company that I work for is gradually going down.

People don't trust each other anymore. Its like living in a video game. You never know who's lurking behind the corner ready to shoot!
Okay maybe its not that dramatic. but something is definitely wrong. For the last few weeks CEO has been acting strange. Endless emails to myself and Gay Boss asking for strange information.

On Monday, despite my efforts not to get involved, I had to do a bit of detective work.

4eyes from Accounts has been avoiding me for months, ever since he burst into tears outside the disabled toilets. It was so sad! I had to drag him inside and listen to his life story.

Anyway, on Monday I decided to pay him a visit. I needed him to track CEO's credit card transactions for the last few weeks. I know it sounds odd but I thought that would be a great place to start. The detectives on TV always track the credit card transactions. Convincing 4eyes that I needed the information for business reasons was slightly more time consuming.

I had to ask him for all the company credit card transactions over the last two months. I told him that there was a slight problem with our budget and I needed to see where the expenses were going.

"But that's not your job. That's what (Gay Boss) does."

"Yes I know (4eyes), but it affects my budget more than anybody else's."

He knows that its not true. He's the accountant for crying out loud!

"Look, (4eyes), I'm just worried about the over spending. If the two of us can sort it out before (Gay Boss) freaks out about something then we're just keeping the peace aren't we?"

I smiled at him. I tried to make it look like we were in it together. Helping the company move on and dealing with obstacles head on before they become problems. For extra effect I squeezed his hand. Oh God. Did I go too far? He looked at me in complete surprise.

"I guess so."

He agreed?! Yes!

I made him promise not to tell anyone while we flicked through the data. I told him that we'll analyse it and then approach individuals in each department and give them a friendly warning about over spending. For their own good of course. It'll all be very low key. We're doing them all a huge favour.

CEO was in England! He made a credit card transaction in London on the Friday at a London restaurant. When he emailed me he told me he was in Antigua. Somethings not right.

Another transaction Monday morning. Why does that cafe sound so familiar? I know it. Where from? It hit me. Shit!

That's all I needed to know.

"You know something 4eyes? Maybe this isn't such a good idea. I mean you could get in serious trouble for it. I'm really sorry."

4eyes looked at me relieved.

"You know, I was thinking the same thing."

I headed back to my office. My thoughts were racing. I had to sit down and think about it properly. Maybe I should call Stoner. I need to tell him what I think I know. He'll know where to go from here.

I got a call while I was hurrying down the corridor. An interview for another job! I'd only just put my CV up on Monster. That was quick! One of our rival companies. The woman on the line was incredibly enthusiastic and friendly. Could I come in for an interview? Hell yes!


Grilled Pizza said...

You really know how to keep us hanging lol, first you disapear and then we only get half a story!
Good to see you back :0)
GP x

KaB said...

Man...I want more! you've got an interview lined up that quick, huh?!? Any tips for me...I need me a job quick sticks the minute I step foot in London!

Glad you're back...jaysus...I had withdrawal problems for a while!

Kitty said...

Cool detective work Elise. Good luck with the interview. x

Ruby said...

lol....good luck with the interview hun!

Trée said...

But how much blogging fodder is that other company going to be? I mean, what if they are normal. Where does that leave all of us? :-D

hayley-emsley said...

Hey Elise,

Good luck with the interview, i am positive you will get it!!!

Glad to see you back!!

C.Rag said...

Good Luck with the interview!

We've just had our 7th employee leave our department in the past 6 months.

It's good to get out sooner than later.

Malach the Merciless said...

Ok, plug time:

The Third Option Media Monster Video!

Did we inspire you?

The Divine Miss M said...

Good luck on the interview!

Anonymous said...

Elise... send me an e-mail

Poetikat said...

Things are really hotting up! Can't wait to hear where CEO has been hanging out. Best of luck on the job interview, but don't leave before we know what's really going down at your current place of work! Please.

Lopz said...

Welcome back, your fans have been revolting! ;-)

I echo the cries of good luck, and am rubbing my hands in anticipation of all being revealed... x

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

I'm in suspense!! What is CEO doing!???!!??
I hope your interview goes well! :) Good luck!

Malach the Merciless said...

Malach has give out his first ever blog awards, and you have won one, congrats!

Clueless Cat said...

Ah! I wanna know what you spotted! lol

Good luck on that interview!!!

taxitalk said...

A new job, all right get the hell out of the sinking ship unless you wanna stay and watch it burn, is ceo cheating on his wife now that would be good, cause only you know, you could blackmail the old coot

Michelle Hix said...

Good luck on your interview Elise. We've missed you.

jeff said...

I wish I could just post up my resume and have jobs call me for interviews.

B.E. Earl said...

Huh? So where did you recognize the cafe in London from? Did I miss something?

sweets said...

never a dull moment! ;)

roentarre said...

Your story tells the mind of a girl really well. Plenty of detective work picking up visual cues and clues.

Quite a chapter for psychology! :)

Cocaine Princess said...

Maybe you should open up your own detective agency. I bet you'd make a lot of money. Good luck with your interview. Any firm would be lucky to have you.

Cocaine Princess

Cocaine Princess said...

I'm glad you're back.