I suppose I should go back and explain.
It all started with the 'disciplinary action' that New Guy took against me. I had a cold and I took a sick day. Apparently I didn't have a good enough reason for absence. After our official meeting, he issued me with an official warning. Solicitor went mad.
Fortunately for me New Guy had no idea that Solicitor is not only a lawyer, but that he also used to do business with the company. Solicitor urged me to write a letter appealing the outcome of the meeting to CEO.
Now here's where it got interesting. I should open up my own private spy company.
I hacked into New Guys emails. His password was pretty easy to figure out. He's a huge football fan. I typed in 'arsenal' and it worked! Scrolling through them I found quite a few from CEO. The one that stood out for me was their master plan.
How did she take the written warning? We definitely followed the correct procedure issuing it. She just needs to slip two more times before we can proceed.
Any thoughts about (Wanker's) proposal?
My heart stopped when I read that. I pressed the print button and looked through the sent messages.
You're right. We have followed procedure. it may be a little tough short term but with the current economic climate as it is we could really do with the extra £38k to increase profits.
I have thought about (Wanker's) proposal. I think it's a little premature at the moment, however I will give it some thought.
As far as I can see the company needs a complete make-over. I will talk through different strategies with my team before presenting them to yourself.
I read through both emails. Surly they couldn't be talking about what I thought they were talking about? They want to get rid of me to increase profits? What proposal?
The more I thought about it the angrier I became. Later that night I showed Solicitor the emails. He read through them and re-read my written warning. The written warning had been drafted by a lawyer. It followed a generic layout and included certain phrases.
Their "project", whatever it may be, had been carefully planned out.
CEO terminated the companies services with Solicitors law firm. There's no way that Solicitor would ever agree to be involved with constructively dismissing a member of staff, especially if it were me.
New Guy definitely was not who he said he was. He clearly had a relationship with both CEO and Wanker before he joined the company. The only question was, what?
CEO received my appeal through the post the following day. He immediately sent an email to New Guy.
I received a letter of appeal from Elise. However, I can't say this surprises me. Her boyfriend is in law. I expect she'll be receiving legal advice through that route.
Hopefully our ends are tied tight enough.
It's best if you continue to share and office with her until this matter is taken care of.
I can't help feeling that this has become a personal issue. In business it is wise to keep things as simple as possible.
Please keep me informed of all information. Small details, such as her boyfriend, make things more complicated than they need to be.
Print. Print. Print.
Over the next few days I began collecting and slotting together pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. I desperately wanted to share with Stoner but this time I had to do it alone. I couldn't chance anything. I picked up the phone several time to call Gay Boss. I had to hang up before I could get through.
Solicitor gave me an address a week later. I dropped in during a lunch break. A petite middle-aged blond woman with a kind face held out her hand as I walked in.
"Elise, I'm Melinda. (Solicitor) told me the situation. Take a seat."