Thursday, 14 August 2008

Melinda

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.

RE: Project

(New Guy)

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?

(CEO)

My heart stopped when I read that. I pressed the print button and looked through the sent messages.


RE: Project

(CEO)

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.

Regards,

(New Guy)

Print.

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.

RE: Project

(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.

(CEO)


RE: Project

(CEO)

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.

(New Guy)

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."

22 comments:

Polgara said...

And yet another cliffhanger! You're such a tease girl!
And still no clue if you're ok!
Hope you are hun, feel free to drop me an e-mail if you just want a chat/whinge, i dont wanna intrude if you got stuff going on but remember am thinking of you!
Pol x

Slyde said...

wow.. you certainly have a knack at getting into peoples email accounts...

and it sounds like its a good thing you did...

The Divine Miss M said...

Again a really nice read but PLEASE can you actually tell us the whole story?!

I'm starting to feel like I did with Lost as I never had the whole picture. It frustrates me. And not in a good way! :(

B.E. Earl said...

Remind me never to tell you my email address. ;)

hayley-emsley said...

OMG what conniving lot they are! I don't believe they thought they could mess with you!!

You go Elise, take them all down!!

Michelle Hix said...

Whoa girl! You've got a lot going on...man how do you do it with the email passwords?

Malach the Merciless said...

Darn it write a book, so I can read as far as a I want!

twentysomethingandclueless said...

I'm glad you're back! I have definitely missed your blog.

And Elise, you definitely know how to write an intriguing story!! Have you thought about writing a screenplay?? ;) Looking forward to the next post!!

sweets said...

shocking! you live in a spy novel :)

i hope you take them to the cleaners!

Cocaine Princess said...

So, how long have you been hacking into people's email accounts? I have missed your blog so much!

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Glugster said...

Methinks you are doing this on purpose.

lotus07 said...

This is just too good. The fact that you can 'see' it unfolding makes it all the better.

This is pretty standard operting procedure when new people take over a company. Erase the history and start fresh, regardless if it makes sense or not.

You just have the proof they are doing it. Don't know what the laws are in Great Britain regarding this.

If you could prove it here in the States you would have an action against the employer, because they were obviously not firing you for performance, but for personal reasons. Although you won't be allowed to use the e-mails, since they were obtained illegelly.

Best of luck with the wankers!

Candy Grrl said...

OMG...OMG...OMG...what is wrong with these people? Don't people do things by the book nowadays...sly fuckers!

How the hell do you get into the dude's email accounts without him knowing?

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

Ooooh!! God, you really need to stop teasing us! It's so unfair, I want to know the rest of the story! :-P~~~

Miss Caught Up said...

New here! Exciting stuff! Thanks for the great read!

Melain said...

YAY! The drama is back! I missed you. Can't wait to read on!

C.Rag said...

Malach is right. Write a book!

hayley-emsley said...

"Why are we waiting...la la la la la laaaaaa........"

Agnes Mildew said...

What a fascinating life you have! I am hooked and will look forward to future updates...

angel said...

oooh this is gonna be good!

Polgara said...

Where are you hun? Everything ok??
Pol x

Shemley said...

Cliffhanger as always, brilliant!