Over my career I have been hired in positions new to a business, have been sought out to beta test new software (fun!), and cleaned up after a few ‘Bad Belindas‘ and ‘Toxic Thanas‘. I have earned myself a rep for being a ‘fixer – organizer’. Not glamorous but it keeps life interesting. One thing all those jobs have in common is detective work. A great piece of advice I got in my 20’s from a new employer was…
Make sure you look around and open all the cupboards to see what is there, I’m too busy to be stopped to answer questions.”
I took that to heart and from that day forward I go exploring at every new work environment. I have raised a few eyebrows but never a stern word.
I hired into one job after Toxic Thana abruptly left, leaving a wake of mayhem behind her. Holy cow! I couldn’t find a thing on the first couple days, but after some snooping and heavy detective work we got things back on the right track. But that’s another story.
When thinking about my blog I knew I would have a several detective stories. Sticking with the Girl Friday genre I assigned the 007 slot to my Gumshoe Chronicles. If you like a (office) true mystery, please subscribe to my blog to be notified of new posts and watch for the series “The Gumshoe Chronicles”.