… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

It’s called “Secret” Service for a reason

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the little “problem” that Secret Service agents had while in Colombia. I think we can all agree there is a valuable lesson to be learned form this: Do not refuse to pay your Colombian prostitute after a night of alcohol and drug filled debauchery. That’s just rude. Especially when prostitution is legal and they can go to the cops.

Err, what I meant to say was, when you are in a high scrutiny position of National Security, you need to realize that your poor decisions not only reflect badly on you, but on EVERYONE within your organization. Now, I don’t have anything but respect for the work that these men and women do. The level of skill, the level of risk, the sacrifices they make: Across the board they are all heroes. Even the agents charged. And unfortunately, that means they are also held to a higher standard of behavior too.

Now I was listening to the Ace & TJ radio show this morning and they were discussing this whole mess and how some people are saying that amongst certain agents there was a “Wheels go up, Rings come off” mentality when they were traveling. This led the hosts to ask their audience if they had any work secrets that they had been keeping; A secret they had either been keeping from their work or something they had been doing at work and keeping it from their spouse. That’s of course when it got really interesting. Dude, people can be devious when they want to be. I’m going to have to keep my eyes on you… (Shakes head disappointingly).

And now I will officially get off my high horse and stop judging. Because hey, I’ve been there too. When I first started blogging, I was anonymous and kept it from my boss at the time. I wasn’t sure how he would feel about it and didn’t want to deal with the drama, so I kept it a secret. Now my secret isn’t anything scandalous, but I could have gotten into trouble for it. And it was fun being a little “bad”.

And that does make me wonder, how many people really do keep secrets at work or about work? How many of them are big, public embarrassment and lose your job kind of secrets and how many are small, silly ones? I think we’ve all had a secret or two before. Secrets are fun and exciting. As long as they don’t involve prostitutes and drugs; those are the bad kind of secrets. Don’t have those kinds.

Do you have any secrets? Preferably ones you will share with me in the comment section? I promise not to say anything…

2 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 J :

    Well I’m a person with a mental illness, a somewhat unconventional sex life and strongly-held political opinions. It’s not quite clear how much that is just stuff that doesn’t come into the workplace as opposed to things I’m actively keeping secret, but I do keep an eye on my web presence.

  • 2 Shauna :

    J – I really don’t know what to say to that so congratulations, you win. 🙂