Who you innately sense are fucked up, but cannot prove it?
In my early 30s, I worked for an internationally well known company, that was recognized in its specific sector, as one of the “big” ones. My position at that time was as the paralegal to the General Counsel. My boss, as well as the top C-Suite staff and support staff, had a building all to ourselves, which included those in top positions in accounting, & the support staff for the accounting department.
Anyhow, eventually, I became one of two assistants to the CEO.
Right before I was promoted, a gentleman who was in his early 30s, was hired into the C-Suite milieu, specifically into the CFO staff.
The CFO & I were close work buddies. No hanky panky. A very respectful, professional relationship. Just wanted to make that clear.
So he hires this gentleman, who I will call Aaron.
Aaron was a CPA, & seemed nice enough. However, every Monday morning, he would walk into the office & tell fantastical tales. When reviewing with us what he did over the weekend, he’d recount some pretty off the wall shit, such as: “I was hanging out by the pool at my condo this weekend, & saved a little girl from drowning, because her mom & dad weren’t around”.
One Monday morning, he claimed to have stopped a robbery at a 7-11 in Chatsworth, CA, by wrestling an alleged perpetrator to the floor, as the cashier called 911.
The final straw for me, was when he described a heroic moment that was straight out of an action film. I’m not getting into the details of it, for privacy reasons, it please believe me when I write, that I always knew this guy was ABSOLUTELY full of shit, & had I had any doubts, the play by play account of his weekend that mirrored a film I had seen, was enough for me to raise an eyebrow.
I discussed my concerns with my boss, my then former boss the General Counsel, & others in C-Suite. Their response was that they also believed he was full of shit, but did his job, & was harmless.
Within a year, he was investigated/arrested my FBI & FTA. He, his cousin, other family members & friends, were plotting a domestic terrorist act against our country.
As far as I know, he is still in prison.
I KNEW he was fucked up, but I could not pinpoint how or why.
Currently, I work with someone who I get VERY similar vibes from. In my gut? I KNOW he is fucked up, but I have zero proof, & I do not believe my supervisor or coworkers would take me seriously, were I to voice my concerns, so I keep my mouth shut.
This doesn’t happen for me regularly. But once I have spent enough time with someone? I can definitely pick up on TINY shit that reveals a lot to me.
I’m not always right, but I’m right when it actually counts.
Has this ever happened to you?