Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage and, as usual, the media, always looking for the dirt, dug up an extra-marital relationship between the captain of Microsoft and an employee of his, happened 20 years ago (I don’t want to consider the filthy things said and written by journalists concerning some connections with pedophiles and abusers).
At the time, the board of directors of the multinational company commissioned some private investigations, that were surely driven by the concern about the implications for the company or in search of excuses to climb the company using the heads of the two alleged lovers as pins. Before these private investigations had been concluded, Bill Gates gave his resignation. Recently Bill Gates, by means of his spokesman, declared that the choice to leave Microsoft was dictated only “by the will to have more time available for philanthropic activities”, although he admitted his past extra-marital relationship.
I’ve always liked Bill Gates and this weakness make him even more likeable, but I don’t forget that, as owner of an investigative agency, I’ve always rooted and fought for the other party.
The 80% of the extra marital affairs discovered by my detective agency Octopus, begin at work, because there is where people spend most of their time, they feel it like another dimension able to weaken the guilty feelings of who have them and convey a sense of immunity for those one less conscientious.
When the infidelity is found out the 4 advice that I give to my client of my investigate agency apply:
- Do not modify routine or behaviors after commissioning the inquiry to the detective agency
- Do not criticize the adulterer before obtaining unambiguous and valid proofs
- Consult a lawyer on how to manage the obtained proofs and apply the strategy for the separation/divorce, before talking about it to the partner
- Till the couple lives under the same roof, acquire the highest number of economic-financial elements on the partner who’s about to request the divorce, they are useful for the definition of the economical agreements
In the extra marital relationships in the workplace, the private detective must not underestimate two complications. Firstly, the searching for proofs often step in confidentiality and security issues of the company which the surveilled works for. Therefore, it’s crucial to find a way to fulfil the job without committing crimes.
Secondly, in some affairs between colleagues, especially if started long ago, the two lovers resemble a long-lasting couple: not so prone to demonstrate public affect. This apparently cold behavior takes place due to, in addition to the age of the relationship, an adjustment to the company politic and mere opportunity: having at disposal an office as a love shelter, the meetings out in the open air are very rare.