I have decided since I will be the primary blogger on our page that once a month I will share my personal opinion and insight on what I have experienced to date as an investigator.
While I love educating about our services, I feel like this will bring a little fun into the mix. Not to mention, part of what we do is so private we can't even share some of our victories publicly.
Growing up, I loved watching Charlie's Angels and now I kind of get to be one. Ironically, this isn't where I would have told you I would be if you asked me even 2 years ago. However, I feel extremely blessed to be here now. I am still learning and growing daily in this business and trying to soak in as much as I can from our owners experience and from all those I meet along the way.
If you have been following our blogs then you know one of our areas we do a ton of work in is the Criminal field. This is our owners jam and he has so much knowledge in this area. After 17 years with the Metro Police Department he has been around it all. Me on the other hand not so much.
Doing jail visits has been a learning experience to say the least. All of our clients have been polite and happy to have access to investigators working for them. Before these interviews we have typically reviewed all the case discovery and we know what the facts are about our client. They are where they are for a reason. However, for me, my mind races with the fact that this person is someone's loved one. If they just made different choices there is no telling what some of these people could have become. I have to focus on digging into the case and just looking at the facts and try not to be their psychologist. Each case is different and each one brings about new thought processes and learning.
Now, surveillance and child custody...this is the area I find the most exciting and rewarding. With that said it can also be the most tedious and frustrating. Surveillance can take hours and hours sitting in your car. If you are on your target that means no leaving to get lunch or go to the restroom. Yes ladies, not always fun! Also, this is real life and not TV, so there is no script on where the person is going next. If you are following them it is a lot easier to lose someone than you think. Lets just say I now think everyone drives crazy. Please, use your blinkers in case I am following you...hahah. Furthermore, I have already had to make peace that what our client suspects is going on may not be and that isn't a failure. We are always winning when we get our clients the facts. Facts=Truth and the truth will set you free.
In closing today I am going to get real for a minute. Sorry, not sorry...
If you are unfortunate enough to have to experience a divorce and you have children with the person you are divorcing. Please, for the love be an adult. These children did not ask to be put in this situation. No matter their age this is life changing and a heartbreaking experience in itself. These children do not need the added stress of witnessing your immaturity and or arguing. Nor should they be used as some kind of pawn...they are children. Hate your Ex if you must but please stop and always think of what you are about to do or say would make your kids proud of you.
If you are one of the poor souls who can't grow up for the sake of your kids you better pray your spouse doesn't hire me.
Until next time, who will you be while nobody is watching.....or so you think.