standing my ground

May 24, 2014

I have restarted this about five times and even now I don’t know whether I should have hit the publish button.

I had a situation recently whereby my integrity was compromised. I had been asked to provide some sensitive information that was not yet in the public arena and I said no. Infact I had to say no a couple of times.

Am I being too precious – I hope not. I’m an Executive Assistant so am often aware of things that are not common knowledge. As such, I have mastered the art of “I don’t know sorry” or “that’s not for me to say” when asked about a confidential matter. Most of the time it allows me to extract myself while giving the other person the opportunity to save face.

I’ve learnt it’s a hazard of the job being pumped for information. Some people are subtle about it, others are not. At the end of the day, I just need to toughen up and continue standing my ground.