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Protecting Your Reputation as a Consultant

Protecting Your Reputation
Protecting Your Reputation as a Consultant

A neighbor’s lost reputation

I grew up in a small town of about 2,000 people.  My high school graduating class size was 63.  It was a small, tight-knit community and still is.  I don’t live there anymore, but enjoy my visits back.

There was a woman who worked in the high school office for over 40 years.  I knew her well and waited on her often at the restaurant that I worked at in that small town when I was in high school.  I knew her kids growing up.  She was a nice sweet woman.

She recently pleaded guilty to embezzling over a million dollars from the high school over the period of about a decade.  Along with my former community members, I’m shocked.  No one ever suspected her of such a thing.  Now, instead of enjoying her retirement years, she may serve the rest of her life in prison.

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