What do I do if someone wants to discuss who pays for an investigation?


Sometimes people that I'm interviewing ask who is paying me. I guess that's fair, they seem sometimes concerned that because the employer is paying me as an independent third-party investigator, that I am going to be biased in favor of the employer. And I suppose superficially, that makes sense, but the reality and what I explain to people when they bring it up is that I would have a very bad reputation in my industry if I told my clients what they wanted to hear. And so I get paid... And I often would make a joke about it that I get paid no matter what I find, but since I am really interested in my next client, I maintain my integrity and reputation by always telling my clients what I actually find not what they want to hear because falsifications get me nowhere in my career.


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