I am not a spy

On my first day at work in China my new boss told me it was very important they didn’t employ any spies.

“Don’t worry, I’m not a spy,” I said, laughing.

“I know,” he said, not smiling. “We googled you.”

This concerned me for a few reasons. Firstly, if I was a spy I’d hardly list ‘espionage’ as a skill on my LinkedIn profile, so googling seemed a fairly slack “hope she’s not a spy,”┬ácheck.┬áSecondly, I share a name with a former character on Australian soap opera Home and Away, so I hope they weren’t expecting a petite brunette teenager with a troubled past and a penchant for sleeping around to turn up.

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