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Funny how you have to hide your money from them, isn't it?
True the HAS doesn't exist, or at least didn't back in 2008.
Most likely what was going on is that someone was listening in on the conversation. That's pretty typical. I am not even shocked by the fact that she did that. In fact at AOLA, where I slaved, that was a routine activity, for a staff member to dial someone into a conversation without informing the other party. For many different reasons. Because they might need to tag someone in on a reg cycle, or for training purposes, or to let ethics hear what was going on, or so the auditor or case sup could use the conversation to manage the person's auditing.
That's a whole lot of info you gave there. Smart and right to the heart of the matter. However I would not bat an eyelash if it turned out that they were all just extremely bored. That building was a real ghost town, at least during the day Mon-Fri. At the very least a 5 to 1 ratio of staff to students.
I wonder today what the ratio would be in that building.