A former neighbour of mine was a dark horse – when she and hubby moved in next to me on the very same day, way back, she appeared to be just another comfortable middle aged housewife.  Wrong.  although for 24 years she had helped hubby run a hi end hotel in the Cotswolds, she was actually a fully London trained legal executive.   After a little while, she bored of limited social life and took a job as a legal secretary in nearby town.  This was fab for her and she became very popular as a float secretary – knowing both sides of the job and being well trained in secretarial as well as the legals, she was able to do much of the background for the barristers.  Her move to the firm’s HQ in the City was assured – nearly trebling her salary overnight.   The London mob recognised her value added skills that went the extra Mile!