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Response to ram2008 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:56 PM

2. You know, that is true in whatever hierarchy you are shaking up.

I was a whistleblower in an organization about 15 years ago. During the course of my job I came across unethical treatment of clients and illegal billing practices. A coworker and I tried to get these issues addressed within the administrative chain and then ultimately went outside. First we sought the counsel of an attorney as to how to proceed. Anyway this organization systematically set about trying to destroy our credibility. Even though there was a trial in which we were vindicated, we were still blacklisted in the field. Kinda made me wonder what went on in some of the other similar organizations in the county. Anyway I lost a career and it took several years to regroup. Systems that are threatened by a disruption to the order expel the person who whistleblows, and the greater the potential impact on the bottom line, the greater the blowback to the whistle blower. It comes with the territory.

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