Disappointment (Flashback to 2013.)
Geez. This prompt really hit at an odd juncture.
My current work situation is really in an odd place at the moment. And, because of entrenched people, I’m going to have to make a trip tomorrow I didn’t anticipate.
Not happy about that.
Reading back on what I wrote back then, however, does bring some perspective about the whole situation. I had glowing things to say about my former employer — things I wouldn’t even come close to saying now. They had glossed over criminal activity. There were things that people there did know about, and kept conveniently hidden from me.
I remember one guy the old company hired. I told the division manager, specifically, NOT TO HIRE him. There was something fishy going on. I could tell that, but I didn’t have any idea what it was.
As far as I know, he’s still in Federal-Pound-Me-In-The-Ass prison. DOJ link.
Shortly before all of the news had come out about everything that was going on, I interviewed with a company that was touching the problem.
After the government guy reached his plea agreement, they
fired me laid me off.
I can say, without any reservation, that I have never done anything as an adult I knew was against the law.
Maybe that doesn’t pay the bills, but it’s how I can live with myself. Maybe that makes me a square, but so be it.
I’m always going to do what I think is right. *shrug*