CHAPTER 5 Getting Help in Blowing the Whistle
You may feel helpless and alone, isolated in a stifling work environment where your supervisors use power and deceit to punish you and cover up the truth—while even your most trusted colleagues are forced to rally to managementâs side for fear of retaliation. You may be shunned; labeled a traitor, troublemaker, or liar; and left to fend for yourself. The board of directors, the courts, Congress, and the media may all seem like an intimidating and uncaring, if not altogether hostile, audience to your claims. But take heart: there are sources of strategic, moral, and material support in numerous communities that can make the experience both less harrowing and more effective.