It's always important to keep your dignity. If your work environment is filled with disrespect, it's time to stand up for yourself and walk away. It's not easy but in the long run you will keep your self-esteem and that goes a long way.
I applaud your friend for being courageous and for speaking truth to power. She sounds like a great person. Having a clear conscience and doing the right thing is always admirable in my book. I have dealt with this firsthand throughout my career and I've never regretted saying or doing what I felt was right.
It's amazing how these gun toting "tough guys” so easily bow down to their corporate overlords. They're obviously most comfortable in a feudal society.
Interesting insight. Many couples learned what their significant others really do for a living and how they behave at work during COVID. I’m sure this has affected how many people now see their companions, for better or worse.
Your observations are right on! There are way too many people who allow Corporate America to get away with unjust and immoral practices because they are not personally affected by them, at that moment. These big business overlords need to be held accountable for their misdeeds or else nothing will ever change.