Sucks, though, doesn’t it? But you’re right. I saw it happen over and over and over again — almost got fired twice, myself, for pointing out some pretty strange things to supervisors. So yep, you have to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em, like the song says. Sad, but if I hadn’t learned how to do that I wouldn’t have been able to get anything done.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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