If you've worked within a structured organization or an office, at one time or the other you might have had to do something to get ahead. Some times this from ranges from the harmless sucking up to the boss to curry favour or probably even mere acceptance. Other times it could be not so harmless and rather calculating, like poaching a co-worker's ideas to advance your position at work, sabotaging a colleague, undermining a colleague in front of the boss to make them look less competent, or snitching on a co-worker to get ahead.
In the very competitive corporate world there comes a time that you might find yourself making some cold, calculated moves to the detriment of others, morally it's wrong and you know it. YET, it is survival of the fittest and if you don't make these moves then you might either find yourself in the same position while your co-workers advance, or even out of a job.
Last night I hung out with a few friends and one of them told us about her friend *Bisola. Bisola's colleague playfully tapped her on the bum and she screamed and made a big production out of it, she said he grabbed her ass and squeezed it and she felt assaulted and debased. Bisola took the issue up with management and HR. The guy was summoned. He had to admit that he did "playfully" tap her on the bum but it was only friendly and innocent. That admission was all that was needed and the guy was given a query and asked to issue a written apology to Bisola. Here's the thing, Bisola didn't feel assaulted or even mind that he tapped her bum but the guy is some kind of rival and his harmless play turned out to be a window of opportunity for Bisola to taint his character at work and thereby (possibly) further her own chances.
We argued back and forth. Popular consensus; of course it's unfair but it's dog eat dog and Bisola was merely being smart and looking out for herself. A few others also said things they'd had to do to get ahead; sexual favours for promotion, bringing food for the boss to the office on a DAILY basis, sucking up to the boss, and yes, snitching on a co-worker.
So where does one draw the line? How far would you go to get ahead? How far have you gone to get ahead; have to done anything you're not proud of to get ahead at work? Lastly, would you do it if your boss asked you to snitch on a colleague in order to get a raise and/or a promotion?