Something I learned. Retaliation is not limited to the manager or even the company. I spoke up about an issue I was having at a company, and years later, when interviewing at another company, someone brought it up…the interviewing manager basically saying “are you going to be a troublemaker?” People talk.
I got the job. I should not have taken it. It was not a good place.
And, to be cynical, some who read what I just wrote will assume that, since I referenced two different issues at two different companies, the problem is probably me, and not ‘the industry’ or whatever.
Without understanding that I’ve had very good experiences at other companies.