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    Imagine someone higher up the food chain was doing something totally wrong, and you had a little bit of evidence, but not much. And if you made it known, you would never work again, your career would be wrecked and you would probably lose your family and pension etc etc.
    would you blow the whistle ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Imagine someone higher up the food chain was doing something totally wrong, and you had a little bit of evidence, but not much. And if you made it known, you would never work again, your career would be wrecked and you would probably lose your family and pension etc etc.
    would you blow the whistle ?

    there are ways to blow the whistle without being caught.

    If its illegal by knowing you are implicated.

    not a position I would like to be in.
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    Surely there must be ways to anonymously leak said evidence without pointing the finger at you isn't there, with a bit of creative thinking?

    or is this purely a hypothetical question?

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    Who needs to blow the whistle? Blackmail is far more profitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fandango View Post
    Surely there must be ways to anonymously leak said evidence without pointing the finger at you isn't there, with a bit of creative thinking?

    or is this purely a hypothetical question?
    no, I am thinking about the number of people who knew that Savile was molesting kids , and were too scared of losing their position to blow the whistle.




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    I would have tipped Jimmy off to crimestoppers anonymously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    no, I am thinking about the number of people who knew that Savile was molesting kids , and were too scared of losing their position to blow the whistle.




    phew, I thought you were thinking about some sub-ordinate permie who had found out about your nefarious activities with the local school hamster.






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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    no, I am thinking about the number of people who knew that Savile was molesting kids , and were too scared of losing their position to blow the whistle.




    Which warrants a more serious answer. I don't see how these people can live with themselves really. Commentators are talking about it being a 'different culture' back in the day, and I can maybe see their point as regards sexism in the office etc, but the people Saviile is accused of molesting are kids. If you walked in on someone would you keep schtum? I'd like to think I wouldn't.

    Do you really think you'd lose your family over something like that btw?

    Looking back though, more worrying is who thought it would be a good idea to let a private individual have a flat inside a hospital and a caravan inside the grounds of Broadmoor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Do you really think you'd lose your family over something like that btw?
    That would be the fear inside the person talking. 'Would my wife want to stick with a loser who has no job and no prospects'
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    That would be the fear inside the person talking. 'Would my wife want to stick with a loser who has no job and no prospects'
    ....who stood up to someone abusing kids.

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