Isn’t it surprising when people’s true colours finally reveal themselves. They could turn out so much better or worse than expected. Unfortunately it is normally worse.
This happens both at work and in ones personal life. Adverse situations tend to bring this out. Few people have really surprised me, but when they did – it came out of left field.
I have worked in several start ups and with the ups and downs, particularly when it comes to finances (both corporate and personal) people are pushed to their limits. It is in situations like this where you see what people are really like, what they are really made of, who your real friends are, who will help you in your time of need etc. I try not to judge as everybody has a past, different circumstances that dictate reactions or actions, but sometimes it is hard not to.
I like to think that I am very much a what you see is what you get type of person. So far that is the comment I have received from friends and colleagues. Plus when push comes to shove, my ethics and morals do not change, or at least have not to date. I find I keep getting pushed and my limits tested, staying true to oneself is all I know and keeps me on the path that I feel is right and can live with …