One of the advantages of serving the public, such as we have for over thirteen (13) years with this website, is that we are able to think back over those years about the thousands of E-mails that have gone back and forth, and now see distinct problem patterns existing.
To our dismay, is the recurring "Till-Death-Do-We-Part" Whistleblowing Syndrome. It used to be that only in marriage ceremonies was it mutually pledged between the Bride and Groom "Until death do we part"; but we see in some whistleblowing situations a somewhat similar mental pledge by the whistleblower, that it will be "Until death do I stop"! We are so concerned about this matter, that we decided to devote this whole page at our Website to this subject.
On a number of occasions over the past thirteen years we have received E-mails from whistleblowers who have been fired in retaliation for whistleblowing, some then lost court cases, lost friends, lost family affection (even divorced by spouse), lost professional careers, are financially destitute, and mentally devastated -- yet, they still vow to "fight until their death" to get justice and punish the "wrongdoers". If ever there was a definition of intentional and unnecessary "self-destruction" that surely is it!
If a whistleblower becomes professionally and personally "devastated", it is in fact the wrongdoers, whom the whistleblower sought to "bring to justice," who become the winners! So, the moral of the story is to never let ourselves get to that point. Rather, it is far better to move on in life. Sooner or later, most wrongdoers will run afoul of somebody else and may well end up getting the "punishment justice" they deserve. If not in this life then surely in the next life - in "eternity". So, one should go only as far as they reasonably can, and if not successful, do not fret, because it "drives most wrongdoers almost crazy" when they cannot completely destroy a whistleblower. Don't give the wrongdoers the satisfaction of destroying your quality of life. Know when to let go and wisely move on!