Miles Neale (7/9/2013)
To take what you have said one step further if I could, it does not even have to be a controversial subject. You could take a stand on some method of building a SQL View of a complex collection of data from various joined tables and the indexing of that view that is proven to work great in the reading of the view but takes a long time to build in a batch process every evening. And since you are all for rapid access and see the justification for the large batch window to build that structure you are labeled as one who wastes computer time and resources. Then when you defend yourself you are called argumentative and a rebel.
It could be even worse. Two guys in black suits with badges show up at your home when you're alone, or at work and say we need to talk alone.
They take you into the room with a thick file, never opened, and say "We know what you've been doing. If you don't help us we'll reveal this to everyone you know." Do you have the guts and a pair of testicles to resist or stand up for your rights? Or do you have the typical guilty conscience even if you can't think what they're talking about?
A little bit of this and a little byte of that can cause bloatware.