You just got a once-in-a-lifetime promotion.
Life is good; you’ve got some great ideas that will move your company forward, while hugely improving the lives of all its employees with better wages and more benefits.
But just as you’ve turned on the lights in your new office, you learn your promotion is in jeopardy because a co-worker up for the same job has paid to have an ‘independent’ source write a dossier alleging (falsely) that you had conspired with a competitor.
Now your boss is telling you things are ‘on hold’ until everything gets straightened out, and in the meantime, not only are you neutralized, you might actually be fired.
Unfair? You bet.
Just ask President Trump.