The word whistleblower has such negative connotation that is draws away from the importance and the impact of what a whistleblower has. A whistleblower brings justice and brings truth to a hidden lie or unfairness. The importance of being truthful is always a virtue that should not be taken for granted. It is so important to truthful in todays society. Regardless of what type of business or the type of work we do, it is important to keep the dignity of others as well as the dignity in the business. As children of the Lord, we should follow his commandments. The Lord teaches us to tell the truth and He expresses that our truth will set us free from any guilt. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:32 (New International Version). We all know right from wrong, personally if I know or witness injustice, I would feel extremely guilty knowing that I could do something to prevent it. Speaking the truth not only helps those involved and allows you to follow God’s will, but it helps alleviate our conscious.
Many would consider a team player one who follows everyone else and plays along. When something is so wrong and many are involved, those who turn their heads and pretend nothing is wrong are often considered a team player. On the other hand, those who speak the truth are viewed as whistleblowers. In my opinion, the two become one in the same when a whistleblower speaks out for the injustice in place for the team.
I would consider being a whistleblower and stepping up and confronting my boss when his actions are harming me, my co-worker or the public. Many believe that if it does not affect them then they shouldn’t get involved, but what many do not understand is that being aware of such injustice and not doing anything makes them just as guilty as those committing the injustice; “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both” Proverbs 17:15 (New International Version). In my field of business I am not sure what the consequences would be, but I believe I would feel guiltier knowing what I chose to do nothing.