There is a personal story that I will tell you all someday....... right now it is too fresh, to new, and I feel too betrayed to be able to go into right now. But a few months ago, I needed to make a decision that could effect my professional life. I chose to do the RIGHT thing. The thing with integrity, the thing that would allow me to sleep at night-- that is the thing that I had to do. While I was assured I would be taken care of, not to worry, that I would have no concerns... the truth is that I was left twisting in the wind.
Lesson learned: Trust no one. But always do what you know, in your core being, is right. It may hurt sometimes, you may lose, but the truth is that your integrity as a person will continue to shine through.