There are a few particular people I don’t care for in this industry because of their ethics. To be clear, I’m not talking about personal differences. Just because you dislike someone does not make that someone unethical. I’m talking specifically about people who have a history and ongoing pattern of telling bald-faced lies and engaging in unethical conduct.
Why on earth would I (or you) want to have anything to do people like that or their organizations? If you knew the truth about someone like that, how do you ignore it? How do you reconcile it? How do you make yourself un-know what you know? And knowing what I know and how I felt about it/them, wouldn’t it make me an inauthentic, two-faced phony to smile in their face just so I could have access to their group?
Live and let live, I always say. Whatever those folks’ life lessons are to learn, it’s not my problem. The world is big enough that we can go about our separate ways and not be bothered with each other. I don’t have to be concerned with them or deal with them in any way. And so I don’t.
My feeling is that if you don’t like someone or you find them to be dishonest and unethical, you should own it. That doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to shout it from the rooftops at every turn, but jeez louise, stop trying to play both sides of the fence and talk out of both sides of your mouth.