He courts you like a spider preying on its next victim. He spins a tale of rhetoric about teamwork, trust, and loyalty to one another and the enemies he needs you to help protect him from. Then he lures you into his web of deceit, a.k.a. City Hall. Once there, you are stripped of your authority, beat down into submission, and lay waiting for the next attack on your person. If you fight back, lay claim to an idea, or don’t go along with the program (no matter who it will hurt), you are stripped of your dignity, professional reputation, employability, and given a new title: incompetent. Your good name is forever besmirched. The final blow used to be taking a fatal bullet and getting fired. Now it’s having your unemployment taken.