Sometimes things work out at the end.
The boss in Quality wanted to control sampling, contrary to specs. The employee refused to go along. She was ostracized by the boss and everyone in the department.
When she gave a presentation at a medical conference in Chicago, the boss couldn’t stop it, but nobody in the department looked at it or commented. The doctors from Harvard were very interested, though.
She complained to H.R. and was told just to do her job.
Fifteen minutes after she sent her farewell email, the Chief of Surgery and the Chief of Research ordered IT to transfer all of her work files to the Chief of Surgery and lock out everyone in Quality out of the application.