In the context of the workplace especially, good-grief, hiding truth can be such poison.
In this regard, I am one of those that would probably cut my face off to spite my nose though.
I think that I said so much at a job interview once:
“I’d rather get fired for doing the right thing than promoted for doing the wrong thing?”
Boy does that smack of an immature self-righteousness.
Anyone who ever says that to me at an interview though is going to get my quick retort:
Let’s not make it so easy for bad behavior to take root.
When people believe they can hide the truth, many of the incentives inhibiting bad behavior
-Rand Fishkin, Lost And Founder