> he refused to lie.
Been there. Was told to lie about the status of a project to protect the bum of the person who hadn't done her crucial bit (secure premises for a new office in a country into which we were expanding). I refused, took it as the straw that broke the camel's back, and resigned a few months later. Bloke who told me to lie was out on his ear soon after. Person in the C suite who couldn't be arsed to do her bit still there, still incompetent.
Mildly off topic, but it feels good to tell.