Should I report Professor Muwabi? I don’t know what to do. We’re doing good work. I know that if we just keep looking we will find a tweak to the compound that does what we want. We just haven’t found it yet.
I don’t know why he felt like he had to fake the data. People will realize what valuable work we’re doing. They’ll re-fund our grant even though we’ve made limited progress so far. They’ll have to. We just need some time.
Doesn’t Muwabi believe in our work? Why did he fake the data in the grant application? That’s just wrong. I gotta do something. But who’s going to believe me?
Either way, I’m screwed. If people believe me, I lose my job because our grant isn’t funded. If they don’t believe me, I’m out of my job because they’ll paint me as a liar. And whether they believe me or not, some people are going to be out to get me because I’m a whistleblower. That’s going to make it a lot harder to get another job.
I can’t let this go. I’d never be able to live with myself. I wish I never started this job.