Economic downturns pose all manner of threats to professionals in the workplace. There's the threat that your employer will go out of business. The threat that you'll lose your job. And the threat that you'll have to take on more work when you already feel like your brain is bursting from its meninges.
All of those risks are easy to anticipate. Less obvious—but potentially even more dangerous—is the threat that a colleague jockeying for job security will try to throw you under the bus