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Has anyone been in a IT job & been forced to quit by co-workers, managers, and such, sabotaging the applications you were responsible for?

A friend has been at a company for quite a few years. He has always tried to do his best, kept the team a float during new technology spurts when no one else stepped up. Manager was always dependant on him, and he always came through.

Recently, he's been suspecting teammates/managers of application sabotage and/or setup for failure. He's been trying to look for jobs, but he's not quite sure what he wants to do. For he has not been the majority of hands on Java due to taking on other lead/management responsibilities. But none of these responsibilities are enough to obtain a full PM job (that's not quite what he wants to do anyway). He's always been a self-teacher, but has had no real guidance towards what he actually might be good at most. So, his skills sounds scattered.

Please give some advice, for I have run out of helpful suggestions. And he is really feeling like everyone hates him, and he is not quite sure why. The situation sounds quite immature from the side of the others doing these things to him. He never did anything to anyone like what's being done to him at that job. He cannot afford to quit without another job. It's one thing when it is only gossip, but it's a whole other ballpark when it's turned it to actions against him.

Thanks for any suggestions on what to do or even thoughts on why such things may be happenig to him.
 
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Doesn't his company use Subversion or something similar? If yes, then wouldn't
his co-workers and managers leave trace behind when they sabotage the application?
 
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Subversion? If that is the same as code versioning software, yes I believe they do have that, but they are too sly to tamper with something that would leave a trace. He has thought of reporting his suspicions, but cannot gather the information on his own. Do you think it's worth taking it up with higher ups & risk getting hated even more just because he did that?
 
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