This is what happens when you push good employees too far.
You'd think the rules of the workplace would be simple - do a good job, be willing to help out, and you'll be rewarded. That's how it SHOULD work, but then you get petty office politics and favoritism in the mix, along with insecure bosses who don't want to see their employees rise above them.
Sadly, this kind of situation plays out far too often with zero consequences, but it's always nice to see the rare occasion that the employee
comes out on top.