My senior used to be a very nice guy back in university. He does not drink, smoke or womanize. He chose to focus his time fully on his studies and ended up with a good. He has a long term girlfriend from college and he promised to marry her once he has some savings.
When choosing the career path to go after graduation, money was of real concern to him as he wanted to repay his education loans fast so he joined an. The application process was not easy but a good GPA from a good school certainly helped.
Then I noticed the changes in him. He picked up smoking. He told me that he had to smoke. His boss would go for smoking breaks and he realised that gossips and office politics would be discussed during these smoking breaks. Not wanting to be left out in those discussions, he took up smoking. It also helps in entertaining clients as well because some clients smoked.
Ok, he may be considered a social smoker. Then I realised he has become a womanizer. It all started from innocent settings, a colleague asking him to join him at the bar for drinks after work. In school, he managed to refuse these requests from his friends but he realised he can't refuse this anymore, especially if its his boss who is the one asking. His colleagues picked up chicks at the bar and he watched as amazement as girls who are prettier than his girlfriend went home with some of his colleagues.
The turning point however was when he visited strip clubs. Sometimes his colleagues would ask him out, sometimes he would go there because of clients, sometimes brokers servicing his bank would also ask him out there. As a junior, he has no power to say anything and would go where the boss and his colleagues went. Bit by bit, he started having wild thoughts, that finally accumulated into him turning into a womanizer who has no qualms with dancing with strippers, tipping them, getting their numbers and even bringing them home.
Granted, this does not happen on a everyday basis, but I am quite shocked to see my friend turn out this way. I know the working environment will make you a different person but I don't know that it will corrupt so much. The person I pity most now is his girlfriend.