A. Compose a short memo to the CEO explaining your views. Make constructive proposals. If possible, show how they would add to the bottom line. Send a copy of this to your boss.
In terms of the co-workers who betrayed you, keep your guard up. But don’t retaliate, which can damage your reputation.
Above all, learn this lesson: Never complain in a public forum unless you decide it’s the best way to rally the troops and enact change. It’s almost always better to work behind closed doors to gain support for your ideas.