Do you know what the word empathy means? I'm thinking you are using the word to describe something else. Empathy is part of ones emotional intelligence - the ability to identify and brand someone else's emotions.Good point on loyalty.
I bought into the loyalty thing too earlier. I've more or less learned to reduce my empathy to near zero for work now instead. Pay me, or **** you, we're not friends.
......I honestly prefer it when I was ignorant. Far less toxic thoughts like this.
Probably lol Too much politics and not enough software development.