Ways you will be approached:
Threats and interpretation such as “do this or I’ll cut your budget.”
Honor and prestige, being lauded as an insider.
Accepting a bribe equals compromising yourself; if you accept it, you are at their mercy. Also accepting thank you gifts after a decision is made, if you are a government employee, is considered bribery.
Cite: Ashworth, Kenneth (2001) CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE FIREPLUG: or How to Survive Public Service, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press