Does anyone have a job that goes against their morals?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
Probably not a good way to present the question, so let me explain.

I was working at planned parenthood for 3 years. I started as a volunteer, turned into a secretary, and then started assisting women in post-abortion therapy and safe sex classes for teens.

Now, I never believed in abortion and I never liked it. It was just a job and I very much needed one. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Vote and explain below.
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Yes, I have worked in a place that went against my morals/lifestyle
7  (24%)
No, this has never happened
22  (76%)
Total votes: 29
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08/18/2011
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Ansley Ansley
I have worked for people that don't have any morals or ethics, but I've never worked in a company that went against my own. At least not to my knowledge, anyway.
08/18/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I work in a sex shop, which goes against certain family members' morals, but not mine. I was hesitant to work here at first, not because I thought it was "wrong", but because I was worried it wouldn't be safe and I would get sexually harassed all the time. Luckily, this place is run in a very classy way and if anyone tells me something out of line, I have permission to kick their ass to the curb!
08/18/2011
toxie m toxie m
No, I don't think I could do this. I have a really hard time selling a product if my heart isn't in it - at work, it pains me when people insist on buying jelly dongs. If it was something even more important, like your abortion example, I'm even more sure that I couldn't day in and day out advance an idea that goes against my core beliefs.
08/18/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Not me. I probably would not apply for a job that went against my beliefs
08/18/2011
Howells Howells
Most daytime jobs go against my morals and needs. I'm a night person who sleep from 3am to 11am, so I don't like workplaces at all. That's why I work from home I think it's crazy to reqire everyone to wake up early and not to provide flexible working hours. Not everyone is the same, yet they wish to form everyone to be like the others. One time I had to develop an event planner's website which had naked ladies' pictures over it and it didn't look good. They weren't my type at all, these 'luxury' bi.ches.. I didn't like that job.
08/18/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
No. I've always refused to take jobs that involve morals I don't believe in.

In fact, I've turned down jobs with companies that have practices that go against my personal moral code.

I have to ask the OP how you could do "post abortion counseling" if you felt the women obtaining the medical care were being immoral in their actions to begin with? I am not personally against people having abortions, but I would never work in a "Pro-life" center, based on my belief system. I'd rather be poor than go against what I believe in. Also, I think jobs that require a certain moral set should be reserved for people who believe in the employers position and goals.
08/18/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
No. I've always refused to take jobs that involve morals I don't believe in.

In fact, I've turned down jobs with companies that have practices that go against my personal moral code.

I have to ask the OP how you could do ... More
Well for one, it gave me past experience for my future career in counseling. Some of the girls (it's unfortunate, but true) didn't exactly want abortions. We had some girls confide that their parents pressured them and things like that. I want to help people. I am personally against abortion but it is a personal choice for other people and I have to respect that in my old work place.

One of the biggest reasons I worked there was to promote safe and healthy sex for teens. My whole family had children out of wedlock or even during college and I wanted to help kids practice sex safely and avoid pregnancies and STD's.

I just found it interesting that I ended up working in one of the places that I used to despise so much as a teen. The thought of abortion really freaked me out and I never liked it. But working there I realized that it isn't all black and white.
08/18/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
No, I've never had a job that went against my morals. I would rather go hungry than work for Planned Parenthood, for example, knowing that they've been caught lying and are definitely NOT pro-choice, but pro-abortion. I know they do an important job which is to educate people on safe sex (contrary to popular belief they do not perform mammograms nor do they even refer) but in my opinion their questionable ethics overshadow that. I wish there were a happy medium between abortion-biased Planned Parenthood, and abstinence-only groups, which have been shown not to be effective.
08/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
No, I've never had a job that went against my morals. I would rather go hungry than work for Planned Parenthood, for example, knowing that they've been caught lying and are definitely NOT pro-choice, but pro-abortion. I know they do an ... More
Will you clarify what you mean by abortion-biased? Are you saying that Planned Parenthood suggests the only option is abortion or that they try to persuade women to not have abortions...?
08/20/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Will you clarify what you mean by abortion-biased? Are you saying that Planned Parenthood suggests the only option is abortion or that they try to persuade women to not have abortions...?
I mean they are heavily in favor of abortion. If you look at their own stats, they only refer 2% of crisis pregnancies to adoption centers. They frequently tell women things like "the heart doesn't start beating until 4 months" and other such nonsense. It's one thing for a medical provider to offer the pros and cons of a procedure and let the patient make an informed choice, but it's another thing to outright lie to them. If abortion is just a medical procedure, why not offer people the facts?
08/20/2011
Kkay Kkay
I worked for fundraising on a project that I didn't believe in, because a family member requested my assistance.
08/20/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
As a nurse in a long term care facility I sometimes have doctors orders or family requests that prolong the life of someone who is suffering or deprive the suffering patient of pain relief and comfort measures. Maybe it doesn't go against my "morals" but being compassionate in nature I feel for the families but most of all I want nothing but the most comfortable environment and interventions for the patients and I can't always make that happen. It's just more realistic and humane. It's a part of my job regardless though.
08/20/2011
caligaliber caligaliber
I recently worked in a call center (against my nature, I hate talking on the phone) and with that job I worked for a very big console gaming company. I worked retention, so I was that asshole customers had to call to cancel their service and I had to talk them out of it. I hate it! I wouldn't have ever taken that job if I hadn't already been unemployed for 6 months and desperately needed a job to stay afloat. I also wasn't hired on to do retention, but tech support, and they wouldn't transfer me. (long story there)
08/22/2011
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