Profession Ethics/Morals 

Recently, I've found myself in a position where I could pursue a new job in a different sector, one specifically centered around entertainment.

When I originally entered the work force, I had two job opportunities: medical device manufacturer or a Department of Defense contractor. I struggled with the idea of working on a project that "success" meant a better killing device. This was a personal decision and I find no fault with others who work there. It was that I, personally, struggled with being in that profession.

I'm in a similar scenario right now. I have the opportunity for a job in the gaming industry, more specifically, the casino electronic gambling industry. Knowing that so many people struggle with gambling addiction, could I personally be OK working in this sector? Again, this is not casting judgment on others, but rather, making sure that I'm at peace within myself.

I realize that I have to find my own balance, but I wanted to pose this question to . Have you ever struggled with your personal moral/ethical positions on a project/job that you were working on?

I'd love to hear from everyone on their thoughts and experiences.


Profession Ethics/Morals 

@mooselwhipes I see my job as being solving problems to make people's lives better. That can mean all kinds of things, but I couldn't, say, be in sales convincing people to buy something that I felt was bad for them. I've turned down work before because I thought my work would make people's lives worse, not better. Not by their perspective even, just my own, as that's all I can really speak to.

Profession Ethics/Morals 

@SecondJon I completely understand your vision of your profession. I try to live my life off of one general rule, "Don't be a dick." I want to leave the world a better place and I also want to help others.

Interestingly enough, I can call myself on some hypocrisy. I hesitate with taking a job in the gambling industry, but I would love to open up a brewery. Why do I hesitate with one and not the other? I could live inside my head for days arguing/rationalizing with myself.

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