I've been dealing recently with some tough questions regarding my job and possible career.
What do you do when the job you currently work on conflicts with your morals, but you really need the money?
Nobody is making me do anything I don't want, but there are some practices of my firm that although perfectly legal don't sit well with me.
Sadly I really need the money, and unfortunately grad school is getting more expensive by the minute. So I'll stay, and not say anything against it because I don't want to lose my job. The compromise I've made is that I'm not going to build a career here, nor will I rely on my current bosses to provide me with recommendations along the way. This way my conscience can be a little at peace, although it nags me from time to time.
It got me wondering about people who really need the money, for their basic needs like feeding their families and paying their mortgage, and the things they have to put up with. Or as my dad says "swallowing the frog". As much as I want to go to grad school, I won't die or be homeless if I don't go, so the day I can't handle this anymore I can just get up and say "fuck it", hop on my high horse and gallop away.
What do you guys do when faced with choices like that?