A few weeks ago I engaged in a discussion on Twitter with @goodhuman about if there were companies that you could never work for regardless of the pay. I explained how I used to work in the chemical industry and how I felt I had a positive impact while I was there. I do not feel like I sold my soul to the devil. I have been thinking more and more about this conversation and trying to figure out what my "line" is. I know I have one...I know I would not work for certain companies. But who are they? The one's that quickly come to mind are Monsanto, Walmart and Nestle. There are also some industries that I could never work in because I would feel like I was selling my soul.
But what about working for a company that does business with these companies? Do I draw the line there? How do I even find out this information before beginning work somewhere? Will there be any companies left after doing this exercise?
Do you have a line? Does it extend to your career? Do you have a price? Meaning is there a dollar amount that would make you step over that line?
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