Always ethereal, always eclectic, I write as the mood strikes, when there intrigue reveals itself. Usually that means something controversial or adventure of some sort.

I've tried really hard to be unprovocative, but have as yet been unsuccessful.

Monday, 12 May 2008

The Heartbreak of Ethics

It wasn't a career, or even a job I was looking foward to for a long time. But it was a job.

I was providing administrative support for a company that provides healthcare. The first day the supervisor mentioned, off-hand, that abortions were done in the building. The next day I went to her to ask if I was expected to provide support for anything associated with abortion, and she said no- just for the person who heads a department that handles women's health, and a small portion of that is abortion. But I myself wouldn't be scheduling anything related to that.

Unfortunately today, I found out not so much. I was asked to schedule a meeting to discuss RU486. I had to go to my supervisor, and suggested that they need someone who isn't going to have these issues, since they appear to be coming up, and there is a conflict of ethics here for me as a Quaker. I had a coworker schedule the meeting, and offered to stay on till they can get someone else to fill the position. So I have the job, probably for the next few days, and then it ends. A well-paying job. Money I really needed right now. Gone because ethics got in the way.

2 comments:

drh said...

At least you stand for something. Good job standing up for what you believe in.

Joe & Cyndi said...

Alas, as jobs are harder and harder to find it is difficult to be a man of convictions. May the Lord bless you greatly for your care for the unborn!!!!