by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor
OKAY, MOST OF US have found ourselves in that uncomfortable position at one time or another.
It is most conspicuous perhaps in law enforcement. Cops at various levels often find that they must support laws that they don’t agree with. Or, sometimes not enforce laws on the books because of “departmental” policy. A case in point is that many police forces no longer make arrests for possession of small quantities of marijuana even though it is illegal. Military personnel are also sometimes in the posture of acting within dictates but against personal ethics and beliefs.
But it isn’t rare in the corporate world either. A company may take a course of action or formulate a policy that an individual finds unethical. What do you do? Do you object? Do you support it, but only in a lukewarm fashion? Do you not support it or even quit?
Have you been put in that situation? What did you do?