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#1 Old 05-13-2008, 05:35 AM
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I'm really not sure what to do at the moment. I've been desperatly searching for a job, and today i've been offered one at my local supermarket. But i'd be working on the deli counter, handing meat and cheese.

It goes against everything i believe in, but i really need the money. I have been for an interview at another place doing waiting, but they don't open for 4 weeks, and i'm not even sure if they'll get back to me.

What would you guys do?

EDIT: I have found out this job is only for a few months anyway as it's covering maturnity leave. I'm turning it down.
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#2 Old 05-13-2008, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Punk_in_Drublic View Post

I'm turning it down.

Good for you . I know that when times are tough and one needs money it becomes easier to sacrafice our ethics for money or even food. This shows how strong willed you are and how true you are to your beliefs.

I think it is important that as vegans we don't participate in any form of animal exploitation. This includes all steps of the meat industry. Some people think it is only up to the consumers to play an active vegan role but I think the manufacturers, transporters, distributors, and preparers are all contributing to making this awful industry strive and we should remove ourselves from all parts of it.
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I would not work there. I'm not suggesting this course of action for everyone, but you asked, and that is my answer. I know other people may be in different situations to me and may not have this luxury but I would never work in a situation that involved hard-core meat handling and sales thereof.

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Thank you. I was offered it and my immediate reaction was "oh wow yes a job at last!" i guess i wasn't really thinking, i know i'd hate every second of it.
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I worked in a deli for about a year, and yes it was really gross work. Watching people eat the stuff and them wanting to chit-chat about the meat was even worse.

It paid the bills til I found the job I have now, but I don't see myself ever working in that sort of situation ever again. Good for you, Punk_in_Drublic, that you can find a better option and not have to deal with all of that.
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#6 Old 05-14-2008, 02:03 PM
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I don't know if these kinds of things exist in every country, like in the USA, but we have temporary service where you can go and they ofen can put you to work right away. You have your choice to accept or not the job/location and it can be a real blessing if you need money NOW, and it can lead to job placement.
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Thanks Brandon

Hi itsveggietime!, i think we have that in the UK as well, but i need something more permanant so i know i will be getting money each week. After June i will no longer be getting free keep for the horse i look after, so i need to pay someone some money weekly to keep him on their land. Stress! I have a few more interviews coming up, so fingers crossed.
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