i think people would be buying milk chocolate there whether it was you standing in the store selling it or someone else, in an ideal world you'd be able to do a job that you found to be 100% ethically and morally sound, but you're 15, and i doubt there are a billion wonderful jobs like that around for you to do, so its totally ok in my books to stick with the one you've got.<br><br><br><br>
working enables you to buy yourself vegan things, which contributes to growth in ethical industries too, and the money and experience gained from working enables you to learn and progress personally, later on you'll be able to get yourself to a point where you will be able to hopefully choose a different job, and have a positive influence on the world in a way you want to! you gotta start somewhere, right?<br><br><br><br>
i think most jobs have an element of 'non vegan' to them- even in a book shop you could be wondering if the glues used in binding the books, and the dyes in the inks printing them were vegan, or if it was ok to handle and sell old leather bound books, etc. i'm sure if there was a job around that you could do and you felt was more ethically sound and in balance with your choices and feelings, you'd be banging on their door begging to do it, lol.<br><br><br><br>
i think you're doing the best you can for now, and sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to get where you need to get.
Yeah, I mean I work in a library, for example, and I have to check out meat cookbooks and hunting DVDs for patrons. Chances are, people will go on to use these items to aid them in harming animals, but it's out of my hands and there's nothing I can do about it. So as you can see, there are no truly "untainted" lines of work.<br><br><br><br>
The other day I signed a coupon certifyng that a child had read a certain number of books and could get a free fast food kid's meal. It caused some cognitive dissodance, of course, but you know that child would eat hamburgers whether or not I stamped a coupon, and it would have caused a lot more hassle/problems in the workplace if I would have said no.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/book2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":book:">
Apparently the OP has edited his/her original post to the point where the problem in question has been removed from the thread. So I'm closing this thread.<br><br><br><br>
(If anybody wants to restart the discussion, he or she can create a brand new thread for it.)
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