I recently got prospects of an offer from an organization in the media fraternity. The offer will sound good when it's finally made. However the organization has for years been exploited for defending ethics that are not necessarily in line with what I hold dear. To most people I interact with, this is the same feeling, and today, I set out to look at the comments and reviews they get online from other people in the public, it's negative.
As an IT guy, whilst working in the background and not doing front person work, I know that here and there I may have to post, code or hide something ethically inconsistent.
It's not safe to air my divergent views now or really ever, and thus my plan is to try to abstain from having to throughout my tenure there. Is this workable and can I still be able to have a professional working relationship, if anyone has ever worked in such a position, and how do you handle issues where you have to go against your conscience?
- The organization itself is not founded to dish propaganda that's negative to my values, the word I used is it is "exploited". Even some (actually close to all, except for a few) employees would share my ideals. It just so happens that it's "exploited" / used by some individuals who are currently in high authority now. I would be proud to work for such an organization apart from the deviance they are made to do at times.
- I asked a question here, concerning where I'm currently working, I resolved that I would stay until I find a better job, what prompted me to look for a job is the conditions at my current one, and because of the scarcity of good paying jobs as mentioned in this question, I'm weighing the options of who would be the better devil (provided I get ways to best manage the potential employer): What if a boss requires supervision?.