Loc: Petaluma, CA
I've tried explaining to my boss how many clients he would offend, and maybe lose, if ever they found out. All he sees is dollar signs. No, it's not Westoboro, and probably a foundation that nobody's ever heard of, but I'm not going to name names.
IF worst comes to worst , DO it but file a protest. That way if it backfires, you have documentation you had better sense but the boss didn't !! Put your thoughts in a document, sign and date it, and give it to the boss.
I've resigned two accounts in as many years because those clients had what were, to me, politically/religiously/socially objectionable points of view, and could not separate those issues from business. And I broke ties with a colleague for similar reasons.
It's never an easy decision to give up revenue or resources. But in extreme situations, you have to put conscience and decency ahead of money.
I suppose you could try to recuse yourself from the work by using the same "religious freedom" logic that the right in Arizona is trying to pass into law. If it's good for Rocco's, it should be good for anyone else with a conscience.
i think Curtis's problem is that he's not captain of his own ship, so to speak. What to do when the boss looks only to the bucks and ignores the ethical context. That's a real toughy. I'm no expert on such things, but I think that letting the boss know your perspective as clearly as possible, maybe in writing (?) is all you can do short of quitting, Curtis.
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