040: Ethics and Leaving a Job

March 4th, 2020 · 42 mins 46 secs

About this Episode

Parent Driven Development

Episode 040 Pressure and Considerations Around Leaving a Job for Ethical Reasons.

00:20 Welcome

  • We discuss what it's like to work for a company that you may not agree with their ethics
  • The difficult decisions and thoughts when you have a family and dependents counting on you

00:55 Examples of companies dealing with ethical controversy

  • Companies working with ICE, kickstarter
  • Ethical clients, customers, organizers, labor oriented - who’s responsible?

02:34 Technology, good or evil?

  • Surveillance
  • Hyper aware of indications within our jobs and technology
  • Being in the tech industry, able to create foundational tech communication - bonus
  • US culture is more politically aware within the last few years

06:40 Being more involved

  • Lessons of the past
  • Minority identity
  • What are we if we don’t participate

09:30 Support and encouragement to leave a job, things to consider

  • Financial decisions play a huge role
  • Putting family at financial risk
  • Healthcare
  • Retirement benefits

16:44 Inflexible costs of leaving a job

  • Childcare
  • Extra childcare - nannies livelihood
  • Donation makeup for moral indications

19:35 What can we do?

  • Don’t public shame others
  • Leaving a role is instant, but long term change takes time
  • Use your voice for what you support
  • Vote with your wallet

28:15 Genius / Fail moments

  • Allison's son gets groovy with techno in the AM
  • Adarsh’s son is back in the hospital from another day at the park..
  • The monkey bars!
  • Kids are being taught how to talk about their feelings #hugeWin

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Allison McMillan
Adarsh Pandit