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    Default Business sectors you wont work in.

    Are there any?

    I was once asked to do a contract working for a pharmaceutical company in cheshire which undertook animal testing.

    Was told I would be asked if I was in agreement with stuff such as LD50 etc. Decided I wouldnt be able to lie through my teeth just to get the job so declined the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Are there any?

    I was once asked to do a contract working for a pharmaceutical company in cheshire which undertook animal testing.

    Was told I would be asked if I was in agreement with stuff such as LD50 etc. Decided I wouldnt be able to lie through my teeth just to get the job so declined the interview.
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    I had real issues with my last client, as I didn't like them or what they did. However, it was a subsidiary of a larger organisation who I was happy to work with - if I'd known all the details, I wouldn't have taken it (and one of the reasons that I turned down the extension on offer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyArsedBloke View Post
    Public sector.
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    I went for an interview for missile guidance. I asked my old fella if it was morally right - he told me that if I didn't do it someone else would. Never got that one anyhow.

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    I was wondering about this a few days ago.

    When I first started work, "What sectors won't you work in?" was a common question but I haven't heard it for many years (possiby because I have the MOD on my CV).

    They used to double-check:

    "What about defence? Animal testing? The fur trade? But what about the nuclear industry?"

    There is only one role I have turned down for ethical reasons: it was to put in a system that would make 200 people redundant.

    I won't go back to the finance sector: my experience of a fund management company was even worse than suityou01's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conned tractor View Post
    I went for an interview for missile guidance. I asked my old fella if it was morally right - he told me that if I didn't do it someone else would. Never got that one anyhow.
    Could made the same argument about selling heroin to schoolkids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conned tractor View Post
    I went for an interview for missile guidance. I asked my old fella if it was morally right - he told me that if I didn't do it someone else would.
    That is how atrocities become possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary View Post
    Could made the same argument about selling heroin to schoolkids.
    Never got it anyhow, so never a problem.

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    I won't work for tobacco manufacturers, but mainly because I'd be disowned by my family.

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