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Don’t Sit This One Out

2012/04/13

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Citizens Climate Lobby.org

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  1. Martin Lack permalink
    2012/04/13 9:11 am

    You must believe me, I don’t want to do it but, after 7 months in my idealistic ivory tower of unemployment, I feel I have little choice but to go back to hydrogeology and – even worse – all the recruitment consultants I talk to tell me I cannot start spouting anti-fossil fuel rhetoric in interviews (unless I want to remain unemployed)…

    Not surprisingly, of course, I had to do little more than concede this as a remote possibility and I have been immediately accused of being a hypocrite. But, why did I have to pick a career path that seems to auto-select prioritisng economic development over environmental protection?

    • 2012/04/13 12:18 pm

      I hear your pain, Martin. Trained as a software engineer meself: but with a loathing of the way that machines dehumanise people that grows every day… there’s not a lot of call for ethical engineering.

    • 2012/04/15 6:23 am

      That’s quite a discussion you have going over at Lack of Environment, Martin. I lost patience with the denier trolls a long time ago, but admire your’s!

      The thorny situation of needing to put a roof over one’s head, and food on the table, without betraying one’s principles is a difficult one that many of us grapple with. I wish you luck with this dilemma.

  2. 2012/04/16 6:16 pm

    There’s no dilemma. A well-educated technocrat can find employment anywhere. If you want big paycheques, well, that’s just entitlement speaking. Sorry. Neither you nor anyone else is entitled to a lifestyle the planet can’t support.

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