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Thomas H Jones II

Ideals are great and all, but, until there's a meaningful social safety-net that affords me the luxury of taking a stand any time an employer decides to do something shady, best many of us can do is go into active job-search mode and walk at the first opportunity.

Unfortunately, in the US, if you have any chronic health conditions (or responsible for someone who does), you're kind of constrained.

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David Sullenbarger

"but, until there's a meaningful social safety-net that affords me the luxury of taking a stand any time an employer decides to do something shady"

a.m.e.n.

I get sooooo tired of hearing "just quit" like that's even remotely possible these days (for 98.9% of us)

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Thomas H Jones II

When I was still in my 20s, single with no mortgage or pets, it was doable. Now, with a wife with chronic health conditions, mortgage and pets, my ability to take a stand on principle requires a lot more deliberation.

At best, a given thing can make me decide, "time to shake my professional network to see who's hiring" or otherwise refresh my resume and jobsite-presences, but that's hair-trigger as I can currently be.

On the plus side of COVID-19 and its potential lasting-effects, I don't necessarily automatically have to give up my work-from-home just to take a new position.