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re: Have you ever had to take an ethical stand while on the job as a developer? VIEW POST

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I once left a company I was CTO of and had shares in because I believed the direction we were taking was unethical. This was an online gaming/gambling company where ethics were high on the priority list. Unfortunately at some point, they started making gambling products for minors and I had to leave the company. Fortunately, they ended up shutting that part of the company down and are now back to working ethically. I no longer want to work in that market because I've come to the conclusion gambling is an unhealthy market to work in for me.

 

an online gaming/gambling company where ethics were high on the priority list

My immediate reaction, beyond basic incredulity, was a question, "How's that working out for them?"

I'm glad to see you answered that question immediately.

 

I feel like they really did try to do that by the way, they just got off-track. They strongly invested in customer support and systems that automatically shut a user off if they were losing too much, too quickly to prevent people from going bust. It's still a bandage on a flesh wound, but it was interesting to experience

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