Last edited by PaulConventionWV; 11-14-2012 at 10:33 AM.
"If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God." ~Lord Kelvin
I don't see any ethical quandry unless the firm was unlawfully evicting people. If the landlord hires you, your job would basically be to ensure the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. That's an important function.
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It's pretty simple - If you owned a property and you needed to legally evict someone, wouldn't you be glad there are law offices who would assist you in the process?
Take the job and don't think twice about it. If you notice the law office regularly engages in bad ethics, then you can think twice.
Having a passion definitely makes the cost more worthy and less painful, but it won't go away. If you're still working on a degree, then it's good that you can keep observing until that's done. My personal opinion is this, based on 5 or more years of observation : only guaranteed employment degrees such as medicine, and education can justify $100K. Anything else, including accounting and law (varies by where you live), does not guarantee employment, therefore isn't going to be worth $50K. This is looking solely at job vs tuition, I argue with a person's preference or ambition.
Bhagavad Gita Ch 5 V 1-29considering that we have perhaps the most corrupt economic system in the world, would I be working for the "bad guys" if I take a legal staff position with an evictions law office? I went on the interview today, and my wife asked, "Wouldn't you be one of the bad guys?"
"At one time, O Krishna,
thou praisest the renunciation of action,
and yet again its right performance.
Tell me with certainty which of the two is better."
It does not require a majority to prevail,
but rather an irate, tireless minority keen
to set brush fires in peoples minds
Revolution is Action upon Revelation
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I can only offer you this , what I would do ..... If I needed the job , I would take it , I already know , I would not like it , so , I would keep looking while I worked.
Honestly, I say go with your gut. You can always leave (as hard as that may be in these times) if you see something you don't like or it ends up eating you. I can tell you I thought I'd never work for a mortgage company especially after the whole housing debacle, but I have learned A LOT. I used to do eviction management and I can say each story is different, of course those who probably shouldn't have bought a house in the first place and then those that just got shafted by the economy and real life. It sucks sometimes, but you gotta do what you have to do to support yourself. I work in closings now on selling those properties, so it is definitely easier on me. The firm should show no bias and do what is asked based on the contract and state law...if they do it unethically then you should gtfo fast.
To be honest in this day and age, I would fault people for not reading their contracts before making such a huge purchase. Unfortunately people forget reading is fundamental....
Last edited by DapperDan; 11-15-2012 at 07:17 PM.
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