clw_uk wrote:Its a difficult issue
My personal advice would be to leave and change your job as soon as the time is right. In the mean time continue to be strict in who you sell the tobacco and alcohol to
nalandaleong wrote:since this is not a regular job but just something to gain experience from and a few bucks to spend, then I would suggest that you start looking for another more holistic part time job to start off. Please DROP it like a hot potato. I am sure there a lots of alternatives for such an enterprising and hardworking guy like you.
The fact that this job is already getting on your conscience is exactly giving you a hint on what you think RIGHT LIVELIHOOD should be...a big SADHU to you on your high moral principles at such a young age. It will put many grown-ups to shame.
things when done on a regular basis do tend to become a habit which may stick...guess those hardcore drug peddlars/criminals out to make a few bucks at first started off the same way.
PeterB wrote:The vast overwhelming majority of those who work in off licenses do not go on to become drug dealers...neither do their customers..
There may be all sorts of good reasons to consider alternative options , but lets not resort to hyperbole....
Definition of right livelihood, the fifth step in the Noble Eightfold Path:]
Abstaining from livelihoods involving trading in weapons, human beings, meat, intoxicating drinks, and poisons.
(Anguttara Nikaya V.177)
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