Sunday Sermon: In Defense of Retaliation

I make no attempt to conceal the fact that I am a moral nihilist. No, that does not mean I want the world to end in blood and fire – it just means that I am unconvinced by the arguments I’ve heard, so far, that it’s possible to establish a useful, shared, long-term, notion of “right” and “wrong” that is not just someone’s opinion. But my interest in the topic has led me to do a lot of reading because I think it would be nice – unfortunately, so far, I don’t buy it.

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To Be Fired Three Times Must Be Hired Three Times

This is very different from the field in which I used to work. Back in the infosec startup world, if you screwed up, you were usually escorted to the parking lot with all of your stuff in a box, immediately. I’ve heard of people quitting on such good terms that they were later able to come back to an employer later, but I’ve never heard of someone being fired and brought back.*

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