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Worrying Over Nothing

Should Lori's job make her feel guilty, or is she approaching it wrong?

QUESTION: Lori works at home for a major credit card company. She feels a little guilty about her job since she doesn’t believe in credit cards. She doesn’t sell them, just answers customer questions about them. She wants Dave's take on it.

ANSWER: If you were selling credit cards, I’d have a different opinion. If you found something else to do that you were more fulfilled with, that’s fine. I don’t think you’re harming anyone by answering their questions about their accounts. If you feel like you’re selling something that’s bad, then do something else. But what you are doing is helping these people by answering their questions. I wouldn’t do it for the next 10 years, but I wouldn’t lay awake at night and feel bad about it at all.