- Posted June 30, 2014 by
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Compensation, Contraceptives & The Constitution
"If someone like Hobby Lobby has strong convictions like they claim and they are willing to stand up and fight for those beliefs no matter what costs, for as long as it takes, then I believe in rewarding them," said the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident. "While controversial, it's a matter of a business owners beliefs and values which has brought the company from a mom and pop shop to the giant it is today and should be respected regardless of the level of success."
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
Like political, religious, and other values/beliefs they are unique to each individual and pushing them off or proclaiming they are right or wrong serves no one and being selfish doesn't benefit the workplace or the team. In fact it creates hostility and as a result costs employers millions of dollars in lost revenue every single day. Contraceptives like employment is a decision. We can choose to go to work and we can choose to have sex and use protection but either way we make a decision and choose to live with the consequences.
It isn't a matter of agreeing or disagreeing it's a matter of standing up for what you value and believe and using that truth as the power to stay where you are or move forward with conviction that the decision you made was the right decision for you.