Selling your soul? Hit the eject button (Guest commentary)

What to do if you're trapped in a soul-compromising experience.
By Sharon Bar-David
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2009

Once upon a time there was a young, bright-eyed litigation lawyer. She was talented and her career was expected to soar. Lawyers befriended her. Judges respected her skilful cross-examination abilities. She was given increasingly higher profile cases to litigate. She made great money and lived in her own funky condo. Everything was picture-perfect.

But there was one problem. A big problem, actually. Our young lawyer was deeply, inconsolably unhappy. Some days, she felt like a prostitute, selling her intellect, passion and energy to clients and causes in which she did not believe. Anyone with sufficient funds got to own the best of what she had to offer.

Life felt empty and meaningless. She had sold her soul.