Should cheating ruin your career?
It can potentially ruin your marriage, but what about your professional life?
Experts largely agree that the general did the right thing by resigning. Petraeus "understood that his institutional leadership was fatally compromised, by his own actions,” says Heather Hurlburt, executive director of the National Security Network, in a US News & World Report column. “You can’t both lead the CIA and recover from a public betrayal of your family,” adds Mieke Eoyang, director of Third Way’s National Security Program.
But what about the rest of us? If you’re, say, a journalist or a doctor or a teacher, could cheating on your spouse sink your career? (And I’m excluding affairs with minors here, just to be clear.) In my opinion, what you do in your personal life shouldn’t be cause for dismissal from your job, so long as national security isn’t at stake and you're meeting your employer’s expectations. That doesn’t mean I think it’s right to cheat on your spouse -- it’s definitely not -- but I don’t think that an affair should have a negative impact on your livelihood.
What do you think?
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MSN all i remember from you is that when Clinton got caught you and every other liberal news outlet told us it was none of our business, it was personal STFU and on and on and on. so why is it now you want our opinions or feel that its a news worthy question? of course they should lose their jobs, it can ruin their lives and marriages and they will do nearly anything to cover it up so that means they could give away secrets or worse in order to keep it quite. you know that and thats why when a president gets caught he should be gone, because of Clinton 12 yr olds are having unprotected oral sex because they were told its not sex.....by you !!!!!!!
cheating on wives has become rampant among politician and govt employees since clinton got away with it..as far as Petraeus is concerned it is a more grave matter. this two sisters who appear to be socializing with people at the white house and the fact that they throw parties in Florida and invite top brass from the base,is matter of concern. f.b.i. should investgate them and their brother to the fullest as they could be spying for the saudi govt or afgan govt. bromwell i believe involved them in this crazy thing as she is very smart and has served in the intelligence dept of the u.s. govt.i believe that their is more than the eye can see in this affair .
c.i.a. and f.b.i. should investigate these people to the fullest and in the meantime cancel their privilages at the base and bar from entering the white house.
Generals lead armies. This man couldn't keep it in his pants.
As a quote....."it;s good to be King" ,,,,for he had to...the schmuck.
The poll asked, "do you think infidelity should cost people their jobs?" In this case the question should have been, "do you think failure to report marital infidelity, should be cause for dismissal." Those who hold top-secret security clearances are required to notify superiors of any information that could be used to blackmail them into revealing classified information. Marital infidelity falls into that category.