In spite of all of this, I stayed with this particular job, well because I was able to work from home. I thought I would be able to handle being cursed out by strangers and being thrown to the wolves by my co-workers and supervisors, but as it turns out, I couldn't. Dealing with the customers and the company challenged everything about what I believe in fundamentally and although no company is without it's faults, I finally allowed myself to permanently walk away from a terrible situation that had no silver lining whatsoever. This is why I enjoyed the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), because the main character Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway) seemed to exemplify what its like to compromise your beliefs all for a paycheck, only to learn that giving up your integrity gets you absolutely nowhere.
By the end of the movie, Andy had finally begun to see just how much she had changed, and not for the better. She had abandoned the relationships that were near and dear to her before the job with Miranda, she had taken an opportunity away from someone who really wanted it and she was having trysts in Paris with a famous writer, to no end. She was on a path down a road that would ultimately not lead her to where she wanted to be and that was happy, writing about issues that she cared about. Although there was some collateral damage, in the end, Andy did what was best for herself and quit her job as Miranda's assistant and ultimately got back on track to being the person that she wanted to be. At the end of the day, isn't that what integrity is all about; doing what is fundamentally best for you? I know I haven't been happier since leaving my own version of Miranda and I bet you can say the same thing too.