I knew this day would come. I had an opportunity to write a protest letter (my specialty) to a local hospital for quietly removing a physician and midwife from their practice there. The hospital has been successful in keeping the details from coming to light, so no one really knows what happened. As I was about to don my 'birth activist' hat and pen my letter, it occurred to me, that someday, I might want to petition for my nursing students to have clinical hours there, and and that such a petition might be impeded by the presence of a ' protest letter' with my name on it.
I knew that choosing to represent an organization (i.e. getting a job) would interfere with my, shall we say, more 'covert activities' and I have the feeling this is just the beginning. Can revolutionaries really be on the payroll?