As a school teacher, I get to see the best and the worst of the young adults as they grow from adolescence to adult-hood.
Today, I had to report one of my brightest young HSC students for academic malpractice. When, I confronted her over her conduct (I alleged plagiarism), she responded that the pressure from her parents to 'come first' was overwhelming (for various reasons, I believe her).
So, a bright young lady's reputation and HSC mark has been trashed by overbearing parents.
So, reporting her did break my heart but, ethically, I had no choice.
So, my question is... in your job, do you also experience any such Catch 22 situations whereby, due to the circumstances, the choices are impossible?