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Zealous new partners trying to force their ideas on us


hen the senior partner retired I was relieved when my junior partner told me his fiancée and a friend would be willing to fill the vacancy as two half-time partners. They are good doctors and we genuinely get on well ­ but for one problem. Previously, my partner's veganism was relatively unobtrusive, but the newcomers share his commitment. At our last practice meeting, my partners produced a list of pharmaceutical companies whose animal research activities they consider unacceptable, and declared they intend to stop prescribing their products. They also want the fridge and microwave in the kitchen to only be used for vegan food. As they each have a vote, they have been able to make these practice policy. I am uncomfortable with this. What should I do?

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