I recently quit a job for ethical reasons and I'm currently trying to figure out how I will deal with this during job interviews. I was only at this job for a few months before I felt I had to quit, with no other work lined up. The things I had a problem with were of a nature that isn't technically illegal, but would almost certainly cause articles to be written about them if I went to a newspaper. I wasn't directly affected by what went on, but I came into contact with its effects on a regular basis. My boss and the entire corporate structure were very much aware and benefiting from it, which made me intensely dislike them. In my position I had no chance whatsoever of causing any change in this behaviour, so I saw no other recourse than to quit. Luckily I was in a financial situation and living in a country where this was an option without totally screwing up my life.
My problem now is how to deal with this in job interviews. Obviously, the reason for me quitting after a few months will come up, but I'm not sure how to deal with it. I am not comfortable lying about it, but it isn't like I can just tell the interviewer about it either. I'm applying for jobs in a completely different kind of business where this sort of thing would never happen and they would probably be horrified about it if I told them, but doing that isn't really a viable option.
Any suggestions for how to handle this? I'm sorry that I'm being vague in my description, but I'm trying to be a bit careful about what I put out there on the internet.