Is this an acceptable way to drive a mosfet? In this case, I'm trying to turn on a high current load, but in case the load is changing it's resistance/impedance, or in the possibility it's disconnected altogether, I still want the mosfet to turn fully on and not have Vgs be dependent on the load having a proper ground connection.
In this circuit, I'm using a 1K Ohm resistor in parallel with my load to ensure the mosfet when receiving gate drive voltage is always turned on, and outputting a voltage.
For context, this is going to be part of an automotive circuit where it's not uncommon that during production, damage can occur resulting in a disconnected load or short to ground. My end goal is to make this MOSFET perform nearly exactly like a relay. Link to the circuit below.
Apologies if this answer is facepalm levels of easy. I've never seen this method done anywhere else on the sitefor using High-Side N-Channel controlling, I'm not even really sure what I would search to find a circuit like this. MOSFET N-Channel High-Side Bypass Resistor?