Thursday, May 21, 2009
Organized Religion in the Workplace
My boyfriend recently accepted a job where in the initial interview (which went exceptionally well and managed to take him several hours to connect with his new coworkers and employer), they stated they participate in bible study. My friend and I have been talking about this a bit and we're curious about other peoples' views on the subject. It hasn't been confirmed that it's mandatory in order for him to keep his job. I know he's really excited about the opportunity (to do what he actually wants to for work), I'm just really concerned he's going to be uncomfortable. It's likely I'm overreacting, based on my own personal opinions, but I have yet to be presented with the chance to really delve into the conversation with him. I've so many questions because I'd really like to see nothing but good things for him, but in my eyes, should it turn out to be a mandatory thing, I'm questioning the legality of it all. I respect that it's a privately owned company and after listening to the owner speak, I have the utmost respect for his values and desires for verbal communication in the work place. But I don't want my hunny to feel awkward in a place he's making a living because his ideas may conflict with everyone else's. What does everyone think?