- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I had a phone interview today for an admin assistant position at a non-profit daycare center.
The job, perks, schedule, pay, etc sound great. And the woman I talked to on the phone sounded really friendly, helpful, and not uptight or overly formal. She was welcoming.
I think the interview went really well, and the woman said that they are doing face to face interviews next week and I am still interested and hopeful in the position.
But there was 1 thing we discussed that I’m unsure of how to feel ….
The woman explained to me that their organization was created out of the need to supply free or low-cost childcare for low-income, single, young, etc mothers. She went on to state that the organization was born out of a “pro-life” movement, and they always ask all of their job candidates if they were comfortable working with a pro-life organization. She also said that if anyone should ever come to the organization for guidance in an unwanted pregnancy situation, they asked that everyone refrain from giving a “pro-choice” perspective/advice.
I wasn’t sure what to say, so I asked if someone in my positon (admin assistant) would ever be in that situation. She said no, it probably won’t ever happen, but they need to ask those types of questions anyway.
I said that it wouldn’t be a problem for me because I really still want the job.
But the thing is, I AM pro-choice. I don’t have anything against people who are pro-lifers (unless they wage war on pro-choicers), as I don’t wage war on them. I don’t have anything against people who place their babies in adoption, keep the child, have an abortion, take an abortion pill, none of that.
Just because I’m pro-choice does not mean I’m pro-abortion. I don’t think I could ever terminate a pregnancy but I could see why some women/girls would. And I wouldn’t hold it against them.
I kept my answer during the interview relatively vague because I still am interested in the job.
And I am, I just hope that I wouldn’t ever be put in the position where I’m asked to go to a pro-life rally, fundraiser, etc. And I would certainly hope that my pro-choice views wouldn’t interfere with my work environment.
I still have about a week before they call if they want me to come in for a personal interview, but I am a bit conflicted here about my feelings.
I am currently unemployed, and although the situation isn’t desperate, it will become that way relatively soon.
And again, I AM still interested in the job. I’ve ben wanting to get involved with a non-profit organization for a really long time. And it sounds great.
So …. what do I do with this situation?