Uncomfortable situation

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@renwoman:  I wouldn’t lie. I wouldn’t want to work in an environment that I completely disagree with anyway. If it were me, I’d just keep applying to other jobs with other companies. Your morals won’t cost you the RIGHT job for you…can you imagine actually working in that environment?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t lie.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@renwoman:  Psht, I’d lie in a heartbeat! Just don’t over-do it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I would say something vague…like you believe that this position will help you gain knowledge on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible.  Vague, and you will likely learn more in the position, but you’re not commiting to saying you’re in a relationship.  It might not put you at the top of the list, but I think it’s better than writing non-existent lol

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Don’t lie, BUT you can do this well. Perhaps just say that you were never brought up with Jesus but you DO live your life by his values (which is basically, be a good person, do unto others as you want them to do to you etc). 

If you volunteer or do charity work, mention it. 

It can’t hurt to apply and it sounds like they really need people so you never know! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Also, you can say that you believe that he was a really person and was crucified. Most historians believe that a man named Jesus existed and did many of the non-miracle things that are talked about in the Bible. So that is your relationship with him – you like his teachings, you believe he was alive but you don’t worship him. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t lie. And depending on the contract of your job, you could be fired for doing so.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

It’s going to be really obvious if people who work there are very Christian and you are not. I wouldn’t lie. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You are not going to be comfortable working at an evangelical Christian college as an athiest. Promise. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am an atheist and I lied about my “personal relationship with Jesus” to get a job once!

This job SUCKED. It was the worst thing imaginable, I really think that I had kind of minor PTSD from it, actually–I had nightmares and cried constantly. It was reedic. Fortunately, it was just for a summer before I started my Master’s and I made a buttload more money than I would have scooping ice cream or something. (This was also 2010, so I probably wouldn’t even have been able to get a job scooping ice cream, haha.)

Anyway, I say totally go for it if you need a job temporarily, but I don’t think it makes for a good long-term situation. I kept having to talk about my testimony and when my boss was mad at me, she would make me talk about how my walk with Jesus was going, lol.

Also, I totally didn’t feel guilty about it because, well, I don’t believe in God. Heh.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@renwoman:  I will be in the minority, but I would lie. If you need a job and those are good jobs, who cares? 

Post # 14
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If we are talking about the Jesus on 125th St, then I would say his tacos are actually pretty mediocre.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MlleDarcy:  “You are not going to be comfortable working at an evangelical Christian college as an athiest. Promise.”

 

THIS. They might be good jobs, but you will most likely feel uncomfortable working there, especially when people ask you about your religious journey.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

They might hire you just to “get you saved”, which would be equally as horrifying as them ignoring your application. Are you sure you want to work for an evangelical Christian college? I couldn’t even deal with growing up surrounded by them, let alone volunteering to work with them as an adult :-/.

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