One of the most painful topics I have found in the Black Nonbelievers Facebook group ts the people who feel ostracized at work by religious co-workers. This is a particular problem when you work with African-Americans. Co-workers share their religious experiences at length at break, during a crisis or just hanging out in the hallway. It can seem awkward not chiming out “bless you” automatically when someone sneezes.… Continue
Added by kenyatta yamel on March 19, 2015 at 10:33pm —
Future Work Skills 2020
People with skills on the computer have a future, as far as employment goes. Individuals with talents such as those used here on Atheist Nexus will have the jobs of the future. Production of goods will continue to flow offshore, leaving the construction trades and service jobs for domestic employment. More people need training for international… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 8:46pm —
Work is how we make a living. For many, we spend more time with our coworkers, than with our spouse. I do. Work gets us our living, our benefits, if we are lucky, some savings, security, and the ability to pay for what we need to pay for. Work has psychological costs, and psychological rewards. If we are very lucky, work gives… Continue
Added by Daniel W on December 4, 2014 at 10:00pm —
Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 8, 2014 at 9:03pm —
I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped. The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer. Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions". So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket.
I laughed about it. It's so outlandish! So, the… Continue
Added by k.h. ky on December 11, 2013 at 2:42pm —
"I called to him, rapidly stating what it was I wanted him to do—namely, to examine a small paper with me. Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation, when without moving from his privacy, Bartleby in a singularly mild, firm voice, replied, ‘I would prefer not to.’
I sat awhile in perfect silence, rallying my stunned faculties. Immediately it occurred to me that my ears had deceived me, or Bartleby had entirely misunderstood my meaning. I repeated my request in the… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on September 12, 2012 at 11:21am —
I have been in Mary Kay cosmetics for 3 years and grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home. I have been an atheist for about 8 months now and have become frustrated. Growing up only knowing religious people has made this transition hard for me but more so in my business. I have had to change my weekly meetings because my director is too preachy. It never used to bother me, but the moment I came to understand that there is no god,… Continue
Added by stephanie alexander on June 12, 2012 at 2:55pm —
My fiance and I are both atheists. Recently, he had a discussion at work about religion, and admitted he was an atheist. Most of his coworkers are okay with it, one is teasing him about it (they're friends; it's what they do), but the last one is being an absolute arsehole.
For the last two full days, this kid (he's 19) has been harassing my fiance about his religion. "Why don't you believe in god?", "How do you not believe in god?", "If you dropped a wallet with $5000 in it,… Continue
Added by coffeycake on June 28, 2011 at 10:59pm —
Locker number 3 belongs to a woman who reads her bible on
breaks and lunchtime. Tonight she posted Easter greetings on her
locker. The card said "God's blessings at Easter" and the for god so
loved the world that he gave his blahblah verse.
about it for a couple of hours. Should I let it go? Naw. I'm in locker
2, it's right there, in my face and it's offensive. I could create a
little collage of newspaper articles to post on my locker;… Continue
Added by Secular Sue on April 1, 2010 at 5:57am —
So being in Retail all of my working life one thing has always been clear, you must work Sundays. Period. People just don't get it.
So a few days ago a woman came into my reception area asking for a hiring manager. "I put in an application several days ago and I wanted to see if there had been any decisions made." All the while she was clutching her son to her hip like a ming dynasty vase.
So as a part of my job I looked up her information and looked at her availability.… Continue
Added by AletheaT on December 1, 2009 at 1:15pm —
I still have my after high school job. I was supposed to get my raise a while ago, but it didn't happen. I make less money than all the other shift managers at my restaurant. I get paid $1.40 over minimum wage something tells me that I could be making a lot more money.
They did an inspection during my shift and told me all the extra things they want me to do. I thought I was doing my best. They didn't even notice the extra things I did. The thing that pisses me off most was that I got in… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on June 5, 2009 at 10:59pm —
I have a lot of reading and blog posts to catch up on. My big project got bigger and bigger the last couple of weeks, but it will be done by sunset tonight. (My part is already finished.)
I actually felt a little depressed about it this morning. My phone has been ringing constantly and my emails have been busy. Now that the show is over everything will be quiet. That is good, but in a way it is bad. If you're lonely all the time you get used to that. If you're busy talking to people… Continue
Added by Kasey on May 31, 2009 at 1:33pm —
I graduated from graduate school a little over a week ago, on May 17th from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies). Now I am left with plight of finding a job in this economy and no idea what I'm qualified to do in the first place...
So what now?
Added by deepthought42 on May 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
I work in an office on the 15th floor of a glass-walled skyscraper. (Actually, I personally work in a cubicle in that office, but you get the idea.) There are few buildings in this area anywhere near this tall, and the region is mostly very flat, so the view from the windows is wide open -- and, at this time of year, quite pleasant, with lots of trees and other greenery dominating the surrounding neighborhoods, especially on our side of the highway.
Recently, we had a moderately… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 25, 2008 at 2:30pm —
For a while now I have been totally freaking out about work. As is typical of my family I tend to obsess about certain items and my obsession is work.
Today however I found this quote from Bertrand Russell "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
And you know I am going to print that out and put it over my desk. I need as many reminders as possible that I need to chill out, this is NOT the end of the… Continue
Added by Seven Crows on July 22, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Catholic health system to become one of VA's largest.
I work for Bon Secours and can say with an insider's perspective that this merger is only the beginning of the growth of Bon Secours across the region. Off the record, there have been attempts the merge with (smallish) secular organizations as well but those seem to have mostly fallen through for now.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, they have… Continue
Added by Audrey on July 21, 2008 at 4:41pm —
Today was full of suck, with many users being very needy, and day 2 of no long distance in the office, so I spent all day on the phone with vendors. Oh, and one of our sites backups hadn't worked properly since last july. And some shadow copies were disappearing faster than I could recover data from them.
And I found Limewire on a users machine who is always bitching about how her compy doesn't work.
And a hard drive died. So yeah, suck ass.
Also, I'm on Twitter, at Able_X.… Continue
Added by Michael Becker on July 18, 2008 at 10:21pm —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17
I have a bad memory, but this is the best I can remember.
So today I went to lunch with a few people from work, and everything was going fine until the way home. It turned into a typical "Christian-who's-never-met-an-atheist" conversation. I was riding with two female co-workers, Mary, who is a Deist and Annie, a Christian. Mary mentioned something about her bad luck, and said it was a bad sign "if you believe in… Continue
Added by Jim Craft on March 22, 2007 at 2:30pm —