At my place of employment, which is a grocery chain, I have a good friend who is LDS, and he’s really struggling and stressed-out, and I don’t know how to help him. He’s in management, and he’s too focused on how unfair the store policies are, and that he’s expected to do things which he doesn’t have time for, and that he’s treated unfairly. It’s true that there’s not enough time to get everything done that needs to be done, but he can’t let go of the unfairness of it, and he obsesses on it to the point that I’m worried that he’ll up and quit without having another job lined up. He has a wife and children. He’s always been kind to me, and he confides in me a lot, and I pray for him and his family, and have tried to offer advice from a Catholic point of view, which he is open to, but nothing has helped.
Is there something inherent in Mormonism which would cause a Mormon to be too focused on always having to be treated fairly and justly? I guess I’m asking for two things:
- Advice on how to help an LDS co-worker
- Is there anything inherent in Mormonism that would cause this outlook of continually focusing on unfairness.