And I knew it was coming, I knew she would eventually get around to voicing her opinion asking questions and giving me disapproving looks for being Catholic.
It all started with her letting me know that she, “doesn’t care what religion anyone is,” that in her words, “Catholics believe just as we do (Baptist) well, except we don’t believe in the Pope.” (she sort of rolled her eyes while saying that.)
I almost said," that’s a pity because the Pope is in the Bible." But I decided against it.
She then said something about someone in her church saying that Catholics go to church everyday. Add another eye roll here and a chuckle.
I explained that THAT was correct that there is Morning Mass and Adoration. She just stared at me. LOL
Well, it may be time to put out some more resumes.
I would take the advice of a good lawyer - St. Thomas More who kept his head down until forced to take a position to defend his faith.
My boss told me in public that if he knew I was Catholic he would not have employed me. I did save his job when his superiors were gunning for him as he did not hold legal qualifications. I brought in most of the State Branch’s costs so my opinion was very important. Forgive your enemies and you won’t go wrong even if you have to look for another job.
Better to offer up your job than deny your God as you know.
However you don’t have to be silly about it, as St. Thomas More would tell you.
Leave your beliefs at the door and do a good job always within your moral framework as a Catholic.
I agree wholeheartedly. I would report this to Human Resources so even if you do leave the next person if Catholic isn’t stuck with having to put up with something in the work place which is illegal; religions harassment.
Our primary vocation / mission in this life is nothing other than to be disciples and apostles of Christ. Think of each moment and opportunity in that respect and your time here on this planet will be well spent!
P.S. Please remind me also every day of what I just said!
In this day and age no one has to tolerate those types of comments, with or without the eye rolling, in the workplace. However, depending on your job and how important it is to you how you handle it may need some thought. Personally, I am a direct person and would probably let this instance go but not another. If she did it again and we were alone I would say to her that I feel concerned about her attitude and would prefer not to discuss religion at work. If she said anything else I would take it to HR. Practice a comeback line and politely use it if it happens again,
This is extremely inappropriate work place behavior. Probably illegal since your superior is acting condescending toward you. I suggest you talk to your boss and ask that she refrain from discussing religion in the workplace. If that doesn’t work or go well talk to your HR department.
It"s a shame how most Catholics here prefer the get even with the boss by reporting her to human services rather than to evangelize her as Randy Carson stated early on this thread. So much to learn, so little time.
I also say to you that you are [l]Peter, and upon this [m]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth [n]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth [o]shall have been loosed in heaven.”
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you [f]love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [g]love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you [h]love Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I *love You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you [j]love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you [k]love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I [l]love You.” Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.
We all know the words POPE aren’t there, but a leader of the church universal certainly is.*