I recently lost my security guard post. My company is contracted to protect an employee parking garage. For two years I sometimes say things like "Jesus loves us," or please pray to end abortion to employees going to and from work. Sometimes a short conversation would ensue, but mostly people would say 'ok,' or acknowledge my request. There were no arguments, I never berated anyone, never tried to force my religion on anyone. Many people were joyful. One said, "no one ever said that to me before," as she smiled. I think to her I said, "happy Sonday." Everything seemed so friendly. All of a sudden my employer was contacted with complaints from the company that contracted our company. Without being warned that because of the complaints I must not engage in such conversation, I was removed from my post. As a faithful Catholic Christian, I would keep my word. My family and I need this income. As St. Paul puts it, he who does not take care of his own is worse than an infidel.
Please pray that I am reinstated to the guard post, or if that will not happen, I get enough hours from the company that employs me or find some other part time employment in this tough job market. Overall, the company that employs me as treated me very well. But in this instance I believe I was not given a chance. I will say that one of the factors, was that my manager misunderstood a misunderstanding between another guard and I. The other guard and I were discussing God. His is Islam. I should have been more prudent and not brought up an issue in current events. I said to him, "but you don't believe in terrorism." I already knew he would say 'no,' because he is a peaceful man. When I want home all seemed peaceful, we both believe in God and pray. For some reason he reported that I called him a terrorist. My manager for some time, even though my supervisor interceded with me, and then me with my coworker, this Misunderstanding had been resolved; continued to believe I called my coworker a terrorist. I would never do so such a thing just because someone is Islam.
From this situation, I do not believe my manager really knows me. It puzzles me because it all of our interactions, I have shown peace not strife. Please pray that he gives me a chance.
Dear Lord Jesus, with the intercession of St. Joseph patron Saint of workers, I pray for just employment for myself and others.
Yours in Jesus and Mary,