When work started getting to me I was lucky to have found the saying "work is just work." It was an amazing realization when I understood this. Focus on each moment of your work, then what others do is not so upsetting.
----- Original Message ---- From: Jackson Masters <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 9:20:25 AM Subject: [Zen] Christian Question I need help. I have been working for this ultra-Christian, ultra-right wing asshole who is the epitomie of hypocrisy. He hardly ever comes to work. He claims his step-daughter is a 25 year old virgin and yet she lives with her boyfriend and regularly goes on trips with him. She also works here and basically does nothing except spend all day talking to the secretary, who also does nothing except expose her cleavage and shove her tits in the boss's face whenever he is around. One step-son is a drug-dealer. He left his previous wife to marry his secretary. He also left his two young sons. His new wife works with him and also never comes to work. When she does show up for work she spends all day goofing off with her daugter and the "head secreatary." The husband and wife team are always getting ready for religious retreats and missions, yet he is very verbally abusive to people, and is constantly bad-mouthing all of his business competition, claiming they are un-Christian or otherwise lacking in morality or character. He claims that he disciples others, and I have a hard time NOT LAUGHING when he says that. He claims to be a disciple of a fat slob (not Buddha) who claims to be a Christian Minister, but this guy has no church and does not work and lives from the donations from his disciples. These folks are not part of any church, but they attend local churches. They seem like some kind of cult to me. They also seem to generally act in a very self-serving and un-christian manner. I have gone to a few of their meetings, and they basically run down other church groups, bad-mouth Catholics (they claim Mother Theresa is burning in Hell), and seem to think that they are the only ones called to God. I stopped being invited to these meetings because apparently I was not "called to God." I think it was because I never offered to give the fat dude any money. The Christian boss also speaks horribly about any of his former employees who he has not parted amicably with. The most recent person who left had about 25 hours trimmed from their paycheck, and got paid about 6 weeks after leaving. This guy is very vindictive, and he constantly has Jesus on his lips. I really want to quit this job, but I am earning a decent income and because the economy is down, I do not know that I could earn as much somewhere else. What should I do? I do not like this environment of lies and hypocrisy. I do not like seeing so many people standing around doing nothing while I and another employee do most of the work. I have a lot of issues here, and I would appreciate anyone and everyone's help in sorting these things out. I do not want to react to these folks, but I am feeling a lot of stress from the job. I need to get it under control and understand why they are upsetting me so much. THANKS!