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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, April 5

Wake Up Call

So I've been on the new job for 3.5 days. While the new duties and opportunity for challenge are stimulating in and of themselves, I've had a pretty big jolt back to "the real world."

The secular work environment is very different from employment that requires one to be knee deep (literally) in religion on a day-to-day basis. Not only is secular employment 90% for profit, the competitiveness in the workplace is almost palpable. I had forgotten the dog eat dog mentality despite retaining my alligator skin from my lawyering days.

This is not to say that I am not enjoying the new work. I feel like it was a good choice for me and my family and I truly believe that I will be an asset to this company that has such huge potential. But there is something to be said for the very warm, very heart-engaging work that one does in a church office.

My time with my church will be remembered fondly.

And my acquired servant's heart will always be thankful for the experience.

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

Funny. I used to work for a non-profit...thought it would be a welcome respite after the dog-eat-dog thing. I couldn't stand it. The same competitiveness was still present, only it was hiding behind a veneer of "doing good". Not that the organization didn't do good, it did. But the people were just as flawed and ridiculous as in the corporate world. For me, I couldn't get back into the corporate world fast enough. At least there I understood why people acted like they did!

Btw, ('cause I'm too lazy to get a map), where is Mason in relation to Dallas?

TxLawMan said...

Keep it up, I love you!