Regular readers of my blog will know my story by now. Okay, let’s be honest. There aren’t any. Still, though, for some reason I feel the urge to continue. 🙂
I work at an ecommerce company. We basically drop ship stuff – that never touches our hands – from a warehouse to the customer.
Today I’d like to introduce my boss. The main thing you need to know about him is – he calls himself a Christian.
He holds himself up as a paragon of virtue. He watches FOX News. He is a conservative and thinks that Bush was mistreated for eight years and, therefore, it is acceptable to mistreat Obama, too. (That puts him in squarely with the Two-Wrongs-Make-A-Right crowd.) He calls me a Kool-Aid drinker because I voted for Obama.
None of that is particularly exceptional or unusual, though.
What really makes him stand out is fun stuff like this. He:
- lies in print about the year his company was established
- lies in print about how many customers he has
- blatantly favors Christians over non-Christians in the work place
- writes and prints fake customer testimonials
- lies to avoid paying city fees
- cheats on his taxes
- puts down/insults non-Christians in the work place
- holds himself up as morally superior
Yes, these are a few of the way he sets himself apart from your average bear. I seem to recall that “do not lie” made God’s top ten list. It boggles the mind watching how this guy morally justifies his behavior.
As you can imagine, it is hard to work for someone like that. It is even harder when your job description includes passing on some of those lies to people you meet. (That is one reason why I refer to myself as a “whore.”) I think in general good bosses should lead by example. In general it is better if they are someone you can look up to rather than not.
I can speak from experience that working for someone like this is not pleasant. I dread going to work and it’s like getting kicked in the face when I see his vehicle because I know he’ll be in the office.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying all Christians are bad. Most that I know are wonderful decent people. This isn’t about Christians. It’s about the hypocrisy of violating the morals you say you follow.
I guess that’s it. I don’t have any tidy little summation to wrap up this post, except, maybe to ask about your fake Christian stories. I’d love to hear all about them.