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|My Employment History as a Deadly Sinner|
Jan. 30th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
Let me kick this off a bit autobiographically.
I have been paid for work since I was 16 (before that I was a slave laborer for my parents) and have been quite fortunate in my jobs. That said, some jobs were more worthy of my time than others. A quick overview:
I left my volunteer stints out (mission and Peace Corps), but I think your cynical self could find a place among sins for either activity.
Similarly, I could not categorize my teaching as contributing to any sin, but let me know if you disagree (I think that cases might be made , but basically I feel that public education has enough redeeming value not to qualify).
In reviewing my condensed work history, I am surprised I covered so many sins: my specialty is PRIDE and the only one I have not contributed to is LUST. I think that is a gap I can live with.
It seems that many of us end up in jobs by accident. I wonder, if we could actually sit down and engineer our lives, on what kind of work would we want to spend our precious time? Are there any jobs you feel are above reproach? Are there any jobs or fields you would specifically rule out for yourself?
[Let me emphasize the last question pertains only to yourself, and not to jobs you would rule out for all Mormons, or righteous women, or sane people. Thanks–I don’t want to get fired my first day.]