Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Working for the church

Dear Experienced Dark Curtain,

I am sure that you have nothing but the best of intentions in your comments regarding working for the church. I sincerely appreciate your words of caution and point of view. I think you bring up some very valid points, and mostly I feel like they would be very applicable for a lot of people…..but not so much me.

I love the church, and I love to work, and I desperately want to work at a place where I know that what I am doing is serving a greater purpose. I’ve really wanted to have a job that does something good. And that is what I am most excited about. I’m going to be helping the church, and that is something I truly believe in.

As for wearing a skirt…..while I’m not one of those people who is comfortable in a skirt and nylons, I think it’s a small price to pay for working with good people for good people. And I know that the church is a business, and I know that people aren’t perfect, but at least I know that they are attending the same meeting I am, they probably aren’t mocking primary, and they certainly aren’t dropping the F-bomb 25 times a day. That is a step up for me.

I’m sure that there is a certain stigma at the church about women who work there, but I will be working for a woman, and she seems fantastic. Her co-workers value her opinion, and respect her, I can tell that from my interviews. More importantly, it is not my goal to climb the corporate ladder. In fact, my goal is to have kids and be a mom. If I wanted to be the king of the world, or have a high power position, I wouldn’t be looking at the church.

As for all this talk about “the man”…..I’m not quite sure what you mean. Is this a feminist thing? Or is this hating working for someone? I happen to like “the man” who is the head of this church, and I have a lot of faith in the organization that manages his church on this earth. So, I’m thrilled to be working for that specific “man”.

So, I respectfully disagree. After a lot of thought and prayer, I have accepted the position with the church.

I get to start tomorrow, which I’m very excited about, so while I disagreed with your comments/concerns, please join with the rest of my friends and family in wishing me the best of luck in my new position with the church.


The Newest Church Employee

Here’s hopin’ it’s better than EDC thinks it is, and every bit as good as I think it is.


  1. I am so freaking excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You're too cute! Good job getting a good job! lol

  3. Yay Amy! I am so happy for you. Congrats!!!

  4. I'm so jealous! I'd love to work for the Church again. It was the greatest experience. What department?

  5. Congrats Amy!
    You're going to be great and you'll love it.

  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that you knew what you wanted and you went out and got it! You will make a fantastic employee! I would have to agree with you that wearing a skirt everyday wouldn't be the funnest thing in the world, but that's cause I get to wear scrubs! Congrats!!

  7. Amy: Jake here.
    I have a few words to say concerning this Experienced Dark Curtain. If you're going to pretend to be "Experienced" and think you know a few things, at the very least be grammatically correct when you do it. It holds a lot more clout when you actually look like you know what you're talking about.
    Amy, you're freakin' awesome. People have a bad stigma about the church itself as well as the employment side of the church. It all has to do with the attitude you carry with you on a daily basis. You are the one that makes a day/job/life happy or disappointing, and you're not the type of person to do the latter. Keep rockin' it out and not listening to those who would pass a discouraging word to you. Peace out.

  8. Wahoo! Go Amy! I'm so glad that you got the job you were looking for--you're going to be great. I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Hey now Carters, let's play nice. I'm sure that Dark Curtain is looking out for my best interest and simply sharing their/her experiences and I appreciate that. And I disagree. :)

  10. By all means congrat's on getting a job, I am not trying to take away from that. Whoever you want to work for to get money to pay your bills is your business. We can still be friends.

    Just remember to keep an open mind!! You will see who the "man" really is after you work there for awhile.

    I am not trying to be rude at all Amy, I just love you to much as a friend. I have seen way to many of my friends get hurt. I just do not want that to happen to you, thats all.

    I hope you find joy in your work.

    Dark Curtain

  11. Amy, I think your friend Jake Carter is a very special son of our Heavenly Father but you can also let him know that until he experiences working for the church that he will never understand where I am coming from and I am not attacking the church in anyway, I am just trying to look out for you thats all. And if Jake has worked for the church, he still may not understand where my "experience" comes from because he the "man". Its all about power and authority.

    I am glad that Jake is so special. I am sure his wife knows that too.

    Playing nice here,



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