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Posted by mike wittmer on January 25th, 2013 | 8 responses
The first thing you notice are the nets. They stretch tautly between buildings, hung to catch workers who might attempt to leap to their deaths. This is Foxconn, the behemoth factory in Shenzhen, China, where throngs of... read more »
you choose Q: How do you manage staff who want you to fail?
Posted by an odj community member on January 2nd, 2013 | one response
Q: How do you handle staff—who claim to be believers in Jesus—as a manager and a Christian when they think success of the organization is only for the manager and they rejoice when plans fail? —Adah A: As a manager... read more »
unhappy at work
Posted by tom felten on December 28th, 2012 | 8 responses
I have a friend who had been unhappy at work. He told me that no matter how hard he tried, his boss was completely unreasonable. Ultimately, he was fired. An acquaintance who knows both my friend and his boss told me he... read more »
workaholic or fool
Posted by pohfangchia on December 10th, 2012 | 6 responses
There was a man who worked 70 hours a week. Fortunately, he loved his job. He brought home a nice paycheck and provided good things for his family. He thought, One of these days I’ll slow down—but not today. One evening,... read more »
help without hurting
Posted by mike wittmer on December 5th, 2012 | 6 responses
Every summer, female sea turtles trudge out of the sea and onto the beach where they lay their eggs. The baby turtles that eventually hatch follow the light of the moon as they scurry back to the sea. It’s tempting for... read more »
you choose Q: how do I deal with job loss?
Posted by an odj community member on November 1st, 2012 | 5 responses
Q: There are many people who are looking for a job and are frustrated with the way our economy has changed in the past few years. What is some Bible-based advice for these situations? —Gerald A: Many people are... read more »
you choose Q: how can Christians cope with life when they’re unemployed?
Posted by an odj community member on September 25th, 2012 | 3 responses
Q: When unemployed how do we as Christians cope with life? —Dorothy A: Being unemployed can be a very stressful and highly emotional time of life. When you’ve out of work for a period of time, the rejections from... read more »
Posted by jennifer benson schuldt on September 18th, 2012 | 10 responses
Sorting through some old papers, I found a yellowed pay-stub that showed I had worked 100 hours in the span of 7 days. It’s crazy—I know, since there are only 168 hours in a week. As I fingered the faded document, I... read more »
not mine to do
Posted by pohfangchia on September 6th, 2012 | 3 responses
The idea was his, but he didn’t receive the credit. He drew the plans. He designed the furniture. He collected the materials. He made all the arrangements (1 Chronicles 22:1-6). But God didn’t respect David’s... read more »
good Christian, bad citizen?
Posted by K. T. Sim on July 17th, 2012 | 4 responses
As a conquered people, the Jews were heavily taxed by the Romans. The annual poll tax of one denarius (a day’s salary for a common laborer), was most hated—not because of its amount, but because it was a shameful... read more »