Quote from mls4455
I'm starting cna classes next week and when I find a job i would like to find something close and that pays good. The best thing I could find in my area was a place called christian living communities, they start at 12 or 13 depending on the shift, and they have many different shifts. I would love to apply there, the only problem is I'm an atheist and don't believe in god or jesus. Is that something they would ask? I don't have anything against other people's beliefs, and usually keep things like that to myself, but if they asked I don't think I could lie and go against my beliefs. Has anyone here worked at a christian based place and did they ask someone their religious beliefs. I'm not planning on working there forever either, just while I go to nursing school. Sorry for such a weird q's
I consider myself agnostic and my co-workers have no idea.
I live in a very religious area and I have NEVER been asked what my religion is, but I frequently get asked what church I go to...all I say is, "I don't go to church...organized religion is not really my thing." Tons of people have this belief and it's the truth. They have never asked anything else.
When people invite me to their church I always say, "Sure...one day"...of course, that day never comes. It spares feelings.
When most people will say, "I'll pray for you" I say instead, "I will keep you in my daily thoughts".
There are ways to be compassionate without drawing attention to the matter. Trust me, it will do you no favors in the work place and will draw the wrong kind of attention and gossip. Best to keep it to yourself.
However, when patients have said things like, "Well, God has a plan doesn't he?"...DO NOT use this as an opportunity to say, "Well, I don't believe in God"...they in despair or need support...I just say, "Yes, he does"..and go about my way. No need to cause a stir or uncomfortable conversation.