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Author Topic: Kind of a strange request, I know  (Read 2000 times)

Redfaery

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Kind of a strange request, I know
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:23:47 am »
One of the secretaries and my Dad's law office is going to have to go. She's had many, many second chances, and has always managed to come back and redeem herself, but this time it's one too many. She's lying about what she's done, covering up stuff, and not showing up for work.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. She's a really, really good person. My dad and I (and my sister and everyone else, I think) all know that there is just something going on with her life right now, but we just don't know what it is, and we can't help her with it, and this time, my dad and his partner Frank, and my sister (the lawyers at the office) just have to think of their clients, who are really the ones who should matter in the practice, because they are being affected by her inability to function at work.

But I'm really sad that she has to go, because I know how hard it will be on her, and I love her as a person. She's had to deal with some rough shit, both on the job and off (one of the former secretaries was verbally abusive towards her -and everybody else, really- and it wasn't until my sister got on board that my father and Frank were finally convinced that HEY, this lady NEEDS TO GO). She's worked there for probably 15 years.

As is usual when I am praying for someone who is a very conservative, devout Christian who would likely have problems with "pagan" gods being invoked, I did my usual compromise and prayed to the Virgin. (To be honest, I'm not sure she would be 100% cool with that, since she's an Evangelical, but she knows ME well enough that I don't think she'd fuss)

I'm asking for any prayers you all might offer, and I wouldn't dream of imposing the same "no-non-Christian-figures" stipulation on anyone here. Still, if anyone has it in them to ask Jesus or the Christian God to help her, since they're the ones she looks to, I'd really appreciate it. I know this is an odd request, but since I'm going to have to go into the office and help pick up the slack now that she's not there, it's been on my mind.

Thanks, everyone.
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Re: Kind of a strange request, I know
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 10:10:27 pm »
Quote from: Redfaery;148776
One of the secretaries and my Dad's law office is going to have to go. She's had many, many second chances, and has always managed to come back and redeem herself, but this time it's one too many. She's lying about what she's done, covering up stuff, and not showing up for work.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. She's a really, really good person. My dad and I (and my sister and everyone else, I think) all know that there is just something going on with her life right now, but we just don't know what it is, and we can't help her with it, and this time, my dad and his partner Frank, and my sister (the lawyers at the office) just have to think of their clients, who are really the ones who should matter in the practice, because they are being affected by her inability to function at work.

But I'm really sad that she has to go, because I know how hard it will be on her, and I love her as a person. She's had to deal with some rough shit, both on the job and off (one of the former secretaries was verbally abusive towards her -and everybody else, really- and it wasn't until my sister got on board that my father and Frank were finally convinced that HEY, this lady NEEDS TO GO). She's worked there for probably 15 years.

As is usual when I am praying for someone who is a very conservative, devout Christian who would likely have problems with "pagan" gods being invoked, I did my usual compromise and prayed to the Virgin. (To be honest, I'm not sure she would be 100% cool with that, since she's an Evangelical, but she knows ME well enough that I don't think she'd fuss)

I'm asking for any prayers you all might offer, and I wouldn't dream of imposing the same "no-non-Christian-figures" stipulation on anyone here. Still, if anyone has it in them to ask Jesus or the Christian God to help her, since they're the ones she looks to, I'd really appreciate it. I know this is an odd request, but since I'm going to have to go into the office and help pick up the slack now that she's not there, it's been on my mind.

Thanks, everyone.

 
I'll send a couple thoughts over to Jesus for her. :)

And maybe some good vibes/prayers to you, too, if that's okay.
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Re: Kind of a strange request, I know
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 10:25:25 pm »
Quote from: Redfaery;148776
One of the secretaries and my Dad's law office is going to have to go. She's had many, many second chances, and has always managed to come back and redeem herself, but this time it's one too many. She's lying about what she's done, covering up stuff, and not showing up for work.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. She's a really, really good person. My dad and I (and my sister and everyone else, I think) all know that there is just something going on with her life right now, but we just don't know what it is, and we can't help her with it, and this time, my dad and his partner Frank, and my sister (the lawyers at the office) just have to think of their clients, who are really the ones who should matter in the practice, because they are being affected by her inability to function at work.

But I'm really sad that she has to go, because I know how hard it will be on her, and I love her as a person. She's had to deal with some rough shit, both on the job and off (one of the former secretaries was verbally abusive towards her -and everybody else, really- and it wasn't until my sister got on board that my father and Frank were finally convinced that HEY, this lady NEEDS TO GO). She's worked there for probably 15 years.

As is usual when I am praying for someone who is a very conservative, devout Christian who would likely have problems with "pagan" gods being invoked, I did my usual compromise and prayed to the Virgin. (To be honest, I'm not sure she would be 100% cool with that, since she's an Evangelical, but she knows ME well enough that I don't think she'd fuss)

I'm asking for any prayers you all might offer, and I wouldn't dream of imposing the same "no-non-Christian-figures" stipulation on anyone here. Still, if anyone has it in them to ask Jesus or the Christian God to help her, since they're the ones she looks to, I'd really appreciate it. I know this is an odd request, but since I'm going to have to go into the office and help pick up the slack now that she's not there, it's been on my mind.

Thanks, everyone.

 
Awful first thought, but this isn't going to mess up your Japan trip, is it?
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Re: Kind of a strange request, I know
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 08:06:45 am »
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Awful first thought, but this isn't going to mess up your Japan trip, is it?

 
Haha...no, that's not awful coming from you. It's not going to mess that up. They've only asked me to come in for the next week or so. Dad wouldn't DREAM of letting this interfere. There have been staffing crises at the office before.;)
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Re: Kind of a strange request, I know
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 09:34:49 am »
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Haha...no, that's not awful coming from you. It's not going to mess that up. They've only asked me to come in for the next week or so. Dad wouldn't DREAM of letting this interfere. There have been staffing crises at the office before.;)

 
Good! I wanted to check, because I know you've been looking forward to that trip forever.
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