A reader — let’s call her Atheist Amy — has been out of work for a while. She’s two months past due on her mortgage, so it’s important she find work quickly.
Turns out she has a lead on a well-paying job. She even has an interview coming up!
… But it’s with a fundamentalist Christian group.
Their job posting was seeking devoted Christians and I stuck some “Praise Jesus” in my cover letter, just to get my foot in the door. I did get an interview. But now I’m worried. I don’t know how I would be able to keep that up every day, if I should be fortunate enough to land the job…
You could call her a hypocrite if she worked there, but frankly, I understand how the immediate need for the money would trump any personal qualms about what the job represents.
Let’s assume for the time being that Amy can get the job — she passes as a “devoted Christian” and isn’t caught being all heathen-y.
What would you advise her to do?