Prejudice in the workplace overcome

Some years ago on my first day on the job, my new boss called me into his office to say that he'd wanted to hire the other candidate, who had the right education, more experience, was older, and male—all of which was true. But the district manager had overruled the local manager in hiring me. Now that the district manager had returned to his out-of-state office, my boss bluntly told me that he did not want me to succeed. He would not train me. He would not give me the list of customers in my territory, provide product information, or answer questions. And I was not to bother him at all. He then suggested that I resign immediately.

This job had come to me as the result of much prayer. I was undisturbed by the tirade. I felt completely assured that God had placed me in this position and would provide the means for me to perform the duties it entailed. Instead of reacting, I immediately began appreciating the Christlike qualities that this man was expressing. He was certainly honest, forthright, capable. I instantly liked the strong qualities of divine Truth that he manifested, and I admired him for them.

At the same time, I was unintimidated. I knew that divine Principle, Love, governed me and provided all that I needed to know, and this man didn't. I calmly thanked him for his honesty and assured him I would do the job without bothering him.

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