Forgiveness At Work
What does forgiveness look like in the workplace? Is it possible to forgive a bad boss? If you work in a hostile work environment should you leave your job or stay and resolve the conflict? This plan dives into the biblical idea of forgiveness. Learn concrete steps to restore relationships and bring God into your job.
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When she had been working at her startup job for eight months, Cerys was asked to go to China to help oversee the assembly and shipment of a new product. She had never done this type of work before, and she only had a few days warning before being asked to board a plane for a foreign country.
“I ended up working 12-hour days, six days a week, whilst I was there for the entire month,” Cerys says of her experience in China. “One of the directors ended up flying back home, so I was left there on the other side of the world, having to work these crazy long hours and seeing things through that I'd never seen through before. And I just generally felt like there wasn't much thankfulness on their part for the fact I was doing this.”
When she got home, Cerys wondered how she should deal with the anger and frustration she felt. What should she say to her boss? Would she be able to forgive him?
You’ll learn in this plan that forgiveness doesn’t mean letting bad behavior slide. Resolving the conflict or making changes to stop the hurt at work are necessary first steps. At the same time, forgiveness is at the heart of Jesus’ mission. Jesus describes his own death and resurrection as a conduit for forgiveness and reconciliation.