A JW called my wife to talk business yesterday, and voluntarily mentioned her son was living with them again.
Now you have to understand, we have not associated with the JW's for 13 plus years. So it took my wife by surprise that a JW, knowing our situation, would mention this. But it gets better, there is more to this story.
She then volunteered, he's been living at home with them for over a year since.......Bethel "re-assigned" him as she said sarcastically.
"How long was he at Bethel?" She asked, remembering we were at his going away party a long time ago.
"Over 15 years!" And then added, "Can you believe that?! He makes a career of Bethel at our encouragement and they just send him away."
She added strongly. "That's all he knows. He's had no job training for the outside world, nothing!"
As my wife is telling me this, I can remember, I actually encouraged him to go to Bethel. (Yes, I freely admit, "I was a loyal Nazi" for this org. at one time. Please don't hurt me jeaniebeanz! I didn't know any better)
So now he's in his late 30's and living back at home. (Edit: Wife says he's 34)
Question: What does a former unskilled- Bethelite do for work?
A. Becomes a corporate executive
B. Works as a doctor in a local clinic
C. Washes windows around town
If you answered C. you are correct. He is now a window washer, struggling to make a living.
She said, she is VERY discouraged and so his her husband. My wife asked, what about him? (Are not wives nice, always showing how much they care?) EDIT: Wife said to eliminate "very"
"Very depressed. Doesn't talk much. And it's been over a year!" EDIT: Wife said to eliminate "very"
I guess my wife's friend didn't buy the "re-assigned" WTS spin.
Until two weeks ago, since coming here, I didn't know of the Bethel "Lay-offs". The times are a changing.
Next question: Is this a sign the "End is almost here" or is Jehovah re-distributing the Bethelites so the congregations can have more microphone servants?
And...... is this sister unloading for a purpose? Uhm.....inquiring apostate minds want to know.