Cold steel said:
I don't look down my nose at janitors, neither would I jeopardize this old gent's job in any way.
You either don't get it, or you don't accept personal responsibility.
The JANITOR is responsible to make sure HE doesn't jeopardize his job. ANYONE, JW or Buddhist or atheist, who uses their work environment to preach to co-workers, IS placing their OWN job at risk: no one else, BUT THEMSELVES. There are very few secular business environments which don't see it that way....
While I understand many of you are embittered against the Jehovah's Witnesses <snip>
You don't understand: I'm speaking for ANYONE, ANYBODY, ex-JW or not, who knows even the basics of employment law.
Here's a case from Canada which illustrates the point of workplace religious harassment:
U.S. law on workplace religious harassment is similar:
Point is, the law cuts both ways: employers cannot discriminate on the basis of religious grounds, but employees cannot harass OTHERS. The workplace should be a religion-free zone. End of story.
I see no reason to be nasty or condescending. Alcoholism is a nasty vice and no sane person would want to be victimized by it. It's one thing to free one's self from the Watchtower religion; however, are you going to throw Christianity out as well? Many of the apostles had menial jobs, yet Jesus used them to carry the gospel message into the world. Is being a janitor any worse? If he is an alcoholic, do you think he's proud of his life? (I'd rather be a sober janitor than a sloshed bank executive.)
As it is, why not urge the poor guy to get help in beating his alcohol addiction instead of reporting him to management?
R u kiddin' me? You obviously have a Savior complex: God help you, if you think your job in life is to save lost souls (even when your employer warns you against trying to do so...)