Is it okay for JW to work for Df’d person?

by Iamallcool 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • Iamallcool

    Any takers?

  • smiddy3

    I would say definitely not , from my understanding of their rules.

  • Atlantis


    What if a disfellowshiped person and a member of the congregation both work at the same place of secular employment? Could they have association then, since their work may require them to have communication with one another? Here again, it is a matter of recognizing the changed status of the one who is disfellowshiped.

    While it is permissible to converse to the extent necessary for carrying out the functions of the work, it would not be proper to associate in the sense of communicating freely, without regard for his status. Only the necessary business would be discussed, never spiritual matters or any other matter that does not come under the category of necessary business related to the secular employment. If the contact required is too frequent and intimate, the Christian could consider changing his employment so as not to violate his conscience.

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  • Longlivetherenegades

    There is always a ready made answer to every situation.

    What they always miss is the DEGREE as long as the degree can't be stated categorically or precise. There will be enough room to manipulate all these laws or policies set up by the organization.

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Having a meal with your D/Fed boss is also a No-No as Raymond Franz found out.


  • SadElder

    I guess it would be OK if they are planning to be disfellowshiped themselves.

    BTW ever notice that they have spelled it both disfellowshiped and disfellowshipped in the publications.

  • EverApostate
    the Christian could consider changing his employment so as not to violate his conscience.

    So these GB goons are thinking that its so easy to change Employment. What an arrogance and Ignorance of these Luxury living, easy life brats.

  • Queequeg

    I was in business with a disfellowshipped person. I was a Sterile Ministry Servant and an Eldurr during this time.

  • LongHairGal


    Yes, they have no idea what life is like in the Real world and so they make flippant statements along these lines.

    Nowadays, as most know, it’s not easy to even get or keep a job.. If anybody is fool enough to imagine they can just quit a job like it was nothing and imagine that another suitable one will just come along, I can’t even feel sorry for that person.. I also felt this way about gullible individuals in the past who were guilt tripped over attending district conventions when they couldn’t get the time off from work.

    Anybody who lost their jobs over this surely learned the hard way!!

  • BluesBrother

    This is definitely a grey area. A lot will depend on the circumstances, how the remaining Witness presents it to his BOE and their attitude toward him.

    2 examples. A) The Witness works in a large factory and the d/f one is his foreman. They do not socialise and rarely speak about none work matters. That would probably be o k .

    B) witness works for another one , window cleaning together all day. Either one is d/f. They spend all day on the jobs or in the van, take breaks and lunch together. He would probably have to get other employment.

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