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delete............ Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
3rd Mar '13

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A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
3rd Mar '13

Yeah she should have gotten the hint by now. If only pushy people like that knew that they were pushing us further away by being relentless. It's rude, and wrong, of her to be doing this in the workplace.

Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" Yeah she should have gotten the hint by now. If only pushy people like that knew that they were pushing ... [snip!] ... that they were pushing us further away by being relentless. It's rude, and wrong, of her to be doing this in the workplace."


Exactly. The more she pushes, the more I am going to tune her out. I usually do when she is talking anyways. lol

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
3rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama to J ♥:</b>" Exactly. The more she pushes, the more I am going to tune her out. I usually do when she is talking anyways. lol"</blockquote>




Hah. It's really not surprisingly if I think about cause I have Jehovah's witnesses knock on my door and peddle Bible verses a couple times a year. I think they encourage the obnoxiousness. Lol. But seriously, if she gets to where you can't take her anymore, stab her in the heart with a wooden stake. Okay, okay, really serious now, maybe bring it up with your supervisor to have a talk with everyone about appropriate workplace conversation, so she doesn't feel singled out. You'll still have to see her everyday at work lol.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Mar '13

I woul politely tell her that you have no interest in religion (or her religion, if you are religious) and since you guys get along so well you feel that its best to keep away from any religious talk because it makes you uncomfortable.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
3rd Mar '13

I have always been straight forward with people like that. I would just politely tell her that your point of view is different when it comes to religion and ask her to keep it to herself.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3832 posts
3rd Mar '13

When someone starts pushing their religious views on you in a workplace that might be considered harassment. Just tell politely that while you respect her beliefs you don't share them and to not bring up the discussion anymore. If she still persists you might want to get HR involved because then it becomes harassment.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
3rd Mar '13

I once worked with a lady who continuously pushed her religious views on me. We worked the night shift in a small care home for elderly people and for the 12 hour shifts it was mainly just her and I. After many months of her lecturing me abut my need for religion in my life I told her straight that I am not religious, I do not feel I need religion and respectfully, I would like her to stop insisting I become religious. She continued and I told our manager. She was given a warning for harrassment.
She then told everyone else that worked there that as I was an atheist then it was I that was harrassing her and as a religious person she can not ever be in the wrong and I was a heathen! Nice!

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3832 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting Emmiboo:" I once worked with a lady who continuously pushed her religious views on me. We worked the night shift ... [snip!] ... then it was I that was harrassing her and as a religious person she can not ever be in the wrong and I was a heathen! Nice!"


Yet she violated several main things that Jesus mentioned about. Judging others,being a false witness,and failing to follow the golden rule.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
3rd Mar '13

I would tell her that certain discussions are not appropriate for the work environment and religion is one of them, and if she can't save her views for after hours you will go above her over it.



I don't discuss religion, politics, or morals at work and ask for the subject to change if they come up.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" When someone starts pushing their religious views on you in a workplace that might be considered harassment. ... [snip!] ... bring up the discussion anymore. If she still persists you might want to get HR involved because then it becomes harassment."


I like this response. It keeps it simple and is hard to misunderstand.
I once had a very religious christian co worker, she was very sweet but her beliefs were always up for discussion. One day I was having a tough day and she came to my cubicle with her bible and told me that we would pray together to help me with my problem. As an atheist, this made me incredibly uncomfortable and I just simply told her that I appreciated the gesture but I was not comfortable with doing that at work. She left it alone and we worked together just fine for the rest of our employment together. I knew she meant well and was just trying to be helpful.