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Family First NZ - Bob McCoskrie

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Does Anyone listen to the Unbelieves Pod casts?

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Comment by Shawn Hamman on July 12, 2011 at 7:01pm

A software development position where one might have to work with Muslims and other religious types. Not that I have a problem with this, I keep religion out of the office as a rule, except when somebody else starts something.

 

Either way, not a biggie, I got a much better job a couple weeks later... almost like I was meant to... heh. 

Comment by Shawn Hamman on July 12, 2011 at 6:21pm
Comment by Shawn Hamman on July 12, 2011 at 5:18pm

Long story but the shortened version is: went for an interview, got called back for a second interview, did 3.5 hours of more interviews, including the GM, things were going swimmingly, then my personal blog came up. Not wanting to hide anything I gave them the address where I had, unfortunately, recently written a... scathing post on Islam.

 

They were not impressed, I didn't get the job, they refused to tell me why. Of course I don't know for a fact and I can only guess but it certainly feels like my opinion on religion helped the decision along.

 

Sadly, this is why I carefully separate my views on religion from my professional profile and will continue to do so, for a while at least.

Comment by Shawn Hamman on July 12, 2011 at 1:56pm

NZ is pretty laid back to a degree. I didn't get a job I applied for last year because of my... outspoken heathen views. On a whole though, not so bad.

 

There's a couple of groups up here in Auckland, you might want to have a look at (and join): http://www.nzarh.org.nz/ to see if there are some dudes down there who want to meet up.

 

Comment by The Doubter on July 12, 2011 at 12:44am
Hey Up Shawn......what a coincidence my names Sean!! I had a look for any Bright groups setting up, I'm down in Nelson....Is it me or is NZ pretty laid back about the whole religious thing?
Comment by Shawn Hamman on July 12, 2011 at 12:37am
One or two of us around yea :)
Comment by The Doubter on July 12, 2011 at 12:19am
Well it's nice to know that there are few atheists in NZ. Cheers
Comment by Tammie Webster on November 4, 2010 at 7:36am
Fun times.

Comment by Tammie Webster on November 4, 2010 at 5:11am
I just like kiwi fruit, full stop. nom nom nom.

I will tell you a not so interesting fact Kia Ora is an orange juice drink over here and when I say it people look at me like i'm insane and the main reply is "but i'm not thristy?" I then call them ignorant cultural buffoons and walk off feeling all high and mighty. lol
Comment by Shawn Hamman on November 4, 2010 at 4:29am
I like Kiwi fruit on everything.
 

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