Two weeks ago I interviewed for an admin job with a large non denominational church.
August 29,2021 at 6:05PM UTC
It went well I felt and both of the pastors gave me a really strong vibe. Four days later I received the "close, but not you call". This was the third one in a row where I was told that I was very close, or that I wouldn't be happy because it was a slow office. Then the next week on Thursday I get a call from the church. The person they choose changed their mind and was I still interested. Of course I said yes. Well, now the lead pastor would like to meet me, when. Met with him on Friday.....for two hours! He spent a lot of time telling me of the pitfalls of the job. He also covered the fact that he is a Native American about my age and talked extensively about discrimination. He covered how Black people treated him badly and how today they view him as white. Well, looking more closely at their website and FB pages, they are a very white bread group. I was told they have a very diverse congregation, but you got to look very hard to find someone who isn't white. Of the dozen leadership roles shown, lead pastor is the only non white, but he looks French. And he and the other senior pastor are the only ones over 50. Women account for four slots, service director, women's pastor, children's pastor and office manager. He is supposed to be checking my references , but I don't know how I feel about the experience. IF I'm offered a position will it be up hill? Should I take it to get some color in the door? As a woman, how am I viewed .... I can acknowledge a chain of command, but will it move from service to subservience ?
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I'm looking for advice. About two years ago when employment rates were high, my predecessor hired someone based on possible potential. After some reshuffling, they ended up in my team. That person sees their degrees as the ultimate sign that they're smart even though the degrees are unrelated to what we do. They refuse feedback from me and create a poor atmosphere in the team.
They are smart and thorough and deliver on time but their projects remain subpar due to them not taking feedback.
Though they create bad atmosphere, the rest of the team have a lot of sympathy for them, and as a result I have a hard time installing a true conversation about what great work means for us.
If i had a magic wand, I would make them understand that the fit is not great and there's another place for them in the workplace that will celebrate their work ethics and won't mind the closed off attitude. Instead I have to give them warning after warning about their attitude and it's exhausting for everyone.
Do you see any way that can be said in a kind way?
thanks in advance
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