Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What advice would you give?

On Tuesday nights I have the girls over that have graduated from college but are just starting off in the "real world". It has turned into one of my favorite parts of the week. I always have something prepared but it seems like a topic always comes up that is more pressing than what I have planned. 

We talk about budgets, honoring our parents, following our calling, taking a job that isn't our dream job, etc.

Last night, some girls came with a urgent question. They wanted to talk about what to do when they see fraud at their jobs. Let me lay out these cases for you and I honestly want your feedback. Your biblical based feedback. 

Case #1: Susie is essentially a warehouse manager. This is the first time in 30 years that there has been someone in her position--weighing materials that are coming in and documenting orders. So you can imagine the "white lies" told by the outside vendors as they bring in their materials. They have been accustomed to telling how much instead of weighing. Well Susie has realized that they exaggerate the material to receive a higher cut and she is sending trucks away.The owner is a supposed christian and some of the vendors are her own family members. There is a very good chance that the owner knows of the white lies and doesn't have a backbone to change it. What should Susie do?

Case #2: Martha is a graphic designer at a small race car company. She is in charge of making posters and logos for the races. She has been working there for 2 years. Martha's boss came to her awhile back with a receipt from car company and asked her to lower the numbers in Photoshop to keep the company in a lower tax bracket. Martha said no. So after awhile the boss asked another person in the office to do it and they are completing it for the company. However, Martha knows its happening and even though she isn't doing it directly, she is in charge of organizing the fraudulent receipts. What should Martha do? 

Together last night, we checked out:
1 Kings 3:16 --King Solomon and the two women with one baby
Acts-- Ananias and Saphira
2 Kings 5-- Namaan, Elias and Gheizi

I await your comments. Thanks for helping me do my job.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Update...what? what?

So let's have a quick multiple choice question...

Why hasn't Emily posted a blog in the last month?

  1. She doesn't like you. So she didn't tell you what is going on.
  2. There is nothing cool to tell you.
  3. Pinky the computer's hard drive crashed for the 3rd time in 3 years...leaving Emily without a computer.
  4. All of the above. 

And the answer is.... number 3! 

My friend Gaby came over and restored Pinky again. Who knows how long it will last until she goes again so I am taking advantage of it now. So without further ado, here is what you have missed in my life. 

we had a October girl's time at the house. It was a massive success...think we'll do one in November too!
We had our fall retreat in the state of Queretaro. We had a great time with students and other staff.

We worked at the Christian Expo in October and showed  the movie "Magdalena". Our students in Mexico City loved participating!

I turned 30! And celebrated with a surprise party, chinese food buffet and seeing Footloose with my husband. It was a great time!

My husband Gabriel got his resident visa for the United States. This means that we can live and work in the US without hassle! He had his tourist visa for 10 years before that but we are both working for something more permanent in the other country. 
So that is what you a nutshell. October was extremely busy and it is looking the same with November as well.