D R . E L R O I

A PERSONAL JOURNAL OF A MAN LIVING WITH HIV

Monday, December 8, 2008

Discriminated or Not?

Before I continue with the topic let me share with you the verdict of my job application to this Christian NGO.

Last Wednesday, this person who interviewed me summoned my presence to their office just to explain their reason why they came up with the decision not to accept me to fill in the position of HIV & AIDS Coordinator.

She said that it was not discrimination on their part and their decision has nothing to do with my HIV status. It's just that they are afraid that while I am doing the duties and responsibilities of the job, something bad and health related might happen to me due to the long working hours and the workload. They have this culture that the employees tend to work and work and work for long hours and probably they thought that this might affect my health condition.

Ok. I am functioning normally and I am feeling very healthy. In fact I don't feel anything bad or abnormalities physically. In short, I am perfectly alright. Perhaps they don't want to take responsibility if something happened to me, but what about the meaningful involvement of PLWH to the advocacy programs? Besides, the working lifestyle depends on the person and I believe I am capable of having a healthy working lifestyle. In addition to that, they can choose not to give me too much load on work if that is their dilemma. I have seen the job description and I guess I can perform them within the normal working hours and a little beyond that if it calls for it.

Well, I have decided not to hold any grudges or bad feelings or thoughts towards them and their decision. I strongly believe that the Lord has something bigger and better for me where He can use me more and where I can serve Him better and reach out to many people. I still thank God for this and all the blessings. Jeremiah 29:11 says, for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Am I discriminated or not? Be the judge.

4 comments:

markulit said...

let me share with you this passage:

"And we know that in all things, GOD works for the good of those who love HIM, who have been called according to HIS purpose." Romans 8:28

i know you love much the LORD and willing to give 100% of your time to serve others through Vision of Hope. Though youre not been able to get that opportunity for other reasons, i think you are not "called" to work with Vision of Hope as HIS plan.

But dont give up with GODs plan for you that has been revealed all ready right before your eyes. Keep trusting him. GOD is leading you into other "channel" to fullfill your purpose.

You help a lot of people by sending a message of hope and by providing us an example that GOD heals broken people.

GOD bless!

E L R o i said...

Thanks for that encouraging words markulit.....I really appreciate it! Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

ang plastic naman ng comment ni markulit..

i don't want to burst your bubble but in Jeremiah 29:3
"He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon"

therefore... the passage is not for you.. why do you assume it's for you?

markulit said...

I'm trying to reflect what’s the relationship of Jeremiah 29:3 to Romans 8:28

My comments are pure and sincere. Don’t dwell on it if you find it offensive. The comment I made is for elroi whom I believe is a wounded soul. Don’t pull him down because that’s the work of an evil. The passage is for everyone who likes to hear the good news quoted from the scriptures.

This blog is not about you and me, it’s about elroi's journey.

GOD bless!