What has religion got to do with productivity and professionalism?

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At job interview, candidates get asked if they are born again Christians and go to church. What has that got to do with productivity and professionalism? It is not hard to see why we are not making progress as a nation.

I can only speak about the church because I have never been in a mosque or a shrine. Have you ever heard those unbelievable church testimonies in which someone says that though his company was the least qualified during a contract bid, they got the job? Do you still wonder why your airport roofs leak? Why your roads don’t last? Why almost nothing works? You do? Duh! The least qualified people often get the job based on religious, tribal or family ties.

By the way, go check your Bibles. Those kinds of testimonies are not there. The best skilled hands always got the job even when it was God’s projects. The best. Every time.

Absolute rabbish! Hocus pocus salamanda! Idiomatic stupendous garumanda! Mtchewww…

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  1. // Do you still wonder why your airport roofs leak? //

    They do?

    LWKMD

    // The least qualified people often get the job based on religious, tribal or family ties.//

    They tell you they are divinely connected. You will just find Favour, they say, as if Favour can substitute for competence !

    I clearly remember a supposedly born wuruwuru. Christian (an office colleague in the nineties) who told me she would never employ a NON born again Christian when she becomes an employer of Labour. A Muslim nko? Sacrilegious blasphemy, she said.

    She heard winrinwinrin from my mouth that day., trust the hothead I was then!

    But then, does it change anything?

    Yes, the good products don’t always win. The best services don’t always triumph. The best organizations or individuals don’t always get the plush jobs or contracts.

    It is the way of this sick world.

  2. So long as the person in question can deliver on the job, what do I care what religious affiliation they belong to so long they don’t turn the work environment to a prayer warrior zone.

    The bible says “We shall know them by their fruits” not by what they said with their mouths.

    Born again christian, or just christian, pastor, Rev father are just titles for all I care. That’s why many can hide under them and commit atrocities.

    Back to your question “What has religion got to do with productivity and professionalism?”
    My answer? Nothing -__-

  3. “By the way, go check your Bibles. Those kinds of testimonies are not there. The best skilled hands always got the job even when it was God’s projects. The best. Every time.”

    God bless u Mr Mo for that truthful saying. A lot of people cover up inefficiency under religion. God uses the best as perfectly illustrated in the building of d ark n temple items.

  4. Mr. Mo, maybe you should leave religion alone in your discussions because you probably are not very well equipped to handle it. You said this:

    By the way, go check your Bibles. Those kinds of testimonies are not there. The best skilled hands always got the job even when it was God’s projects. The best. Every time.

    and I will have to agree with you but please you just don’t know the heart of God as to try equating that with your own wisdom. I mean, those you consider to be more qualified may not be really qualified in the sight of God while those you consider incompetent may be the ones more qualified.

    The book of 1 Corinthians 3:19 says:

    For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (kJV)

    How much qualified was David as against the Israeli army when he took on Goliath. How much capable or conventional was his weapon as can be seen with the eyes and wisdom of men? He couldn’t even protect himself with armour plate and shield as was conventional and considered wise by men then and yet just like you said, he was the best qualified to do the job of killing Goliath who was a serious problem to the Israeli army.

    Would you not have considered David’s case a testimony of a supposed incompetent person tackling a very big problem that a host of qualified army personnel couldn’t? If you want to tackle Nigerian problems, please go ahead but don’t make it look like miracles and testimonies are the issue at hand.

  5. How much qualified was David as against the Israeli army when he took on Goliath. How much capable or conventional was his weapon as can be seen with the eyes and wisdom of men? He couldn’t even protect himself with armour plate and shield as was conventional and considered wise by men then and
    yet just like you said, he was the best qualified to do the job of killing Goliath who was a serious problem to the Israeli army. Would you not have considered David’s case a testimony of a supposed incompetent person tackling a very big problem that a host of qualified army personnel couldn’t?

    David probably did not kill Goliath

    See, if you care,

    http://is.gd/Y68GEP

    But that’s even tangential to the point raised by this article.

    I can’t see what your issue with this article is, And the admonition to the Article writer is totally out of place.

    The point in question here is…

    In practical issues of selecting people based on practical competence, what’s religion or lack o it, got to do with the selection process. ?

    You would be happy to see an unqualified (from all empirically measurable indices), but ‘born again’ candidate get a job, above a more qualified one?

    You believe this IS justice?

    If you do, and lots of people still think this way, we are truly in trouble in this country!

    You sound like you would give higher weight to the religion of an Applicant, above other more salient consideration, like competence for the job?

    If that’s the case, it’s truly unfortunate.

    Just my two bit.

  6. I do appreciate the both you great men are trying to make. I get the fact that Christians should be hard working, David was to start with, He watched over his fathers flock, but one should understand that if God favours you to get a job, He also gives you the grace to do it excellently to get results far greater than your peers. I believe it’s not correct to say, Christians get jobs, then they don’t do well on such jobs (Nah). David did far better than Saul, Daniel and the 3 hebrews were ten time better than their peers even after denying themselves of ‘good diet’ that would have ‘helped their assimilation’ as it were to human eyes. God bless you all

  7. Thimz,

    Here is what you are missing: both David and Daniel’s groups were proven and qualified for the tasks they were selected for. Those were not cases of ill-equipped people chosen by bypassing better hands.

    In David’s case, Saul had gotten the job and failed at a key test. David was a replacement. In facing Goliath too, the army was paralysed with fear and unable to challenge the giant. David had faced beastly creatures and was well qualified as well as bold enough to face Goliath.

    As for Daniel’s and his group, they came tops in the test and were thus selected. They didn’t come last and get selected.

    See the difference? I stand by the point I made in the article. No; I never said that “Christians get jobs, then they don’t do well on such jobs.” Kindly re-read.

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