Monday, August 21, 2006

Pope to Wilmette "Don't Work too Hard!"
Wisdom for a Monday Morning in August

Good news for Monday morning! You should be delighted that the Pope has spoken.

For his Sunday address from his summer home at Castel Gandolfo the Pope quoted from the writings of St Bernard of Chiaravalle, noting that the saint had written to the pontiff of the times, Eugene III, warning him of the dangers of working too hard.

"We have to guard ourselves, the saint observed, from the dangers of excessive activity, regardless of the office one holds, because too many concerns can often lead to hardness of heart. This warning is valid for every type of job . . ."

So if anyone questions you about your dedication to work in the lazy days of late August, you are well within your rights to request a reasonable accomodation based on your religion. After all, its the law, right? You can check out the EEOC's website with information on religious accomodation in the workplace by clicking here.

Oh, yeah!


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