Back in M & C - 3, CT asked,
It's more comfortable to change churches if your job moves you. People understand that. But I wonder how many job changes are as a result of dissatisfaction with a church.
This question intrigues me.
Does it interest anyone else? Have you moved jobs because of your church?
All 3 of my job changes have been church-related.
I moved my family across the country to be a part of the home church I described in M & C - 2. The job I took there was adequate. I was working graveyard 13 hours a day, but I was a rookie mechanic. I could hope for no more.
Then one day they moved me to swing shift. I gave them two weeks to move me back to graveyeard, and they would not. Graveyard was cool because I could be at all the meetings. I slept when everyone worked and worked when everyone slept. I was missing nothing. Swing, though, is a living nightmare. I worked when everyone was playing, slept when everyone was working, and played alone. Ick.
So, I changed jobs again. I'm counting that as number 2, and hoping CT agrees with the reasoning.
The third job change was when we decided we had to get away from that home church. We picked the place in the country where there were the most jobs available in my skillset, and applied up here. I found a company willing to pay to move me, and they had a contract lined up ... voila.
So, I have moved to be in a church, to have more time in a church, and to get away from a church.
I'm all ears.