We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Not only has there's been a rise in the number of Christian "work affinity" groups at city firms - including American Express, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Suisse Bank, Goldman Sachs and Ernst & Young- there's also a growing number of city-based advocacy groups promoting the integration of faith and work.
They stay low-profile, though. It almost reminds me of the early days of Christianity in Rome:
"There are very strong religious groups in New York City, it's just that people don't talk about it," said the woman, 25, who asked not to have her name or the firm name used, citing company protocol about speaking to the press - and noting that firms do not endorse or sponsor such groups. "It's all here, it's just not as public."
(A desire to stay under the radar seems to have been reflected in the reporting for this story: Most leaders of work-site groups contacted either didn't respond to messages or declined to comment.)
I say bring Him to work. He can handle it, and Wall Street needs His companionship as much as any other workplace.