Following My Conscience
"I worked with the development specialist to identify my transferable skills"
Before joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I worked for a variety of debt collection agencies. I was very good at my job, but I felt that the tactics I was expected to use to gain success did not befit a worthy priesthood holder. I discussed my concerns with my bishop and he referred me to Deseret Industries.
I worked with the development specialist to identify my transferable skills. He told me about a free call center training program. I applied and was accepted into the four-week program. I worked hard to prove myself and completed the course at the top of my class in grades and customer service scores. With the help of the training center, LDS Employment Center, and Deseret Industries, I located a call center career that specialized in re-negotiating student loans. A business partnership was arranged with the non-profit agency that held the contract for the call center training.
Three days after starting my job search, I was hired as an account service representative because of my extensive prior experience and my successful completion of the call center training. Since this time, I have received several pay increases and a promotion. It took courage to follow my conscience, but I was blessed through the assistance of many caring people to find a way to balance my need for employment and my new found faith.
"I was very good at my job but I felt that the tactics I was expected to use to gain success did not befit a worthy priesthood holder."
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