One criterion not included in your article on "The 40 Best Christian Places to Work" [April] was pensions.
It may be different in 2003, but after working 24 and 38 years respectively for several of the finalists, my husband and I, now retired, have no pensions from any
of those organizations. We receive minimal Social Security checks based on what were comparably lower salaries.
Such work was a "calling" (we were never in it for the money), as it is for many of your respondents. But it does require great frugality, if not hardship, in one's senior years.
I was so much looking forward to finding examples of Christian businesspersons thinking Christianly about every facet of their enterprise in your April cover story.
Alas, I was disappointed to discover that you were narrowly construing "Christian" to mean those businesses whose work focuses on nurturing the confessional task of the church.
We certainly need such businesses. We cannot for one second believe, however, that these businesses exhaust the meaning of "Christian places to work." Perhaps in the future you will see fit to profile mainstream businesses seeking to incarnate the faith throughout their enterprises.
We limited the scope of the first survey to ensure a fair and thorough evaluation of the companies. We plan to broaden our definition of Christian workplaces in the future. Also, the survey did address pensions, though CT did not publish those results. —Eds.
Thanks for your article. Working as a senior manager in a Christian organization in India, I have learned many underlying principles for making it a better workplace. The insights gained will help us transform our departments.
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