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What would you do?

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I've recently started working partime in a social club. For those who don't know what this is, it's like a normal pub but it's run by a committee of members who meet to decide on fundraising (they often run disco parties etc for charity), events and general things like that. They also decide on rules and etiquette.

There are 3 bars in the building and last night I was running one of them on my own and there was a football club presentation which was naturally frequented by mainly younger males.

After a while they became very rowdy and very drunk however as they were not causing any problems then I didn't see fit do anything other than carry on with my job.

Then they started rolling up and smoking joints. I know this to be so as I could smell it.

In the UK, cannabis has recently been down-graded to a clower class drug which means a user is unlikely to be prosecuted unless he is also dealing or is causing a nuisance. More often than not, the police will turn a blind eye to private users as it's not worth their time or effort to chase them. Although cannabis is still illegal, the authorities would rather go after the dealers.

My dilemma is this: what do I do about it? It's not my job to tell them to stop smoking it - it's the committee's decision to enforce the rules. Thye are aware that if they clamped down on drug use then a lot of their trade would go under. The rule seems to be as long as there aren't any under 18s present and there is no dealing, they will allow it to happen. If I reported these people to the committee I know it would fall on deaf ears.

The committee are, for all intents and purposes, my employers. I'm sure in 1 Peter someone it says we are to submit to authority.

So do I just "put up and shut up"?
 
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Hi there Maven

Hi Maven . . .since you picked this out for your signature. . .I wanted to remind you to it

Psalm 46
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song. [a]
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
Selah

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Selah

8 Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields with fire.

10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."


11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Selah


You know if you are uncomfortable with the situation you should let your boss know that. . .
If they dont want to do nothing . . .it is out of your responsibility . . .tell God how you feel about it . . .and let Him do His part about it. . .

He will either interfere because His child was crying out to Him . . .or He will take this unpleasant, uncomfortable problem out of your sight in His own way:

10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

. . . however . . .

you will be rid of it by mouth and heart if you obey God and submit to boss-authority

Bless you :love:
 
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I would report it and if nothing is done look for another job.

I personally in good concious could not let it go; I would have to say or do something, breaking the law is breaking the law.
Like you said submit to the authorities well that goes for those who are breaking the law by smoking an illegal substance as well.

Peace be with you,
John
 
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Your in a secular work place. That is common but perhaps GOD has a better position for you UNLESS He wishes you to be there to witness to the lost.

Pray on it brother. GOD will answer you
 
Member
Brother,
We were in need of extra income as we were behind in a few bills. We prayed for an answer, and within a few days the next door neighbor of my in-laws asked my wife if she'd like to come work with her. We were so thankful that God had answered our prayers so quickly, BUT...It turns out that the job was at a social club serving drinks (beer only) to members.

The work would be easy, and she'd get plenty of tips. The problem is, the spirit has placed on both of our hearts that we are to stay away from alcohol completely. This has been the case for some time now. So it turns out that either the Lord was testing us, or it was NOT his plan, but Satan's.

My wife declined the job, and now works an even better job. Praise God.

I guess what I'm saying is that maybe that job isn't where you are suppose to be. Maybe the Lord is nudging you towards the door. He could have other plans for you. Pray about it, and ask the Lord to reveal to you his plan for you. Just remember that God is in control of all things, and "we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." (Rom,8:28)

God bless you,
Nigh
 
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nigh you have done a marvellous work. May God bless you abundantly. Many don't have this wisdom. If you seek the Lord He will show which way to Go.
Bini nebu
 
Member
Thanks for your words so far - the funny thing is, I believe God specifically put me in this job.

I've had financial difficulties recently and have craved something like this to tide me over. Recently I've seen the Boss answer my prayers frighteningly quickly and getting this job has helped me enormously.

I've borne in mind that leaving would be an option but I'm not altogether sure that is what He has in mind, not that I'm trying to second-guess Him.

The cannabis thing was just one night - I'm NOT trying to make light of the situation, merely putting it in to perspective. I mainly work in the bars where you'd find the older, more 'serious' drinkers. I've made my feelings known to my bosses, they know where I stand, so until I feel called to move on, I'm not sure that resigning is the best option.
 
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The question was "What would you do?"

The question was "What would you do?"

I would do the right thing and not be afraid of the consequences.

In :love: of JESUS the Christ, Our LORD, the ONLY begotten Son of GOD.


Maven said:
I've recently started working partime in a social club. For those who don't know what this is, it's like a normal pub but it's run by a committee of members who meet to decide on fundraising (they often run disco parties etc for charity), events and general things like that. They also decide on rules and etiquette.

There are 3 bars in the building and last night I was running one of them on my own and there was a football club presentation which was naturally frequented by mainly younger males.

After a while they became very rowdy and very drunk however as they were not causing any problems then I didn't see fit do anything other than carry on with my job.

Then they started rolling up and smoking joints. I know this to be so as I could smell it.

In the UK, cannabis has recently been down-graded to a clower class drug which means a user is unlikely to be prosecuted unless he is also dealing or is causing a nuisance. More often than not, the police will turn a blind eye to private users as it's not worth their time or effort to chase them. Although cannabis is still illegal, the authorities would rather go after the dealers.

My dilemma is this: what do I do about it? It's not my job to tell them to stop smoking it - it's the committee's decision to enforce the rules. Thye are aware that if they clamped down on drug use then a lot of their trade would go under. The rule seems to be as long as there aren't any under 18s present and there is no dealing, they will allow it to happen. If I reported these people to the committee I know it would fall on deaf ears.

The committee are, for all intents and purposes, my employers. I'm sure in 1 Peter someone it says we are to submit to authority.

So do I just "put up and shut up"?
 
Member
Maven,
It very well could be that God has put you in that place to do his work. I don't mean to sugest that you leave but rather pray to be shown what to do by God. It is great that you came here looking for guidance from Godly brothers and sisters. However your "guide" has already been given to you by Jesus. He (Jesus) had to leave to make way for the Holy Spirit. He is your comforter and guide. He will lead you if you let him. Just submit all control to the Spirit and you can't go wrong, because it's his plan, and he is perfect.

Nigh said:
Pray about it, and ask the Lord to reveal to you his plan for you.

God bless,
Nigh
 
Member
I think this seems to be more of a question of what's the right thing to do by the authorities. Sounds like your bosses have two rules in regard to the matter; one written and one spoken. You said you've notified them so you did the right thing there. It's their job to notify the police. Whether they do or not is their problem.

If it was me I would do just what you've done. I wouldn't tell them to stop unless you were required by the establishment to do so. I wouldn't bother telling the police because of the reasons you gave yourself.

I know a few people who watch pirated videos. Some of them are Christians! But I don't intend to report them to the authorities. I wouldn't see that as a very loving action on my part. The loving thing to do - to the Christians that is - would be tell them it is wrong, but I doubt I could do that without appearing judgemental so I won't say anything. Plus, they know more than me anyway so I'm sure they know it's wrong. But I wouldn't say anything to those that aren't Christians because they live by their own rules.

Anyway, my point is I think you have done the right thing.
 
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ummm..well dont think i can really help you with this...
since i never been in your situation....
but i dont think there is much you can do....

pray bout it...that might help!!!

god bless
kara
 
Member
Hello Maven,what a choice to have to make. I agree with Nigh - pray for guidance. Obviously if there is a substantial amount of usage there could be a dealer nearby. I definitely would use the confidential tip off phone line to alert the police.Yiu need not give your name just the location and the facts.They will investigate and who knows it might save someones life. Sleep has a harrowing prayer request posted for the family of a victim of recreational heroin taking.It was such a waste of a young life.May God in His wisdom guide you.

Nicholas.
 
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