What would you do if someone dropped off religious pamphlets at your work place?

This just happened to me. I'm a receptionist here at a waste management company and I wasn't sure what to do. I know it's Christmas and some people that work here are quite religious but a lot of them are Mormons. My boss told me to put it in the garbage and now that I think about it, I think maybe I should've done that in the first place. I'm an athiest but I try to be sensitive to other's beliefs...but this is a place of work.

Asked By: - 12/13/2011
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I'm an atheist and I would throw them away. However, I'd throw them away even if they were pamphlets promoting atheism. That kind of stuff is not what the people at your job are there for. It's not your job to help people propagate their beliefs, no matter what they are about; unless it's work related. If it were a... More
Answered By: Sans Deity - 12/13/2011
Additional Answers (10)
i would trash it
Answered By: slopoke6968 - 12/13/2011
Do what your boss tells you to do.
Answered By: brucec83 - 12/13/2011
The workplace isn't an appropriate place for proselytizing or spreading religious propaganda. It was appropriate to dispose of that material.
Answered By: Lawyer X - 12/13/2011
"My boss told me to put it in the garbage" End of story. Golden rule. man with the gold makes the rules
Answered By: wizjp - 12/13/2011
I would treat it like any other pamphlet that happened to be dropped off. Throw it away. They can pass them out if they wish, but you aren't obligated to accept or read them. Just toss it next to the "Buy your office art from us!" flyer and the "Chinese happy fun lunch!" menu.
Answered By: SarahT - 12/13/2011
Did they try to force anyone to read them? I mean, if they just left them sitting on a table or something, you can either throw them out, or let people decide if they wnat to read them or not.
Answered By: mormon_4_jesus - 12/13/2011
if there is an address and phone number on the pamphlets, i would call the religious agency and say that you are not welcome and the next contact will be by the police...........
Answered By: ALLDUCKSLAUGH - 12/13/2011
Do what you want to do. No harm no foul. Of interest might be what motivates someone to share their messages, even when rejected. Might be fun to examine what is behind their motivation to share, ie whats in the brochure.
Answered By: Kerry - 12/13/2011
the last pamphlet i got, someone gave to me at the public library, i looked at and gave to the person standing next to me, which he promptly threw it away... More
Answered By: WitnessofJesus - 12/13/2011
The fact that the employees are Mormon is irrelevant. You didn't say whether they were LDS pamphlets or not. It doesn't matter, it is still irrelevant what faith they belong to. The workplace is not the place for religious tracts. If the owner wants to put pamphlets on display for customers to look at in his own... More
Answered By: rac - 12/13/2011
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