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Date Posted: 23:16:50 08/10/04 Tue
Author: PSUDAB
Subject: Lack of respect for privacy...what do you think?

Hi everybody..

I was just browsing through old articles and such. The
issue of respect for privacy came to my mind, and as I
share this little tidbit, I seek an OBJECTIVE opinion
about whether UBF created a big privacy infringement.

The deal is this: It started in October or so of 2000,
when I began to distance myself from UBF. I stopped going
to the group Bible study, the Friday night meetings, I
stopped all fishing, and only continued to attend SWS. I
was depressed at the time because I had lost my job at the
end of September, and had no promise of another job, and
I was really scared. (I had just recently spend HUNDREDS
of dollars for the Journey Team trips to Germany and
Russia only two months before)

Joe S. told me of an opening in his department at PSU, and
he said that the job description was perfect for me. Well,
the interview came, and it was held by Joe S. and David L.,
who was already working for Joe in this same department.

Lo and behold, I got the job. Maybe Joe was hoping that I
would return to my business with UBF, but I didn't. It was
in May of 2001 that I attempted suicide. Joe really lost
his patience with me at this point.

I was let go from the job in mid-May of 2002, because the
big boss wanted to make some structural changes to the
position, to make it a faculty position, which I was not
suited for.

It was somewhere like November 2002 when I read the UBF USA
Staff Conference reports from either Spring 2002 or Fall
of 2001. Joe S. wrote in his PSU report that I had
attempted suicide. I was personally very offended that he
did this. I didn't want the whole world knowing about my
personal traumas. And that was the last time I showed my
face around UBF.

So my question is, did Joe's report constitute a violation
of my privacy? On the one hand, I didn't tell him that I
didn't want him to tell anyone else. On the other hand,
the situation seems to IMPLY a desire for greater privacy.

The report reads like he gave me the job so that I would
come back to UBF, and it implies that he later took away
my job because I didn't come back.

Unbiased thoughts?


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