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PROFILE: Breaking free from the Roman Catholic Church – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Breaking free from the Roman Catholic Church did not happen overnight.

The fear of Hell, embedded since childhood, is a powerful force. I began questioning the Church’s religious teachings and practices during my seven years in the convent.

A beginners’ course in Anthropology, taken as a final year university undergraduate, led me to reconsider the nature of being human and our roles as male and female. I recall having an epiphany about the need to change the rules regarding the Church’s Sacrament of Matrimony that was out of touch with our times.      Continue reading

Job Interviews – Stories from The Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Rosaliene Bacchus was born in Guyana. She and her sons lived in Fortaleza, Brazil for a number of years. They left in October 2003, and now live in Los Angeles. California.  She is a regular commenter in Guyanese Online. She also has her own Blog : Three Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA.

In this entry we feature two of her recent blog entries that relate to “Job Interviews”. There are many more interesting entries, so have a look at her Blog.

Posted by Rosaliene Bacchus in GuyanaWorking Life

To prepare for our entrance into the workplace and lead productive lives as adults, we spend years in elementary and secondary schools and, for those who can afford it, college or university. Then, when the time comes to enter the workplace, we discover that our academic achievements are not enough to get a job. We have to face a selection process. It helps when we have a relative or friend in the company, organization or government agency to help us to gain entry. But this is no guarantee to obtaining the desired position.   [more]

Posted by Rosaliene Bacchus in BrazilWorking Life

Looking for work is tough in a marketplace where job openings are scarce. Extra earnings from private English lessons and Portuguese/English translations, done in the evenings after work, were insufficient to cover my shortfall. I considered moving my sons to a less expensive private school, but one of their teachers advised me against the move. My older son begged to stay.

I submitted job applications to all the major exporters in Fortaleza, Brazil. No response. Then a friend told me of an opening for an Import/Export Analyst at a medium-sized melon producer and exporter.  [more]

— Post #1275

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