I have never been unemployed for more than 1 month. I'm not picky with job choices. People who remain unemployed are those who won't buckle and take a job at Mcdonalds (after being laid off from a white collar position) until they can find a better job. You can't go to places with computers for applications, small chains and independent or family owned businesses are best because you can talk face to face with your employer.
Even though I will always try for the best jobs first. I have waitress experience from years past, so my last resort is to stop off at restaurants.Then I search for employment that suits my career choice. I actually have past employers from restaurants asking if I'm returning to them, but I decline because I have a good job I'm happy with. If I was to be laid off or discriminated against or harrassed in my current employment, I'll be hired on the spot at my past restaurant "safety nets". I always give them two weeks notice, and end it on good note when I leave to a better job.
But back to the topic at hand!
I think religion, and personal life in general should never be brought to the workplace. My co-workers and employers know I am a mother (I can't help to be a proud mom) and happily married. End of my life's story! In my experience, when somone brings their personal life into the workplace, people revert to the behavior of children! Rumors and insults fly around and the next thing you know, that person is fired.
Becoming apart of a business is like walking into someone's home, you need to know your boundaries and keep things as pleasant and comfortable as possible. An upbeat work environment is something you don't dread going to everyday, regardless of dull or difficult tasks. Beliefs are a very personal thing, and one people take very much to heart. People have killed in the name of religion. It isn't suprising that people will also quit or be fired for it too.